September 2016 Novato Real Estate Market Update | Pacific Union International Home Sales Report

September 13, 2016

 September 2016 Novato Home Sales Report | Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update. With the real estate market clearly in transition and the Summer lull in full effect, Novato home sales numbers in August 2016 were stronger than anticipated with a total of 42 sales (exactly the same number of home to sell last year in August 2015). August has never been considered a particularly strong month for sale closings as people are on vacation and seemingly have better things to do than buy and/or sell properties. As with most realtors in Marin County (generally) and Novato (in particular), I feel there is a clear softening in the market over and above what we might expect due to Summer. Many industry observers have commented on “The Shift” and its presence can certainly be felt in all but the new home and entry level markets (both of these market segments continue see buyer demand outstrip inventory).

Overall, in Novato, the 42 trades sold at an average price per foot of $430 (almost exactly the same as last August). Likewise, the presence of Novato’s upper tier / luxury home market (homes over $1 million) has grown considerably over the past year — in fact, I have added a new price band to my analysis focussing on homes priced over $1.5 million. Certainly, more and more buyers feel the “bang for the buck” in driving an extra 10 minutes from Sir Francis Drake is worth it. We are also seeing large numbers of longtime Marin residents selling their multimillion dollar homes in Southern Marin and transferring their tax base to new / newer homes in Novato. We also continue to find that numerous sales are conducted privately, outside of the MLS, via netorking groups such as the Top Agent Network (TAN — Top 10% of agents) and the Marin Platinum Group (MPG — Top 100 agents). Approximately 10-15% of homes are sold without ever hitting the market. Indeed, I sold several homes privately in 2016 at the request of sellers who value privacy and discretion.

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The average sale price for Novato homes in August 2016 was just under $875K . Novato (especially Southern Novato) has unquestionably been one of Marin County’s hottest markets this year due to the good weather, easy commute and bang-for-your-buck.

Overall, Novato real estate sales in August 2016 averaged 50 days on market, were about 2,036 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $437 per sq. ft. Novato’s absorption rate (e.g., the number of months’ inventory of homes for sale based on last month’s sales totals) is currently just under 2 months. This reflects a very tight market —  balanced markets have 6 months of inventory.

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Novato’s major price bands (note that due to increasing sales prices, I have eliminated the “under $500,000″ price band as few homes are sold for less than that amount and added the “over $1.5 million” price band):
■ 52% of homes priced under $750,000;
■ 40% of homes between $751,000 and $1 million;
■ 21% of homes between $1 million and $1.5 million;

■ 27% of homes between $1 million and $1.5 million.

Of the 42 Novato, CA homes that sold in August 2016:
■ 16 homes sold under $750,000;
■ 17 homes sold from $751,00 to $1 million; and
■ 8 homes sold for $1 million and up.

Single family homes in Rudnick Estates (a brand new home development), Pointe Marin, Marin Country Club Estates, Rush Creek, Hamilton Field, and Bel Marin Keys elicited the highest numbers of calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Novato neighborhood or if you have any questions about Novato’s schools or many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Top Agent (member), Marin Platinum Group (member) with Christie’s International | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Note: I specialize in off-market sales of luxury homes in Marin County . If you appreciate discretion and want the BEST result, call me to discuss your situation.

Novato Real Estate Market Update (April 2016 Novato Home Sales Report) Pacific Union | Top Agent

April 22, 2016

 April 2016 Novato Home Sales Report | Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update. Novato home sales numbers in March 2016 were fairly good, falling in at 36 sales of single family homes (up from 30 in Febraury 2016). March is typically not considered a strong month of the year for home sale closings. As noted in prior months’ reports, appreciation of home values in Novato (and throughout the North Bay) continue on an upward trend with many homes having now shifted into the higher price brackets. Indeed, this phenomenon has required me to adjust my monthly report pricing analyses throughout Marin County. Overall, in Novato, the 36 trades sold at an average price per foot of $437. Likewise, Novato’s upper tier / luxury home market (homes over $1 million) has grown considerably over the past year. We are finding more and more buyers feel the “bang for the buck” in driving an extra 10 minutes from Sir Francis Drake is worth it, along with longtime Marin residents selling their multimillion dollar homes in Southern Marin and transferring their tax base to a newer home in Novato. We also continue to see numerous sales conducted privately, outside of the MLS, via netorking groups such as the Top Agent Network (top 10% of agents) and the Marin Platinum Group (Top 1% of agents). It is believed that approximately 10-15% of homes are sold without ever hitting the market. Indeed, I sold several homes privately in 2015 and have seen this trend continue into 2016.

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The average sale price for Novato homes in March 2016 was $925K . Novato (especially Southern Novato) has unquestionably started off 2016 as one of Marin County’s hottest markets.

Overall, Novato real estate sales in March 2016 averaged 61 days on market, were about 2,273 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $437 per sq. ft. Novato’s absorption rate (e.g., the number of months’ inventory of homes for sale based on last month’s sales totals) is currently just over 1-month. This reflects an extremely tight market —  balanced markets have 6 months worth of inventory.

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Novato’s major price bands (note that due to increasing sales prices, I have eliminated the “under $500,000″ price band as few homes are sold for less than that amount):
■ 64% of homes priced under $750,000;
■ 59% of homes between $751,000 and $1 million;
■ 58% of homes between $1 million and up.

Of the 36 Novato, CA homes that sold in March 2016:
■ 10 homes sold under $750,000;
■ 13 homes sold from $751,00 to $1 million; and
■ 13 homes sold for $1 million and up.

Single family homes in Rudnick Estates (a brand new home development), Pointe Marin, Marin Country Club Estates, Rush Creek, Hamilton Field, and Bel Marin Keys elicited the highest numbers of calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Novato neighborhood or if you have any questions about Novato’s schools or many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Top Agent (member), Marin Platinum Group (member) with Christie’s International | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Note: I specialize in off-market sales of luxury homes in Marin County . If you appreciate discretion and want the BEST result, call me to discuss your situation.

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (January 2015 Novato Home Sales Report)

January 11, 2015

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (January 2015 Novato Home Sales Report). Novato sales numbers in December 2014 were surprisingly strong considering the low number of homes for sale and the seasonal slowdown related to the holidays — 30 single family homes sold. While Novato housing market sales numbers have unquestionably softened during the second half of 2014 (the first 6 months of 2014 were very strong), buyers continue to act very decisively on many properties located in desirable neighborhoods. Of course, as always in Novato, buyers remain very price sensitive and only homes that are priced appropriately tend to sell quickly and for premiums (as we all know, overpricing a home results in sale prices below that which you would have obtained if priced correctly at the outset). Indeed, very strong contractual terms, such as short closes under 21 days, minimal investigation periods of 7 days, and discounted rent backs to sellers are becoming more common across all price points. Generally, the Novato luxury home market segment is performing well (in Novato, $1 million+ homes fall into this category). The apparent glut of active listings in this price point at the end of the year has diminshed (due to the seasonal slowdown) such that there are currently just 11 homes over $1 million actively being marketed on the MLS — of course, many of these homes are simply overpriced. Anecdotally, I am also aware of several such homes being sold off market. Such sales are not reflected in the MLS.

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The average sale price for Novato homes in December 2014 was $799K. Novato’s luxury sector (defined here as listings over $1 million) continued its impressive performance with 3 MLS sales.

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Overall, Novato real estate sales in December 2014 averaged 65 days on market, were about 2,213 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $380/sq. ft. Novato’s absorption rate (e.g., number of months’ inventory of homes for sale based on last month’s sales totals) is just over 1 month. This is an extraordinarily low absorption rate due to the scarcity of available homes — balanced markets have 6 months worth of inventory.

