Posts Tagged ‘Fairfax Real Estate’

New Listing: Sunny and Charming Fairfax Cottage

October 15th, 2011 By George Crowe

This week we brought on this super cute cottage just over the San Anselmo/Fairfax border. It has a flat lawn, tons of charm, and the location is great.  A stone’s throw to downtown and a block from the new Good Earth grocery store, but just far enough from Sir Francis Drake to avoid the road noise. First Sunday open house tomorrow!  www.20willowave.com

Pending rates for August

September 16th, 2011 By George Crowe

Here are the pending rates for August.  It’s traditionally a slow month, with people out of town, but there’s still been strong activity in some parts off the county.  Corte Madera, Greenbrae, and Fairfax continue to show a lot of demand relative to a small supply.

And here they are by price range. No surprise that the lower end continues to be stronger than the luxury market.

Big Changes in the Works for the Ross Valley School District

March 9th, 2011 By George Crowe

In order to accommodate rising elementary school enrollment in Fairfax and San Anselmo the Ross Vally School District Board is in the process of redrawing the boundaries that determine which school goes with which neighborhood. It’s part of a process that will also split the two Brookside Elementary campuses into separate K-5 schools.

According to the RSVD website the aim of the changes will be to:

  • Create and maintain four, independent “k-5” schools of similar size
  • Prioritize enrollment for residents who live closest to a school site and within its boundary – taking into consideration natural geographic boundaries – to:
    • enable and encourage walking and biking to school, and
    • minimize the number of people traveling by car.
  • Align with Safe Routes to School for students who walk or bike to school.
  • Maintain accessibility to District-wide programs (e.g., MAP and the Learning Center).
  • Minimize the number of current students who must change schools during the transition phase as a result of these boundary adjustments.

Jack Schreder & Associates, the consulting firm the board hired, has come up with four scenarios for redrawing the boundaries. They say that they’re now going to look at more tax assessor and census data, get input from the Board of Trustees, district staff, and the community, and then do some recalculating before presenting a final scenario.

There’s a special board meeting tomorrow night at White Hill Middle School to discuss the process. The Powerpoint presentation outlining the four enrollment boundary options is available here.  For more info visit the RVSD website or contact the district office at 415.454.2162.

Own a Piece of Fairfax History & Your Own Railroad

April 3rd, 2010 By George Crowe

All aboard!  A chance to own your own railroad in Fairfax.

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A slice of Marin history is coming on the market this week and as the saying goes, they really don’t make them like this anymore.  If you were a kid living in Fairfax back in the 60s or 70s you may have ridden the Raccoon Gulch railway, a 7.5 gauge line that wound for about a fifth of a mile through train aficionado Gordon Adams’ property in Cascade Canyon.  The home and grounds are soon to be up for sale, complete with tracks, tunnels and a mini locomotive.  The property is listed by Fred Kusin with Frank Howard Allen Realtors.

I had an opportunity to preview this place last week.  The two story, 4 bedroom house is relatively modest, but the the lot is pretty amazing–a beautiful, sunny, flat, tree-studded 1.8 acres or so bordered by a babbling creek.  The property exemplifies the combination of quirky charm and natural beauty that makes Fairfax such a special place.  If you happen to be a train fan you shouldn’t miss the chance to check it out.  And if you rode the Raccoon Gulch line as a child, we’d love to hear your stories or see your pictures.

-George

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Photos and listing information for 475 Cascade courtesy of Fred Kusin and Frank Howard Allen Realtors.


Vintage Fairfax Bungalow- 59 Cypress, Fairfax

March 10th, 2010 By Ginger Wilcox

New Listing:  59 Cypress, Fairfax $799,000

What We Love:

We love this listing for it’s vintage charm and the great location just minutes from downtown Fairfax and a quick bike ride away from miles of hiking and biking trails, waterfalls and endless open space.

Cool Details:

  • Front Porch- a throwback to yesteryear (We love front porches!)
  • Vintage fireplace with bricks from the San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake
  • Bathrooms renovated to capture that perfect period charm
  • Two separate parcels create a unique opportunity for a new buyer to get creative
  • Great home to entertain family and friends with a spacious deck back opening out to a backyard oasis perfect for entertaining friends and family

All the Specs:

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • Hardwood floors
  • Recently remodeled kitchens and bathrooms
  • Sunny double lot with enormous level lawn
  • Entertaining deck
  • 2 car garage
  • Off-street parking for 3+cars
  • Mature fruits trees
  • Tons of storage
  • Finished 3 room basement with laundry room

Visit 59 Cypress, Fairfax:

  • Call Stephen 415-720-7832

Move to one of our favorite Marin towns!

Fairfax Real Estate Update- March 2010

March 3rd, 2010 By Ginger Wilcox

There are 12 active homes for sale in Fairfax and 10 homes under contact. Six Fairfax homes have sold this year. The average list price for a single family home is $748,120. The average sales price is $747,333. The average days on the market for a Fairfax home sold in 2010 was 157 days. The table below shows the trends for the month of January over December 2010, for 1 year and for 15 months.


1 Month
1 Year
15 Months
Dec
2009
Jan
2010
%
Change
Jan
2009
Jan
2010
%
Change
Nov
2008
Jan
2010
%
Change
For Sale
10
12
20%
22
12
-44.5%
30
12
-60%
Sold
8
2
-75%
1
2
100%
2
2
0%
Pended
4
4
0%
3
4
33.3%
5
4
-20%

Fairfax Home Sales Year to Date

  • 35 Azalea Ave $501,000
  • 79 Hillside Drive, $595,000
  • 28 Oak Tree Lane $626,000
  • 4 Spring Lane $656,000

Fairfax Real Estate Market Data effective as of March 2, 2010. Data provided by Bay Area Real Estate Information Services. 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.

Fairfax Real Estate Market Stats 8/28/2009

September 2nd, 2009 By Ginger Wilcox

What is happing in Fairfax Real Estate?

The number of Fairfax homes selling has outpaced the number of Fairfax homes being listed in recent weeks.  The is making the market action index stronger.  Home prices are still falling because of all of the excess homes that have been sitting on the market, but if the favorable supply & demand trends continue, we might see some price adjustments as well. Here is what happened in the last seven days:

7-day stats for Single Family properties in
FAIRFAX, CA as of August 28, 2009
Median List Price $679,500 Average List Price $794,625
Total Inventory 36 Price per Square Foot $425
Average Home Size 1,626 Median Lot Size 7,275
Average # Beds 3.06 Average # Baths 2.10
Homes Absorbed 3 Newly Listed 3
Days on Market 146 Average Age 63

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Fairfax Real Estate Market Profile- Monday, October 20

October 20th, 2008 By Ginger Wilcox

This market profile is a snapshot of what is happening in Fairfax.

Home prices are down again this week in Fairfax while the average days on market continues to to climb.  The market action index remains flat. (more…)

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