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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 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.
Marin County Market Report Chart September 2020
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report September 2020 | Trends & Market News

In August we saw Marin home sales increase 41.8% vs. August 2019, with the median sold price up a whopping 23.5%. The number of homes sold in August was up 41.8% versus prior year, reflecting the delayed season due to the pandemic as well as the increased demand for homes outside large metropolitan areas. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report August 2020 | Trends & Market News

There’s just one word for the Marin real estate market last month and that word is “WOW!” We saw median pricing increase a whopping 20% vs. July of 2019 while inventories were down 27.2% vs. last year. Homebuyers from San Francisco, looking for the Marin lifestyle, are out in droves. They are looking for swimming pools, large outdoor spaces and walk-to-town when possible, along with the usual requirements of remodeled, move-in ready homes and views. Read more here.
Beautiful swimming pool for Marin real estate market report July 2020
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report July 2020 | Trends & Market News

What a month June was! Pricing metrics were all up DOUBLE DIGITS vs. June of 2019, while inventories were down double digits. June was a classic tale of supply and demand imbalance as buyers came out of quarantine in search of the great schools, wide open space and desirable lifestyle that Marin County affords. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report June 2020 | Trends & Market News

In May we saw both pricing and inventories decline. Buyers are out in force, however, and I saw 3 of my own listings go into escrow during the month. Read the complete report here.
Swimming pool, lawn and view of Mt. Tamalpais in distance at 272 Fairhills Drive San Rafael
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report May 2020 | Trends & Market News

In April we saw home inventories down by 44% vs. the same month last year, but median home pricing moved up 1% and homes sold quicker than last year with days on market declining 15%. The market has been on "pause" but shows very strong signs of life. Read more here.
Marin Real Estate Market Report April 2020 Wildflowers
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report April 2020 | Trends & Market News

This is a market report unlike any I have ever written because we are going through times unlike anything we have ever experienced. First and foremost, let me extend to all of you my heartfelt wish that you and your family and friends are safe at home and in good health. My number one priority is the health and safety of our community, and being there for my clients and friends. I have put together my report with the Marin market stats from March as well as some information on the path forward. Read more here.
57 Loring Avenue Mill Valley living room and kitchen
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report March 2020 | Trends & Market News

The spring real estate season is underway, and buyers are out in full force. Home inventories declined 5.7% versus the same period last year while most pricing metrics began trending upward, with the exception of median sold pricing which was down 4.4%. It is a turbulent time with the Corona (COVID-19) virus continuing to spread and a stock market that is showing volatility unlike anything we have seen since the financial crisis but so far the market here in Marin continues to perform very well.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report February 2020 | Trends & Market News

The spring real estate market is about to launch and by all indications it is going to be a very strong season. January is normally a sleepy time of year in the market, but not this January. We saw sales up 7.3% vs. January 2019 and homes in pending sale status up a whopping 10.5% versus the same period last year. Median pricing held about flat, down 0.5% versus January 2019 while inventories declined 25%. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report January 2020 | Trends & Market News

The market did not take as much of a pause as it usually does in December - I personally closed deals on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, a first for me. Versus last year, inventories in Marin County were down 18%, median pricing was flat and sales were up about 20%. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report December 2019 | Trends & Market News

Another year comes to a close but there’s time for one more market report before we celebrate the holidays. I would like to take a moment at the top of the report to thank you all for your support this year -- it was one of my best ever -- and to wish you a very happy holiday season.  In November we saw median pricing that was flat to last year, while inventories were down about 32% vs. the same month in 2018. We ended the month with 340 active listings in MLS compared to 398 in November of 2018. I would classify the market as very strong. Read More Here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report November 2019 | Trends & Market News

This is the first month in a while that we have seen inventories begin to flatten versus the same time last year and pricing begin to move in an upward direction. The number of homes for sale in October 2019 was down just 0.4% versus October 2018, while the median sold price reversed its downward trend and was actually up 4.2% versus last year. Homes are taking longer to sell, though, with days on market up 43%. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report October 2019 | Trends & Market News

The September numbers are in and we continue to see home inventories up and pricing slightly down versus last year. September is always a good month to watch as it kicks off the Fall “mini season” which begins just after Labor Day Each Year. This year we saw home inventories up 7.5% versus last year while median pricing is down 3.5%. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report September 2019 | Trends & Market News

The August 2019 Marin real estate market numbers are in and we continue to see higher inventories and lower prices than last year at the same time. The median sold price dipped 2.1% vs. August 2018 while the number of homes sold was down 8.5%. 
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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.