Even before the fires were out in Sonoma County, the scramble for real estate was on.
Two motivated buyers of mine just closed on two homes in the town of Sonoma. Curious as to what the stats look like for the entire county, I see that there was an 18% jump in homes going into contract over October of 2016. Some investors were snapping up rentals before the smoke cleared….and others looking for the perfect home were happy to have found something before the demand grows.
December can bring off market opportunities for homes that are being readied for a spring debut. My clients are in the process of clearing out and painting this gorgeous contemporary with open floor plan, bamboo flooring, and vaulted ceilings and will sell it now. Wonderful indoor-outdoor flow allows enjoyment of the wooded view from the deck or yard area. 217 Picnic Avenue in San Rafael is perfect for those who want to be close to everything, and have privacy too. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 1928 square feet. En suite master. Attached one car garage. Walk to Panama Hotel, Muffin Mania and downtown San Rafael. Price TBD but somewhere between $1 million and 1.075
There are many homes being readied for the spring market. Contact me about this one… or help in uncovering more pocket listings.
As the fires raged, and white ash rained down on the day I spent at this gorgeous home with my buyer and inspectors, my fear turned to confidence as we realized this Sonoma neighborhood would most likely be safe from any fires caused by downed wires. With community landscaping and common area tree removal, relatively new construction, defensible spaces, wider than usual hillside roads and its own water source, the deal closed at a time when other transactions were put on hold. As a Marin and Sonoma real estate expert, I’m happy to provide information on the areas that are already increasing in value, and those that are impacted by the fires.