Currently there are only two single family homes for sale in Millbrae. That's not so unusual for this time of year. Interestingly, there are also eight "pending" sales, which means these homes sold right at the holiday season.
In 2012 there were 144 single family homes that sold her in Millbrae. The other good news is that only a handful of these sales were "distressed" sales, or better known as bank owned of short sales.
What is it that attracts home ownership in this community? One of the most important issues is the schools here are highly rated, there's an amazing downtown area, and the city government is fairly healthy. The other is rather unusual. Many buyers that I have worked with love the fact that this town is just shy of the fog line.
While driving some out of town family up to San Francisco in the summer, we love to see the look on their faces while driving north on the 280. We do warn them to dress warmly because just north of Millbrea we hit the fog, especially in July.
Many of the lovely homes in Millbrae sold with multiple offers. This is due in part by pricing, and first impressions, (or curb appeal)If you are selling your home this year, a few inexpensive items will give your home that much needed positive first impression:
- Front yard should have some colorful flowers and be clear of leaves and debris
- Exterior mail box should be replaced if it's rusty or worn lookingThe exterior light fixture should also be replace if it's looking tired
- Fresh paint on the front door is always a plus, and change the door knob if needed.
- One of the above items is difficult during the winter months and that would be the fresh colorful flowers. You could also have a few silk flowers around the perimeter of you front area. Just be careful not to use too much of those, and add fresh greenery
Happy New Year and Happy House Hunting!