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Welcome to my New Marin Real Estate Blog!

Welcome to My Marin County Real Estate Blog! On this page I plan to share Marin real estate market news and advice for both home buyers and sellers... and those that enjoy reading about real estate. Also you will find other Northern…
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report February 2017 | Market News

Welcome to my Marin County Real Estate Market Report for February 2017! We continue to see evidence that the market is cooling, even as we take into account the slower winter months. It remains to be seen, however, whether this trend will continue into the normally-busy spring season.
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Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty: A Major Announcement

Bill Bullock, President and CEO of Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty, today announced a strategic expansion and re-branding of Marin's number one brokerage, now called Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty. The full news release is below, but I wanted to share with you my perspective on today's exciting news.
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January 2017 Marin County Real Estate Market Report | Market News

Welcome to my January 2017 Marin County Real Estate Market Report. Happy New Year! I hope that you were able to take some time over the holidays to relax and rejuvenate with friends and family. The world of Marin real estate did take a bit of a breather in December on the heels of a slower fall season than the prior year. December is traditionally the quietest month of the year for Marin real estate, and December 2016 was no exception.
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The Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2016

Wondering about the most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2016? You've come to the right place! Coming off a booming 2015, we saw a moderation in the 2016 market, with price and sales increases tempering their big gains from the prior year. However it was still a very strong year and we saw some noteworthy transactions in Marin's high-end luxury real estate market.
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December 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report | Market News

Welcome to my December 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report. Before I launch into this month's update, I want to wish all of you a very happy holiday season! Thank you for all your support this year -- it is very humbling. I truly mean that. It has been my best year so far in this exciting industry and I could not have done that without you. I wish you and your loved ones happiness and health in 2017.
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Houseguest Episode Four: The Series by Sotheby's International Realty

In Houseguest Episode Four, renowned Philadelphia Italian chef Joe Cicala visits Via Capello, a secluded villa located minutes outside of Florence, Italy. In this stunning countryside estate, Cicala is inspired to cook one of the well-known dishes of this area of Italy, Tagliatelle with Pork Sausage and Mushroom Ragu. Having traveled to central Italy many times over the years, I really enjoyed this episode of Houseguest, but be warned -- your mouth may water when you see his creation!
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November 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report | Market News

Welcome to my November 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! In last month's report I reported that the Marin real estate market is taking a bit of a breather with a less-robust fall than expected. As we are moving into the cool Autumn days (aren't they gorgeous here in Marin?), the market is continuing to wind down though we did see a bump of sales in October. With those homes now off the market and fewer coming on, we are seeing inventory continue its downward trend. Marin home sellers are beginning to focus on the holidays in November and December and Marin home buyers are also taking their time -- there is less inventory now but also much less competition.
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October 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report | Market News

Welcome to my October 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! In last month's report I said, "it remains to be seen if we will see a recovery from the summer slowdown in September as we have in the past few years," and I think it's safe to say at this point that we are definitely seeing a plateau in the market, especially at the higher price points (above $2.0mm).
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Houseguest Episode Three: The Series by Sotheby's International Realty

In Houseguest Episode Three, New York public relations and communications executive and entrepreneur Liz Najarian O'Neill trades her hectic urban life where she "works to live and lives to work" for the serenity and solitude of the Berman Buckskin Ranch in Telluride, Colorado.
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Architect Mark Mills - A Brief Overview | 1921-2007

I must confess - prior to listing 215 Locust Avenue in San Rafael, California for sale, I had not heard of the talented architect, Mark Mills (1921-2007) who designed it. As I began to research the history of the home, I learned so much about this understated and talented man that I decided to write a blog article focusing on his work.
September 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report Average price sold
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September 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report

Welcome to my September 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! Summer is drawing to a close and the next "mini real estate season" is set to start now that the Labor Day holiday has passed. So far this year we have seen a fairly typical story -- a robust spring season followed by a quieter summer. The weeks after Labor Day typically feature more activity from sellers and buyers eventually tapering off in mid-November as people begin focusing on the holiday season. It remains to be seen if we will see a recovery from the summer slowdown in September as we have in the past few years.
July 2016 Marin Real Estate Market Report Total Market Snapshot
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August 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report

Friend: "Is this what you call a slowdown???" Thomas: "No, this is what I call August." That's the discussion I have with friends and clients like clockwork every year at this time. I thought it an appropriate way to start my August 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report. In Marin County, the only time of year to determine if the market is softening is during the spring mega- season or the fall mini-season.
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Houseguest Episode Two: Next in the Series by Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby's International Realty presents the first episode of their groundbreaking new "Houseguest" series. This four episode series follows influential and inspirational people as they become houseguests in homes represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their lives with the unique lifestyle found within their extraordinary accommodations.
July 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report Chart of Number for Sale and Sold
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July 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report

Welcome to the July 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report, with data compiled by the excellent analytics team at Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty. Thank you for all the positive feedback on prior months' reports -- it's great to know that you find the information useful and informative.
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"Houseguest": A Four Part Series by Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby's International Realty presents the first episode of their groundbreaking new "Houseguest" series. This four episode series follows influential and inspirational people as they become houseguests in homes represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their lives with the unique lifestyle found within their extraordinary accommodations.