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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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November 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report | Market News

Welcome to my November 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! In last month's report I reported that the Marin real estate market is taking a bit of a breather with a less-robust fall than expected. As we are moving into the cool Autumn days (aren't they gorgeous here in Marin?), the market is continuing to wind down though we did see a bump of sales in October. With those homes now off the market and fewer coming on, we are seeing inventory continue its downward trend. Marin home sellers are beginning to focus on the holidays in November and December and Marin home buyers are also taking their time -- there is less inventory now but also much less competition.
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October 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report | Market News

Welcome to my October 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! In last month's report I said, "it remains to be seen if we will see a recovery from the summer slowdown in September as we have in the past few years," and I think it's safe to say at this point that we are definitely seeing a plateau in the market, especially at the higher price points (above $2.0mm).
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Houseguest Episode Three: The Series by Sotheby's International Realty

In Houseguest Episode Three, New York public relations and communications executive and entrepreneur Liz Najarian O'Neill trades her hectic urban life where she "works to live and lives to work" for the serenity and solitude of the Berman Buckskin Ranch in Telluride, Colorado.
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Architect Mark Mills - A Brief Overview | 1921-2007

I must confess - prior to listing 215 Locust Avenue in San Rafael, California for sale, I had not heard of the talented architect, Mark Mills (1921-2007) who designed it. As I began to research the history of the home, I learned so much about this understated and talented man that I decided to write a blog article focusing on his work.
September 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report Average price sold
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September 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report

Welcome to my September 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! Summer is drawing to a close and the next "mini real estate season" is set to start now that the Labor Day holiday has passed. So far this year we have seen a fairly typical story -- a robust spring season followed by a quieter summer. The weeks after Labor Day typically feature more activity from sellers and buyers eventually tapering off in mid-November as people begin focusing on the holiday season. It remains to be seen if we will see a recovery from the summer slowdown in September as we have in the past few years.
July 2016 Marin Real Estate Market Report Total Market Snapshot
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August 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report

Friend: "Is this what you call a slowdown???" Thomas: "No, this is what I call August." That's the discussion I have with friends and clients like clockwork every year at this time. I thought it an appropriate way to start my August 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report. In Marin County, the only time of year to determine if the market is softening is during the spring mega- season or the fall mini-season.
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Houseguest Episode Two: Next in the Series by Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby's International Realty presents the first episode of their groundbreaking new "Houseguest" series. This four episode series follows influential and inspirational people as they become houseguests in homes represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their lives with the unique lifestyle found within their extraordinary accommodations.
July 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report Chart of Number for Sale and Sold
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July 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report

Welcome to the July 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report, with data compiled by the excellent analytics team at Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty. Thank you for all the positive feedback on prior months' reports -- it's great to know that you find the information useful and informative.
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"Houseguest": A Four Part Series by Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby's International Realty presents the first episode of their groundbreaking new "Houseguest" series. This four episode series follows influential and inspirational people as they become houseguests in homes represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their lives with the unique lifestyle found within their extraordinary accommodations.
June 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report Inventory Chart

June 2016 Marin Real Estate Market Report

I am pleased to present the June 2016 Marin County Real Estate Market Report, with data as of month-end May 2016, compiled by the excellent analytics team at Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty. We continue to see a very robust…
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The Stars Shine Brightly On The Sonoma Coast

As I have spent more time up on the Sonoma Coast preparing my new listing ready for market, I have been reflecting about what I have always loved about that part of Northern California. There is nothing like the stars at night on the Sonoma coast. Far from the lights of the big city, the sky is pitch black and reminds me of the sky when I was growing up in a small town in Alabama...
Marin Real Estate Market Report May 2016 Total Market Snapshot
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Marin Real Estate Market Report May 2016

Welcome to my Marin Real Estate Market Report May 2016, brought to you in part by the excellent analytics team at Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty, the premier brokerage here in Marin County. The charts in this report reflect…
Marin Real Estate Market Report April 2016 chart number for sale and sold

Marin Real Estate Market Report April 2016

I am pleased to present the Marin Real Estate Market Report April 2016 from the excellent analytics team at Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty. If you are a regular reader of this report and of national real estate news, you…
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2016 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends

If the Millennial generation (ages 18-35) is so attracted to city living, why are many of them moving to the suburbs according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®? The 2016 survey on home buyer and seller generational trends indicates that Millennials, which make up the largest home buying group nationally, for the first time are shifting to the suburbs and shifting away from multi-family homes to single-family homes.
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Solar Energy Marin County | My Own Experience

Several of my clients have asked me about installing solar panels on their home. When it comes to solar, there are many decisions - buy or lease? Which company to use? Where to place the panels? I thought I would share my own experience…