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Novato’s major price bands (note that due to increasing sales prices, I have eliminated the “under $500,000” price band as few homes are sold for less than that amount):
■ 61% of homes priced under $750,000;
■ 29% of homes between $751,000 and $1 million;
■ 52% of homes between $1 million and up.

Of the 49 homes that sold in December 2014:
■ 17 homes sold under $750,000;
■ 10 homes sold from $751,00 to $1 million; and
■ 3 homes sold for $1 million and up.

Single family homes in Rudnick Estates (Novato’s finest new home development), Hamilton Field, Pointe Marin, Marin Country Club Estates, Rush Creek, and Bel Marin Keys generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Novato neighborhood or if you have any questions about Novato’s schools or many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

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Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (July 2014 Novato Home Sales Report)

July 26, 2014

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (July 2014 Novato Home Sales Report). Novato sales numbers in June 2014 were strong — 47 single family homes sold. This is impressive, given the low number of homes on the market. Buyers continue to act very decisively on properties in desirable neighborhoods and that are priced appropriately. Strong terms are common on entry level homes (anything under $700,000). The Novato luxury home market segment is also performing well (in Novato, $1 million+ homes fall into this category). The average sale price for Novato homes in June 2014 was $828K (up from $737K in March 2014). Novato’s luxury sector (defined here as listings over $1 million) continued its impressive performance with 7 sales.

Novato real estate sales in June 2014 averaged just 39 days on market, were about 2,244 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $378/sq. ft. Novato’s absorption rate (e.g., number of months’ inventory of homes for sale based on last month’s sales totals) is about 1.5 months. This is a very low absorption rate — balanced markets have 6 months worth of inventory.

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Novato’s major price bands:
■ 83% of homes priced under $500,000;
■ 74% of homes between $501,000 and $750,000;
■ 38% of homes between $751,000 and $1 million;
■ 32% of homes between $1 million and up.

Of the 47 homes that sold in June 2014:
■ 1 homes sold under $500,000;
■ 39 homes sold from $501,00 to $1 million; and
■ 7 homes sold for $1 million and up.

Single family homes in Hamilton Field, Pointe Marin, Marin Country Club Estates, Rush Creek, and Bel Marin Keys generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Novato neighborhood or if you have any questions about Novato’s schools or many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (March 2014 Novato Home Sales Report)

March 23, 2014

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (March 2014 Novato Home Sales Report). During the short month of February 2014, Novato, CA home sales totaled 27. This is a fairly strong, considering that these sales were primarily initiated in January (traditionally, one of the slower months of the year for real estate activity in Marin County). Buyers continue to actively pursue desirable homes with very strong offers made quickly and decisively. The average sale price was $755K in in February 2014 (up from $728K in January 2014). And Novato’s luxury sector (defined as listings over $1 million) continued its impressive performance with 6 sales.

My advice to sellers remains the same — “Get your house on the market immediately!” CALL ME if you are thinking of selling. My systems can get you on market quickly with the very best marketing available.

Novato real estate sales in February 2014 averaged 85 days on market, were about 2,180 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $355/sq. ft. Novato’s absorption rate (e.g., number of months’ inventory of homes for sale based on last month’s sales totals) is improving with just over 2-month’s worth of inventory (however, of the 59 single family homes actively for sale in Novato, roughly 1/2 of them came to market in the past 7 days). Indeed, this remains a very low absorption rate — balanced markets have 6 months worth of inventory — with very high buyer demand especially at prices at or below $850K.

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Novato’s major price bands:
■ 66% of homes priced under $500,000;
■ 62% of homes between $501,000 and $750,000;
■ 49% of homes between $751,000 and $1 million;
■ 35% of homes between $1 million and up.

Of the 27 homes that sold in February 2014:
■ 3 homes sold under $500,000;
■ 18 homes sold from $501,00 to $1 million; and
■ 6 homes sold for $1 million and up.

