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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of February 10, 2010 29% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of January 2010 only 4 homes sold in Kentfield for an average final selling price of $1,625,750. The average original asking price of these homes was $2,308,250. The range of final selling prices was from a "low" of $1,215,000 to a high of $2,125,000. Of the 4 homes that sold, all sold for less than their original asking price. It took these homes an average of 153 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale through our MLS click here. To learn more about the area visit my website, search more around my blog, or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of January 6, 2010 39% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of December 2009 only 5 homes sold in Kentfield (only 1 of which was a distress sale) for an average final selling price of $1,482,600. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,842,600. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $610,000 to a high of $2,175,000. All 5 homes sold for less than their original asking prices. It took these homes an average of 159 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale on our MLS, click here. To learn more about this area, visit my website or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of December 9, 2009 an encouraging 40% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of November 2009 only 4 homes sold in Kentfield for an average final selling price of $2,026,250. The average original asking price of these homes was 2,506,000. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $1,375,000 to a high of $4,225,000. Of the 4 homes that sold, 1 sold over the original asking price and the other 3 sold for less. It took these homes an average of 122 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale through our MLS, click here. To learn more about the area visit my website or contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of November 6, 2009 only 29% of available listings in Larkspur are in escrow. For the month of October 2009 only 4 homes sold in Larkspur, for an average final selling price of $1,089,250. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,299,750. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $640,000 to a high of $3,680,000. Of the 4 homes that sold all sold for less than their original asking price. It took these homes an average of 131 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale through our MLS, click here. To learn more about this area, visit my website or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of November 6, 2009 31% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of October 2009 only 4 homes sold in Kentfield, for an average final selling price of $3,258,500. The average original asking price of these homes was $3,478,500. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $784,000 to a high of $9,200,000. Of the 4 homes that sold 2 sold for more than their original asking price and the other 2 sold for less. It took these homes an average of 56 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale through our MLS, click here. To learn more about this area, visit my website or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of October 9, 2009 only 21% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of September 2009 only 5 homes sold in Kentfield for an average final selling price of $2,552,000. The average original asking price of these homes was $2,672,800. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $1,190,000 to a high of $4,500,000 (which, by the way went on the market at $3,650,000 and sold to a cash buyer, closing in only 17 days). Of the 5 homes that sold, all but the one listed above which sold well over asking, sold for less than their original asking price. It took these homes an average of 123 days to sell. To see everything that is currently for available for sale on our MLS, click here. For more information about this area visit my website or feel free to contact me...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of September 11, 2009 23% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of August 2009 8 homes sold in Kentfield, for an average final selling price of $1,384,250. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,561,625. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $724,500 to a high of $1,912,500. Of the 8 homes that sold all sold for less than their original asking price. It took these homes an average of 103 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available on our MLS click here. To learn more about this area visit my website or contact me directly.
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By Dave DuPont, Where Experience Meets Results
(Decker Bullock Sothebys Realty)
One way to evaluate how much farther prices will have to fall in Central Marin County CA is to approximate average incomes in each town and to apply some basic financial planning concepts to determine what average prices should be.   Approximate 2009 Average Incomes: •·     Incomes in Larkspur:                            $142,000 •·     Incomes in Kentfield:                            $242,000 •·     Incomes in San Anselmo                     $119,000  Example:  The average family living in Homes in Larkspur CA  earns $142,000, pays $16,000 income tax, leaving them with $126,000. They spend 30% on mortgage interest, could afford a $38,000 annual mortgage (rate 5.5%), and a $691,000 mortgage. The average homeowner has 35% home equity, so Larkspur can support an average home value of $1,0...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of August 13, 2009 only 25% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of July 2009 only 3 homes sold in Kentfield for an average final selling price of $4,741,667. The average original asking price of these homes was $5,031,667. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $1,325,000 to a high of $9,800,000. All three of these homes sold for less than their original asking price. It took these homes an average of only 20 days to sell. To search our MLS and see everything that is currently available for sale, click here. For more information about this area visit my website or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of July 8, 2009 only 12% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of June 2009 only 4 homes sold in Kentfield for an average final selling price of $1,590,000. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,670,238. The range of final selling prices of these homes was from a low of $975,000 to a high of $2,700,000. Of the 4 homes that sold, 1 sold over the original asking price and all others sold for less. It took these homes an average of 70 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale, click here. To learn more about this area, including all the fun things to do around here,  visit my website or contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of June 3, 2009 only 12% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of May 2009 only one home sold Kentfield for a final selling price of $2,332,500. The original asking price was $2,675,000. It took this home 21 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale through out MLS click here. To learn more about this area visit my website or contact me directly. To see some of the fun things to do around here click here.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of April 6, 2009 only 6% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of March 2009 only 3 homes sold in Kentfield for an average final selling price of $1,149,333. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,462,667. The range of final selling prices for these homes was from a low of $353,000 to a high of $2,300,000. All 3 of these homes sold for less than their original asking price. It took these homes an average of 253 days to sell. To see everything currently for sale through our local MLS, click here. To learn more about the area visit my website or contact me directly. And now, from the County of Marin's website, we have a photo of a young man and a boy resting against haystacks in Kentfiled, with Mt. Tam in the background, circa 1929.  Ahhh...  ...
