Marin Luxury Homes (June 2008)

June 15, 2008

Marin County’s $2 million to $4 million luxury home market saw a slight rise in the number of homes for sale this past month with 127 active listings, compared to 124 homes last month. This mild rise in inventory was accompanied by a strong month of sales–25 homes sold (the same number of luxury homes closed in April 2008). Worth noting here is the fact that although the number of non-luxury homes sold this year compared to last year is down significantly (e.g., about 20%), the luxury market has NOT experienced a similar decline. Great news for owners of luxury homes in Marin.

Mill Valley accounted for the greatest number of luxury home sales with 6. Sausalito, Tiburon, Kentfield, and Ross had 3 sales each, Belvedere and Larkspur had 2, and Corte Madera, Greenbrae, and San Anselmo had a 1 sale each. The average days on market for homes that sold was a mere 67 days and the average sales price was just over $2.8 million (roughly $821/per sq. ft.), with an average of 3,461 square feet.

The inventory level in Marin County’s ultra-luxury market (homes priced in the $4 million and up range) also rose–to 46 active listings, compared with 44 last month. 

[ … click here for the complete report courtesy of NorthBayRE.com].

Marin Real Estate Trends (June 2008)

June 8, 2008

Marin County, California, was the ONLY county in the entire Bay Area to have a year-over-year increase in median price last month (prices were up 5.8%) according to DataQuick which surveys all recorded sales. The numbers for the HWY 101 corridor covered by this update are pretty amazing–the average price for single family homes sold in May 2008 was $1.493 million and if you exclude Novato that number increases to $1.647 million. We currently have 815 active listings (down from 881 in May 2008). This time of year historically sees an up-tick in listings as families leave town for vacations, etc. Yet, buyers are visiting open houses in droves. Reports of multiple offers continue.

[ … click here for the complete report courtesy of NorthBayRE.com].