Some good news that may begin countering last week's unexpected downer: In figures released yesterday (9-23-10) the National Assn of Realtors (NAR) announced that the values of homes in August rose nationally over 7% from the prior month. The previous month had shown a major downturn nationally, one that was quite unexpected and very troubling to those who had begun to feel that the worst was over. Assuming that July was really an aberration, then August's figures should be of some comfort to all of you, particularly if you're contemplating selling in the coming months.
Locally, September has historically been the kickoff of a very UP period for homes sales here in Marin. The market, second only to the spring, would steam along usually until mid-November, and then go into somewhat of a hibernation through the holidays. So, if you're really thinking about putting your home on the market, now could be just the right time! Don't wait--give us a call! We'd be happy to help you make the correct decision for your particular situation.