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June 2016 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

The Almaden Valley real estate market ended June 2016 on a high note. The number of single family homes that sold in June was up a whopping 51.6% from the previous month, and up a respectable 6.8% over the same time last year. The number of homes on the market increased over 11% from May figures, and a healthy 27.7% from June 2015. Prices cooled slightly, from $602/sqft in May to $591 in June. Historically, June/July heralds the start of a cooling trend that will continue through the end of the year. With school starting soon and summer vacation time rolling to a close, it is not surprising to see a suspended interest in purchasing and selling homes, and I am anticipating this year to be no different.

However, the “summer doldrums” can be great news for buyers who are willing to make a purchase during this timeframe. Fewer buyers looking for homes can translate into more selection and the possibility of motivated sellers who want to complete their sales prior to the start of fall. If you are thinking about purchasing a home, give me a call and let me show you how I can help make the most of the current market!

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May 2016 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

Sellers are coming out in force in the Almaden Valley real estate market. As of Thursday, June 9, there are 65 single family homes listed for sale on the MLS, a number we haven’t seen on our weekly tracking report since 2012!

Sales are up as well. Although the number of sold single family homes is down from last month by about 33% and from April 2015 by about 24%, pending sales is up significantly; over 34% since last month, and a whopping nearly 46% from the same month last year!

We are also seeing prices increasing as well, with a jump from $566/sq.ft. last month to $605/sq.ft. Prices are up from the same time last year, when they were $592/sq.ft.

May 2016 Almaden Valley real estate market

New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum Hosts Living History Day

Spanishtown, March 1876, Public Domain Image

The New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum will be presenting a special event on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 11am to 3pm. “Living History Day” will take place at the Casa Grande in Almaden Quicksilver Park.

This spectacular home was once occupied by the managers of the New Almaden mine and its Victorian heritage has been maintained by the staff.

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Almaden Valley Hosting San Jose District 10 and Senate District 15 Election Forum – UPDATED 2022

Almaden Valley Community Association will host an election forum on October 18, 2012 in the parish hall at Holy Spirit Church in Almaden Valley.

The forum will begin at 7pm and should wrap up by approximately 9pm. The schedule of events will include a debate between San Jose District 10 council candidates Robert Braunstein and Johnny Khamis, and a debate between Jim Beall and Joe Coto, candidates for the California Senate District 15.

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Almaden Valley Counseling Service Parenting Programs this Fall 2012

logo: Almaden Valley Counseling ServiceJoin Almaden Valley Counseling Service (AVCS) for its popular parenting programs. Two different programs are being offered this Fall: S.T.E.P. Positive Parenting and Cooperative Parenting and Divorce.

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Almaden Valley Teen Photo Contest – UPDATED 2022

Summer Reading Celebration sponsored by the San Jose Public Library is holding a photo contest for teens. Almaden Valley teens ages 12-18 are invited to submit their original photos with a “nighttime” theme. The photo contest begins on June 15, 2012 and ends on July 15, 2012. The contest winners will be announced on July 18, 2012. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Living History at Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum – UPDATED 2022

Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining MuseumVisit Casa Grande, once the magnificent home of New Almaden Mine managers. Costumed Docents will be on hand to guide you through Victorian period rooms and museum exhibits. Children will be able to participate in a craft activity to take home.

This event is at Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum on Sunday, Sunday, May 20, 2012 and again on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 1-3pm. For more information, call (408) 918-7775. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

View past articles about Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum:

2011 Casa Grande Open House
2010 Yuletide Festivities at Casa Grande in New Almaden
2010 Pioneer Day & Casa Grande Re-Opening in New Almaden

11th Annual Math Enrichment Summer Program at Leland High School

Registration is now open for the 11th Annual / 2012 Math Enrichment Summer Program at Leland High School in Almaden Valley.

Math Enrichment is an independent Summer program for students going into Kindergarten through 11th Grade. It offers a challenging educational environment to all students, while creating an atmosphere that inspires a lifelong love of learning and helps each student to reach his or her fullest potential.

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Almaden Valley Mission Fitness Boot Camp for Women 2012 Schedule – UPDATED 2022

logo: Mission Fitness Boot Camp Almaden Valley[CLOSED]

Mission Fitness Boot Camp is a fun and energizing morning workout designed to help you reach your fitness goals fast.

You will be put through a challenging workout that delivers the ultimate in fat loss, muscle toning, strength building, and cardio training – promising incredible results.

Mission Fitness Boot Camp offers a fun, non-competitive, and supportive environment. A great way to get in shape! Sessions are run by Lindsay Barker, Exercise Physiologist.

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Almaden Valley at the 2011 Christmas in the Park

The annual 2011 Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose includes holiday displays, rides, and trees decorated by local schools and community organizations. For more information, also read Several groups from Almaden Valley have trees at San Jose’s Christmas in the Park By Dale Bryant.


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