MARIN REAL ESTATE BLOG

Marin Real Estate News and Marin County Lifestyle Blog

If you are looking for the latest Marin real estate and lifestyle news, you have come to the right place. My Marin real estate blog features 100% all-original articles you won’t find anywhere else with the latest news and developments in the ever-changing Marin County luxury real estate market. Also you will find other Northern California lifestyle articles, such as my favorite places to hike, weekend getaways, restaurants, shopping and other aspects of life in our wonderful county.

If you have any questions on any of the articles, please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information. As always I am available via text or phone 415.847.5584.

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Marin County Real Estate Market Report January 2019 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my Marin County real estate market report for January 2019! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and like me are excited to see what 2019 brings us. In December, we saw the trend of higher home inventories with flattening to declining home prices continue at the national, state and local levels. Please continue reading on for more detail on what we are seeing here in the Marin County real estate market.
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Ten Least Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2018 | Marin Fixer Uppers

Wondering what the most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2018 were? As 2019 kicks off, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a moment to look back on the Marin County real estate market in 2018 to see the top 10 sales last year. The very top sale, a home on a site once owned by iconic concert promoter Bill Graham, was 800 Corte Madera Avenue in Corte Madera (featured below), which sold for $21,400,000 at the end of July.
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Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2018 | Complete List

Wondering what the most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2018 were? As 2019 kicks off, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a moment to look back on the Marin County real estate market in 2018 to see the top 10 sales last year. The very top sale, a home on a site once owned by iconic concert promoter Bill Graham, was 800 Corte Madera Avenue in Corte Madera (featured below), which sold for $21,400,000 at the end of July.
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What's Happening Around the Bay | January 2019

Happy New Year! 2019 brings with it hope for new beginnings as well as many things to do here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty has put together some of the highlights for you. From dog shows to truffle festivals, there's plenty to do in January 2019.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report December 2018 | Trends & Market News

Home Inventories Up While Pricing Beginning to Flatten and Decline: The 2018 real estate market in the Bay Area is going out with a whimper instead of the "bang" of prior years. The national and local real estate markets have definitely slowed down, as rising interest rates, a faltering stock market and limited deductibility of state / local taxes and mortgage interest have all taken their toll. In November 2018 we saw a whopping 45% more homes on the market than in November 2017 while new listings decreased by about 20%. This indicates to me that the surge of inventory we saw after Labor Day -- much higher than prior years -- did not completely sell and will likely remain on the market through spring.
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What's Happening Around the Bay | December 2018

Looking for a list of holiday activities around the San Francisco Bay Area this month? Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty has put together some of the highlights for you. It is a beautiful time of the year, with the lights on the Embarcadero in the city, the big tree in Union Square, and the decorations all over Marin County.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report November 2018 | Trends & Market News

Last month we saw the number of homes for sale in Marin increase about 25% versus the same time last year, and this month that number increased to 36.1% more inventory on the market than in October 2017.  The median price of homes sold last month was up 13.7% versus prior year, continuing a trend we have seen all year. Will prices continue to increase as inventory increases?
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What's Happening Around the San Francisco Bay | November 2018

Looking for a list of things to do in November in the San Francisco Bay Area? Find a curated list here!
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report October 2018 | Trends & Market News

The big story this month is the increase in the number of homes for sale versus the same time last year. We saw overall home inventories increase by about 25% in September 2018 versus September 2017, while the median sold price was up close to 15% versus the same time last year. Read the full report here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report September 2018 | Trends & Market News

August is traditionally a sleepy month in the Marin real estate market and August of 2018 did not disappoint. New listings decreased 39.4% versus the same month last year. Read the full report here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report August 2018 | Trends & Market News

July was another month of price appreciation and low housing inventory in the Marin real estate market. The median home price increased by 10.5% versus the same time last year and is now $1.175,000. Read more here.
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Crown Road Hike | Marin County Loop Hikes | Kentfield | Marin Hikes

Looking for a dog-friendly hike with easy access, beautiful views, and lots of options? The Crown Road loop hike is a great hike here in Marin County for you to consider. It is also one of the most popular trails in central Marin and if you live here you are likely to run into someone you know.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report July 2018 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my Marin County real estate market report for July 2018, with the latest information and charts on the home buying and selling scene here in Marin. We are entering the lazy hazy days of summer and the latest numbers reflect it, with home inventories up 2% versus last month and 9.4% vs. last year, and sales down about the same amount. Median home pricing has set another new record, at $1,595,000.
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King Mountain Hike | Marin County Loop Hikes | Larkspur | Marin Hikes

The King Mountain Hike in Larkspur is one of the best kept secrets in Marin County. This four-mile well-maintained loop hike in the hills above Larkspur features beautiful bay, mountain, and -- on clear days -- even city views. Access is fairly easy, and the trail is dog-friendly and shaded after the initial mile or so.
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Moving to Marin County | Top 12 Reasons To Move To Marin

Are you thinking of moving to Marin County? As a Marin real estate agent, it goes without saying that I love living in Marin. I moved to Marin County from another favorite place, San Francisco, back in the late 1990s and feel so lucky to live here. For those of you who are new to Marin, or who live here and want to do a little Marin bragging with family and friends that live somewhere else, here's my Top 12 reasons why I love Marin and enjoy helping people buy and sell homes here. 

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