Bay Area Real Estate Sales Newsletter
Marin Real Estate News October 2009
In This Issue
Search for a Marin Home
Marin Schools Top Scores
How Is The Marin Real Estate Market Doing?
Free Home Evaluation Report
Need help finding foreclosure deals?
Marin Property Tax Assessment
What Do Liz's Client's Say?
home search 
Search All The Marin Homes For Sale by City
Want to see all of the current homes for sale in Mill Valley?  Tiburon?  San Anselmo?  The following link will take you to home searches for different cities in Marin.  

All search results are displayed from the highest price to the lowest price. You can scroll through pages at a time.

See all the Marin Homes for Sale By City
Marin School Scores Near Top in State 
At least 48 Marin schools reported API scores of 800 or more - the state standard for academic achievement - including every elementary school in the Dixie, Novato and Ross Valley districts. As many as 22 schools reported scores of 900 or higher, including every school in the Kentfield, Larkspur, Mill Valley and Reed districts.
BUT, sixteen schools in the county failed to meet federal mandates, more than twice as many as last year.

Quick Links
Liz McCarthy
Broker, McGuire Real Estate
DRE Broker Lic #:  01421997
I hope you and your family are doing well.  As always, I have a lot of great Marin Statistics in this newsletter that can help in your personal evaluation of the Marin Real Estate Market.  Let me know if I can help you strategize if you are looking to either purchase or sell a home this year.
Liz McCarthy 
How is the Marin Real Estate Market Performing?

The Marin County, Single Family Home Report this week looked at 1100 homes on the market. The median price was $1,264,493. These homes have been on the market for an average of 100 days. As far as the condos report this week, there were 287 condos on the market. The median price this week is $447,808. These condos have been on the market for an average of 140 days.
Analysis by Price Range: For the first time in almost two years years, the overall Marin is in a "Balanced Market" category, but this is a bit misleading...

See the charts and read more
What is Your Home Worth in Today's Market?
Homes for sale
I've mentioned in the past, I'm constantly on the look out for information to better prepare my clients to understand the local real estate market. I've got 2 great new stat evaluation programs that I'm providing FREE of charge to my clients and viewers of my newsletter!

Free Home Evaluation Report within 30 minutes
Detailed Market Evaluation by City
Foreclosed Home

Where are the Foreclosure "deals mentioned in the press?"

  As of 10/14/09, there were 1,182 bank owned, pre-foreclosure and homes to be auctioned in Marin.  See how this compares to the prior months in the chart listed below:  Read more:
Apply to Have your Property Tax Value Re-assessed
Has the value of your house gone down since it was last assessed by the Marin County Tax Assessor? One of my clients received a lowered assessment document in the mail, but they still applied for an Informal Review of their January 1 09 Assessment. The homeowner's assessment was lowered even further. If you would like to request a reassessment evaluation of your home, you need to do the following .

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What Do Liz's Client's Say?

"My husband and I keep Liz's business cards in our car at all times in case we meet someone in need of a realtor in Marin.  We were blown away by Liz's mission to find us the perfect home for us.  She thoroughly evaluated each home that we walked into, pointing out the pluses and minuses to each house.  She really per herself in our shoes, thinking about what kind of home would be best for us now, and also what kind of home we would want to grow into.  I can honestly say, that she didn't miss one important detail, and we now are in the home of our dreams.  

Not only was Liz amazing to work with professionally, but she..."

Read more about what Liz's Client's say....

The Bay Area Real Estate Newsletter Is Provided To You By:

Liz McCarthy
"High-Touch through "High-Tech"
Real Estate Broker, e-PRO certified
McGuire Real Estate
BLOG: Bay Area Real Estate Blog
License Number: 01421997

If you would like to have Liz help you sell your Marin home or help you find a home, or you know of someone that could benefit from her services, just send her an email: or give her a call: 415-250-4929

"High-Touch through High-Tech": Did you know that Liz McCarthy is ePro Internet Certified by the National Association of Realtors and that 70 percent of home buyers today use the internet in their home search? Why are you still working with a Realtor who isn't a technology expert?

What this means to you:

Home Buyers: Liz is an expert in helping save you time by using the internet, email and other technology resources to help save your valuable time and money. She knows how busy you are!

Home Sellers: Liz will hire a professional photographer and market your home extensively on the internet