Marin County Real Estate Market Blog | Marin Market Trends

As predicted, real estate has slowed in July as residents head out on vacations and grab some time off from a stressful first six months. There are 1675 properties on the market of which 25% are in escrow which is a drop of 5% from July. None of this is surprising except that we usually see the big slowdown in August, but schools are starting earlier this year, the weather is inviting, and the travel deals are abundant. Although the higher end sales over $1.5 million have diminished, we are seeing many all cash transactions. One of the interesting side effects of a slowdown is the frustration from anxious sellers and thus more price reductions than we have seen in the past few months. When we advise a seller about the importance of accurate pricing, we

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Currently there are 13 homes on the market in the Hollow of which 4 are in escrow. Since the    beginning of the year 15 homes have sold, and we have sold 5 of those ourselves. The average price of sold homes so far this year is $1.049 million and the average price of the homes on the market currently is $1.4 million. One of the encouraging indicators is that we are seeing more buyers who have been looking in the Kentfield and Larkspur areas are now searching in the Hollow where they can find more value. The trade off for them is the commute, but when we have them weigh it against the quality of life they can get in the Hollow, homes here become very attractive. When we sell a home in the Hollow, we sell the neighborhood as much as the house itself and

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Here we are after six months of record rainfall and a roller coaster economy, and guess what ...the real estate market in Marin is on the rebound! We never expected it to happen overnight and we still see a slow and sometimes bumpy road to full recovery but we are encouraged by what we do see.  Currently there are approximately 1670 properties on the market of which 496 are in escrow. That 30% is about 10% more than this time last year. In the first six months of this year a total of 860 properties sold of which 670 were single family homes. In the first six months of last year, 661 homes sold of which 483 were single family homes. Sales are up about 25% from this time last year and inventory is up by approximately 800 homes from the first of the year!

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25 Hunter Creek, Fairfax
$1,895,000
4BD/3.5BA
Approx 3821 sq feet
Lot size approx 1.45
Surrounded by Open Space
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A shingled Craftsman with amazing woodwork has an open floor plan with large rooms that are open to scenery on all sides. The natural setting creates a unique sanctuary-as you listen to the rhythm of environment.

4880_04_400A rare opportunity to own a country estate Nestled in a canyon setting on approx. 1.45 acres surrounded by open space, natural springs, waterfalls, and trails.  Live in Baywood Canyon with salt water pool, pool house, hot tub, and equestrian center.

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230 Los Cerros
Greenbrae
$1,125,000
4Bd/3BA
Remodeled Throughout!

so3a5t_still_lr3_400Wonderful spaces and tastefully remodeled home in the heart of Greenbrae with gleaming hardwood floors and lovely architectural touches like arched doorways and an open stairwell to the lower level.  Delectable and charming, a lovely home with a flexible floor plan.  Great layout with three bedrooms and two remodeled baths on the main floor and a family room/ bathroom or additional guest suite on the lower level.

so3a5t_400There is a large patio off the kitchen and a wonderful deck for viewing the surrounding hills and for dining al fresco. The lawn area and built in play structure is easily accessible off the patio and the lower level. 2 car garage with lots of additional storage and an open laundry

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80 Garden Rock Rd.
$899,000
3BD/2BA
Approx 1360 sq ft
Lot size approx .43 acres
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An easy house to live in-all on one level in an exceptional location with three bedrooms, two baths in the heart of Sleepy Hollow. Recently built with all the newer systems, this home sits on an exceptional lot. Very private setting with nature and a beautiful hillside at your back door.

The home sits up off the road with a large level yard and patio. It has a large open floor plan with wood floors and remodeled baths in warm colors and large windows that let the natural light and the views in from every room.

The peacefulness of this setting is amazing. The owners bought this home because it was in excellent condition, and they have expansion

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43 Elizabeth Cir, Greenbrae
$1,045,000
4BD/2.5BA
Open Sunday 3/28/10
1-4 pm

so5d4m_still_fr2_400A rare four bedroom in Cape Marin. Dramatic vaulted ceilings, southwest exposure with a level yard that backs up to the park and walking paths.  Open on one side with great natural light. The dining room has been converted to a family room and it could also be used as a first floor bedroom.

Gorgeous wood floors, newly redone kitchen cabinets and fresh paint add to the clean lines of this contemporary home. Upstairs are four large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and a huger master bath. Add to this the convenience of a Greenbrae location close to transportation, shopping and water sports.

 

Call Peter Narodny with more questions 415-925-3287.

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58 Arguello Cir, San Rafael
$1,279,000
4BD/2.5BA
Open Sunday 3/28/10
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An unexpected and pleasurable sensation is the experience when entering this house. It is an awesome open floor plan. This home was redesigned  and rebuilt with a contemporary styling. Opening up into a great room with an easy flow between living areas, an impressive high profile kitchen, two wood-burning fireplaces and lots of high quality finishes.

The drama of this house is enticing, remodeled into a completely different house with a new layout, an unbelievable yard with pool, lawns and hot tub that feels like a private forest and personal enclave. The way the house opens up to the grounds is breathtaking.

Call Peter Narodny for more information. 415-925-3287

 

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90 Harrison #F, Sausalito
$839,000_dsc0002_400

  • Two Bedroom/ Two bathrooms
  • Located in Banana Belt
  • Small 6 unit complex
  • Sunny, sunny south eastern exposure
  • Contemporary kitchen with custom features
  • Close to Dowtown Sausalito
  • Exterior Storage
  • Pool in complex
  • HOA Dues $385 mo
Sleek and contemporary Banana Belt location with rare and beatific views of San Francisco and the Bay. Amazing open air living room with doors that slide back so you are outside while in your living room. 38ya_still_lr_400Large full length deck absorbs the  unobstructed views and creates a dramatic backdrop for al fresco dining. With two bedrooms, two baths and a redone kitchen this emotionally charged property is what draws people to Sausalito.
Call Karin at 415-925-3286 for more information.  
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74 H Lane, Novato
$1,449,500geumbh_still_rvhs_400

  • Built in 2002
  • 4BD/3.5BA
  • Approx 4, 457 sq feet
  • Approx 2.5 Acres
  • One Level Home
  • Custom Finishes
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Spacious Practical Floor Plan

Sun streams in through the front doors of this large one level home into a wide  entry with gleaming hardwood floors. A formal living room and dining room flank the entry with idyllic views of the valley. Wide hallways lead to a huge family room, custom kitchen and breakfast area. There are four large bedrooms with views of the land behind and  the master has a fireplace with views of the valley and Mt. Tam in the distance.

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Exceptional newer construction on approx 2.5 acres in an idyllic setting in the Novato Atherton area. This home is in the flats yet sits up a little for

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