Our little hill in Castro Valley
An Eichler home tour is an excellent opportunity for both owners and enthusiasts to see examples of different models, and the improvements and renovations made by the owners kind enough to let us view their homes.
The San Mateo Highland Eichler home tour is coming this May 3rd & 4th from 10AM to 3PM featuring 10 homes, a restored vintage Airstream trailer, a historical documentary of the Highlands neighborhood, the film "People
Added by Thomas Westfall on February 27, 2014 at 5:01pm — No Comments
The Sequoyah Hills Eichler community in Oakland is the closest Eichler community to Castro Valley’s Greenridge neighborhood in both distance and comparative prices. Ever since I moved to the East Bay in 2007, I’ve watched the 2 neighborhoods closely, and would consider Sequoyah Hills the community I know the best next to Greenridge in regards to Eichlers. Probably because we considered moving to Sequoyah Hills as well but happened to find our home in Castro Valley first. In fact, I saw a…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on January 27, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
2013 was without a doubt a rebound year when it comes to real estate in the East Bay, and the Greenridge Eichler community of Castro Valley saw some significant growth when it comes to closed sales prices.
The first sold property was 5817 Badger Court, which was actually listed in November of 2012, ratified in December, and closed on January 31st of 2013. 5817 Badger Court was listed for $600,000, received 8 offers on its offer date, and closed for…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on January 3, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments
Hello everyone, we are doing a special twilight showing tonight, November 7th at 18407 Cotton Court from 4:30 to 6:30 with wine and cheese! I also want to thank all the friends and neighbors who came to see Cotton Court last weekend, and let you know I appreciate the support. Besides tonight's showing, we will also be doing the final open houses before our offer date this Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 to 5:30. I know the times are atypical, but I'm hoping to catch a little bit of the…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on November 7, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments
I know the phrase "once in a lifetime opportunity" is overused, and I have never made this statement in my Real Estate career. However, I think it's time to make this statement because I do have one of the most amazing properties in all of Greenridge coming on the market on October 30th. 18407 Cotton Court truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity and arguably one of the top 5 lots in all of Greenridge. Besides being an awesome Eichler, it has 3 of the most desirable…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on October 20, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I thought someone was joking with me when I was contacted about my latest listing at 8119 Phaeton in the Sequoyah Hills to ask if they could run a story on the property and feature it in the Huffington Post. Well I guess it wasn't a prank because here's the link to the article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/19/midcentury-house-powerball_n_3950674.html
Needless to say I am…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on September 19, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments
I am extremely excited and proud to present 8119 Phaeton Drive. Please visit www.8119Phaeton.com for photos and information. Our first open houses will be this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4pm. Hope to see you there!!!
Added by Thomas Westfall on September 11, 2013 at 2:50pm — No Comments
I'm happy to report that my next listing will be a very rare and special occasion. 8119 Phaeton Drive in Oakland's Sequoyah Hills is going active on Thursday with open houses on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4pm. Claude Oakland designed 4 bed/2 bath with panoramic view of the Bay. Museum like quality with remarkable potential and all the original features still intact! The website, www.8119Phaeton.com will be active no later than Thursday. Please…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on September 10, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments
It has been a busy Summer here on the hill and my apologies for not updating sooner. 5695 Greenridge is pending and scheduled to close on October 4th. I am still showing the property for anyone interested in a submitting a backup offer, or for anyone just curious in seeing an example of an awesome Eichler. Thanks also to all the neighborhood support too, it's always great to get the neighborhood support.
Added by Thomas Westfall on September 10, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments
I'm happy to announce my latest listing at 5695 Greenridge Road and encourage you to visit the website, www.5695Greenridge.com for everything you need to know about the property. Open house this Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 4PM! Hope to see you there!
Added by Thomas Westfall on August 22, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments
It's amazing how we didn't have a single Eichler available in Greenridge for almost 9 months and now we have our third listing in the neighborhood in the last 6 weeks!! Is it contagious, or just coincidence? Regardless, increased inventory means more opportunities for buyers and I'm hoping to see some new as well as familiar faces this weekend at the first open houses on Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 4PM. 5695 Greenridge is going to resonate with the Eichler-purist with a lot of…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on August 21, 2013 at 8:26am — No Comments
Thanks to everyone who recently visited Highwood in person or electronically at www.5953highwood.com. I'm happy to report that 5953 Highwood is currently in contract, yet looking for a backup offer. The property is still available for showings by appointment so please contact me if interested.
Added by Thomas Westfall on August 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
I'm happy to announce that my latest listing at 5953 Highwood Road is now active and so is the website, www.5953Highwood.com. Please check it out further information and photos. We are only going to be open Sunday this weekend, not Saturday as previously mentioned. The home is available for private showings via appointment on Saturday and we are extending the open house hours on Sunday to Noon to 4PM. Thank you for the interest!
Added by Thomas Westfall on August 8, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments
5953 Highwood will be the next Eichler for sale in the neighborhood and the property will officially be listed this Thursday. The website, 5953Highwood.com will be active on Thursday and our first open houses will be the 10th and 11th of August! Hope to see you there!…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on August 4, 2013 at 5:01pm — No Comments
Thanks everyone for coming out over the last couple of weekends to see 5305 Greenridge in person during the open houses. The seller has accepted an offer and even though we will be sad to see a long time resident of the area leaving, we are also looking forward to welcoming our new neighbors to Greenridge at the end of August. The property is still available for showing if you are interested in being a backup offer. However, there will be another Eichler coming soon that I will be…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on July 30, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments
Sunday from 1 to 4pm will be the last open house for 5305 Greenridge before offers (if any) are due on Monday by 5pm. This is an amazing Eichler and the first time it’s been on the market in almost 30 years. Please visit www.5305greenridge.com for photos and information.
Added by Andria on July 26, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
It’s been 8 months since the last Eichler listing in Castro Valley and a property is finally coming on the market! It’s a meticulously maintained 4 bedroom 2 bath with incredible landscaping that’s being listed on July 18th, and the first open house will be Sunday the 21st. Please give me a call or email for further information and I hope to see you at the open house!
Mark Your Calendars! July 27th is the date for the annual Greenridge neighborhood garage sale featuring over 50 homes. Keep in mind that a lot of people who live on the hill have been her since the 60’s, so you never know what treasures you might find besides the goodies you didn’t even know you needed. Sale begins at 9:00 and goes until around …Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on June 21, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I want to start this post by saying that I have a massive respect for the integrity of the Eichler home and love properties in original condition. However, I am also practical and realize that a home needs to accommodate life in the 21st as well as the fact that things just wear out over time.
I’ve noticed 2 distinct styles of closet doors in the Greenridge neighborhood that I believe define a natural progression in Eichler evolution. The homes built first in from 1960…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on June 16, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments
Another colleague is looking for a tenant for their awesome 3/2 Eichler in Palo Alto. Close to the community center and in the heart of Silicon Valley. It’s $5,850 per month and all utilities including cable are included. The home is furnished with a lot of original features and updated kitchen and baths. Please contact me if you are interested and I will put you in touch with the owner.
Added by Thomas Westfall on May 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments