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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…
145 Madrone Avenue San Anselmo California backyard with home beyond
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report May 2018 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my May 2018 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! The market is in full-swing and it is the most exciting time of year for those of us who live and breathe real estate. Home buyers are out in full force, and sellers are seeing well-priced and well-presented homes go quickly. Pictured above is my listing 134 Madrone in San Anselmo, which I sold in one day off market for $50,000 over asking. I am seeing more pocket listing activity on Top Agent network than this time last year. While it's impossible to know the percentage of off-market sales to the total, I believe it is a healthy number.
Sausalito Homes for Sale - Aerial view of Sausalito
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report April 2018 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my April 2018 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! This month one number really stands out: We saw 44% fewer new home listings in Marin County in March 2018 compared to March 2017. The housing inventory crisis that is plaguing the country has not spared Marin. At the same time, we are seeing prices increase, with the median sold price up 24.4% versus March 2017
Front driveway of 65 Los Ranchitos Road San Rafael and 57 Chevy with Full Moon
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report March 2018 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my March 2018 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! Spring is right around the corner and with that the big season for Marin home buyers and sellers. We are seeing more inventory coming on the market every day after a sleepier-than-usual February that saw fewer sales than the same month in 2017.
Pool area at dusk
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report February 2018 | Trends & Market News

You will notice something very different in the charts this month. Each month we see green arrows on the pricing chart, indicating price increases from the prior month, and we see red arrows on the inventory chart, reflecting tighter and tighter inventory in the Marin County real estate market. However this month we see prices have declined from the prior month and inventories are up.
Sea Arches Exterior Aerial View Mendocino Coastal Home for Sale
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report January 2018 | Trends & Market News

Happy New Year! Welcome to my first Marin real estate market report for 2018. I hope you all had a wonderful, restful holiday season, and are filled with the hope and optimism that a new year brings. There's a lot of news this month so let's get right to it.
Union Square Christmas Tree San Francisco
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report December 2017 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my final Marin County Real Estate Market Report of 2017! What a year it has been. We have seen the national trend of low home inventories also impact the SF Bay Area which has continued to push pricing ever higher. Even the normally quieter coastal market has awakened, with my listing 125 Calle del Sol (pictured below) selling last month, and Sea Arches going into escrow, due to close this month.
Photo of 8 Woodland Place in Kentfield, California
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report November 2017 | Trends & Market News

Regular readers of my Marin County real estate market report will note that the trend in past months has continued into October. The number of homes for sale was down 11.4% versus October 2016 with pricing up about 1% versus a year ago, both median pricing and average pricing. While I do not have a crystal ball, if this lack of inventory continues into spring we could see further upward pricing pressure, which will be good for sellers and potentially frustrating for buyers.
Thomas Henthorne with Enzo Ricciardelli and Tanya Stawski
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report October 2017 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my Marin County Real Estate Market Report for October 2017. You may notice that I delayed publishing the report this month. I decided to wait until the terrible fires to our north in Sonoma and Napa were extinguished. My heartfelt condolences to all touched by this tragedy. There are many ways to help those suffering the after effects of the fire. One way is to go to Sonoma and Napa and patronize businesses. Another is to donate to an organization such as the Milo Foundation which rescued animals displaced by the fires. You may also donate to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund -- 100% of donations go to those in need with no overhead costs deducted.
215 Locust Avenue in San Rafael, California
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report September 2017 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my Marin County Real Estate Market Report for September 2017! Before we get to the report, some of you have inquired about my family in Florida and Georgia. I am happy to report they are all safe and suffered minimal damage. My thoughts are with those who are still suffering the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. This is also a good reminder for us Californians to check our own emergency preparedness with the winter storms right around the corner.
Thomas standing in front of 5 Norwood Avenue in Ross
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report August 2017 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my Marin County Real Estate Market Report for August 2017! Summer slowdown? Hardly! While the Marin County real estate market has slowed from its fever pitch in the spring, there is still plenty of activity out there. In fact, it was my busiest July ever. Of course I could not do this without you, and I truly appreciate your referrals and support.
Hot tub with view of Mt. Tamalpais
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report July 2017 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my Marin County Real Estate Market Report for July 2017! Independence Day is behind us and summer is now in full swing. The numbers for June indicate more of the same in the Bay Area as well as the national real estate market -- less and less inventory which is driving pricing up. The number of homes newly listed in June 2017 was almost 20% lower than the number in 2016 while months of inventory are down 12.7%
Front exterior of 87 Brodea Way San Rafael with McLaren
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report June 2017 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my Marin County Real Estate Market Report for June 2017! Summer arrives this month and traditionally the market takes a bit of a breather while buyers and sellers are on holiday. We then often see a strong bump after Labor Day, though in 2016 this bump never quite materialized. Nationally, home sales declined in May, likely driven by inventory. Here in Marin County we saw a very strong May from a pricing perspective, while inventory continues to lag last year's numbers.
2 Foothill Road San Anselmo front exterior of home
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May 2017 Marin County Real Estate Market Report | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my Marin County Real Estate Market Report for May 2017! The spring real estate market in Marin County is now in full bloom along with all the flowers. My rose garden has awoken from its winter slumber with a dramatic display of blooms and new growth. The market is also at a fever pitch, with the only negative being lack of inventory, which is actually a national lament.
1298 Sanderling Island Point Richmond California view from water
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April 2017 Marin County Real Estate Market Report | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my Marin County Real Estate Market Report for April 2017! The spring real estate season -- my favorite time of year -- is in full swing and it is an exciting time. Each day we see more properties come on the market, and each weekend there are upwards of 200 open houses in Marin County for buyers to tour. Many of the buyers I see each day are from San Francisco, attracted to the weather, good schools and lifestyle of Marin County.
Front driveway of 65 Los Ranchitos Road San Rafael and 57 Chevy with Full Moon
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March 2017 Marin County Real Estate Market Report | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my Marin County Real Estate Market Report for March 2017! The spring season has officially begun -- each day I see between 10 and 20 homes come to market in Marin. My open houses have been very busy for my new listing at 65 Los Ranchitos Road in San Rafael. Buyers are out in force after a long winter's hibernation. For those of us who love the real estate scene in Marin, this is our favorite time of year.