Rudnik Estates

Rudnick Estates | Luxury New Homes | Novato, CA (5 Zandra Lane)

July 30, 2014

Pacific Union is proud to announce Marin County's finest new home collection -- Rudnick Estates in Novato.

Rudnick Estates is Novato’s most exclusive enclave of new homes and one of Marin County’s few new home developments. Located a little over 20 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, this incredible community is set amongst approximately 50 acres of rolling hills with stunning vistas and easy access to downtown Novato’s many restaurants and shopping opportunities, along with an easy commute to San Francisco.

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Rudnick Estates homes reflect clear passion in their thoughtful designs and precise execution in their delivery. These fine homes utilize contemporary floor plans and design choices, while exuding warmth and sophistication. In addition to the upscale finishes and the myriad benefits of living in new home construction, the neighborhood consists of 19 homes on oversized lots strategically situated amongst dozens of acres of property. Many homes back up to open space on Novato’s Cherry Hill, preserved for future generations to explore and enjoy.

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 Rudnick Estates Homes

There are four separate floor plans ranging in size from 2,720 square feet to 3,193 square feet. Outside, upon approaching our homes, you will find unique color unique color schemes and tastefully detailed wood work. The builder has taken great care to provide environmentally responsible landscaping and irrigation systems, and oversized front doors with exceptional hardware. Inside our homes, in an effort to provide the very best new home experience possible, our standard features reach far beyond those of competing new home communities.

For example, in our Kitchens, you will find:

  • Granite slab countertops and designer backsplashes
  • Stainless Jenn-Air appliances
  • Deep sinks with pull out faucets and disposals
  • Chef’s Islands
  • Designer cabinetry

Our oversized Master Suites provide a welcome respite from a hard day’s work or play:

  • Plenty of space for a relaxed environement
  • Overhead fan, can lighting, fireplace, and sitting areas (per plans)
  • Luxurious Master baths with designer accents
  • Oversized soaking tubs
  • Expansive walk-in closets will satisfy most everyone

Other unique enhancements include:

  • High ceilings
  • Gas fireplace
  • Convenient Laundry Rooms
  • Extra-high baseboards throughout home and extra wide door casings.
  • Complete home wiring systems
  • Fire suppression sprinklers
  • Front yard landscaping on automated irrigation system
  • High quality fencing in side and back yards
  • Tasteful stone accent exteriors and tile roofing, per floor plan
  • Finished Garages with “utility” walkway from side Garage door to front of house/driveway

Rudnick Estates homes are also environmentally minimally impactful and include:

  • Dual glazed windows and sliders
  • Efficient Dual-Zone forced-air heating and air conditioning
  • Large capacity hot water heater with re-circulating pump on a timer
  • High efficiency gas furnace and insulation
  • Whole house fans to ensure air flow through home

Finally, while Rudnick Estates homes incorporate high-end, tasteful finishes and features as a matter of course, the developer is also willing to provide buyers the opportunity to customize homes if circumstances allow.

About Novato

Novato is a vibrant town with a rich history, deeply passionate population, and is known for its exceptional weather year round. Rudnick Estates is located on Novato’s Cherry Hill and is within an easy 2 minutes of many amenities such as: Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, the local elementary school, sports fields, Tot Lots and Parks, open space trails, literally dozens of restaurants and businesses located on Grant Street in downtown Novato, the freeway and more.

Other Nearby Conveniences

Vintage Oaks Shopping Center where you can find just about anything you’d ever want or need — such as Costco, Sports Authority, Target, BevMo, Sephora, Macy’s Home Store, and half a dozen restaurants.

Finally, Rudnick Estates in Novato is located in the heart of San Francisco’s North Bay region and within a short drive to wine country to the east, the ocean and Pointe Reyes to the west, and San Francisco to the south. In addition, Novato is just a couple of hours from traditional vacation spots like Lake Tahoe, Carmel, and Yosemite. It is truly a blessed location.

