Live Like a Local by The Joel Toller Team

The Joel Toller Team

The Joel Toller Team

Hello, friends --

It's hard to believe that 2016 is coming to a close soon!  There have been many highlights: the formation of the new Joel Toller Team and creation of the website; my best year in real estate since I began almost 18 years ago; and a move for my wife, Lisa, and I.  Yes, we know all too well what it is like to buy, sell, rent, and navigate all the ups and downs of a major remodel.  We're looking forward to spending Christmas in our new home and to finally unpack the boxes we've had in storage for 6 months. 

Although this has been a year of change for so many of us, my gratitude for friends and family, the beautiful Napa Valley, our wonderfully diverse country, and the men and women who serve to protect our freedom, will never change.

On behalf of the entire Joel Toller Team, we wish you health, happiness and peace throughout the holidays and in the New Year!


Joel Toller

Real Estate Roundup

(as of November 20, 2016)

  • The median sales price has increased from last year with an average sales price of $1,514,990.
  • The average number of properties on the market has continued to decrease.
  • The average number of days properties are on the market has decreased from last report.

It is still a good time to sell based on the statistics -- prices are up, inventory is down, price per square foot is high and days on the market has decreased. As always, I'm happy to provide a free market analysis of your property.  Please contact me for a consultation. My opinion is that the market is going to slow down based on the increase in interest rates and the uncertainty with the results in the election…...stay tuned!


Featured Listing: Sage Canyon Ranch

3454 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena, CA

Bedrooms: 4
Lot Acres: 65.42
Bathrooms: 4
Year Built: 1997
Square Footage: 3,056

This 65 acre estate is nestled in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. Outstanding vineyard views, open floor plan and designer finishes incorporate rustic elegance with authentic ranch living. Oenophiles will be inspired by 12 acres of premium varietals, cave potential and the possibility to develop a winery.

Real Estate Roundup
What’s New?

The Joel Toller Team is a strong supporter of many community and local programs. In this newsletter, we want to bring special attention to Sunrise Horse Rescue and their recent fundraiser. This well-orchestrated benefit allows Sunrise to continue their valiant efforts in rescuing neglected and abused horses and furthering this very worthy cause.

Sunrise Horse Rescue Event Reins in $154k:

Sunrise Horse Rescue raised $154,000 at its Harvest of Hope Fundraiser at Tamber Bey Vineyards on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  This was a record amount for Sunrise, a local nonprofit horse rescue and sanctuary, which currently has 26 horses under its care. Sunrise Horse Rescue’s mission is to provide sanctuary for abused and neglected horses in Napa and surrounding counties and provide community members of all ages with life-enhancing experiences derived from horsemanship.  In addition, Sunrise also offers natural horsemanship training classes, youth educational experiences, and numerous volunteer opportunities.  Donations are needed as the average cost of caring for a horse is approximately $8,000/year.

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Las Alcobas Resort – Grandview Resort to Open Soon

Las Alcobas — the debut of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Luxury Brand Collection in Napa Valley is set to open soon. This comprehensive multi-million dollar renovation and construction project is on the site of the former Grandview Hotel & Spa, located south of the CIA’s Greystone campus, the new luxury resort will feature 68 luxurious guestrooms and suites — all with fireplace-adorned outdoor terraces overlooking the neighboring vineyards and Beringer winery. Clean and modern finishes in natural tones, as well as the use of warm, organic materials like oak and woven jute, promote a fresh and relaxing feeling.

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What’s New?

The Napa Valley is a joyous place to be during the holidays. As the vines go dormant, the towns come alive with special events in honor of the season. Here is a look at some of the “Holiday Happenings” that one can attend in the Napa Valley.

  • The 2016 Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade
    Saturday, December 3
    Calistoga’s Lighted Tractor Parade is the ultimate small-town holiday celebration in celebration of it’s agricultural heritage. Feast your eyes on vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks, and construction equipment bedecked with dazzling lights as they parade down Calistoga’s charming main to kick off the holiday season. This popular Napa Valley event, which gets bigger and better each year, is perfect for the whole family.
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  • Greystone CIA Annual Holiday Open House
    December 14th, 2016 5:00- 7:00pm
    A Locals favorite the CIA at Greystone gives back to the community with it’s Annual Open House which features a broad-range of hand-picked holiday festivities that are sure to please all members of the family.   Bring the family and join in for some holiday cheer!
  • The Napa Valley Wine Train celebrates the return of the Santa Train
    Guests will embark on an all new musical and interactive journey to Santa's Workshop accompanied by some of Santa's best friends. Magical wristbands will transform the experience, while guests enjoy hot chocolate, and a cookie. Santa Train will run 7 days a week from November 19th - December 29th (Closed on November 24th, December 24th and December 25th)
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