Mill Valley Real Estate Review – YEAR-End 2018

An Inside Look at Marin County Real Estate

Some of my clients are concerned about the current economic climate and how it might be affecting real estate here in Marin. 

Fortunately, Marin doesn’t usually move in step with other real estate markets or even other financial markets. Our market is seldom flooded with inventory, and limited supply sustains prices. While prices could flatten and we may see fewer multiple bids and fewer homes sell over list price, Marin’s desirability keeps real estate prices relatively stable. Highly desirable properties will continue to attract significant interest and command premium prices. 

Selling prices continued to hit record highs in Marin County in 2018. While the number of homes sold in 2018 dropped slightly (2.2%) from 2017, the average selling price rose 4.9% to a record setting $1,682,000. Fewer homes sold at prices below $1 million than in 2017, while homes priced between $1 million and $4 million sold in record numbers. In fact, 2018 marked the tenth year of record growth.

Mill Valley Summary

Mill Valley experienced a continuation of the heated pace set in 2017 with record setting prices in 2018 along with the highest annual number of homes ever sold. Nearly half of all homes sold over the listing price and with multiple offers. A record number of homes priced between $1 million and $2 million changed hands; 26% more homes sold at prices exceeding $3 million compared to 2017. The Mill Valley market shows no signs of slowing, reflecting its ongoing desirability.

I would love to discuss strategies for selling your home and maximizing the value, for purchasing a new home, or for any questions you may have.