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Greenbrae’s Value & My Interview on Forbes

August 31st, 2009 By Ginger Wilcox

Forbes recently published their list of America’s most expensive zip codes, most of which have seen very sluggish home sales.  As part of the story, they focused on real estate markets that have tremendous value for being the luxury home market “next door” to the toniest of neighborhoods.  The Marin County neighborhoods of Kentfield and Greenbrae received the majority of the focus in the story which I was interviewed for.

Kentfield has seen prices decline 20% this year while Greenbrae is only down 9% according to stats by Altos Research.

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Kentfield Schools Need Our Help

June 12th, 2009 By Ginger Wilcox

As you may know, I am a board member at the Kentfield Schools Foundation.  I am sitting in a hotel in Chicago and got an email from a fellow board member directing me to a letter to the parents in the school district.  Even  if you do not have kids in the Kentfield School District, the budget cuts to the school to the school still impact you.  Part of the reason the property values in Kentfield and Greenbrae have not been hit as hard as other locations is because of our every very, very strong schools.

In May 2009, the average sales price in Greenbrae is down 18.4% over May of last year.  In Kentfield, it was down 12.6%.  In the same time period, home prices in neighboring San Anselmo were down 47.4%.

Families in our district pay a premium for homes to be in this fantastic and unique school district.  It is exactly why I purchased my home in Greenbrae when I was pregnant with my daughter.  The programs that make these schools strong are in jeopardy.  In a letter on the Kentfield School District’s website, Kentfield Schools Foundation President Marita Daly says this:

The weak economy has created budget constraints beyond our District’s control. As enrollment continues to rise and funding shrinks, the enriched education we have provided for years is at risk. Our District has already made many budget cuts, which are listed on the District website. The Board of Trustees needs another $1.5 million in revenue to fund current programs that are integral to our schools and dear to our hearts. The state reduces its funding by the hour, so this number will certainly change.

We are asking that every family respond to make sure we are very clear about what you value, so that the Foundation may properly represent you. The future of our schools lies in our hands.

If you would like to make a donation to minimize the impact of these budget cuts on our schools and our community, you may make your donation here.

June 5th, 2009 By Ginger Wilcox

This market profile is a snapshot of what is happening in Kentfield. Home prices continue to trend down this week. The number of Kentfield homes for sale has trended up while the days on the market has trended down.  The Kentfield market action index remains flat

Kentfield Real Estate Market Update

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There are currently 44 homes* for sale in Kentfield, California. There are 5 homes under contract.
(*single family)

Median List Price $1,824,500
Highest Priced Home in Kentfield (single family) $9,995,000 126 Cypress Ave, Kentfield
Lowest Priced Home in Kentfield (single family) $885,000 17 Laurel Grove, Kentfield
Asking Price per Square Foot $719
Average Days on Market 86
Percent of Properties with Price Decrease 33%
Percent Relisted 5%
Median House Size (sq ft) 3,092
Median Lot Size 0.25-0.50 acre
Median Number of Bedrooms 4.0
Median Number of Bathrooms 3.0
Market Action Index 13- Cold! Buyer’s Market

The Market Action Index answers the question: “How’s the Kentfield Real Estate Market?” By measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of inventory. Index above 30 implies seller’s market conditions. Below 30, conditions favor the buyer.


Kentfield Real Estate Market Data effective as of June 1, 2009. Data provided by AltosResearch and Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. Are you a Marin real estate junkie? Sign up to receive very detailed real-time market reports in your email. Just register and let me know which neighborhoods you are interested in. Download a sample report.

Greenbrae Real Estate Report

June 5th, 2009 By Ginger Wilcox

This market profile is a snapshot of what is happening in Greenbrae. Home prices bumped up a bit this week. The days-on-market was flat at 115 days.  Demand measured by the market action index is rising, indicating mildly positive conditions for the Greenbrae real estate market.

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Greenbrae Real Estate Market Update

There are currently 22 homes* for sale in Greenbrae, California. There are 6 homes under contract.
(*single family)

Median List Price $1,1987,000
Highest Priced Home in Greenbrae (single family) $3,495,000 30 La Cuesta, Greenbrae
Lowest Priced Home in Greenbrae (single family) $840,000 265 Vista Grande, Greenbrae
Asking Price per Square Foot $549
Average Days on Market 115
Percent of Properties with Price Decrease 28%
Percent Relisted 0%
Median House Size (sq ft) 2,232
Median Lot Size 8,0001-10,000 Sq Feet.
Median Number of Bedrooms 4.0
Median Number of Bathrooms 2.3
Market Action Index 11- Cold! Buyer’s Market

The Market Action Index answers the question: “How’s the Greenbrae Real Estate Market?” By measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of inventory. Index above 30 implies seller’s market conditions. Below 30, conditions favor the buyer.


