Pacific Union International | Novato Real Estate Market Update (July 2011 Novato Home Sales)

The number of Novato home sales shot up by 50% in June 2011 — another excellent month. Buyers continue to act quickly on well-priced and/or unique opportunities. The average sales price of Novato homes has swung wildly so far this year based on the composition of sales each month — it was $626K in June 2011 and $565K in April. Last month’s trades averaged 102 days on market, were about 2,396 sq. ft., and averaged roughly $277 sq. ft. Novato’s  absorption rate (e.g., number of months’ inventory of homes for sale based on last month’s sales totals) is a very low 3.2 months’ worth of available inventory overall (141 single family homes are actively for sale in Novato). Of note is the fact that under $750K, 58% of Novato homes are IN ESCROW! Also, as noted in recent updates, the number of new listings introduced to the market which are either bank owned or short sales is down dramatically.

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