Kyle Frazier, Pacific Union Int'l

For a private tour or more information, please call Kyle Frazier at (415) 350-9440. Kyle Frazier | Pacific Union International | Broker | CRS | CLHMS | Top Agent Network | Marin Platinum Group

Pacific Union Tiburon / Belvedere Real Estate Report | July 2014 Home Sales Update

July 29, 2014

Tiburon / Belvedere Home Sales & Real Estate Market Report | July 2014 | Pacific Union International. In line with most of Marin County, Tiburon and Belvedere home sales in June 2014 were fairly strong from a historical perspective — there were 20 trades last month.  Most all entry level homes in Marin’s most coveted luxury home enclaves of Tiburon and Belvedere (located in Southern Marin County — just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco) are receiving extraordinary buyer interest and the higher end is also experiencing great interest. On the Tiburon Peninsula, homes priced below $2 million are generally considered entry level.

Video About Tiburon & Belvedere, California By Kyle Frazier, Luxury Home Specialist, Top Agent, Pacific Union International Real Estate (Marin County Realtor, CRS, CLHMS, J.D.) | Neighborhoods, Schools, Homes For Sale, MLS, Listings, Shopping, Recreation, Real Estate Trends.

About Tiburon – Belvedere, California (Marin County Town Profile Video) from Kyle Frazier

Below are the percentages of Belvedere and Tiburon homes in escrow in each of the major price bands:

  • 33% of homes priced under $2 million;
  • 37% of homes between $2 million and $3 million;
  • 33% of homes between $3 million and $5 million;
  • 5% of homes over $5 million.

Tiburon and Belvedere homes that sold in May 2014, exhibited the following characteristics:

  • Number of Sales: 20
  • Average Days on Market: 182
  • Price: $2.946 million
  • Square Feet: 3,332
  • Price per Square Foot: $931

If you have any questions or would like a custom market analysis of your home’s current likely sales price, please call me at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top Agent, Broker, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Realtors.

And if you are a buyer, I am also a member of the Top Agent Network (Top 10% in Marin County) and the Marin Platinum Group (Top 100 agents in Marin County). These are elite agent networks with access to dozens of homes being marketed informally and not on the MLS. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Kyle Frazier, Pacific Union Int'l

Pacific Union Mill Valley Real Estate Report (July 2014 Home Sales Update)

July 29, 2014

Mill Valley Real Estate Report (July 2014 Home Sales Update) | Pacific Union (click HERE for a video about Mill Valley). Summer is typically slow for Mill Valley real estate sales. This year feels like it is no exception. However, as I was writing this last sentence I took a break to review my Mill Valley Real Estate Reports for July going back to 2007 (YES — I have been writing these updates for over 7 years now). What I found is a little surprising — our Mill Valley sales numbers for June 2014 are actually the highest we have seen in that month for at least 7 years. Let’s take a look back:

In July 2007, the year that most Marin County realtors point to as the apex of home sales in Marin, there were 40 sales. Other notes from 2007 — A) the average days on market was 50 days (July 2014 was 31 days); B) the average sales price was $1.76 million (July 2014 was $1.68 million); C) the average price per foot was $702 (July 2014 was $744). Seems to me like the housing market has fully recovered in Mill Valley, CA from the dark days of 2009-2012.

Certainly, the result of low interest rates and even lower inventory is brisk home sales. In June 2014, we had 41 single family home sales. These homes traded on average for $1.682 million and averaged 2,285 sq. ft. (or about $744 per sq. ft.). Comparing these numbers to past market updates, one can see a dramatic rise in both sale prices and price per foot over the past year. Despite the sudden rise in pricing in 2013, many properties continue to receive utterly extraordinary multiple offers with bid prices as much as 20% above asking price, coupled with short contingencies. This momentum extends beyond just the entry level homes and int the luxury segment over $2 million (we had 8 homes sell for over $2 million in June 2014, compared with 4 in January).Just 48 single family homes are currently active on the market in all of Mill Valley. The current absorption rate in Mill Valley is very low — it stands at about 1 month (6 months is considered “balanced”).Below are the percentages of homes in escrow in each of Mill Valley’s major price bands:

■57% of homes priced under $800,000;
■50% of homes between $801,000 and $1 million;
■73% of homes between $1 million and $1.5 million;
■33% of homes between $1.5 million and $2 million;
■13% of homes between $2 million and up.