Single family homes in Hamilton Field, Pointe Marin, Marin Country Club Estates, Rush Creek, and Bel Marin Keys generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Novato neighborhood or if you have any questions about Novato’s schools or many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (September 2013 Novato Home Sales Report)

September 27, 2013

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (September 2013 Novato Home Sales Report). Sales results for August 2013 in Novato, CA were staggering, especially since August is typically a very slow month for sales because people are busy vacationing. Fifty-nine single family homes sold in the town of Novato last month (compared with 46 in July 2013). While interest rates had popped up a point in May and June, buyer urgency remained high and buyers continued to write great offers with lightning speed (sometimes without inspection contingencies) on all virtually all fairly priced homes under $1 million and for unique estate homes in Marin Country Club Estates. The average sale price for Novato homes that sold in August 2013 was $781K (over $50K higher than July 2013). And Novato’s luxury sector (defined as listings over $1 million) continued its impressive performance with 12 sales.

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Novato real estate sales in August averaged 55 days on market, were about 2,307 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $356/sq. ft. (note: this is up from $285/ft a year ago). Novato’s overall absorption rate (e.g., number of months’ inventory of homes for sale based on last month’s sales totals) is still very low — it is hovering around 1 month (64 single family homes are actively for sale in Novato). This is an incredibly low absorption rate — balanced markets have 6 months worth of inventory.

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Novato’s major price bands:
■71% of homes priced under $500,000;
■59% of homes between $501,000 and $750,000;
■54% of homes between $751,000 and $1 million;
■28% of homes between $1 million and up.

Of the 59 homes that sold in August 2013:
■7 homes were priced under $500,000;
■40 homes priced from $501,00 to $1 million; and
■12 homes priced from $1 million and up.

Homes in San Marin, Hamilton Field, Pointe Marin, Marin Country Club Estates, Rush Creek, and Bel Marin Keys generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Novato neighborhood or if you have any questions about Novato’s schools or many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (April 2013 Novato Home Sales Report)

April 9, 2013

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (April 2013 | Novato Home Sales Report). As we enter Q2 2013, it is crystal clear that Novato’s real estate market has changed significantly from 2012. Those who follow real estate have noted that 2013 is a completely different animal that years past as buyers have finally come back into the market. The combination of low inventory, low interest rates have resulted in an expanding reservoir of “ready, able, and willing” buyers. These home buyers are stepping up in Novato and purchasing listings from all different price points. Even the $2 million+ price point has seen significant activity over the past 3 months as affluent buyers are returning to Novato to capture value and lifestyles unobtainable elsewhere in Marin County. The sales numbers relative to standing inventory remain impressive.

My continuing advice to sellers remains — “If you want to sell in 2013, get your home out there!” CALL ME if you are thinking of selling. My systems can get you on market quickly with the very best marketing available. And my negotiating skills will get you top dollar.

March 2013 sales figures for Novato, CA were exceedingly strong — Novato totaled 38 trades (up from 23 in February). We continue to starve for inventory. Due to the factors noted above and the lack of inventory, buyer urgency is as high as I have ever seen. Buyers are making very strong offers with lightning speed (sometimes without inspection contingencies) on nearly all fairly priced homes. The average sale price for Novato homes that sold in March 2013 was $689K. Novato is now also seeing strong activity on listings over $1 million (28% of $1 million+ homes are in escrow).

Novato real estate sales in March averaged 80 days on market, were about 2,240 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $322/sq. ft. Novato’s absorption rate (e.g., number of months’ inventory of homes for sale based on last month’s sales totals) is still very low despite a large number of homes coming to market in the past 7-days (21 homes came to market during that time frame) — it is hovering at about 1.5 months (52 single family homes are actively for sale in Novato).

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Novato’s major price bands:
■57% of homes priced under $500,000;
■68% of homes between $501,000 and $750,000;
■62% of homes between $751,000 and $1 million;
■28% of homes between $1 million and up.

