Mill Valley, CA. April 2016 | Top Agent | Real Estate Report

April 23, 2016

Mill Valley Top Agent Real Estate Report (April 2016 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union (click HERE for a video about Mill Valley). For the unaquainted, Mill Valley (just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, across the bay from San Francisco) is widely considered one of the most desirable towns in the Bay Area. Affluent buyers from all walks of life live and thrive here. In terms of th enumber of sales, March 2016 was a fairly slow month with just 12 homes sold (December 2015 had 25 sales). The average sales price of approximately $1.26 million, was also low compared with December. The sold properties of March 2016 averaged 1,725 square feet at $753 per sq. ft. As pricing has increased significantly over the past couple of years, Mill Valley home buyers continue to jump decisively when exceptional properties in desirable locations come to market. Indeed, multiple offers are quite common on such homes, coupled with short contingencies. I expect that this will continue in 2016.

There are currently just 44 single family homes listed for sale in Mill Valley. This is relatively good amount of inventory for this time of year and pins the absorption rate at just under 4 months (6 months is considered “balanced”). Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Mill Valley’s major price bands (note that due to increased prices, I have eliminated the “under $800,000″ price level):

  • 40% of homes below $1 million;
  • 52% of homes between $1 million and $1.5 million;
  • 46% of homes between $1.5 million and $2 million;
  • 36% of homes between $2 million and up.

Of the 12 homes that sold in March 2016:

  • 9 homes were under $1.5 million;
  • 3 homes priced from $1.5 million and up.

MLS Listings in Sycamore Park, Tamalpais Park, Boyle ParkMiddle Ridge and Strawberry neighborhoods generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Mill Valley neighborhood or if you have any questions about Mill Valley schools or its many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top Agent, J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Top Agent (January 2016) Mill Valley Real Estate Report | Pacific Union

January 7, 2016

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (January 2016 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union (click HERE for a video about Mill Valley). For the unaquainted, Mill Valley (just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, across the bay from San Francisco) is widely considered one of the most desirable towns in the Bay Area. Affluent buyers from all walks of life live and thrive here. December 2015 was a very active month for home sales — there were 27 trades, which is nearly double the number of home sales recorded in December 2014 (there were just 15). The average sales price of approximately $1.895 million, was also a bit higher than 2014. In fact, virtually every metric used to assess the strength of a given market trended positive. The sold properties of December 2015 averaged 2,414 square feet at $787 per sq. ft. (in 2014, the average size and price per foot were 2,399 square feet and $726 per sq. ft.). As pricing increased significantly over the past couple of years, Mill Valley home buyers have not been deterred. Exceptional properties in desirable locations and with reasonably calculated pricing strategies continue to receive multiple offers with bid prices well above asking price (indeed, multiple offers are quite common on such homes), coupled with short contingencies. I expect that this will continue in 2016.

There are currently just 10 single family homes currently listed in Mill Valley. This incredibly low inventory reflects the time of year, but nonetheless renders a whisper thin absorption rate of about 11 days (6 months is considered “balanced”). Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Mill Valley’s major price bands (note that due to increased prices, I have eliminated the “under $800,000″ price level in my analyses):

  • 43% of homes below $1 million;
  • 53% of homes between $1 million and $1.5 million;
  • 50% of homes between $1.5 million and $2 million;
  • 38% of homes between $2 million and up.

Of the 28 homes that sold in December 2015:

  • 20 homes were under $1.5 million;
  • 8 homes priced from $1.5 million and up.