Greenbrae Real Estate Market Data effective as of June 1, 2009. Data provided by AltosResearch and Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. Are you a Marin real estate junkie? Sign up to receive very detailed real-time market reports in your email. Just register and let me know which neighborhoods you are interested in. Download a sample report.

Kentfield Schools Fundraiser Smashing Success

May 7th, 2009 By Ginger Wilcox

Tombola

Last night I had the privilege of being the chairwoman of the Kentfield Schools Foundation’ss Gala Tombola Fundraiser and Auction- “Sevilla, a Saturday in Seville” – benefiting Bacich and Kent Schools. 

More than 300 people came out to Mt. Tam Racquet Club in support of the Kentfield schools.

Even in a difficult climate, the event was a huge success.  I wanted to take the opportunity to call out the amazing sponsors who generously contribute to this event and to the schools time and time again.  The companies and families in this community truly help make the Kentfield School District exceptional. 

The Mt. Tam Racquet Club was entirely transformed by Allegra Events’amazing lighting and sound team.  (Did I say- AMAZING?!)  Chef Lisa Hines with Bella Luxe catering provided exceptional Spanish style cuisine with an inspired menu featuring Crema cabrales, gazpacho shots, paella and a scrumptious honey cake with crema Catalana sauce.  Constellation Wines and O’Brien Estate Winery provided fabulous wines for the guests while Coca Cola provided waters and soft drinks.

John Polacheck Branding did an amazing job with our graphics and invitations with printing by Ace Printing.  Bacich dad Johnny Grace did an exceptional job capturing the event with his beautiful and fun pictures. (Picture above by Johnny Grace)

Corporate underwriters included:

  • Kelly Pacific Construction
  • Polsky Perlstein Architects
  • The David Whiteside Company
  • Steve and Kate’s Camp
  • San Francisco Design Center
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Greenberg

    Thank you to everyone who made this event such a success!

  • Kentfield Real Estate Report

    March 31st, 2009 By Ginger Wilcox

    This market profile is a snapshot of what is happening in Kentfield. Home prices have climbed in recent weeks. The days-on-market is trending downward while the Kentfield Market Action Index has been increasing, indicating positive signs for the Kentfield real estate market.

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    Kentfield Real Estate Market Update

    There are currently 18 homes* for sale in Kentfield, California. There are 2 homes under contract.
    (*single family)

    Median List Price $2,085,000
    Highest Priced Home in Greenbrae (single family) $6.950,000 30 Toussin Avenue, Kentfield
    Lowest Priced Home in Greenbrae (single family) $1,395,000 304 Kent Avenue, Kentfield
    Asking Price per Square Foot $774
    Average Days on Market 75
    Percent of Properties with Price Decrease 20%
    Percent Relisted 5%
    Median House Size (sq ft) 3,422
    Median Lot Size 0.25-0.50 acre
    Median Number of Bedrooms 4.0
    Median Number of Bathrooms 3.3
    Market Action Index 17 – Cold! Buyer’s Market

    The Market Action Index answers the question: “How’s the Kentfield Real Estate Market?” By measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of inventory. Index above 30 implies seller’s market conditions. Below 30, conditions favor the buyer.


    Kentfield Real Estate Market Data effective as of March 30, 2009. Data provided by AltosResearch and Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. Are you a Marin real estate junkie? Sign up to receive very detailed real-time market reports in your email. Just register and let me know which neighborhoods you are interested in. Download a sample report.

    Greenbrae Real Estate Market Report

    March 30th, 2009 By Ginger Wilcox

    This market profile is a snapshot of what is happening in Greenbrae. Home prices have shown a nice slight up trend in recent weeks. The days-on-market has been decreasing  but listing inventory has been trending up.  The Greenbrae Market Action Index has trended down in recent weeks.

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    Greenbrae Real  Estate Market Update

    There are currently 15 homes* for sale in Greenbrae, Calfornia. There are 4 homes under contract.
    (*single family)

    Median List Price $1,199,000
    Highest Priced Home in Greenbrae (single family) $3,495,000 30 La Cuesta Drive, Greenbrae
    Lowest Priced Home in Greenbrae (single family) 133 Greenbrae Boardwalk, Greenbrae
    Asking Price per Square Foot $528
    Average Days on Market 119
    Percent of Properties with Price Decrease 47%
    Percent Relisted 6%
    Median House Size (sq ft) 2,194
    Median Lot Size 6,501-8,000 Sq Feet.
    Median Number of Bedrooms 3.7
    Median Number of Bathrooms 2.3
    Market Action Index 9 – Cold! Buyer’s Market

    The Market Action Index answers the question: “How’s the Greenbrae Real Estate Market?” By measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of inventory. Index above 30 implies seller’s market conditions. Below 30, conditions favor the buyer.