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By Sylvia Barry, Marin and Sonoma Real Estate Leading Expert
(Coldwell Banker Previews International (#1 Marin_Sonoma_San Francisco_North_Bay))
According to Kentfield Architect, Sarah Robinson, an Alumni of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture;  that Being Green is not just to tear down and build from scratch but it's about "Seeing the untapped potential that already exists." She said:"For us, sustainability is not just about making green consumer choices, but is a lifestyle of resourcefulness that honors inherent value and respects the natural world." Sarah Robinson, was thrilled, when her house, nestled in the native redwood and oak woodlands of Mount Tamalpais in Kenfield, Marin County, California, earned the 'Most Sustainable Renovation' Award from the prestigious Metropolitan Home Magazine. www.Methome.com  Robinson's 1963 fixed-upper home incorporated the following winning features: 1) Retain and Expand upon the ...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of March 6, 2009 only 12% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. To illustrate how difficult it is to get financing for higher priced homes, for the month of February 2009 ZERO homes sold in Kentfield.  Not one. The same was true for January 2009 and December 2008, with the three previous months not being much better. Only 4 homes sold in Kentfield in November 2008, only 2 in October 2008 and only 1 in September 2008. To see more recent sales history for Kentfield and surrounding areas, click here. To see everything that is currently available for sale, click here. To learn more about the area visit my website or contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of February 7, 2009 an encouraging 29% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of January 2009 zero homes sold in Kentfield. To see all homes that are currently available for sale, click here. For more information about this area visit my website or contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of January 13, 2009 only 9% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow.  Hello Buyers!  We want YOU in Kentfield!!! For the month of December 2008 there is not one thing to report for Kentfield.  Zero homes sold. If you have been thinking about buying a home in Kentfield call me today! To see everything that is currently available for sale, click here. To learn more about this area visit my website or contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of December 6, 2008 only a mere 4% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow.  (That means 96% of them are still available!) For the month of November 2008 only 4 homes sold in Kentfield for an average final selling price of $1,692,500. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,822,250. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $725,000 to a high of $3,050,000. It took these homes an average of 81 days to sell. Of the 4 homes that sold, 1 sold at the original asking price, 1 sold over the original asking price and the other 2 sold for less. For more information about this area visit my website or contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of November 6, 2008 only 15% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of October 2008 only 2 homes sold in Kentfield for an average final selling price of $2,150,000. The average original asking price of these homes was $2,347,500. The two final selling prices were $1,400,000 and $2,900,000. Both homes sold for less then their original asking prices. It took these homes an average of 54 days to sell. For more information about this area visit my website or contact me directly. To see everything that is currently available for sale click here.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of October 6, 2008 only 19% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of September 2008 only 1 home sold in Kentfield for $935,000. The original asking price of this home was $950,000. It took this home 30 days to sell. For more information about this area visit my website or contact me directly. To search for available homes for sale see our MLS.
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