There is a slow down in the Marin housing market, but if your property is in the right location, has the right potential and is priced right, it will still get snatched in a hurry. As evidenced by these 3 homes, which went from new on the market to in contract faster than you can say – SOLD.
215 Chapman Dr, Corte Madera – 3 beds/ 1.5 baths – $799,000: Ok, this really didn’t happen in a week – more like 11 days, but it is still light years ahead of the average days on the market for Marin, so it qualifies.. The house is a fixer and has a separate small 1 bedroom legal unit. What got this property sold quick? The fabulous west side of Corte Madera location that is super convenient to shopping and town, quality interior despite the fixer status, a large 9500SF lot to get creative with and of course a price that is below the Marin median. Chuh- ching.
309 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley – 4 beds, 3.5 baths – $1,695,000: In contract after 7 days. Located in Blithedale Canyon, which is west of downtown Mill Valley, the opportunity to live amongst the redwoods definitely got a lot of buyers attention. (Check out the bedroom window’s view of the redwoods!) Easy, flat walking distance to downtown is a great plus. Probably the biggest selling point is the beautiful 1900s Craftsman style architecture of the home itself – with the historical details all maintained. As they say – they just don’t make things like they use to.
1 Culloden Park Rd, San Rafael – 5 beds, 2.5 baths – $1,800,000: Not even one week and papers were drawn on this historic home in the Forbes area of San Rafael. I think there is definitely a desire amongst buyers to get into a older home that has fine details that newer homes don’t. This nearly 5,000SF gorgeous 1890s Victorian is an estate – sitting on 0.38 acres – and from the pictures, opportunity for any owner to bring back to its full granduer. For that lucky new owner, it’s been a long wait – first time on the market in 45 years. Check out the taxes – only $2,156 were paid in property taxes last year. Unreal. But the county property tax division is certainly going to be happy.