Novato, Marin Real Estate Market Overview as of May 27, 2010

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It’s been quite sometime since I published a Novato Markret Overview. As I have told interested parties – the market is hopping for homes that are entry level homes, attractive to both first time home buyers and investos; but can be quite challenging for high-end or move-up homes.

Vey clear drop in % in escrow happens between $700K and $800K, with a steep drop from sellers market to buyers market; this might have something to do with the Jumbo Conforming loan cut off point of $729K.

However, homes are very competitively priced and in great conditon can go into escrow quickly, no matter where the price point is.

               
  Novato Market
  Week of 05/27/2010
           
  # of Total Units % of Total Market
  # Total Units # In Escrow   % Active % In Escrow  
Type          
SFDs 255 98 62% 38% N
CIDs 89 47 47% 53% S
All SFDs and CIDs 344 145 58% 42% S
           
SFD by Price Range          
$0-$500K 55 32 42% 58% S
$500,001-$600K 38 16 58% 42% S
$600,001-$700K 38 16 58% 42% S
$700,001-$800K 36 19 47% 53% S
$800,001-$999,999 36 7 81% 19% B
$1M – $1.25M 20 3 85% 15% B
$1.25M – $1.5M 17 3 82% 18% B
$1.5M+ 13 2 85% 15% B
TOTAL SFDs 253 98 61% 39% N
           
% in Contract Type of Market      
< 25% Buyers      
25% – 40% Neutral      
> 40% Sellers

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Sylvia Barry, Realtor, ePRO
Marin Realtor for Marin Real Estate
Marin, San Francisco North Bay
Frankk Howard Allen Realtors
website: www.SylviaSellsMarin.com
Blog: www.AllAboutMarinHomes.com

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Novato Real Estate Market Overview, July 23rd, 2008

Another positive trend since July 9th, 2008 statistics.  Total inventory dropped by 11 while pending sales units remained the same! 

Big change in percent pending is the starter single family homes, with a drop of 8%.  My theory is that Locaton, Location, Location.  SFR in desirable location, shows nicely and priced right are moving still.  However, many starter homes that sit on the market for a while can have a few problems such as location (next to freeway, in flood zone), a big one), , unless priced extremely low, the buyers are shy away from them. ”

Big gain in pending sales is in the low to median price range and people who used to not being able to purchase, are looking at such option now; hence a healthy increase in pening sales for this price range. 

Check with your trusted Realtor about inventory on the market and what’s the best house for your needs and wants!  

category

 

Total Units/ In Escrow

 

% Active

 

% Pending

% +/- since 5/28

All SFD’s and CID’s

 

444/124

 

72%

 

28%

+1%

SFD’s

 

335/81

 

76%

 

24%

+0%

CID’s

 

109/43

 

61%

 

39%

+3%

$0 -$500K SFD

 

56/23

 

59%

 

41%

-8%

$500,001-$600K

 

33/9

 

73%

 

27%

-2%

$600,001 – $700K

 

61/21

 

66%

 

34%

+8%

$700,001 – $800K

 

40/9

 

77.5%

 

22.5%

+2.5%

$800,001 – $999,999

 

52/9

 

83%

 

17%

+3%

$1M – $1.25M

 

35/6

 

83%

 

17%

-1%

$1.25M – $1.5M

 

24/2

 

92%

 

8%

-4%

$1.5M+

 

34/2

 

94%

 

6%

-5%

  • Buyer’s Market  < 25%
  • Neutral                25% – 40%
  • Seller’s Market   > 40%