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Despite a tough luxury home market, luxury homes are still selling in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marin County saw some of it’s most expensive homes sell in 2010. There were 61 Marin County homes sold over three million dollars in 2010 representing a total sales volume of $269,944,655. This compares to 50 homes sold over three million dollars in 2009, representing a total sales volume of $214,291,988.
2010′s Top 10 Most Expensive Home Sales in Marin County
|1 Upper Rd Ross, CA 94957||$14,000,000|
|67 Belvedere Ave Belvedere, CA 94920||$11,750,000|
|7 Laurel Grove Ave Ross, CA 94957||$8,000,000|
|3680 Paradise Dr Tiburon, CA 94920||$7,800,000|
|8 Eucalyptus Rd Belvedere, CA 94920||$7,140,000|
|4639 Paradise Dr Tiburon, CA 94920||$7,000,000|
|133 Sugarloaf Dr Tiburon, CA 94920||$6,900,000|
|77 Harrison Ave Sausalito, CA 94965||$6,834,000|
|3910 Paradise Dr Tiburon, CA 94920||$6,500,000|
|232 Trinidad Dr Tiburon, CA 94920||$6,500,000|
Data from BAREIS MLS. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
There have been 50 Marin homes over three million dollars sold since January 1, 2010. In the same time frame last year, there were 37 homes over three million dollars sold in Marin. Yes, despite the mortgage mess the overall luxury home market has actually improved since 2009 in terms of number of sales.
As you can see in the chart above, the town of Tiburon tops the list of the most homes over three million dollars sold. The bulk of the luxury home sales are still under 3.5 million.
Top Ten Most Expensive Homes
The top ten most expensive homes sold year-to-date in Marin are as follows:
|Ross||1 Upper Rd Ross, CA 94957||17,500,000||1/15/10||14,000,000|
|Ross||7 Laurel Grove Ave Ross, CA 94957||10,000,000||1/20/10||8,000,000|
|Tiburon||3680 Paradise Dr Tiburon, CA 94920||8,800,000||4/2/10||7,800,000|
|Belvedere||8 Eucalyptus Rd Belvedere, CA 94920||7,500,000||10/19/10||7,140,000|
|Tiburon||4639 Paradise Dr Tiburon, CA 94920||7,485,000||8/3/10||7,000,000|
|Tiburon||133 Sugarloaf Dr Tiburon, CA 94920||6,995,000||7/15/10||6,900,000|
|Sausalito||77 Harrison Ave Sausalito, CA 94965||8,750,000||4/15/10||6,834,000|
|Tiburon||232 Trinidad Dr Tiburon, CA 94920||7,995,000||3/10/10||6,500,000|
|Kentfield||65 Rock Rd Kentfield, CA 94904||5,500,000||5/17/10||5,500,000|
|Mill Valley||401 Lovell Ave Mill Valley, CA 94941||5,695,000||9/26/10||5,500,000|
Both the price per square foot and the list price to sales price ratios were almost identical in 2009 and 2010. What’s to come for the luxury market? It’s still unclear how the meltdown of the mortgage markets will impact the overall economy and confidence in the real estate market. We’ll be watching carefully to see what’s next.
*information from Bay Area Real Estate Information Services.
Exploring by the Bay
Next stop: Fun events with kids!
The Bay is brimming with fun events for kids this weekend. Here are just a few. Feel free to add additional events in the comments!
Spring Eggstravaganza takes place on Sunday, April 4, 2010 from 11 am – 3 pm at Stern Grove. San Francisco throws a giant Easter celebration that’s kid-friendly but open to all ages. Egg hunts, carnival rides, arts and crafts, entertainment, food and giant inflatables will keep you busy. At Stern Grove, 19th Ave. and Sloat Blvd. $5 admission. For tickets or more information, call (415) 831-2700 during business hours.
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the San Francisco Zoo takes place every day from now until April 4th from 11am to 3pm. All activities are free with paid Zoo admission and include live entertainment, bunnies to see and learn about from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), photo opportunities with a costumed bunny, crafts, and games to play. Additionally, the Zoo will offer one FREE child’s admission with one paid adult for kids ages 4 to 14 who bring along their favorite plush bunny.