    Greenbrae Real Estate Market Data effective as of March 30, 2009. Data provided by AltosResearch and Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. Are you a Marin real estate junkie? Sign up to receive very detailed real-time market reports in your email. Just register and let me know which neighborhoods you are interested in. Download a sample report.

    A Saturday in Seville- Tombola Benefiting the Kentfield Schools Foundation

    February 23rd, 2009 By Ginger Wilcox

    Tombola Benefiting the Kentfield Schools Foundation

    This year I have the honor of chairing the Kentfield Schools Foundation’s biennial fundraiser.  This year’s event, A Saturday in Seville, promises to be a spectacular evening when approximately 400 guests will feel like they have been transported to Spain for an evening of tantalizing cuisines, scintillating music, and fabulous live and silent auctions.  The event will take place at the Mt. Tam Racquet Club in Larkspur on Saturday, May 2, 2009. 

    • What:  A Saturday in Seville, The Kentfield School Foundation’s biennial Tombola fundraiser
    • When:  Saturday, May 2, 2009, 6:00 pm
    • Where:  Mt. Tam Racquet Club, Larkspur
    • Why: Raise key funds in support of the the Kentfield School District (Bacich Elementary and Kent Middle Schools). With drastic budget cuts in the public schools, funds from the Kentfield Schools Foundation are needed now more than ever.  This biennial provides a significant portion of funds to the budget of the Kentfield School District.  Please come out and support our schools!

    Save the date and mark your calendars for an exciting escape to Spain benefiting a great cause!

    Half Day Cafe -Kentfield Breakfast Hot Spot

    February 17th, 2009 By Ginger Wilcox

    I can’t believe I haven’t written about the Half Day Cafe in Kentfield before.  The Half Day Cafe is one of my absolute favorite spots to meet friends for breakfast, lunch or brunch.   Half  Day is located on College Avenue just across the street from the College of Marin.  It has been a Marin County staple for more than 20 years.  The restaurant is tucked into a charming brick building built in the 1930’s.  It was originally the Kentfield Garage.  Half Day is bright and cheery with tall ceilings and huge windows.  On a warm, sunny day, it has  a great outdoor patio for leisurely dining.

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    I have never had anything I didn’t like on the menu. Half Day Cafe has phenomenal omelettes, huevos rancheros, and french toast for breakfast.  Most of the breakfast options come with a choice of homemade pastry- their scones, cinnamon rolls and muffins are to die for!  For lunch, there are many options.  I typically go the lunch omelette route unless I am craving a burger and fries.  My lunch companions often enjoy delicious homemade soups and tasty salads.  Everything on the menu is fresh.  The service is always good, and they happily oblige my coffee addiction with frequent refills.  This restaurant is tops for me in terms of service and menu.

    • Where:  The Half Day Cafe
    • Address:  848 College Avenue, Kentfield, CA 94904
    • What:  Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch
    Kentfield-Greenbrae Real Estate Market Report

    February 16th, 2009 By Ginger Wilcox

    This market profile is a snapshot of what is happening in Greenbrae & Kentfield. Home prices have trended down in recent weeks.  While the days-on-market has been increasing, listing inventory has been decreasing and the Kentfield-Greenbrae Market Action Index has been on the rise, signally positive indications for the Kentfield-Greenbrae real estate market.

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    Kentfield-Greenbrae Real Estate Market Update

    There are currently 33 homes for sale in Kentfield & Greenbrae, California.  There are 7 homes under contract.

    Median List Price $2,675,000
    Highest Priced Home
    in Kentfield-Greenbrae
    (single family)
    $6,950,000
    30 Toussin Ave, Kentfield
    Lowest Priced Home
    in Kentfield-Greenbrae
    (single family)
    $899,000
    44 Corte Morada, Greenbrae
    Asking Price per Square Foot $732
    Average Days on Market 139
    Percent of Properties with Price Decrease 13%
    Percent Relisted 9%
    Median House Size (sq ft) 3,579
    Median Lot Size 0.25-0.50 acre
    Median Number of Bedrooms 4.0
    Median Number of Bathrooms 3.2
    Market Action Index 14 – Cold! Buyer’s Market

    The Market Action Index answers the question:
    How’s the Kentfield-Greenbrae Real Estate Market?”
    By measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of inventory.
    Index above 30 implies seller’s market conditions.
    Below 30, conditions favor the buyer.


    Kentfield-Greenbrae Real Estate Market Data effective as of February 15, 2009. Data provided by AltosResearch and Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. Are you a Marin real estate junkie? Sign up to receive very detailed real-time market reports in your email. Just register and let me know which neighborhoods you are interested in. Download a sample report.

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