MLS Listings in Homestead Valley, Boyle ParkMiddle Ridge and Strawberry neighborhoods generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Mill Valley neighborhood or if you have any questions about Mill Valley schools or its many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top Agent, J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (November 2014 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union

November 21, 2014

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (November 2014 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union (click HERE for a video about Mill Valley). After a fairly slow Summer sales season, due in part to the natural lull in the selling cycle, the post Labor Day sales season picked up some, but felt soft and uninspired. As for October sales, Mill Valley experienced 37 single family home sales. These homes sold for an average price of $1.571 million. The properties averaged 2,290 sq. ft. (or about $693 per sq. ft.). Comparing these numbers to past market updates, one can see a dramatic rise in both sale prices and price per foot over the past year. Brokers and agents alike are noting waning buyer enthusiasm levels due in large part to the quick and seemingly unabated rise in Mill Valley home prices over the past 24 months. Nonetheless, properties in desirable locations and with reasonably calculated pricing continue to receive multiple offers with bid prices as much as 10% above asking price (although multiple offers are now not as common as early in 2014), coupled with short contingencies. This momentum extends beyond just the entry level homes and int the luxury segment over $2 million. In fact, we had 8 homes sell for over $2 million in October 2014 (compared with just 3 homes in August 2014).

There are just 46 single family homes currently active on the market in Mill Valley. The current absorption rate in Mill Valley is a very low 1.5 months (6 months is considered “balanced”).

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Mill Valley’s major price bands:
■40% of homes priced under $800,000;
■46% of homes between $801,000 and $1 million;
■47% of homes between $1 million and $1.5 million;
■22% of homes between $1.5 million and $2 million;
■14% of homes between $2 million and up.

Of the 37 homes that sold in October 2014:
■4 homes were priced under $800,000;
■19 homes priced from $800,000 to $1.5 million; and
■14 homes priced from $1.5 million and up.

MLS Listings in Homestead Valley, Boyle ParkMiddle Ridge and Strawberry neighborhoods generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Mill Valley neighborhood or if you have any questions about Mill Valley schools or its many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top Agent, J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Kyle Frazier, Pacific Union Int'l

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (September 2014 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union

September 26, 2014

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (September 2014 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union (click HERE for a video about Mill Valley). After a fairly slow Summer sales season, due in part to the natural lull in the selling cycle, the post Labor Day sales season seems equally uninspired. As for August sales, Mill Valley accounted for just 28 homes sold. This is low. These homes traded on average for $1.326 million and 2,062 sq. ft. (or about $643 per sq. ft.). Comparing these numbers to past market updates, one can see a dramatic rise in both sale prices and price per foot over the past year (although well off July 2014 figures). Buyer enthusiasm seems muted by the rapid rise in pricing from 2013 to 2014. Nonetheless, many properties in desirable locations and with reasonably calculated pricing continue to receive multiple offers with bid prices as much as 10% above asking price, coupled with short contingencies. This momentum extends beyond just the entry level homes and int the luxury segment over $2 million (although we only had 3 homes sell for over $2 million in August 2014, compared with 8 in June).

There are 61 single family homes currently active on the market in Mill Valley. The current absorption rate in Mill Valley is a low 2 months (6 months is considered “balanced”).

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Mill Valley’s major price bands:
■50% of homes priced under $800,000;
■38% of homes between $801,000 and $1 million;
■37% of homes between $1 million and $1.5 million;
■38% of homes between $1.5 million and $2 million;
■23% of homes between $2 million and up.

Of the 28 homes that sold in September 2014:
■7 homes were priced under $800,000;
■12 homes priced from $800,000 to $1.5 million; and
■9 homes priced from $1.5 million and up.

MLS Listings in Homestead Valley, Boyle ParkMiddle Ridge and Strawberry generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Mill Valley neighborhood or if you have any questions about Mill Valley schools or its many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top Agent, J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Kyle Frazier, Pacific Union Int'l

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (July 2014 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union

July 29, 2014

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (July 2014 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union (click HERE for a video about Mill Valley). Summer is typically slow for Mill Valley real estate sales. This year feels like it is no exception. However, as I was writing this last sentence I took a break to review my Mill Valley Real Estate Reports for July going back to 2007 (YES — I have been writing these updates for over 7 years now). What I found is a little surprising — our Mill Valley sales numbers for June 2014 are actually the highest we have seen in that month for at least 7 years. Let’s take a look back:

In July 2007, the year that most Marin County realtors point to as the apex of home sales in Marin, there were 40 sales. This seems interesting as inventory is so low right now and there are so few homes coming to market under $1 million in Mill Valley, which limits buyer activity at this very hot price point in Southern Marin. Other notes from 2007 — A) the average days on market was 50 days (July 2014 was 31 days); B) the average sales price was $1.76 million (July 2014 was $1.68 million); C) the average price per foot was $702 (July 2014 was $744). Seems to me like the housing market has fully recovered in Mill Valley, CA from the dark days of 2009-2012.

Certainly, the result of low interest rates and even lower inventory is brisk home sales. In June 2014, we had 41 single family home sales. These homes traded on average for $1.682 million and averaged 2,285 sq. ft. (or about $744 per sq. ft.). Comparing these numbers to past market updates, one can see a dramatic rise in both sale prices and price per foot over the past year. Despite the sudden rise in pricing in 2013, many properties continue to receive utterly extraordinary multiple offers with bid prices as much as 20% above asking price, coupled with short contingencies. This momentum extends beyond just the entry level homes and int the luxury segment over $2 million (we had 8 homes sell for over $2 million in June 2014, compared with 4 in January).

Just 48 single family homes are currently active on the market in all of Mill Valley. The current absorption rate in Mill Valley is very low — it stands at about 1 month (6 months is considered “balanced”).

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Mill Valley’s major price bands:
■57% of homes priced under $800,000;
■50% of homes between $801,000 and $1 million;
■73% of homes between $1 million and $1.5 million;
■33% of homes between $1.5 million and $2 million;
■13% of homes between $2 million and up.

Of the 41 homes that sold in June 2014:
■2 homes were priced under $800,000;
■22 homes priced from $800,000 to $1.5 million; and
■17 homes priced from $1.5 million and up.

MLS Listings in Homestead Valley, Boyle Park, Middle Ridge and Strawberry generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Mill Valley neighborhood or if you have any questions about Mill Valley schools or its many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top Agent, J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Kyle Frazier, Pacific Union Int'l

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (November 2013 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union

November 13, 2013

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (November 2013 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union. Despite incredibly low inventory, the Mill Valley, CA real estate market continues to astound amaze as the number of sold homes remains high. In October 2013, 31 single family properties sold. These homes traded on average for $1.49 million and averaged 2,155 sq. ft. (or about $659 per sq. ft.). Comparing these numbers to past market updates, one can see a dramatic rise in both sale prices and price per foot over the past year with much of the increase taking place early in 2013 and leveling out beginning in June. Like all towns in Marin County, California (San Francisco’s “North Bay” region), the number of Mill Valley home sales (although still strong) is constricted due to low inventory. Indeed, there are many potential buyers are out there, but they lack homes to buy. Multiple offer situations remain common when it comes to fairly priced homes under $1.5 million. My team has come to expect several offers for homes in the lower price points. This momentum extends from the entry level (where investors are very actively pursuing a purchase and rent strategy) to the luxury segment over $2 million as there were 6 homes sold in October 2013 over $2 million.

As noted in virtually all of my market reports thus far in 2013, the number of listings actively on the market in Mill Valley is best characterized as being at a point of scarcity. Although we are in the slow season at this point, there are still just 47 single family homes currently active on the market in all of Mill Valley. The absorption rate in Mill Valley currently stands at about 1.5 months (6 months is considered “balanced”).

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Mill Valley’s major price bands:
■72% of homes priced under $800,000;
■54% of homes between $801,000 and $1 million;
■42% of homes between $1 million and $1.5 million;
■50% of homes between $1.5 million and $2 million;
■23% of homes between $2 million and up.

Of the 31 homes that sold in October 2013:
■3 homes were priced under $800,000;
■22 homes priced from $800,000 to $1.5 million; and
■6 homes priced from $1.5 million and up.