Belvedere- Join the Easter bunny at the Belvedere Community Center’s Easter Bunny Brunch on Saturday, April 3, 2010 from 10 am-noon. The event includes brunch, crafts, face painting, music and of course, an Easter egg hunt! To purchase tickets, call the recreation office at (415) 435-4355 or visit the Belvedere Community Center website.
Corte Madera- The Corte Madera Parks & Recreation will be hosting a Children’s Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Corte Madera Town Park. The hunt starts at 10am. For more info, call (415) 927-5073.
Fairfax- Fairfax hosts it’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bolinas Park Saturday, April 3, 2010 from 10:00 am-12:00. Call 415-456-5652 for more information.
Mill Valley- The Strawberry Recreation District will be holding their Spring Faire on Saturday, April 3, 2010 from 11:30am to 4pm at the Strawberry Recreation Center at 118 E. Strawberry Drive. The event features activities for children ages 1 to 8 and will include carnival games, prizes and an egg hunt. $5 admission per child. Call 383-6494 for more information.
Sausalito hosts their 30th Annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, 2010 from 10am -2pm at Dunphy Park located on Caledonia Street and Bridgeway. The schedule of events includes:
- 10:00am – Parade led by the Easter bunny!
- 10:15am – Egg Hunt
- 10:30am – Live Music
- 11am – Easter Bonnet Contest- bring your craziest, creative and beautiful Easter bonnets.
San Anselmo- The San Anselmo Parks and Recreation holds an egg hunt on Friday, April 2 from 7:50 pm (don’t be late) for kids ages 8 and older at Memorial Park in San Anselmo. For kids under 7, check out the Children’s Egg Hunt at 11am on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Memorial Park in San Anselmo. Call (415) 258-4640 for more information.
Santa Cruz Area
Time for a Sunday drive? Consider heading down to Felton in the Santa Cruz Mountains for the Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt III on Sunday April 4, 2010 at 2:00pm at Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton. Kids take the steam train to Bear Mountain to hunt for thousands of chocolate candy eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny in a redwood forest and win prizes. Special Easter crafts and games for families and kids. Sounds like a blast!
Today is a good day to look at Belvedere real estate stats in celebration of Belvedere’s birthday. In 1965, the average home price in Belvedere was approximately $58,000. In 2009, 23 Belvedere homes sold with an average sale price of $3,166,957 for the year. In November of 2009, the median home price was down 24.4% over the same time period five years before, however; monthly/weekly sales statistics for the town of Belvedere are not necessarily reflective of the true Belvedere real estate market because of the very small number of homes sold each month. Below is a list of all homes sold in Belvedere, California in 2009.
2009 Belvedere Home Sales
250 Bayview Ave, Sales Price $855,000
121 Bayview Ave, Sales Price $950,000
14 Edgewater Rd, Sales Price $1,780,000
40 Bayview Ave, Sales Price $1,980,000
95 W Shore Rd Sales Price $2,125,000
10 Windward Rd Sales Price $2,200,000
331 San Rafael Ave, Sales Price $2,375,000
30 Eucalyptus Rd, Sales Price $2,505,000
14 Eucalyptus Rd, Sales Price $2,550,000
76 Lagoon Rd Sales Price $2,580,000
310 Beach Rd, Sales Price $2,625,000
2 Eucalyptus Rd, Sales Price $2,640,000
3 Leeward Rd, Sales Price $2,950,000
5 Blanding Ln, Sales Price $3,000,000
3 West Shore Rd, Sales Price $3,200,000
33 Peninsula Rd, Sales Price $3,225,000
1 Madrona Ave Sales Price $4,100,000
10 Crest Rd, Sales Price $4,350,000
30 Peninsula Rd, Sales Price $4,900,000
16 Edgewater Rd, Sales Price $5,100,000
429 Golden Gate Ave, Sales Price $5,200,000
450 Belvedere Ave Sales Price $5,400,000
456 Belvedere Ave Sales Price $6,250,000
The town of Belvedere turned 114 years old today! Belvedere was incorporated on December 21, 1896. The tiny town sits on the shores overlooking the San Francisco Bay and features some of Marin’s priciest residences. Belvedere is less than a mile wide and is bordered by water on three sides. Belvedere is a residential community; the town doesn’t allow stores or restaurants. The Belvedere Park is a popular Marin County park and one of my kids personal favorites. It is located between San Rafael Avenue and Community Road and is home to the summer Concerts in the Park series.
Happy Birthday Belvedere!
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