Of the 38 homes that sold in March 2013:
■6 homes were priced under $500,000;
■30 homes priced from $501,00 to $1 million; and
■2 homes priced from $1 million and up.

Homes in Hamilton Field, Pointe Marin, Marin Country Club Estates, Rush Creek, and Bel Marin Keys generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Novato neighborhood or if you have any questions about Novato’s schools or many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (March 2013 Novato Home Sales Report)

March 21, 2013

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (March 2013 | Novato Home Sales Report). As we approach the end of Q1 2013, it is crystal clear that Novato’s real estate market is quickly improving (at least from a seller’s standpoint). There is no doubt that our real estate market recovery is real. As I noted begining in December 2011, when I first saw signs that buyer sentiment and market health began to change for the better, it is clear that things have changed since the bottom was reached in the Marin County real estate market. There is no doubt that the combination of incredibly low inventory, historically low interest rates, a growing pool of “ready, able, and willing” buyers, are making for an unprecedented Novato home sales. The sales numbers relative to standing inventory remain impressive.

My continuing advice to sellers remains — “Get your home out there!” CALL ME if you are thinking of selling. My systems can get you on market quickly with the very best marketing available.

Despite the short month, February 2013 sales numbers for Novato, CA were strong — real estate sales in Novato totaled 23 trades. We continue to starve for inventory. Due to the factors noted above and the lack of inventory, buyer urgency is as high as I have ever seen. Buyers are making very strong offers with lightning speed (sometimes without inspection contingencies) on nearly all fairly priced homes. The average sale price for Novato homes that sold in February 2013 was $640K. Novato is now also seeing increased sales over $1 million (there are currently 37% of $1 million homes in escrow).

February’s Novato real estate sales averaged 69 days on market, were about 2,175 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $299/sq. ft. Novato’s absorption rate (e.g., number of months’ inventory of homes for sale based on last month’s sales totals) remains whisper-thin at well under 1 month (as of this writing, a mere 38 single family homes are actively for sale in Novato — and many of those came on the market in the last 7 days). It remains an extraordinarily strong sellers’ market all the way up to about $750K, where 66% of homes are in escrow.

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Novato’s major price bands:
■62% of homes priced under $500,000;
■86% of homes between $501,000 and $750,000;
■66% of homes between $751,000 and $1 million;
■37% of homes between $1 million and up.

Of the 23 homes that sold in February 2013:
■5 homes were priced under $500,000;
■18 homes priced from $501,00 to $1 million; and
■0 homes priced from $1 million and up.

Homes in Hamilton Field, Breakers at Pointe Marin, Marin Country Club Estates, Rush Creek, and Bel Marin Keys generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Novato neighborhood or if you have any questions about Novato’s schools or many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (January 2013 Novato Home Sales Report)

January 3, 2013

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (January 2013 | Novato Home Sales Report). The development of 2013 Marin real estate trends promise to provide an interesting story line in coming months. As has been noted ad nauseum over the past 6 months, incredibly low inventory, historically low interest rates, a growing pool of “ready, able, and willing” buyers, are combining to make for an unprecedented Novato real estate market. The sales numbers relative to inventory are truly unheard of. My advice to sellers this year is — “Get your house on the market immediately!” CALL ME if you are thinking of selling. My systems can get you on market quickly with the very best marketing available.

December 2012 sales numbers for Novato, CA are wildly impressive. With 41 trades, this past December had nearly record number sales in the most inventory constrained environment imaginable. Buyers are making very strong offers in lightning speed on well-priced and/or unique real estate opportunities. The average sale price was $633K in December 2012. While down from October, average prices continue to creep higher if examined a 90-day rolling basis (month to month fluctuations are of little analytic benefit as the composition of closed sales is erratic). Importantly, December 2012 sales included 11 homes over $750K (of these, just one sold for over $1 million — this lone $1 million+ sale was one of my listings in the Country Club neighborhood and, I believe, resulted in the highest price per foot sale in Novato for three years).

