Entries by Therese Swan

October 2022 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

Almaden Valley real estate has entered the more leisurely holiday period, when we expect the market to slow as the holidays progress. In looking over the previous several months, we can see that the frantic pace of 2021 was not repeated in 2022. In fact, the market appears to be much more in alignment with […]

Run Turkey Run is Back!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! Almaden’s annual Thanksgiving “leftovers” Run Turkey Run event is finally back after the pandemic! The event will be held on Saturday, November 26th, at 8:30 AM. Run Turkey Run is a Thanksgiving-themed fundraiser which supports Bret Harte Middle School’s Booster Club. As many of you know, each year I […]

Almaden Valley Halloween 2022

Trick or Treat? Halloween is here. Almaden residents, are you ready for the spirit of Halloween this year? If you are giving out candy, do consider putting yourself on the Nextdoor neighborhood treat map so the little tricksters don’t miss your home. Almaden neighborhoods are promising to be spooktacular this weekend. In the Graystone neighborhood, look […]

Harvest Festival at Almaden Community Center

The Almaden Community Center is hosting its 15th Annual Harvest Festival this weekend, on Saturday, October 15th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is an event that you can enjoy with the entire family, but it’s extra special for kids. Create beautiful harvest themed arts and crafts items at the arts-n-crafts area, play carnival […]

Leland Dandiya Raas Night 2022

Leland High School’s hugely popular annual fundraiser, the Leland Dandiya Raas Night, is happening this weekend on Saturday, October, 15th, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Leland gym. This fun, colorful music and dance event is hosted by The Leland High School Parents’ Club. Patrons can dance to live music performances by Asim and […]

Drop-In-Sports Back at the Almaden Community Center

Great news for the community! Drop-in-sports are back at the Almaden Community Center. You can play Volleyball on Friday nights, and Basketball and Table-Tennis from 9am to 12pm on Saturday mornings. Location: Volleyball: at the Gym. Hours: Fridays – 6pm to 8pm. Basketball: at the Gym. Hours: Saturdays – 9am to 12noon. Table-Tennis: at the […]

July 2022 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

The July 2022 Almaden Valley real estate market is showing signs of normalizing after two years of dramatic imbalance that strongly favored sellers and sent home prices on an upward trajectory. Inventory has increased significantly, assisting in the transition of the market to buyer-driven. On a national level, buyers seem to be hesitating home purchases […]

June 2022 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

Recent data indicates that the Almaden Valley real estate market is transitioning away from the strong seller’s market it has been for a while. The 36 single family homes offered on the market in June was the highest that inventory has been in over two years. The number of pending contracts has continued decreasing since […]

4th of July 2022 in Almaden

Festival and Fireworks at the Almaden Lake Regional Park Hooray! The most exciting event of the year for Almaden residents – the Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks at the Almaden Lake Regional Park – is back this year after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic. The festival begins at 3:00 pm and […]

Quicksilver History Hike – June 2022

The next Quicksilver History Hike will be on June 25, 2022 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Join a Park Interpreter to explore what remains of the once-bustling mining operations in the hills above New Almaden. This moderate, 3-4 mile hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park leaves from the Wood Road parking lot off Hicks Road in San Jose. […]