Mill Valley, CA Real Estate News

By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of June 7, 2008 25% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow. For the month of May 2008 thirty homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,588,567. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,724,177. The range in final selling prices was from a low of $390,000 to a high of $4,300,000. It took these homes an average of 79 days to sell. Of the 30 homes that sold, 2 sold at their original asking price and 7 sold over. For more information about this area visit my website or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of May 10, 2008 23% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow. For the month of April 2008 20 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,555,358. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,574,450. It took these homes an average of 44 days to sell. Of the 20 homes that sold, 5 sold at their original asking price and 3 sold over. If you would like to know more about this area visit my website, or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of April 5, 2008 only 18% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow.For the month of March 2008 16 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,325,500.The average original asking price of these homes was $1,360,906.It took these homes an average of 57 days to sell.Of the 16 homes that sold, 2 sold at their original asking price and 3 sold over.For more information about this area, visit my website, or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of March 8, 2008 19% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow.For the month of February 2008, 12 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,092,896.The average original asking price of these homes was $1,140,583.It took these homes an average of 75 days to sell.Of the 12 homes that sold, 2 sold for over their original asking price and all others sold for less.For more information about this area, visit my website, or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of February 2, 2008 20% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow.For the month of January 2008 only 12 homes sold in Mill Valley, for an average final selling price of $1,540,179.The average original asking price of these homes was $1,735,825.It took these homes an average of 72 days to sell.Of the 12 homes that sold, all sold for less than their original asking price.To learn more about this area, visit my website, or feel free to contact me directly.~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~A reader wrote in and asked me for this same information for the previous few years and I thought it was worth adding to my post:In January 2005 33 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,142,318. The average original asking price was $1,192,239. The homes took an a...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of January 5, 2008 22% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow.For the month of December 2007 14 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,303,418.The average original asking price of these homes was $1,391,493.It took these homes an average of 68 days to sell.Of the 14 homes that sold, 2 sold AT their original asking price and 3 sold OVER.For more information about this area, visit my website, or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of December 6, 2007 18% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow.For the month of November 2007 26 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,426,435.The average original asking price of these homes was $1,500,115.It took these homes an average of 61 days to sell.Of the 26 homes that sold, 2 sold AT the original asking price and 6 sold OVER.For more information on this area, visit my website, or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of November 3, 2007 22% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow, indicating a Buyer's Market.For the month of October 2007 27 homes sold in Mill Valley, for an average final selling price of $1,525,259.The average original asking price of these homes was $1,613,278.It took these homes an average of 50 days to sell.Of the 27 homes that sold, 7 sold AT their original asking price and 9 sold OVER.For more information about this area, click here, or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of October 4, 2007, 21% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow.For the month of September 2007, 24 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,345,979.The average original asking price of these homes was $1,413,125.It took these homes an average of 65 days to sell.Of the 24 homes that sold, 2 sold AT their original asking price and 6 sold OVER.For more information about this area, click here, or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Renee Adelmann
(Marin Modern Real Estate )
Recently I ran across a nice little article in Sunset Magazine called Stargazing in Mill Valley.  In this case, the stars referred to are not of the celestial type.  They are the members of Hollywood’s A-list who will sweep into town next month for Mill Valley’s annual film festival.  The article got me to thinking about what a special place Mill Valley really is.  After all, it is no small feat to pull off hosting a major film festival.Located only about 15 minutes north of San Francisco, Mill Valley is an entity unto itself.  Sitting at the base of Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley has the quiet, rural feel of a mountain retreat but, at the same time, manages to be urbane and sophisticated.  It is artsy without being quaint and positively exudes a laid-back energy.  I know – it sounds para...
