Marin Holiday Markdowns in Ross Valley

The malls aren’t the only places during this holiday season offering specials and sales.  As the days keep ticking away on some homes on the market, the owners are finding themselves slashing prices to entice shoppers.  In my neck of the woods – Ross Valley – the towns of Fairfax and San Anselmo are seeing a few markdowns.  There’s also one very intersting reduction in Woodacre, thought not officially in the Ross Valley, but close enough, that I had mention.  holiday-sale.jpg

37 Willow Ave, Fairfax - 2 beds, 1.5 baths, 1309SF – $549,000:  This is the first price reduction for this 2 story, 2 bedroom house.  Located close to downtown, it has been on the market for 50 days.  This markdown is $20,500 off the original asking price of $569,500.

19 Woodside Dr, San Anselmo - 3 beds, 2 baths, 1502SF – $699,000:  Hitting the 116 day mark, this traditional 2 story house is off near the Sleepy Hollow area of San Anselmo, off of Butterfield Avenue.  First listed for $829,000 – it’s now $130K less than it was ~ 4 months ago.  Bathrooms, kitchen, etc. could use some updating – great opportunity to add your touch. 

8 Oak Grove Ave, Woodacre - 5 beds, 4 baths, 5700SF – $799,000:  This gets the blue light special award.  On the market for almost a year, there was a dramatic price slash on this one.  The original listing price was $1,225,000 and it was marked down all the way to $799K – making it $170 per SF – lots of bang for your buck here.  Not a ton of pictures, but the message on the listing is interesting associating it with the Winchester Mystery House and Marin County Code Enforcement stipulations.  “Contrators would be the ideal potential buyers who have remodel experience. “  Hmmmm….

175 Francis Ave, Fairfax – 2 beds, 2 baths – $899,000:  On the market for well over 1 year, this is a completely renovated cottage on over 1 acre with great views and a lovely pool.  It’s currently being leased through Jan 08 so timing is perfect to move right in.  The original asking price was $1,095,000 – so almost 10% off from a year ago.