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marin county: Average Square Foot Prices of Marin County Single Family Home Since 2005 - 05/16/09 04:00 PM
Below is a table of average square foot prices of Single Family Homes sold in Marin County - calculated for both county as a whole and town-by-town. These prices are based on sales prices divided by the square footage of home. 2005 - 2008 reflect year-end prices and 2009 reflects prices through May 15. All info was compliled through Marin County Multiple Listing Service.y Multiple Listing Service. San Rafael 536.91 523.35 535.42 493.22 415.64 Novato 423.18 420.51 405.92 361.48 290.44 <!-- --> (0 comments)
marin county: Marin County Single Family Home Sales from 2005 to 209 - 05/15/09 05:30 PM
Yearly Volume of Single Family Home Sales since 2005 (Covering Sales from January 1st through April 30 of each year) Saus MV Belv Tib CMadera Lark SR 2005 22 115 14 39 31 26 149 2006 15 108 9 31 20 13 134 2007 22 105 12 37 26 20 141 2008 11 48 6 27 16 10 99 2009 8 46 5 12 16 10 77
Nov Kent Ross SA Fairfax Greenbrae 2005 179 26 6 60 19 15 2006 146 17 11 50 16 7 2007 122 23 8 44 25 26 2008 101 (0 comments)
marin county: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You - 02/07/09 02:10 PM
I had the occasion to interview a middle-aged couple who was thinking of selling their home here in Marin. They had contacted an associate of mine who works in Boise, Idaho. They drove to Boise and were shown a number of properties that were for sale. Let me start at the beginning. The motivation of this couple was centered around the wife's sprightly 94 year old mother who has been living in an "old folks" home and was not enjoying the company J She is more vibrant than many of the elders at the home and she wants to get out, (0 comments)
marin county: Marin County Real Estate Sales 2008 vs 2007 - 01/23/09 12:05 PM
Marin County real estate sales in 2008 were pretty much down across the board. Single family sales down, condominium sales down (except for one town's huge increase in sales volume), dollar volume down, price per square foot down. Take a look. (0 comments)
marin county: How's the Market? - 01/09/09 06:23 PM
The questions I'm asked most are: "how's the market; are there buyers out there; can buyers get loans?" Watch my video blog and find out what's going on in Marin County's real estate market. (0 comments)
marin county: It's Not Rocket Science, It's All about Pricing - 01/09/09 02:25 PM
Why are sellers so unwilling to face the reality of the current real estate market? It's so discouraging to talk with prospective sellers, give them the best advice regarding the sale of their home and their particular situation only to have them get a second opinion. Usually they listen to the agent who tells that what they want to hear in order to obtain the listing of the property. Man oh man, is that bad news. In a real estate market like the one we're in there is one, and only one, thing to understand. It's all about pricing. We are (0 comments)
marin county: Marin’s Deflating Bubble - 01/09/09 02:09 PM
No one thought there was a real estate bubble in marin county. Always buffeted from the economy's harsher cycles marin's real estate seemed above the mundane. Things change. since the middle of 2008 we've watched housing prices plummet as much as 30% and more. An example is a condominium currently for sale at $90,000. this same condo sold 1 1/2 years ago for $275,000 (overbid, of course). $90K is the "asking price". Who knows what it will sell for. Even at asking price that's a 67% drop in "value". If there's another wave of foreclosures, especially in areas like San Rafael (0 comments)
marin county: The Screwing Continues - 01/09/09 02:07 PM
As home foreclosures continue unabated, as the American workforce is being greeted with pink slips or simply showing up for work and being told there is no more work, as the debt heaped upon American taxpayers mounts, along come the credit card companies to add their holiday cheer. In case you haven't noticed, the American people are being nothing less than assaulted and abused by corporate America. It's becoming clear that we exist for their pleasure and profit. Know anyone who has lost his/her job recently? Unfortunately, way too many, regardless of how many years and how loyal the worker may have (1 comments)
marin county: What Doesn’t Make Sense? - 01/09/09 02:05 PM
If a home loses value and is in fact owned by the bank (as are all homes with an outstanding mortgage loan so let's just call the borrowers "home-occupiers") shouldn't the bank also share in the loss? It certainly seems so to me. Otherwise, what you have is a sharing between bank and home-occupier when the going is good and the home-occupier is left alone when the going gets tough. What I mean is since the banks were gauging their profits from mortgage loans on a "bubble" shouldn't they now adjust to the reality? In other words, adjust the value of (0 comments)
marin county: Complicity at the Very Least - 01/09/09 02:04 PM
The suspicion of conspiracy, at whatever level, is starting to make the rounds. Many people are convinced that the recent bailouts and other highly irregular government interventions are in fact grand larceny by our largest corporations with the blessing of the American government. Although that might sound cynical at first it starts to sound more plausible the more you hear of the ignored warnings, the rushed-through bailouts, the built-in lack of accountability for the massive amounts of money involved and the record-setting corporate profits and CEO compensations made at the very same time their business practices were tanking our economy. If (0 comments)
marin county: Ever Feel Like You’ve Been Cheated? - 01/09/09 02:02 PM
It seems there's a lot of lip service being paid to helping financially troubled homeowners. I think most people who heard about the $700 billion bailout believed one of its objectives would be assisting troubled homeowners. On November 18 when Congress questioned Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson he asserted that he never promised assistance to homeowners and the rescue plan was designed to stabilize financial markets and the flow of credit and "is not a panacea for all our economic difficulties." It's become more and more apparent that the $700 billion bailout was poorly conceived, politically motivated and had no stipulations or (2 comments)
marin county: Is There a Silver Lining or Are There Only Clouds - 01/09/09 01:59 PM
The news keeps getting worse. The continuing slump in the housing market along with the failing credit market is exacerbating the serious problems facing the US and global economies. Marin County has been known as a bastion of "old money" and "security" that ordinarily weathers economic storms better than most. Unfortunately, that is not so in these very troubled times. For instance, back in 1991 when there was a world-wide recession, we saw home prices fall. Yes, there were short sales and foreclosures in Marin County but they were a rarity. Most Marin homeowners who tried to sell their homes during (1 comments)
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