What Others are Looking at in Marin: Recent Top Listings

top-listings.jpgRecent top Marin hits on Redfin goes to a duo of homes in Mill Valley and San Rafael. Both are under the median Marin price (~$899K), currently vacant and seem very ready for a new owner.

Top Listing #1: 347 Starling Rd in Mill Valley - $829,000

This 4 bed/ 2 bath home in around the Tam Junction, southern Mill Valley area. For those wanting to be extra close to the city, this puts you onto the 101 in a flash. On the market now for 52 days, it has recently been reduced by $20,000 from $849,000 to $829,000. When it last changed hands in October 0f 2002 for $559,000, the home was listed as a 4 bedroom, 1 bath; the owners have done some upgrades including the addition of an extra master bathroom. In the residential area of similar homes built in the 50s, this one lacks an enclosed garage like others nearby. It appears that it was converted at one point to more living space, based on how front door literally opens onto the driveway. At $580 per square foot, this house is on the more value oriented spectrum of Mill Valley homes, though there are some out there that are lower.

Top Listing #2: 248 Woodland in San Rafael – $699,000

While the exact address isn’t provided on its Redfin listing, the directions track this 2 bed/ 1 bath craftsman cottage to the Bret Hart area of San Rafael. My sleuth skills further pinned it down to the address above. On the market for over 5 months, it’s been reduced by $60,000 from it’s original listing price of $759,000. The yard and exterior seems to be this property’s prime attraction, since all the pictures are of the home’s outdoor areas. No pictures are provided of the home’s interior – which usually means to me that there’s some work to be done here.