It seems that buyers have been crying for more inventory all year.  Today in Alamo, there are 52 homes on MLS and of those:

  • 47 have been on the market for 30 days or longer
  • 28 have been on the market for 90 days or longer (10 of these more than 200 days)
  • 17 are priced between $2.5 and $11 million
  • 15 are priced under $1.5 million

So, if you are an average shopper in Alamo, looking for a home priced between $1.5 and $2.5 (the sweet spot in Alamo), then you are limited to 21 listings, only one of those is new in the last two weeks, and only three have fewer than 30 days on market.

Which brings me to my point: I have a listing that isn’t on the MLS but is available for sale, and it’s an awesome house.  Best curb appeal in Alamo!  Here are the details:

front of house

1594 Alamo Way – $2,149,000 – view more photos:

  • 5 Bedrooms plus bonus room, 3.5 bathrooms
  • 3674 square feet, .43 acre lot, 3 car garage
  • Built in 2001 with high quality construction details
  • Radiant heat throughout
  • Irrigation well with 500 gallon tank

This spectacular home is located in desirable Westside Alamo at the end of a cul-de-sac. The curb appeal is lovely, with elegant stonework beautifying the home, a steep roofline and gables, and paver driveway.

The ~1/2 acre lot is pancake flat, and features a solar heated pool and spa built in 2010 and outdoor kitchen with grill, refrigerator and side burner installed 2011. The lot was fully landscaped in 2010 and includes raised bed vegetable garden and producing fruit trees.

The floorplan of the home is wonderfully practical with three bedrooms and two baths (including the master suite) on the main level. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms plus a large bonus room, loft area, and bathroom.

The kitchen, with high-end stainless appliances and large center island, is open to the family room which has an inviting gas fireplace and soaring ceiling. The formal living room has a lighted coffered ceiling and a gas starter for the wood-burning fireplace.

Built in 2001 with quality construction including energy efficient Structural Insulated Panel (SIP), Anderson sliders and Milgard windows, and radiant heat floors throughout the home, resulting in very low energy bills. Additionally, the property has a well for irrigation, with a 500-gallon underground tank.

Close to town: walk to shops and restaurants and enjoy nearby Iron Horse Trail.

This was an off-market sale when my clients bought in 2009; we had been looking at everything on the market when I learned of this “coming soon” property.  My clients prefer to have another “off market” transaction – so please call me if you’d like to schedule a showing.  You won’t be disappointed — it’s a great house!