December’s Novato real estate sales averaged 103 days on market, were about 2,200 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $305 sq. ft. Novato’s absorption rate (e.g., number of months’ inventory of homes for sale based on last month’s sales totals) is a whisper thin .85 months’ worth of available inventory overall (a mere 35 single family homes are actively for sale in Novato). I have never seen so low an absorption rate for an entire city!

The hottest component of the Novato real estate market (as always) is the entry and move-up levels — homes priced under $500K — 87% of these homes are in escrow — it has been over 75% for months). It remains an extraordinarily strong sellers’ market all the way up to about $750K, where 61% of homes are in escrow.

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Novato’s major price bands:
■87% of homes priced under $500,000;
■61% of homes between $501,000 and $750,000;
■74% of homes between $751,000 and $1 million;
■13% of homes between $1 million and up.

Of the 41 homes that sold in December 2012:
■14 homes were priced under $500,000;
■26 homes priced from $501,00 to $1 million; and
■1 home priced from $1 million and up.

Homes in The Landing at Hamilton Field, Breakers at Pointe Marin, Marin Country Club, Rush Creek, and Bel Marin Keys generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Novato neighborhood 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 J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

The Landing at Hamilton Field — NEW CONSTRUCTION. Prices start in the high – $700′s. Although all homes are currently SOLD, several have yet to close escrow. Please call me at (415) 350-9440 for more information. Or visit our website at www.TheLandingNovato.com.

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (November 2012 Novato Home Sales Report)

November 18, 2012

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (November 2012 | Novato Home Sales Report). Incredibly low inventory, historically low interest rates, a growing pool of “ready, able, and willing” buyers, are combining to make 2012 a pivotal year for Novato real estate. While the jury is out as to where the economy is heading with the looming fiscal cliff and worldwide debt crisis, there is growing perception among buyers (note: perception is reality in real estate), that the time to buy is NOW.

October 2012 sales numbers for Novato, CA continue to impress (we had 56 trades — the most since 2005). Buyers are moving very quickly on well-priced and/or unique real estate opportunities. The average sale price was $675K in October 2012 and continues to creep higher if examined a 90-day rolling basis (month to month fluctuations are of little analytic benefit as the composition of closed sales is erratic). Importantly, October 2012 sales included 15 homes which sold for $750K or more in Novato (of these, 4 were over $1 million and another 3 homes are currently in escrow).

October’s Novato real estate sales averaged 100 days on market, were about 2,426 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $293 sq. ft. Novato’s absorption rate (e.g., number of months’ inventory of homes for sale based on last month’s sales totals) is extremely low with just over 1 months’ worth of available inventory overall (a mere 65 single family homes are actively for sale in Novato). The hottest component of the Novato real estate market (as always) is the entry and move-up levels — homes priced under $500K — 84% of these homes are in escrow — it has been over 70% for months). It remains an extraordinarily strong sellers’ market all the way up to about $750K, where 54% of homes are in escrow.

Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Novato’s major price bands:
■84% of homes priced under $500,000;
■54% of homes between $501,000 and $750,000;
■55% of homes between $751,000 and $1 million;
■25% of homes between $1 million and up.

Of the 54 homes that sold in October 2012:
■12 homes were priced under $500,000;
■38 homes priced from $501,00 to $1 million; and
■4 home priced from $1 million and up.

Homes in The Landing at Hamilton Field, Breakers at Pointe Marin, Marin Country Club, Rush Creek, and Bel Marin Keys generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Novato neighborhood 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 J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

The Landing at Hamilton Field — NEW CONSTRUCTION. Prices start in the mid – $700′s. We have just one home left (5 beds, 3 baths, 3,071 square feet) priced at $920K. Please call me at (415) 350-9440 for more information. Or visit our website at www.TheLandingNovato.com.

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