Mill Valley, CA Real Estate News

By Foundation Rentals, Best Property Management in Marin
(Foundation Rentals & Relocation, Inc)
In addition to the opening of our Kentfield rental office here in Marin, my team and I have had a busy week renting Marin!  Withing the last week  or so we closed on the following rentals:  -4bd home in San Rafael for $5,000 -3bd home in Larkspur for $5,500 -2bd home in Mill Valley for $5,000 -2bd in San Rafael for $2,300 -1bd in Tiburon for $1,995 We are bringing offers so far this week for a $6,000 4 bd in Marin and $7,500 for a Mill Valley home. We also have a VIP Marin contact looking for a stellar pad in Cow Hollow/Marina area up to about $8k if anyone knows of any great rental coming up! Here's to another great week, Christopher Barrow Broker, Foundation Rentals and Relocation
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By Foundation Rentals, Best Property Management in Marin
(Foundation Rentals & Relocation, Inc)
It's been a busy first two weeks of September here for the Marin rental home market. My team and I at Foundation Rentals and Relocation have been running this month!  Now that school has started and the kids are settling in it appears that Marin is back on the hunt to find that perfect (and ever illusive) Marin rental home. The hits are up on our website (www.foundationrentalgroup.com) and I'm noticing an increase in overseas visitors.  Hits are up from France, Germany and the UK and our website users are spending more time browsing rentals.  This is what we usually see just prior to seeing a spike in our relocation business.  This weekend we had one of our agents out of town so we were a little short staffed.  The agents who were on (my husband and myself included) were running all wee...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of September 7, 2010 only 14% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow. For the month of August 2010 20 homes sold in Mill Valley, for an average final selling price of $872,175. The average original asking price of these homes was $971,295. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $300,000 to a high of $2,350,000. Of the 20 homes that sold (6 of which were distress sales) 2 sold at their original asking price and 3 sold over their original asking price.  All others sold for less. It took these homes an average of 106 days to sell. To see all the homes that are currently available for sale through our MLS click here. To see some of the fun things to do in the area, click here. To learn more about this area search more around this blog, visit my website or contact...
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By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
A Hike on Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, CA Labor Day weekend provided the opportunity to indulge in a full day hike, so off to one of our favorite hiking destinations we went - Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, CA We started the day's hike in downtown Mill Valley, a picturesque town set in the redwood trees, near the edge of San Francisco Bay, then headed up the incredibly steep Zig-Zag trail which brought us to the Panoramic Highway, midway up the mountain. A series of other trails lead to the almost equally steep Fern Creek trail which took us up to the Visitor Center area near the top of the East Peak of Mt. Tam, a 2,571' elevation. Our efforts were rewarded with the views of San Francisco, the Pacific Ocean and the Bay, an ice cream cone from the snack bar (yes, one can drive almost to ...
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By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
The number of homes sold in the Mill Valley, California real estate market rose once again and Mill Valley's touchstone price band ($1 million to $2 million) posted another solid month. For the most part,  buyers now speak confidently about our market as it is truly a unique time in history to buy discounted homes with virtually free money. Nonetheless, recent national media coverage has focussed on the slowdown in the number of sales nationwide, giving some buyers pause. But, Mill Valley is not Detroit or Las Vegas. The first time home buyer tax credit never impacted Mill Valley in a significant way. And it is because of the cessation of that credit that the number of homes sold went down on a month to month basis - it is no surprise. But again, Mill Valley is not Detroit or Las Vegas....
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
Check out Marty Balin, of the Jefferson Airplane and Starships, former Marin County, California residence with Real Estate agent Mark Lomas and American Design Historian Steve Cabella For More information about this property contact Mark Lomas at MDLomas@gmail.com, and visit Mark's award winning blog at: www.TheRealEstateScene.com
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of August 6, 2010 only 16% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow. For the month of July 2010 31 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,308,687. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,413,065. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $400,000 to a high of $3,200,000. Of the 31 homes that sold (4 of which were distress sales)  2 sold at the original asking price and 4 sold over the original asking price. It took these homes an average of 78 days to sell. To see my active listings click here. To see everything that is currently available for sale through our MLS, click here. For more information about this area search around this blog, vist my website or contact me directly.
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By Foundation Rentals, Best Property Management in Marin
(Foundation Rentals & Relocation, Inc)
At the Marin Rental Group (our new DBA for those following the recent name changes as we start our own Marin rental brokerage!) we love our relocation clients! I had the pleasure of working with a great couple this month who are relocating back to California from the east coast. They were torn between choosing a Kentfield rental or a Mill Valley rental property - I told them you're not really going wrong with either choice. Both Mill Valley and Kentfield offer excellent public schools. Both offer reasonable San Francisco commutes. And both towns have great local options for the kids: parks, playgroups, and recreational pools. The deciding factor for this family came down to their long terms goals. Ultimately, they want to buy a home in Marin after their other home sells. And they don't ...
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By Lydia Puller, Realtor, Homes for Sale in San Francisco, Marin & East Bay
(Vanguard Properties)
Escalon trail in Mill Valley, CA is a a fantastic off leash, flat and lovely place to walk your dog.  When I first moved to town with my two dogs my primary objective after getting my son settled was to find really great trails not just for my dogs but for me as well. What I love about this trail is that it's so easy to find and kind of like a hidden gem. If you're on E. Blithedale coming into town make a right on Camino Alto, go past the Scotts Valley sign and make a left at the next street, Underhill.  Take Underhill all the way to the top (a 1 minute drive) and there you are at the entrance of Escalon trail in Mill Valley, CA.   The trail is shared so normal rules apply, off leash but dogs need to be under voice control and pick up after your pet! If you've forgotten your bags there...
