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Welcome to My Marin Real Estate and Lifestyle Blog!

Welcome to My Marin County Real Estate Blog! On this page I 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 California…
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report August 2019 | Trends & Market News

The July numbers are in and we are seeing the trend continue of increased inventory and decreased pricing compared to last year. The median price of homes sold in July in Marin County was down 4.1% versus July of 2018, while the number of homes for sale increased by about 25% for the same period. However the increased home inventory is also driving increased sales, which were up almost 14% compared to the prior year. Read more here.
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Thomas Tips: The Equifax Data Breach | What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

The September 2017 announcement of the Equifax data breach caused great concern for clients and friends who have questions about identity theft. While I normally focus on local lifestyle and real estate articles in my blog, I thought I would make an exception given the gravity of the situation and the potential impact to your ability to qualify for a home loan in the future.I just updated this blog article because a settlement has been reached which allows the estimated 145 million people impacted by the breach to file online and receive payment and / or credit monitoring services. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report July 2019 | Trends & Market News

The Marin real estate market numbers forJune 2019 are in and we continue to see higher inventory and flattening prices compared to last year at the same time. The number of homes on the market was up 32% compared to June 2018 while median pricing was down about 3%.
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Solar Leases Can Complicate Home Sales | Advice from a Marin County Realtor

Thinking of leasing a solar electric system for your home? When it comes time to sell your home, you may regret that decision. If you are thinking of buying a home with a leased solar system, you need to know the potential issues before you go into contract. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report June 2019 | Trends & Market News

The Marin real estate market numbers for May 2019 are in and we are seeing home inventories up double digits, while pricing is stabilizing. Read more here.
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Finding Homeowners Insurance in Marin County | Advice and Tips

Until recently, it was fairly easy to obtain homeowners insurance in Marin County. That has changed with the recent devastating fires in the state, which have caused underwriters to take another look at their exposure to claims in California. Learn more about the changes here, and what you can do if your policy is cancelled.
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Solar Energy in Marin County | My Own Experience | Advice from A Realtor

Thinking of installing a solar electric system in Marin County? Wondering about buying vs. leasing? And what the process looks like? Check out my article here about my own experience having solar installed in my own home in Marin.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report May 2019 | Trends & Market News

The April numbers are in and compared to a year ago at the same time, overall inventory (number of homes on the Marin real estate market) is about 35% higher while the median price of homes sold last month was down 11%. Read more here about the latest news in the Marin real estate market.

Marin Pocket Listings - What Are They?

Pocket listings are homes that are for sale but are not on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) so therefore do not show up in searches on websites such as this one. Your next question might be - why would a home seller in Marin not want to expose their property to the most buyers possible?
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report April 2019 | Trends & Market News

The March numbers are in and compared to a year ago at the same time, overall inventories (number of homes on the Marin real estate market) are about 39% higher while the median price of homes sold last month was down 2.6%. What's the impact of upcoming IPO's as well as the recent declining interest rates? Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report March 2019 | Trends & Market News

February saw Marin County home prices resume their upward climb, with median home prices up about 14% versus the prior year. It looks like it will be a very busy spring season with three of my listings going into escrow in the first 10 days of March. Read my complete March Marin County Real Estate Market Report here, and call me at 415-847-5584 if you would like to discuss.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report February 2019 | Trends & Market News

The Marin County real estate market has definitely entered a new phase -- reversing the multi-year-long trend of low inventories and steadily increasing prices. Home inventories in January increased by 56% vs. the same time in the prior year, and the median sold price was down close to 14%. We are moving to a more balanced market between buyers and sellers. While we still see some competitive offer situations, it is likely buyers will face less of those in 2019 given the increase in home inventories we are expecting. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report January 2019 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my Marin County real estate market report for January 2019! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and like me are excited to see what 2019 brings us. In December, we saw the trend of higher home inventories with flattening to declining home prices continue at the national, state and local levels. Please continue reading on for more detail on what we are seeing here in the Marin County real estate market.
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Ten Least Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2018 | Marin Fixer Uppers

Wondering what the most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2018 were? As 2019 kicks off, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a moment to look back on the Marin County real estate market in 2018 to see the top 10 sales last year. The very top sale, a home on a site once owned by iconic concert promoter Bill Graham, was 800 Corte Madera Avenue in Corte Madera (featured below), which sold for $21,400,000 at the end of July.
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Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2018 | Complete List

Wondering what the most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2018 were? As 2019 kicks off, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a moment to look back on the Marin County real estate market in 2018 to see the top 10 sales last year. The very top sale, a home on a site once owned by iconic concert promoter Bill Graham, was 800 Corte Madera Avenue in Corte Madera (featured below), which sold for $21,400,000 at the end of July.