Explore San Rafael, CA

By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(RE/MAX )
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As of July 6, 2007 21% of available listings in San Rafael are in escrow, which some sources would say indicates a Buyer's Market.For the month of June 2007, 64 homes sold in San Rafael for an average final selling price of $909,137.The average original asking price of these homes was $934,677.It...

By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
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Like most of Marin County's real estate markets, the San Rafael market is performing admirably. The bread and butter homes of San Rafael are priced between $750,000 and $900,000. These homes continue to sell fairly quickly (although the definition of "fairly quickly" has been extended over the pa...

By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(RE/MAX )
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As of June 6, 2007 22% of available listings in San Rafael are in escrow.For the month of May 2007, 69 homes sold in San Rafael for an average final selling price of $819,220.The average original list price of these homes was $829,811.These homes took an average of 51 days to sell.Of the 69 homes...

By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(RE/MAX )
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I was born at Marin General Hospital and have spent my entire life here.  My childhood was spent growing up in Central San Rafael, in the Gerstle Park neighborhood.  I went to Davidson Middle School and San Rafael High School.  And I walked to and from school every day.  Back then, parents didn't...

By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(RE/MAX )
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On May 19, May Madness will be on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael.  Entry is FREE and it's suitable for all ages, starting at noon and going on until 9:00pm.  There will be live music, dancing, food, and a classic car parade.  (It is $40 if you want to enter your car.)The price is right and ...

By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(RE/MAX )
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As of May 4, 2007 24% of available listings in San Rafael are in escrow, which some sources would say indicates a Buyer's Market.  I, however, am calling it a seller's market.  I've been having to compete in multiple offer situations, and in fact, am waiting to hear back if my clients prevailed i...

By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
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Marin County Neighborhoods -- Terra Linda and Marinwood, San RafaelAt the northern portion of San Rafael, sit two neighborhoods worth a long look for both young families and those thinking of downsizing--Terra Linda and Marinwood.  These neighborhoods are established communities with history.  Th...

By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
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San Rafael Real Estate Market Overview (Home Sales Market Report 4/5/07) Despite some of the numbers in the snapshot graph below, San Rafael homes continue to sell across the board. The bread and butter homes of San Rafael are priced between $700K and $900K and sell fast so long as they are nicel...

By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(RE/MAX )
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As of April 6, 2007 28% of available listings in San Rafael are in escrow, which some sources would say indicates a Buyer's Market.For the month of March 2007 59 homes sold in San Rafael for an average final selling price of $912,341.The average original list prices of these homes was $944,017.Of...

By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(RE/MAX )
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For the month of February 2007 32 homes sold in San Rafael.The average original list price was $865,312.The average final selling price was $823,656.It took an average of 88 days for these homes to sell.Of the 32 homes that sold, 3 sold AT their original asking price and 4 sold OVER.As of March 4...

By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
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San Rafael Market Overview (Home Sales Report as of 3/1/07)San Rafael homes continue to sell at a good pace across the board, particularly in the under $700K range.  While many of these homes tend to be smaller and/or in poor condition, in less desirable neighborhoods, and/or located on a steep h...

By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
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The San Rafael market is fairly strong for this time of year (as of the writing of this report), especially in the under $700K range.  It is worth noting that these homes tend to be smaller and/or in poor condition, in less desirable neighborhoods, and/or located on a steep hill, etc.  The bread ...

By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
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The San Rafael market is fairly strong for this time of year (as of the writing of this report), especially in the under $700K range.  It is worth noting that these homes tend to be smaller and/or in poor condition, in less desirable neighborhoods, and/or located on a steep hill, etc.  The bread ...

By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(RE/MAX )
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During the month of January 2007, 38 homes sold in San Rafael, after an average of 85 days on the market.  The average original list price was $899,392 with an average final selling price of $848,104.  Of the 38 homes that sold, 4 sold AT their original asking price and 5 sold OVER their original...

By Kyle Frazier, Kyle Frazier , CRS & Marin CA Realtor
(Christie's Great Estates | Pacific Union International)
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San Rafael became Marin's first city in 1874. Franciscans founded Mission San Rafael Archangel at the foot of San Rafael Hill, the 20th of California's 21 missions in the early 1800's. A replica of the mission stands at St. Raphael's Church. More than 52,000 residents make their home in the count...

By Mitch Todd
(Coldwell Banker)
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About Marin CountyPeople and Places:Marin County is home to over 253,000 people.   It ranks as the 25 most populous County in California.   Marin covers 520 square miles of the most exquisite land California and our nation has to offer.   Over 92% of the population (over the age of 20) are high s...

By Mitch Todd
(Coldwell Banker)
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I read an article last week published by RISMEDIA regarding a recent poll by Green Builder(R) Media and Imre Communications.  The article suggested that U.S. homebuyers would be willing to pay a premium of between 11% and 25% for new homes built using 'green' practices.This made me think...Is it ...

By Mitch Todd
(Coldwell Banker)
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I've been waiting to buy my first hybrid for a year or so now.   I keep thinking that Toyota will finally release their hybrid Sienna minivan...so I keep waiting.   But, at long last, I think I'm going to bite the bullet and buy the Hybrid 7-passenger Toyota Highlander (well, later this year).   ...

By Patricia Gross
(Marin Realty Group)
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Ok, so I needed to retile my bathroom so I took myself off to  Tile and Stone in San Rafael in hopes of finding a quick and easy solution.  On being totaly overwhelmed on arrival with the vast array to choose from I was rescued by Katie, a lovely young woman who promtly took me to her favorite ba...

By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(RE/MAX )
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Santa Venetia is a neighborhood in a North Eastern part of San Rafael, and home to the Marin County Civic Center.  As you come off highway 101, at the North San Pedro Road Exit, into Santa Venetia, the Civic Center is on your left and Santa Venetia Market is on your right (along with some bail bo...

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