San Rafael's January First-Time Homebuyer Report

San Rafael is a larger than average city in California with 57,713 residents. Its population is also growing slightly slower than others at a 10-year growth rate of 4.2%. Keep in mind, 49.6% of the homes in San Rafael are owned, while 45.2% are rented. Topping the list of best schools in the city is Glenwood Elementary School.


If you're interested in the nightlife, one of the most popular places to get a drink in San Rafael, according to Foursquare, is Marin Brewing Company. If you're looking to get a cup of coffee, a favorite is Comforts Fine City Homestyle Food. And then for shopping, you might enjoy San Rafael Farmers Market - Civic Center, Whole Foods Market, and Marin Country Mart.

Price Range

Some of the more expensive homes in California are in San Rafael with a median home value of $588,900 and an average list price for available homes currently at $914,609.

Make sure you take a look at these eye-catching homes in San Rafael that generated the most views from potential buyers:

$260K   $325K   $899K  

Typical Dwelling

The typical dwelling in San Rafael is a three-bedroom detached home worth about $1,138,921. To purchase a similar home, a buyer with good credit and a $227,784 cash down payment could obtain a mortgage with a 3.95% interest rate and a $3,201 monthly payment. The property tax rate is $6.29 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value.

Get started right now by checking out San Rafael homes for sale or reviewing San Rafael real estate trends.

Data reported through 1/12/2017


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