The real estate market does not operate in a vacuum, including your "micro-market". I am familiar with the area you describe, I've sold houses there over the years. And it is an area that holds its value providing the property has been kept up and no one has passed away inside the house (that may affect the lion's share of the market for their spiritual beliefs). If your house is nice and has all the makings of an appealing house, e.g., two or more stories, in-law unit downstairs (or the potential for one), close to the main public transportation, and priced competitively, you ought to be able to sell it for TOP DOLLAR in rapid fashion. What you'll probably need is to establish what that TOP DOLLAR truly is in today's market. The main thing affecting higher prices is the competition AND the limits put on lenders by the non-existent secondary market. This makes lending a challenge that affects buyers, sellers and micro-markets. Let me know if I can be of service.
J. Mario Preza, CRB