Of the 41 homes that sold in June 2014:
■2 homes were priced under $800,000;
■22 homes priced from $800,000 to $1.5 million; and
■17 homes priced from $1.5 million and up.

MLS Listings in Homestead Valley, Boyle ParkMiddle Ridge and Strawberry generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your Mill Valley neighborhood or if you have any questions about Mill Valley schools or its many delightful communities, just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top Agent, J.D., Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s Great Estates | Pacific Union International Real Estate. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Kyle Frazier, Pacific Union Int'l

Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (July 2014 Real Estate Report)

July 26, 2014

Pacific Union San Rafael, CA Real Estate Update (July 2014 Real Estate Report). June 2014 single family home sales in San Rafael VERY high considering the extreme lack of homes for sale. In all we had 61 single family homes trade. As noted in my updates for the past year, the number of homes for sale in San Rafael has been suppressed (as of this writing, there were just 75 homes in active status on the MLS).  San Rafael’s absorption rate remains near the lowest point in memory (I have been saying this for months now) with just over 1 month’s worth of inventory of homes for sale — e.g., the number of homes on the market is enough to satisfy just over a month’s worth of sales. As with much of the rest of Marin, it appears most sellers are holding out for higher prices. Nonetheless, this is an extraordinary time to sell! Eventually, we will reach an inflection point where sellers who have been holding off waiting for prices to rise will suddenly enter the market.

Averages relating to San Rafael home sales in June 2014 are as follows:

  • days on market — 38 (extremely low)
  • sales price — $1.059 million
  • home size was 2,147 square feet
  • $497 per sq. ft.

Properties in Los Ranchitos, Lucas Valley Estates, Peacock Gap, The Dominican, and Sun Valley  generated the most calls and showings this past month. If you would like me to run the exact numbers for your San Rafael, CA neighborhood or if you have any questions about our many delightful communities, schools, shopping options, etc., just give me a call at (415) 350-9440. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a Top 1% in Marin, a J.D., Broker, Realtor, Member of the Top Agent Network & Marin Platinum Group, a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), with Christie’s International Real Estate | Pacific Union International. It is always my pleasure to be of service.

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (July 2014 Novato Home Sales Report)

July 26, 2014

Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (July 2014 Novato Home Sales Report). Novato sales numbers in June 2014 were strong — 47 single family homes sold. This is impressive, given the low number of homes on the market. Buyers continue to act very decisively on properties in desirable neighborhoods and that are priced appropriately. Strong terms are common on entry level homes (anything under $700,000). The Novato luxury home market segment is also performing well (in Novato, $1 million+ homes fall into this category). The average sale price for Novato homes in June 2014 was $828K (up from $737K in March 2014). Novato’s luxury sector (defined here as listings over $1 million) continued its impressive performance with 7 sales.

Novato real estate sales in June 2014 averaged just 39 days on market, were about 2,244 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $378/sq. ft. Novato’s absorption rate (e.g., number of months’ inventory of homes for sale based on last month’s sales totals) is about 1.5 months. This is a very low absorption rate — balanced markets have 6 months worth of inventory.

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Marin Real Estate Facts From Recent Sales (June 2014)

June 23, 2014

At $1.1 million dollars, the median sales price in Marin County  is up a healthy 16 percent year over year.   

After two months of holding steady, the MSI once again dropped in May to finish the month at 1.4. Buyers took an average of 52 days to close transactions, a week longer than in April.

Sellers received an average of 99 percent of list price, nearly identical to levels observed the preceding May.

Defining Marin County: Our real estate markets in Marin County include the cities of Belvedere, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, and Tiburon. Sales data in the adjoining chart includes single-family homes in these communities.

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