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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 May 2022 | Latest News

The Marin County median home sold price shot past the $2.5 million mark for the first time ever last month, hitting a record $2,665,000, which was up 30% from the same time last year. Read more here.
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Cutting the Cord in Marin County | Complete Guide to Dumping Cable TV

Cutting the cord in Marin County is easier than ever with many alternatives to traditional cable. See my complete guide here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report April 2022 | Latest News

Last month Marin real estate continued to set new record heights, with the average price per square foot breaking the $1000 mark for the first time. Median home prices in Marin reached $1.8 million, up 10.4% from the same time last year, while the number of homes for sale was down 22% vs the same period. Read more here.
March 2022 Marin County Real Estate Market Report
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report March 2022 | Latest News

Marin County home prices reached record heights last month, with the median home price at $1.8 million, up 16% compared to February 2021. The average price per square foot is closing in on $1000 per square foot – just $9 short, and up a whopping 22% vs. the same time last year. The number of new listings was down 57% compared to the same time last year. Read more here.
February 2022 Marin real estate market report
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report February 2022 | Latest News

Lack of inventory – homes to sell – continued to be an issue last month, with the number of new listings down almost 60% compared to the same time last year. This is not unique to Marin – new listings are down 40-50% throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Pricing continues to march upward, with median home prices up 12% to $1.55mm compared to the same time last year.
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Marin County Home Buyers: What Are They Looking for in 2022?

What are Marin County home buyers looking for in 2022? Several trends began during the COVID-19 epidemic that I believe will shape home buying for years to come including more flexible work locations, a desire for more living space, and more importance placed on outdoor activities and entertaining.
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Novato Home Prices Set New Records in 2021 | Top 5 List of Novato Sales

Novato home prices soared to $4,275,000 in 2021 and I was privileged to represent the top two most expensive homes sold. Read the full article here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report January 2022 | Latest News

December is traditionally a slower month in Marin real estate and this year we did see a return to normalcy with fewer transactions taking place than last year at this time. The median sold price of $1.55mm was up 10% vs. December 2020. There were only 45 homes on the market in Marin in December, a 64% drop from this time last year. Read more here.
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Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2021 | Complete List

The most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2021 was in the beautiful town of Ross and sold for $28,100,000. Find the top 10 most expensive homes sold in Marin in 2021 here.
Marin Real Estate Market Report December 2021 chart
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report December 2021 | Latest News

We saw a more normal seasonal pattern in November, with the number of homes for sale down significantly compared to earlier in the year as well as to last November. The median home price was up 11% vs. last year at this time to $1.57 million. Inventories are very low with just two weeks' of inventory given the current rate of sales. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report November 2021 | Latest News

October brought us continued home price appreciation in Marin County with the median home price up 16% vs. the same month last year to $1.7 million. The number of homes for sale in the county was down 35% to just 204 homes on the market. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report October 2021 | Latest News

In September we saw the median sold home price in Marin County increase by 11% vs the same month last year to $1,723,000. The number of homes for sale decreased by 26% vs. September of 2020. We continue to see a very active market in Marin, but there are great opportunities for those who are prepared for it. Smart buyers are pre-qualified, well-educated on the market and can move quickly. Pre-emptive offers have become more common as buyers try to “lock up” a house before it is fully exposed to the market. Smart sellers prepare their homes for sale with staging, painting and in some cases remodeling. Just because it is a sellers’ market doesn’t mean that a poorly-prepared or marketed home will command top dollar.
Marin county real estate market report September 2021 key figures
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report September 2021 | Latest News

August is traditionally a sleepy month in the Marin County real estate world, but we continued to see pricing increase while supply declined versus the same time last year. The median price increased 10% to $1,650,000 while the number of homes on the market (200) was down 18% versus August 2020. September promises to be a busy month with a very active market as I write this.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report August 2021 | Latest News

Summer is here and we saw a subtle change in July after 12+ months of increasing prices and decreasing supply. The rate of increase in July for Marin home prices and the rate of decrease for Marin home sales began to slow versus prior months.
Marin county real estate market report July 2021
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report July 2021 | Latest News

In June, we saw a continuation of our multi-year trend in the Marin real estate market: pricing up and home inventories down compared to the prior year. The median price sold in June was up 27% vs. June of 2020, and the number of homes were down 36%. The supply of homes for sale did increase slightly in June vs. May. Read more here.