Larkspur Real Estate Review – MID-YEAR 2018
An Inside Look at Marin County Real Estate
Sales remained steady throughout Marin County. During the first half of 2018, nearly the same number of homes sold compared to the same period in 2017. Buyer interest continues to exceed overall home inventory, pushing prices higher. The average sale price is now $1,736,000 — an increase of 8% over last year.
Three factors may have an impact on the future housing market:
- Upcoming interest rate increases indicated by the Federal Reserve
- Mortgage interest yearly tax deduction, capped at loan amount of $750,000
- Maximum annual property tax deduction of $10,000/year
Given the current factors in the Marin market, these factors are unlikely to have a marked affect on overall sales.
Larkspur reflects the overall real estate trends in Marin. The volume of sales matched that of the first half of 2017, although more expensive homes sold. The average price increased to a new record level as home prices hit a new high, exceeding $1,000 per square foot. Newly remodeled homes are consistently drawing premiums and Larkspur’s desirability continues to drive prices higher.
As always, I will make myself available to answer any questions you may have and discuss potential strategies for maximizing your home value, or purchasing a new home in this dynamic market.