Mill Valley 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. 

Mill Valley Summary

In Mill Valley, the average sale price broke the $2 million mark and is again in record territory. More homes sold during the first half of 2018 than during the same period last year. Sixty percent of homes landed sales above the asking price and went into escrow within 15 days. More than twice as many homes priced above $4 million sold during the first half of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. Mill Valley remains a highly desirable location and sales reflect that popularity.

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.