Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

The Anlyan Report. San Anselmo Winter-Spring Real Estate Statistics January through April, 2016


People ask all the time "How's the Market?", and for the past couple of years, the answer has been "Very active, with many buyers competing for a limited number of properties". Just to give readers an idea of what this means, I took a closer look at the San Anselmo sales statistics for the first four months of the year, and compared them to the same period in 2015.

First, the market for housing in both periods was predominantly Single Family Residences (SFR). This year, 34 SFR's sold in the 1st 4 months of the year vs. only 2 Condos. Last year the numbers were 37 SFR's and 3 Condos. Looking at the prices, I found the following:



Average List...

Sleepy Hollow Is Hot These Days

Prices  increased here in "the Hollow" even as inventory decreased.

This past month 1359 Butterfield sold for $3,300,000 which is a record for this part of the 'hood'. There were two offers.

Shortly,1360 Butterfield is going to come on the market for $2,900,000. It was purchased last year for $,1515,000 and is now rolling out with added square footage and a whole new look. Think: Restoration Hardware meets Sunset Magazine. (Let me know if you want a sneak peak.)

As of this writing only three homes have sold in Sleepy Hollow since the first of the year. By this time last yeear, six homes had sold. This is the story all over Marin right now. Inventory has been down, sales have been down and prices were trending up. I say "were" because while homes are selling for record high prices both in the Hollow and elsewhere, there is a feeling here in Marin that prices are on the verge of correcting. In the past seven days, 20 homes had their prices reduced.  ...

2878 HIlltop Mall Dr Richmond - Just Sold!



Congratulations to my buyers for getting this gorgeous 3bed/3.5bath townhouse in Richmond for $450,000!  We submitted an offer quickly and strategically, and got it for a great price. As a matter of fact, the appraisal value was much higher than the sold price.

If you are looking to buy your first home or an investment property, I will work with you to get your home with minimum stress and maximum happiness.  Please contact me anytime....

20 Burning Tree Drive in Novato--Just Sold!


I had the pleasure of representing the new owners of 20 Burning Tree Drive in the County Club section of Novato.  My clients have grown "kids," that moved to San Francisco and so they decided to sell their home in England and come across the pond, too!  On the must have list was a house with lots of light, picturesque views and great outdoor space for enjoying our California weather....and this property has it all and so much more!  Boasting large bedrooms, 2 family rooms, large LR and DR,  an office and even a wine cellar, this home will be the beginning of making many new wonderful memories for this fabulous family! 

If you are looking for a property to start making your new memories a reality, please give me a call and we can get those doors opened for you!...

747 Norvell St El Cerrito - JUST LISTED


956 Loma Linda, El Sobrante - Sold



Congratulations Ken on the purchase of your new home! Ken came to me pretty disillusioned about the East Bay real estate market. He had made several offers on homes only to be rejected. Ken was ready to try a new approach. After identifying a couple of properties that met his needs, we prepared and perfectly timed a strong offer that was immediately accepted. After one week of looking at homes and 4 weeks in escrow, my client is now the happy owner of this home!

I remind many of my buyer clients to not be discouraged by this competitive real estate market. It's not always the highest offer that gets accepted. It's equally...

Open House this Sunday 1-4pm - 95 Carnousite Heights Marin Country Club Estates Neighborhood

Magnificent home on a premier lot in the coveted Marin Country Club Estates neighborhood of Southern Novato. This wonderful Gem includes a beautifully updated-turnkey 2,900 + sq. ft. home nestled perfectly on over 1.4 acres of property with total privacy, a serene setting and breathtaking views of Ignacio valley and the Marin Golf and Country Club.

The luxury lifestyle of indoor/outdoor living at its best with a wraparound deck and panoramic views boasting four bedrooms, three-and-half baths, an oversized Master suite on the main level with its own fireplace, seating area, and spacious walk-in closet. The living room with vaulted ceiling and see through fireplace flow directly into the Family Room-Gourmet Kitchen with top of the line appliances, breakfast nook, walk-in pantry, and climate controlled wine cabinet. The upper level includes a separate guest suite which can also be setup as an au pair if...

117 Prospect Dr. San Rafael CA 94901: JUST SOLD!

117 Prospect Dr. San Rafael CA 94901: JUST SOLD!

It is with bitter sweet emotions that I announce the sale of my family home, 117 Prospect Dr. San Rafael CA 94901


I am grateful to my parents for providing me with the opportunity of growing up in Marin. Our home was simple yet the lot was large; a perfect combination for a family to grow and flourish. I had a blast growing up on San Rafael Hill and feel lucky to still be living in Marin!


Berkeley Real Estate Market Report - March, 2016

After much needed rain, spring is finally here!  Here is a quick March Berkeley Real Estate Market Report. 

The number of sold properties in March 2016 decreased from 55 in March 2015 to 47. Though the number doesn't seem to be a big difference, it is about 15% less than last year. 

The average list price and sold price are both slightly higher than those of 2015, though the median list and sold are slightly lower than those of last year.  This is probably a result of having a very high-end property (862 Regal) sold this year. 

As you may know, the prices in San Francisco are finally calming down.  It may be slowly coming to the East Bay, (or NOT.) 

In any case, now till the end of summer, many families are moving to new destinations.  If you are one of them and looking to buy or sell in Berkeley,  please contact me anytime.


Just Sold For Top Dollar!

3 Lavenham Rd. in the Traditions section of Hamilton was a home loved by my happy clients for 16 years, but now it was time for them to move 'back home' to their S. Cal roots.   My Sellers were delighted with the way I prepared and marketed the property on social media, online sources and with a fabulous property website.. and they were ecstatic with the reception the property received, the multiple offers and price the property sold for.  In short, they are thrilled and proud that, to date, this home that they loved so, sold for more than any other home in Traditions has. 
If you are thinking of selling your home, give me a call and let me use my experience to get you top dollar!...