The Ten Least Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2018
A Cottage With an Ocean View Makes Our Top 10 Least Expensive Homes Sold in Marin List This Year
As a companion piece to my annual list of the most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2018, I decided this year it might be interesting to also publish a list of the top 10 least expensive homes sold in Marin. Housing affordability has long been an issue in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has progressively become more challenging. Like many others, I could not afford to buy my dream home when I moved here in 1998, so instead I chose to buy “fixer uppers” and slowly remodel them into my vision. In fact, I have spent the majority of my time living in Marin with a port-a-potty and/or a debris box in my driveway! (Thankfully, the most recent remodel ended a couple of years ago.)
If you’ve asked the question “What does $400,000 buy in Marin County real estate?” this is the list for you. The top 10 are in Fairfax, Forest Knolls, San Anselmo, Novato, Dillon Beach, and even Greenbrae. There are some cute cottages, as well as tear-downs and fixers. One even has an ocean view — I wasn’t expecting that.
I was surprised to see that San Rafael’s up and coming Santa Venetia and Bret Harte neighborhoods did not make the list. Prices in those two neighborhoods have really gone up in the last three years, but there are still some great values there.
I truly enjoy working with clients at this end of the price range — whether it is families just starting out or remodelers who plan to “flip and sell,” I find it very rewarding to help buyers see the potential in properties, as well as to enter purchases with “eyes wide open” with thorough inspections and discussions about pros and cons of potential purchases. In some cases I have worked with property developers to identify properties, pick out finishes, and make important re-sale decisions before and during remodels.
For the purposes of this article, I excluded condominiums and focused my search on single-family homes that were either sold via the Multiple Listing System or sold off market then entered by their agent into the MLS. I hope you enjoy this list, and please call me at 415.847.5584 if I may help make your real estate dreams come true. I offer “luxury service at all price points” and would be delighted to speak with you.
All photos above are courtesy of the agents who represented the properties and of BAREIS MLS Service, all rights reserved.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the top 10 least expensive homes that were sold here in Marin County in 2018. Congratulations to the buyers and sellers of these homes for having the vision (and in some cases, courage) to buy these properties.
I love helping buyers and sellers make their real estate dreams come true. Please click here if you would like to see some of the properties I have sold. If I may be of any assistance with your Marin / San Francisco real estate needs, please call me at +1.415.847.5584.