Gerstle Park

The last several weeks have shown signs of slowing market activity in Gerstle Park.  Several new homes have come onto the market, no home sale transactions have been completed and only one home has gone into contract during this time period, the house at 109 Clorinda.  This home is in need of some repair and is also a short sale has been on the market for more than six months with a list price of $420,000.  A short sale is a home with a listing price that falls short of the money the seller...

People ask us all the time,“how’s the market”?  The best way to answer that question is to look at the specific area where one lives.  We can watch the news and see that our state is struggling and homeowners in various parts of the country are ‘underwater’ with respect to their home values.  The news about real estate is not always as it appears.  There are many, many different real estate markets in the state – even in our Bay Area … and in Marin County.  So, to answer the...


This week's "Best of Tour" is a fantastic house at 240 C Street in San Rafael.  Built in 1925, this darling house has a great layout for a 2 bedroom home. It retains some of its original detail and is a very charming home.  It also has been updated--according to the agent and the MLS.  Updates include wiring, plumbing and lighting, as well as a kitchen and bathroom update.  It is currently tenant occupied, so I didn't want to shoot interior photos.  But this house, with its huge yard,...

 
 
 

 
August is typically a slower month for real estate activity, but this August, Gerstle Park has seen a fair amount of market activity.  During the first few weeks of the month, there have been two new recorded sales of homes, three new listings and four homes whose owners have accepted offers and are successfully moving through the escrow process with the buyers (some newly listed, and others finally in contract when the sellers have reduced the asking price to the “correct”...

Summer has arrived and the farmer’s market is in full swing: active and lively.  Real estate seems to be buzzing along too.  There have been the usual higher number of listings come onto the market in the Gerstle Park neighborhood--as you drive around you can see the signs indicating that number.
You may want to know what is happening to all those sales, so we have attached the current list of local listings: active, pending and of course, closed sales since mid January. 
A quick glance of...

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