MLS Listings in Boyle Park, Middle Ridge and Strawberry generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Mill Valley neighborhood or if you have any questions about Mill Valley schools or its many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top Agent, J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (August 2013 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union

September 6, 2013

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (August 2013 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union. The Mill Valley, CA real estate market continues to ascend to heights not seen for years. In July 2013, 43 single family homes sold. These properties traded on average for $1.27 million and averaged 2,170 sq. ft. (or about $638 per sq. ft.). Comparing these numbers to past market updates, it is readily apparent that we are seeing a spike in both sale prices and price per foot. Like all towns in Marin County, California (San Francisco’s “North Bay” region), the number of Mill Valley home sales is suppressed by low number of homes for sale — buyers are out there, but they have few options. Multiple offer situations remain common when it comes to fairly priced homes under $1.5 million. My team has come to expect up to 15 offers for homes in the lower end. This momentum extends from the entry level (where investors are very actively pursuing a purchase and rent strategy) to the luxury segment over $2 million.

As noted in virtually all of my market reports thus far in 2013, the number of listings actively on the market in Mill Valley is best characterized as being at a point of scarcity. Entering the post Labor Day market (when things usually pick up in Marin County), there are still just 45 single family homes currently active on the market in all of Mill Valley. The absorption rate in Mill Valley currently stands at about 1 month (6 months is considered “balanced”).

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Mill Valley’s major price bands:
■69% of homes priced under $800,000;
■82% of homes between $801,000 and $1 million;
■31% of homes between $1 million and $1.5 million;
■25% of homes between $1.5 million and $2 million;
■12% of homes between $2 million and up.

Of the 43 homes that sold in July 2013:
■4 homes were priced under $800,000;
■31 homes priced from $800,000 to $1.5 million; and
■8 homes priced from $1.5 million and up.

MLS Listings in Tam Valley, Sycamore Park, Boyle Park, and Strawberry generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Mill Valley neighborhood or if you have any questions about Mill Valley schools or its many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top Agent, J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (May 2013 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union

May 28, 2013

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (May 2013 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union. The Mill Valley, CA real estate market is flourishing with 33 single family home sales in April 2013. These properties sold for an average price of about $1.273 million and averaged 2,139 sq. ft. (or about $600 per sq. ft.). Like all towns in Marin County, California (San Francisco’s “North Bay” region), Mill Valley home sales are only dampened by a lack of sellers — buyers are eager to buy, but there are few options. Multiple offer situations are increasingly common with fairly priced homes. My team has come to expect up to 15 offers for homes in the lower end. This momentum extends from the entry level (where investors are very actively pursuing a purchase and rent strategy), but also at luxury levels — as was the case last month, we have 5 homes currently under contract over $2 million in Mill Valley. This market segment was virtually non-existant the last several years.

As noted in recent market reports (for the past 6 months), the number of listings actively on the market in Mill Valley has decreased to the point of scarcity. As we roll out of the primary spring selling season, there are only 42 properties currently on the market in all of Mill Valley. The absorption rate in Mill Valley currently stands at just a shade over 1 month (6 months is considered “balanced”).

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Mill Valley’s major price bands:
■67% of homes priced under $800,000;
■56% of homes between $801,000 and $1 million;
■43% of homes between $1 million and $1.5 million;
■53% of homes between $1.5 million and $2 million;
■26% of homes between $2 million and up.

Of the 33 homes that sold in April 2013:
■7 homes were priced under $800,000;
■16 homes priced from $800,000 to $1.5 million; and
■10 homes priced from $1.5 million and up.

