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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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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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March 2016 Marin Real Estate Market Report

I am pleased to present the March 2016 Marin Real Estate Market Report, courtesy of the excellent analytics team at Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty. This latest market report reflects data as of month-end February 2016.
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Marin Estate Sales | Advice & Tips On Emptying Your Home To Sell

Marin estate sales are a great way to empty a home to prepare it for sale. When I first moved here years ago, I attended many estate sales in Marin and furnished one of my first homes with great mid-century modern furniture I found at an…
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Luxe Valet Service San Francisco – My Review

Recently I had the opportunity to try a new service in San Francisco called Luxe valet and thought I would write about my experience. One of the many things that tempted me to move from San Francisco to Marin County is the abundance of parking…
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Josh Flagg San Francisco Design Center 2016 Keynote

I was privileged to attend Design San Francisco's keynote speech and presentation on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the San Francisco Design Center. Featured on stage were Josh Flagg of Bravo TV's "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,"…
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First Time Home Buyer Tips and Advice | Marin County

Being a first time home buyer in Marin County, one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country, can be a daunting prospect. However, there is one area where you as a first time home buyer may have an advantage that more seasoned…
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Ram’s Gate Winery | Sonoma Wineries

Ram's Gate Winery in Sonoma is next in my Marin Day Escapes Series. As one of the closest Sonoma wineries to Marin, Ram's Gate is one of our favorite choices to visit when we want to enjoy great wine, architecture, views, and even food.…

Marin Home Staging | Should You Stage Your Home?

One of the decisions that home sellers in Marin face is whether or not to stage their home when they sell it. Home staging is definitely something I urge my sellers to consider. Studies show that 65% of us are visual learners -- meaning we…
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Marin Home Buying Tips | Marin Sellers Market

Buying A Home in Marin In A Sellers Market :  Thomas' Marin Home Buying Tips   If you are looking for Marin home buying tips in a sellers market, you have come to the right place! I have created this quick and easy infographic with…
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Virtual Reality and Real Estate: A Natural Pairing

Recently I had the opportunity to try a virtual reality headset sent from a manufacturer for evaluation, and I was blown away. As a luxury real estate agent in Marin County, my mind immediately jumped to how this will likely transform the…
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Marin Real Estate Market Report: February 2016

The week after Super Bowl has traditionally marked the beginning of the spring real estate market in Marin, historically a time of high home buying and selling activity in Marin County. This peak period usually lasts through the beginning…
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8 Home Improvement Ideas To Sell Your House | Marin Real Estate

If you are thinking about selling your home in Marin County, you might be considering home improvement ideas that will make your property more attractive to potential buyers. Even if you are not planning on selling your home soon, you will…
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The Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2015

2015 was a great year in Marin real estate for sellers, with significant price appreciation driven by a booming bay area economy and low inventory of homes for sale. Below is a list of the ten most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2015,…