Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (May 2013 Real Estate Report)

May 27, 2013

Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (May 2013 Real Estate Report).  The number of real estate home sales in San Rafael, CA in April 2013 jumped significantly — with 62 sales (up from 36 sales in February), San Rafael sales nearly doubled from the month before. San Rafael sales figures are benefitting from increased prices in Southern Marin county. Indeed, just like the rest of Marin, the inventory level of homes for sale in San Rafael is extremely low (as of this writing, there were just 65 homes actively on the MLS in San Rafael — up by some from last month, but still low).  And I have little doubt that the number of sales would be significantly higher if we had more homes to sell. At this point, San Rafael’s absorption rate remains near the lowest point in memory (I have been saying this now for a couple of months) with just over 1-month’s worth of homes — e.g., the number of homes on the market is enough to satisfy just over month’s worth of sales. As with much of the rest of Marin, it appears most sellers are holding out for higher prices. Nonetheless, this is an extraordinary time to sell! Eventually, we will reach an inflection point where sellers who have been holding off waiting for prices to rise will suddenly enter the market. Hopefully, this does not happen as interest rise in the wake of unwinding quantitative easing measures. We will see.

Averages relating to San Rafael home sales in April 2013 are as follows:

  • days on market — 163
  • sales price — $890K
  • home size was 2,308 square feet
  • $405 per sq. ft.

Properties in Los Ranchitos, Country Club, Lucas Valley Estates, Peacock Gap, The Dominican, and Sun Valley  generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your San Rafael, CA neighborhood or if you have any questions about our many delightful communities, schools, shopping options, etc., just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top 1% in Marin, a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Member of the Top Agent Network & Marin Platinum Group, a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s International Real Estate | Pacific Union International. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (February 2013 Real Estate Report)

February 15, 2013

Pacific Union International (San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update) | February 2013. San Rafael, CA’s January 2013 home sales maintained very strong momentum with 24 sales (this is very strong considering these sales were, for the most part, initiated in December — the slowest month of the year for homes sale in Marin County, CA). Just like the rest of Marin County, the inventory level of homes for sale in San Rafael remains extremely low. I have little doubt that sales figures would be significantly higher if there were more homes available for purchase. At this point, San Rafael’s absorption rate remains near the lowest point in memory with just over 1-month’s worth of homes — e.g., the number of homes on the market is enough to satisfy just over month’s worth of sales. For now, it appears most sellers are holding out for higher prices in 2013. By the time the primary selling season rolls around in April and May, I anticipate much higher levels of inventory. It will be interesting to see what impact, if any, higher supply will have on pricing and buyer perception.

Averages relating to San Rafael home sales in January 2013 are as follows:

  • days on market — 102
  • sales price — $765K
  • home size was 1,991 square feet
  • $390 per sq. ft.

Properties in Los Ranchitos, Lucas Valley Estates, Peacock Gap, The Dominican, and Loch Lomond  generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your San Rafael, CA neighborhood or if you have any questions about our many delightful communities, schools, shopping options, etc., just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top 1% in Marin, a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Member of the Top Agent Network & Marin Platinum Group, a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s International Real Estate | Pacific Union International. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (January 2013 Real Estate Report)

January 3, 2013

Pacific Union International (San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update) | January 2013. San Rafael, CA’s December 2012 home sales maintained very strong momentum with 44 sales (this was 1 more than October). Just like the rest of Marin County, the inventory level of homes for sale in San Rafael remains extremely low. I have little doubt that sales figures would be significantly higher if there were more homes available for purchase. At this point, San Rafael’s absorption rate is at the lowest point in memory with just under 1 month’s worth of homes — e.g., there is enough inventory for just under month’s worth of sales. For now, it appears most sellers are holding out for higher prices in 2013 — a strategy that may or may not make sense depending on the ultimate objective of the sellers and the state of the market in coming months. By the time the primary selling season rolls around in April, I anticipate much higher levels of inventory. It will be interesting to see what impact, if any, this anticipated higher supply has on pricing.

Averages relating to San Rafael home sales in December 2012 are as follows:

  • days on market — 100
  • sales price — $787K
  • home size was 2,083 square feet
  • $391 per sq. ft.

Properties in Los Ranchitos, Lucas Valley Estates, Peacock Gap, The Dominican, and Loch Lomond  generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your San Rafael, CA neighborhood or if you have any questions about our many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Member of the Top Agent Network & Marin Platinum Group, a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s International Real Estate | Pacific Union International. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (March 2012 Real Estate Report)

March 21, 2012

San Rafael, CA’s February 2012 home sales remained fairly consistent with a total of 28 trades (as these are homes that went into escrow during December and January, this is an intriguingly large number of homes for the normally tepid Winter months). It must also be noted that there is a continuing dearth of properties for buyers to choose from and the market seems very constrained by this lack of inventory.

