Pacific Union Novato Real Estate Market Update (July 2010 Novato Home Sales Report)

July 23, 2010 by  

The Novato, California real estate market continues its torrid year with 49 sales in June — up from 38 sales in May 2010. The average sales price of Novato homes in June 2010 was $644,778. These homes averaged 98 days on market, were about 2,162 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $306 sq. ft.

Novato’s price per square foot has hovered between 3-5% of $300 for a year now — in my mind, we are seeing the gradual recomposition of the market in the era of the “New Normal.” Prices are holding steady, particularly in the entry level and move-up price bands. This is good news for buyers and sellers alike. Moreover, historically low interest rates and added sales are giving buyers adequate impetus to make their move.

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Novato’s major price bands:

  • 47% of homes priced under $500,000;
  • 34% of homes between $501,000 and $600,000;
  • 36% of homes between $601,000 and $750,000;
  • 33% of homes between $751,000 and $1 million;
  • 18% of homes between $1 million and $1.5 million;
  • 13% of homes between $1.5 million and up.

Of the Novato homes that sold in June 2009:

  • 24 homes were priced under $600,000;
  • 22 homes priced from $601,00 to $1 million (the Novato move-up market is hot); and
  • 3 priced from $1 million and up.

NEW HOMES IN NOVATO: The 3 Model Homes being built at The Landing at Hamilton Field (I am the exclusive marketing agent for this project), located adjacent to South Gate in Hamilton Field, will open in mid-August. We expect that the first homes will be ready for occupancy in September 2010. Pricing begins in the mid-$800,000’s. Interest surrounding this new luxury community has been significant. Please call me at (415) 350-9440 for more information. Or, visit our website at

If you would like to have the value of your Novato home professionally evaluated, or if you have any questions about Novato’s many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440.

My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Postscript: Homes in Pointe Marin, Country Club, Hamilton Field, Rush Creek, and Bel Marin Keys generated the most calls and showings this past month. My listing at 94 Maybeck Street, Novato (South Gate at Hamilton Field) sold for 98.7% of list price in 10 days. In addition, we have also pre-sold one of the new homes at The Landing at Hamilton.


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