MLS Listings in Homestead Valley, Sycamore Park, and Strawberry generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Mill Valley neighborhood or if you have any questions about Mill Valley schools or its many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top Agent, J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (November 2012 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union International

November 21, 2012

Our Mill Valley, California real estate market continues to shine as sales during the month of October 2012 numbered 31. These properties sold for an average price of about $1.4 million and averaged 2,516 sq. ft. (or about $574 per sq. ft.).  While, similar to the rest of Marin, an extremely low inventory of homes for sale continues to negatively impact potential sales numbers, pricing remains the key ingredient determining buyer interest levels and salability. As much as ever, buyers continue to insist on undeniable value with an emphasis on turnkey homes. If they don’t see it in a particular property, they will continue to wait. The number of listings actively on the market in the MLS has decreased to the point of extreme scarcity (there are only 45 homes on the market in all of Mill Valley as of this writing). The absorption rate in Mill Valley currently stands at just over 1 month (6 months is considered “balanced”).

As is evidenced by virtually all criteria — market data, real estate forecasts, and buyer demand — the overall health for Mill Valley real estate has improved dramatically over the course of 2012. One of the most promising metrics is the upswing in sales in Mill Valley’s “wheelhouse” price bracket of $1.25 mil to $1.75 mil. For many, many months, the number of sales in this traditionally strong Mill Valley price bracket were low. Yet last month alone, 14 trades took place in this range.

The percentages of home in escrow are:

  • up to $800K — 73%
  • $800-$1 mil — 38%
  • $1 mil to $1.5 mil — 56%
  • $1.5 mil to $2 mil — 30%
  • $2mil & Up — 13%

Listings in Boyle Park, Homestead Valley, Sycamore Park, and Cascade Canyon generated the most calls this month. Well-priced homes continue to generate multiple offers. If you would like more information about neighborhoods, sales, schools, or local Mill Valley services references, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440 or e-mail me at Kyle@MillValley101.com. I am also a member of the Top Agent Network and Marin Platinum Group with access to dozens of homes not “officially” on the market but available for sale.

If you would like my Mill Valley Hot List, e-mail me. It is always my pleasure to be of service. Christie’s International Real Estate | Pacific Union International | Mill Valley, CA.

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (June 2012 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union International

July 2, 2012

Mill Valley, California real estate sales slowed during the month of May 2012 — we experienced 30 trades (down from 34 in April 2012). These properties sold for an average price of $1.143 million and averaged 1,950 sq. ft. (or about $574 per sq. ft.).  While, similar to the rest of Marin, low inventory of homes for sale continues to slow the pace of sales, pricing remains the key ingredient determining buyer interest levels and salability. Despite the low inventory, buyers continue to insist on readily apparent and undeniable value. If they don’t see it in a particular property, they are willing to wait. The number of listings actively on the market in the MLS has decreased to the point of extreme scarcity. In fact, because of the low inventory, virtually every home that comes to the MLS receives multiple offers (unless priced above true market value) — anecdotal tales of froth in the market include homes with 5 to 15 offers over the past couple of months.

As is evidenced by recent market data, real estate forecasts, and buyer demand, the overall picture for Mill Valley, CA real estate has improved dramatically over the past 6-8 months. One of the most promising metrics is the upswing in sales in Mill Valley’s “wheelhouse” price bracket of $1.25 mil to $1.75 mil. For many, many months, sales in this traditionally strong price bracket were dormant. Yet last month alone, 15 trades took place in this range. I anticipate greater activity in the months to come.

The percentages of home in escrow are:

  • up to $800K — 70%
  • $800-$1 mil — 58%
  • $1 mil to $1.5 mil — 55%
  • $2mil. & Up — 22%

Listings in Strawberry, Homestead Valley, Sycamore Park, and Tam Valley generated the most calls this month. Well-priced homes continue to generate multiple offers. If you would like more information about neighborhoods, sales, schools, or local Mill Valley services references, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440 or e-mail me at Kyle@MillValley101.com. I am also a member of the Top Agent Network and Marin Platinum Group with access to dozens of homes not “officially” on the market but available for sale.

If you would like my Mill Valley Hot List, e-mail me. It is always my pleasure to be of service. Christie’s International Real Estate | Pacific Union International | Mill Valley, CA.

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