Marin Real Estate (January 2011)

January 5, 2011 by  

Welcome 2011! Over the past two days, the stock market has set two year highs on consecutive days (remember the 2008 meltdown?), a headline on CNN Money was “A Hiring Boom in 2011. Really!” and domestic automotive sales were up significantly last month and in the final quarter of 2010. If this all does not sound like recovery and renewed optimism, I don’t know what to think. While the historically low interest rates of October and November 2010 are likely gone for good, rates are still unbelievably low and overall affordability is at its best levels ever recorded.

Hint: time to buy a house if that is in your plans.

As with every year, January brings with it lower residential real estate inventory levels in Marin County, California. There are currently 524 active listings as this time of year is historically slow for home sales — everybody is recuperating from the holiday season and beginning to finalize plans for the coming year. Spring is around the corner and activity is already high at our new home development in Novato.

Click HERE for the rest of the report, courtesy of NorthBayRE.com

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