Super Cute South Davis Halfplex – $1500 per month

You’ll love this squeaky clean 2 bedroom, 2 full bath halfplex attached only at the garage. Very spacious kitchen and dining area. Shady yard with new patio. Energy efficient with dual paned windows and 3 ceiling fans. Washer, dryer and frig included. Short walk to Putah Creek path. Easy bike ride to Safeway, Nugget, Montgomery Elementary, and more. $1,500 per month, $1,875 security deposit. No pets, please. Gardening service and water/sewer/garbage included. Available starting mid-July for a one-year or two-year lease. Contact Joe at Toad Hollow Properties at 530-759-8623 or for more info or to schedule a showing. Please do not disturb occupants.







Look Who’s Talkin’ – Satisfied Davis Client #3 for Joe in 2009

I absolutely dreaded the thought of going through the home selling process, but I thoroughly enjoyed working with Joe throughout.  Joe kept me informed at all times, and I never doubted that he had my best interests at heart.

-Matt Shrewsberry

Another Client Testimonial for Joe in 2009

Joe Kaplan is an excellent realtor. He works whatever hours it takes to get the job done–rising early, staying up late, and even making phone calls while riding his bike. He patiently guided me through the complicated and deadline-driven process of buying a home, making sure I met my obligations in a timely fashion while minimizing my stress. When other players in the process slacked their pace, he tactfully prodded them back into action. When I encountered roadblocks, he calmly and resourcefully found a way around them. He has great relations with a legion of craftsmen who were able to assist me at a moment’s notice. Thus, even though the chimney had to be rebuilt before escrow could close, the work was completed on time. Throughout the process, he was always friendly and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him.

-Vicky Nuttall

Prices Slip While Sales Volume Tumbles: Davis CA Residential Real Estate Stats – 1st 6 months.

Most glaring statistic has to be the number of transactions comparing 200o with 2009, down from a whopping 414 sales in the first 6 months of the year to a paultry 149, a precipitous decline of 64%. Average prices for the first 6 months are back to roughly 2004 levels, at approximately $500,000, after  peaking at $607,423 in 2006. It’s a modest decline of 18% when compared to many neighboring communities where prices have collapsed in excess of 60%. Stats are from the Metrolist MLS database. Want more stats? Contact Joe at 530-304-5978 or

                            January 1st  through June 30th

                        # of Closed Sales          Average Sold Price         

2009                         149                                $495,416

2008                          202                               $529,590

2007                         300                               $568,668

2006                         256                                $607,423

2005                         320                                $583,459

2004                         391                                 $510,504

2003                          379                               $426,663

2002                         331                                 $386,645

2001                          346                                $305,773

2000                         414                                 $257,604

What Joe’s Clients are Saying in 2009 – Testimonial #1

We worked with Joe on purchase of a home a number of years ago and most recently on the sale of our Davis home.  Both experiences were very positive!  Joe took the time to get to know us and our needs both as individuals and as a family.  He made very helpful recommendations and suggestions, as well as shared thoughtful insight.  All of this input assisted in guiding our decision making in a constructive and thoughtful way. 

 Joe is patient and persistent.  He guided us through the entire sale process in detail including ensuring that we had access to resources (stager, contractor, and city inspectors) to have the process go as smoothly as possible from beginning to end.  We had an offer within days from putting the home on the market.  Once we had an offer, Joe guided us through the negotiation and close.

 We have recommended Joe to a number of friends and colleagues and the feedback we get has been nothing but glowing.

 -Erin and Scott Allen,  July 2009

317 Encina Avenue – Covell Park Beauty with Eco-Friendly Features and Super Location!

 Have it all in North Davis! This exquisite home is just steps to the magnificient Covell Park greenbelt. From the large, open kitchen, elegant dining room and inspired family room, you’ll enjoy delightful views of the spacious and newly landscaped back yard, and the south-facing living room brims with style and light. You’ll love the oversized bedrooms with beautiful bamboo flooring.


The eco-friendly home is loaded with energy-efficient features including dual-paned windows and doors, two furnances and two air conditioners with programmable thermostats, a whole house fan to welcome the Delta breeze in summer evenings, and extra attic insulation.


The back yard features a shady patio and trellis, perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. You’ll see new fences and a cheerful garden area with a new drip system. Discover a bounty of colorful, newly planted fruit trees including nectarine, peach, cherry, apricot, pomegranate, plus a variety of citrus. Unbeatable location on a quiet U-shaped street provides an easy bike ride to North Davis Elementary, Community Park, the library and more.  $625,000.


New Price for 3323 Monterey Ave!

Beautiful halfplex in South Davis attached only at the garage. Was $335,000. Now $325,000.