San Rafael Real Estate & Homes for Sale in California
Situated halfway between San Francisco and California's famous Wine Country, the city of San Rafael is historically noted as Marin County's oldest city. Located in the county's eastern urban corridor, San Rafael is the governmental, business and cultural center of the area. This area offers a lively urban environment while retaining the ease and comfort of small-town living. Single-family homes, condos and townhouses, as well as land lots for custom building, anchor the real estate market in San Rafael.(more)
In the past, when San Franciscans suffered maladies related to their windy and foggy summers, they would receive medical advice to escape and look into the natural beauty and ideal climate found in this city's health resorts. Today, the area's terrific climate is one of the many perks for the area's 56,000 residents, which has evolved into a local commercial hub. Local economy is fueled by a diverse mix of high-tech, entertainment, financial, service-oriented and industrial businesses. The area's many attractions include its namesake Mission San Rafael Arcangel, the landmark Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center, the city's Victorian architecture, a lively downtown district and historic China Camp, among many others.
Education and income levels are high. The City Schools serve more than 5,400 students at 11 schools. The public school system is progressive and more accurately reflects the mix of people than the rest of Marin. Catholic Dominican University and Marin College are also located in this gorgeous city. If you're looking to settle down within the cultural capital of the San Francisco Bay Area, this beautiful area is an ideal, affordable location.
Price Range of San Rafael Houses
San Rafael's housing market is one of the more affordable markets within the San Francisco Bay Area. Waterfront properties, homes within planned or retirement communities or within proximity to the local golf course, and even investment properties can all be found in San Rafael. Many condominiums and older homes in established neighborhoods sell from just under $200,000 to over several million dollars. Spacious, modern single-family houses range from $400,000 to over $12 million. Land and lots are also available towards custom building.
San Rafael, California Average Home Sizes and Asking Prices
Asking Price in 94901 - 3 Bedroom Single Family Homes
San Rafael Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of August 15th, 2016: homes priced around $1,258,636 compared to $1,278,882 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -2%. For Saturday, August 27th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.40%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.67%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 3.80%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.49%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in San Rafael CA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in San Rafael to help you find the best home!