Averages relating to San Rafael home sales in February 2012 are as follows:

  • days on market — 120
  • sales price — $685K
  • home size was 2,082 square feet
  • $334 per sq. ft.

Properties in Lucas Valley, Gerstle Park, Peacock Gap, and Loch Lomond  generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your San Rafael, CA neighborhood or if you have any questions about our many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440 . My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s International Real Estate | Pacific Union International. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (January 2012 Real Estate Report)

January 30, 2012

San Rafael, CA’s December 2011 home sales remained unchanged from November 2011’s total of 33 trades. Averages relating to San Rafael home sales in December 2011 are as follows:
days on market — 105
sales price — $668K
home size was 1,915 square feet
$357 per sq. ft.
Properties in Sun Valley, Lucas Valley, Peacock Gap, and The Dominican generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your San Rafael neighborhood or if you have any questions about our many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s International Real Estate | Pacific Union International. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (December 2011 Real Estate Report)

January 1, 2012

San Rafael, CA’s November  2011 home sales climbed to 33 trades. Averages relating to San Rafael home sales in November 2011 are as follows:

  • days on market — 117
  • sales price — $673,861
  • home size was 2,079 square feet
  • $329 per sq. ft.

Properties in Sun Valley, Lucas Valley, Peacock Gap, and The Dominican generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your San Rafael neighborhood or if you have any questions about our many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s International Real Estate | Pacific Union International. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (September 2011 Real Estate Report)

September 27, 2011

San Rafael, CA’s August 2011 home sales held steady during August (traditionally, a slow month) at 37 trades. The entry level price band (under $600K) remains very strong — 26 of these homes are currently in escrow. Meanwhile, the $600K to $800K price band (a mix of entry level and move-up homes) remains buyer-friendly and accounts for another 20 homes in escrow. Consistent with prior months, roughly 2/3 of the sales in San Rafael are homes priced under $800K. There are currently 121 homes active on the MLS. Averages relating to the 37 San Rafael homes which sold in August 2011 are as follows:

  • days on market — 86
  • sales price — $830K
  • home size was 2,200 square feet
  • $362 per sq. ft.

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

Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (June 2011 Home Sales Report)

June 29, 2011

San Rafael, CA’s May 2011 home sales held steady (up one trade from May). The entry level price band (under $600K) remains strong — 34 of these homes are currently in escrow (WOW!). Meanwhile, the $600K to $800K price band (a mix of entry level and move-up homes) remains buyer-friendly and accounts for another 23 of homes in escrow. While the entry level market stood alone a well-performing market sector in February, we are now seeing some significant activity in the $600K to $800K range where 40% of homes are in escrow. Same as in May, 28 of our sales last month were under $800K. There are currently 136 homes active on the MLS, about 20 less than last month. Averages relating to the 37 homes which sold in June 2011 are as follows:

  • days on market — 84
  • sales price — $736,784
  • home size was 2,191 square feet
  • $342 per sq. ft.

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

Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (April/May 2011 Home Sales Report)

May 4, 2011

San Rafael, CA’s March and April 2011 home sales jumped significantly — from 22 in February to 38 in March and 36 in April. The entry level price band (under $600K) remains strong — 31 of these homes are currently in escrow (WOW!). Meanwhile, the $600K to $800K price band (a mix of entry level and move-up homes) remains buyer-friendly and accounts for another 23 of homes in escrow. While the entry level market stood alone a well-performing market sector in February, we are now seeing some significant activity in the $600K to $800K range. In fact, 28 of our 36 sales last month were under $800K. There are currently 156 homes active on the MLS. Averages relating to the 74 homes which sold in March and April 2011 are as follows:

  • days on market — 112
  • sales price — $700K
  • home size was 2,050 square feet
  • $694 per sq. ft.

Homes in Lucas Valley, Terra Linda, and The Dominican generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your San Rafael neighborhood or if you have any questions about our many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (March 2011 Home Sales Report)

March 14, 2011

San Rafael, CA’s February 2011 home sales slowed to 22 after a momentous January in which we had 32 homes sell. The entry level price band (under $600K) remains strong — 35 of these homes are currently in escrow (WOW!). Meanwhile, the $600K to $800K price band (a mix of entry level and move-up homes) remains buyer-friendly and accounts for another 24 of homes in escrow. Interestingly, the entry level market is virtually the only segment of San Rafael inventory experiencing any meaningful traction — for example, of the 22 homes which sold last month, 16 were priced under $800,000, although there was activity in higher end as well with 3 sales over $1 million. There are currently 104 homes active on the MLS. Averages relating to the 22 homes which sold in Febuary 2011 are as follows:

  • days on market — 121
  • sales price — $737,795
  • home size was 2,147 square feet
  • $351 per sq. ft.

Homes in Lucas Valley, Terra Linda, and The Dominican generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your San Rafael neighborhood or if you have any questions about our many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

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