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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.
Marin county real estate market report august 2021 chart
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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.
Marin county real estate market report June 2021
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report June 2021 | Latest News

In May we saw the median home price in Marin County continue its upward march to $1,700,000, up 15% vs. May 2020 when the median home price here was $1,475,000. The number of homes for sale is down 40% vs. the same period last year, while average days on market declined 45% to just 23 days. Read more here.
Marin Real Estate Market Report May 2021 market stats chart
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report May 2021 | Trends & Market News

In April we continued to see strong demand and low inventories push pricing up despite slightly elevated mortgage rates. The median home price in Marin County was up 31% vs. the same time last year while the number of homes for sale on the market was down 17%. The months of supply, which measures how many months of home inventory there are at the current sales rate, was holding at just about a half a month, down from 2.1 months of supply at this time last year. As one would expect, days on market were down 29% indicating a market that’s turning much more quickly than prior year.
Marin real estate market report April 2021
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report April 2021 | Trends & Market News

This is the first Market report of 2021 with figures compared to the pandemic lockdown period of 2020. If you will recall, we went under lockdown during the “longest month” as many referred to it -- March 2020. The real estate market completely shut down that month, and as a result this is the first month in a long time where home inventories are up 11% vs. that time period but still at record lows. Pricing continued its upward march, with the median sold price up 17.3% and average active price up 18% vs. the same time last year.
Marin county real estate market report march 2021
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report March 2021 | Trends & Market News

In February we saw a continuation of low inventories and higher pricing, with the median price up 25% vs. the same time last year to $1.55 million. The number of homes for sale was down 37% while days on market were down 35%. It’s a familiar refrain with fewer homes for sale commanding ever-higher sales prices. Read more here.
Marin county real estate market report February 2021 key statistics
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report February 2021 | Trends & Market News

Normally January is a very quiet month in real estate but not this year. We saw the number of homes sold in January 2021 up 52% vs. January 2020, with the median pricing increasing by 20% during the same time period. Home inventories continue to be a challenge, down by 9% against an already low base. Asking prices surged even more, up 32% vs January of last year.
61 Gold Hill Grade in San Rafael, California pool in foreground and home in background

Six Most Expensive Homes Sold in San Rafael in 2020 | Complete List

I was honored to represent two of the top six most expensive homes sold in San Rafael in 2020, one of which was THE most expensive home sold there. See the complete list here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report January 2021| Trends & Market News

In December we continued to see significant price appreciation in the Marin real estate market, with the median home price up almost 12% and the supply of homes for sale down 41% compared to the same time last year. The average price per square foot was up to $830, just shy of the record of $835 set in October 2020. Read more here.
Most expensive home sold in Marin in 2020 325 Upper Toyon in Ross

Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2020 | Complete List

2020 was indeed a year for the history books. The most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2020 was $15,750,000 and was located in the town of Ross. See the top 10 most expensive homes sold in Marin in 2020 here.
Proposition 19 Marin County California FAQ

Proposition 19 Transfer Tax Base When Selling Your Home FAQ | Marin County and California

On November 3rd, California voters approved Proposition 19, a measure designed to give homeowners more freedom to change residences while closing tax loopholes on inherited properties. The measure, set to go into effect in early 2021, has two distinct parts, the first of which allows homeowners who are 55 or older, disabled, or lost their home in a natural disaster to transfer their tax base to a new home up to three times anywhere in California. The second part outlines the requirements for retaining tax basis in family transfers, which is now limited to transferring a primary residence to a child or grandchild for continued use as a primary residence. Learn more here.
Marin county real estate market report december 2020
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report December 2020 | Trends & Market News

In November, we saw a continuation of a multi-year pattern here in Marin County - pricing continues to edge up vs. the same time last year and inventories are down. Overall, the median price increased by almost 15% versus last year to $1.8 million. It seems like only yesterday we passed the million dollar mark and now we are closing in on two million. The number of homes sold in November was up 30% versus November 2019. Read more here.
Mt. Tamalpais view
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report November 2020 | Trends & Market News

October was another busy month in the Marin real estate market, with sales up 19% and the median sold price up 6% vs. the same time last year. The number of homes on the market for sale was down about 15% vs. October of 2019. Towards the end of the month we began to see people take a “wait and see” approach as the election approached, with my website receiving a noticeable drop in traffic. I think everyone was busy watching the election news on TV!
53 Montecito Road in San Rafael main living area
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report October 2020 | Trends & Market News

September is often one of our busiest months of the year, and September 2020 was no exception. While sales did decline from August by about 12%, they were still up 53% versus September of 2019. The median sold price was up 16% vs. last year at this time at $1.573 million. Read more here.