Condition of South Santa Clara County Distressed Properties

As I mentioned in my last post, I showed a lot of bank-owned residences in Los Banos on Friday.  One thing that struck me was that for the most part (with a few exceptions), the properties were in good condition.  Out of the ten that we saw, at least half of them had been freshly painted and new carpet was installed.

This goes against what most people think of when they consider the condition of REOs and short sales.  But the condition of these homes is sometimes “turn-key”, meaning that you could move into the home and not have to do anything.

In the south Santa Clara County cities of Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy, there are currently 346 distressed residential properties that are either REOs (bank-owned) or short sales.  See my previous post that defines the meaning of these types of sales.  These homes range in price from $1,999,999 for a short sale at 12895 Ales Place in San Martin,


to $104,900 for a bank-owned townhouse at 7759 Murray Avenue in Gilroy:


Both of these properties appear ready to move into.

If you like the prices of the distressed properties that are on the market now but are reluctant to even look at them because you are concerned that all distressed properties are going to be terribly damaged, please reconsider.  As your agent, I can weed out the properties that are in poor condition and only show you the properties that require very little work to make them habitable.