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By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
School is back in session and  Mill Valley home sales and prices are strong. The inventory of single family homes is down to 69 units from last month's 85. A mere 14 are currently on the market under $1 million! As always, the commute to San Francisco from Mill Valley via the Golden Gate Bridge (a short 5-10 minutes), along with the excellent Mill Valley schools, pleasant weather and laid back ambiance is very attractive to just about everyone. Accordingly, prices and sales are ever-strong. Indeed, Mill Valley is THE place people thinking of moving out of San Francisco generally start with when they decide to buy a home in Marin County. Mill Valley homes priced between $1 million and $1.5 million are selling fast so long as they are nicely maintained, updated, and/or located in the most...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of September 7, 2007, 25% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow.For the month of August 2007, 35 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,271,329.The average original asking price of these homes was $1,296,053.These homes took an average of 92 days to sell.Of the 35 homes that sold, 4 sold AT their original asking price and 9 sold OVER.For more information about this area, click here, or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
Ivan Poutiatine is a 40-year volunteer, having served on citizen committees, the Mill Valley Planning Commission, City Council and 30 years on the Marin Theatre Company board writes:     I ATTENDED the joint meeting of the Mill Valley City Council and Planning Commission on July 30, which was a public hearing on the Miller Avenue Precise Plan.I was shocked by the amount of negative comment and opinion. I was surprised because planning for the future of one of Mill Valley's main thoroughfares is a good and proper function of government. Allowing piecemeal, hodge-podge development to define this public space would be to guarantee an amorphous, commercial strip. And then people will say, "Where was the City Council when this should have been planned?" I was surprised because this is basica...
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
     After more than 30 years in Mill Valley, Sweetwater, the rock club that became a Marin County cultural institution, has been told to close by the end of the month. Sweetwater owners Thom and Becky Steere have been given a 30-day notice by their landlord to vacate the landmark Throckmorton Avenue nightspot, where greats like Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and other rock stars have performed over the past three decades.      The building will undergo major improvements, requiring rent increases that the Steeres cannot afford.Mill Valley Mayor Chris Raker, who was surprised to hear of the closure, called the news upsetting. "I'm extremely distressed to hear it. It's a major loss to the community. While I welcome the improvements to the building, I wish some...
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By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
Heading into late Summer (a time of year traditionally characterized by lower sales volume) Mill Valley home sales and prices continue beating expectations. As always, commuting to San Francisco from Mill Valley via the Golden Gate Bridge (a short 5-10 minutes), along with the excellent Mill Valley schools, pleasant weather, and laid back ambiance, keeps prices and sales ever-strong. Mill Valley is THE place people in San Francisco generally start with when they decide to buy a home in Marin County. Mill Valley homes priced between $1 million and $1.5 million are selling fast so long as they are nicely maintained, updated, and/or located in the most desirable neighborhoods-17 of these homes sold in July 2007 (up by 2 from June's sales numbers). As with much of the rest of Marin, homes p...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of August 5, 2007 32% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow.For the month of July 2007, 46 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,281,207.The average original asking price of these homes was $1,338,126.It took these homes an average of 58 days to sell.Of 46 homes that sold, 4 sold AT their original asking price and 11 sold OVER.For more information on this area, click here, or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of July 6, 2007 34% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow.  Some sources say that is an indicator of a Neutral Market.  However, that is not the only indicator.For the month of June 2007, 44 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,661,036.The average original list price of these homes was $1,699,195.It took these homes an average of 52 days to sell.Of the 44 homes that sold, 7 sold AT their original asking price and 14 sold OVER.For more information about this area, click here, 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)
Mill Valley home sales and real estate values continue their strong run. The ease of the commute to San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge, along with pleasant weather, keeps prices and sales strong. Mill Valley continues to be the place people in San Francisco generally start with when they decide to move to the Marin County. The bread and butter homes of Mill Valley are priced between $1 million and $1.5 million and sell fast so long as they are nicely maintained, updated, and/or located in the most desirable neighborhoods-there were 17 of these homes sold in May 2007. As with the rest of Marin, homes priced aggressively may get multiple offers-note: the winning bid (which is not always the highest bid) is likely to be at asking price or just above (unlike the frenzied market of sev...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of June 6, 2007 30% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow.  I don't care what anyone else says, I say it's a Seller's Market.For the month of May 2007, 45 homes sold in Mill Valley for an average final selling price of $1,405,800.The average original asking price of these homes was less, at $1,464,556.These homes took an average of 67 days to sell.Of the 45 homes that sold, 7 sold AT their original asking price and 10 sold OVER.For more information on this area, click here, 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)
Mill Valley Real Estate Market (Sales Report)Mill Valley home sales and real estate values, as they often do, are performing extremely well. Proximity to San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge's effortless commute combine to keep prices and sales strong even as the national market stagnates. The bread and butter homes of Mill Valley are priced between $1 million and $1.5 million and sell fast so long as they are nicely maintained, updated, and/or located in the most desirable neighborhoods (although the percentage of homes in escrow fell this past month from 56%-40% of these homes are in escrow indicating a pretty balanced market). As with the rest of Marin, homes priced aggressively may or may not get multiple offers-note: the winning bid (which is not always the highest bid) is like...
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