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By Jeffrey Marples, San Francisco - Residential & Income Properties
(Spinnaker Real Estate Group)
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of July 6, 2010 21% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow. For the month of June 2010 25 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,234,304. The average final selling price of these homes was $1,320,992. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $501,300 to a high of $2,485,000. Of the 25 homes that sold (only 1 of which was a distress sale) 5 sold at their original asking price and 3 sold over. It took these homes an average of 71 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale through our MLS click here. To learn more about this area search more around this blog, visit my website or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
Similar to May 2010, the number of homes sold in the Mill Valley, California real estate market rose and Mill Valley's touchstone price band ($1 million to $2 million) posted another solid month. Buyers are again speaking confidently about the market as prices have tumbled, interest rates are extraordinary, jobs numbers have improved, and media coverage concerning real estate has turned positive. I have a strong sense that many feel a tailwind. The number of homes for sale in Mill Valley is up marginally to 147. Summer is upon us, school is out, and the primary selling season has wrapped up. Mill Valley's entry level price bands (under $1,000,000) are as strong as we have seen them over the past couple of years. Moreover, the luxury price band of $2 mil. to $4 mil. is HOT - 32% of these...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of June 7, 2010 only 19% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow. For the month of May 2010 23 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,068,370. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,132,665. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $300,000 to a high of $3,125,000. Of the 23 homes that sold (2 of which were distress sales) 1 sold at the original asking price and 4 sold over the orginal asking price.  All others sold for less. It took these homes an average of 66 days to sell. To see everything that is currently for sale through our MLS click here. To learn more about the area in general search more around this blog, visit my website or contact me directly.
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By Kevin McGinnis, Marin County Luxury Homes Expert
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty)
Tamalpais High School's Re-Opening Celebration is fast approaching! The long-anticipated event takes place on Saturday, May 22, 2010. The whole community is invited to enjoy the end result of many years of modernization of the 100-year-old Tam campus.  (See below for the campus map). Tours, food, music, entertainment and activities for the whole family are scheduled from 10 am- 3pm.  Please note that tour times have changed to 10:30 am, 12:30, and 2:00 pm. Location: 700 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley List of activities: Film:  "REUNION" features the history of Tam. Shown in Classroom 2020, Lower Keyser, at 1:00 & 3:00; AIM program film shorts shown at 12:15 & 2:00. Fine and Applied Art:  Ceramics, Photo and Visual Arts displayed in Centennial Square.  Small woodturning projects for adults o...
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By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
The number of homes sold in the Mill Valley, California real estate market rose again in April 2010 and Mill Valley's touchstone price band ($1 million to $2 million) has posted another great month. As stated last month, it has been more than three years since buyers have spoken confidently about the market, but they are now. Low interest rates, improved jobs numbers, a string of positive local and regional real estate news stories, and a stronger stock market environment has buyers again feeling secure in the fact that they are buying with a tailwind. The number of homes for sale in Mill Valley is tapering as we move through the Spring selling season  - we now have 135 homes on the market. Mill Valley's entry level price bands (under $1,000,000) are as strong as we have seen them over ...
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By Kevin McGinnis, Marin County Luxury Homes Expert
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty)
May 2010 -- Mill Valley public schools chalked up another year of high marks on the state's Academic Performance Index, or API. All five elementary schools and one middle school ranked among the top 10 percent statewide this year, the same number as last year. All of these schools belong to the Mill Valley School District, which has approximately 2,400 students in all. The state releases two API reports each year, in the spring and fall. Each school receives an API number based on students' test scores. The report released last week is based on students' 2009 test scores and is meant to be used as a baseline for comparison with the "Growth API" report to be released in the fall, which will examine test scores from this spring. Schools also are ranked on a scale of 1 to 10 against the st...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of May 9, 2010 only 19% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow. For the month of April 2010 28 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,315,429. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,369,107. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $520,000 to a high of $2,525,000. Of the 28 homes that sold (3 of which were distress sales) 5 sold at their original asking price and 3 sold over their original asking price. It took these homes an average of 58 days to sell. To see everything that is currently for sale through our MLS click here. To learn more about this area visit my website, search more around this blog, or contact me directly.
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By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
Magical Tam Valley home on large, private lot. An easy two-minute walk to Eastwood Park (tot lot, grass field, tennis courts, basketball, etc.). Three bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs, along with several outdoor entertaining spaces and wrap around decks. The many large windows and skylights provide lots of natural light and a feeling of connectedness with the outdoors. Large in-law unit below main home. Excellent commute location. For more information, call Kyle Frazier at (415) 350-9440 or go to www.617Springfield.com. 
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By Abraham Valentino, Founder CEO SOLARIT®, iMetros, Nummus®
(SOLARIT®)
Mill Valley Luxury Homes Real Estate in Marin County Ca 415-425-3500 415-425-3500 Abraham Valentino Realtor, Luxury Real Estate Luxury Homes and properties are unique not only in their finishes but also in their locations, views, neighborhood and amenities they offer. Mill Valley a beautiful suburb of San Francisco, only a few minutes away from Golden Gate Bridge, in located in southern Marin County. With Luxury Real Estate nested in the hills and also on the limited shores of Strawberry, Mill Valley offers a lifestyle. Great schools, weather, social and economic demographics with close proximity to downtown San Francisco, make Mill Valley Luxury Homes desirable to locals and international buyers alike. Engel & Volkers Marin, the international Luxury Realty offering a lifestyle, is now ...
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