This is a weekly feature to keep you informed about the real estate happenings in Yountville. Besides just real estate info, I hope to give the readers of my blog some insight into the heart of Yountville using a variety of media including photos, tidbits, gossip and other fun things. Eventually, I am hoping to archive our local newspaper, the Yountville Sun. If this is of interest to you, I would love hearing from you. If there are other cities here in the Napa Valley, such as St. Helena or Calistoga, you would like this feature expanded to, let me know.
last 7 days acivity new listings 3 sale pending 0 sold 0 expired 0 withdrawn 0
new listing(s) 6600 Yount Street #20, $489,000, 2 br, 1 ba, 1056 SF
5 Redwood Drive, $980,000, 4 br, 3 ba, 1800 SF
37 Lande Way, $1,449,000, 4 br, 3 ba, 2718 SF
Facts, numbers, SF from BAREIS and/or Napa County tax records, not guaranteed
current active listings for sale 18 average price $1,120,442 average days on market 89
current sale pendings 1
sold in last 6 months 12 average price $732,500 average days on market 183
Probably the most asked question I get is what is the BEST BUY in Yountville? So, about once a month I am going to feature the property I currently feel is the best value here. Obviously this is a very subjective choice. But with almost 20 years of selling property here and nearly 40 years of living here, well I let you decide my credibility.
35 Forrester Lane 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,069 SF, 5,227 SF lot, built in 1998 (tax records)
This home is located in Washington Park, built by the O’Brien Group, a subdivision of 90 homes built between mid 1995 to mid 1998. This was one of the most successful tract home projects ever sold in Town. There were 4 floor plans ranging from 1,047 to 1,805 SF; 2 br, 2 ba to 4 br, 3 ba; with 2 smaller single story homes and 2 larger two story units. The 1995 pricing was between $197,990 to $262,990 with such variables as lot size, location and 1 or 2 car garages affecting pricing. All these facts are per the original sales brochure and price sheets I have accumulated through the years.
From my MLS, recent comparable sales for 35 Forrester range from the high of $790,000 on 6/30/06 to $700,000 on 3/27/08. Given that 35 Forrester was previously listed at $749,000 for nearly a year and has been brought back on the market about a month ago for its current price, is the rational behind my choice. Plus, how popular and quaint Washington Park is, how many of the owners have upgraded their units either at time of purchase or through the years, and how Yountville is faring through these difficult times is why I have picked this as my BEST BUY. Call me for further details.