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.

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57 Loring Avenue Mill Valley living room and kitchen

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.
Infographic Sotheby's International Realty volume 2019

Sotheby’s International Realty Hits Record $114 Billion Volume in 2019

Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved more than $114 billion USD in global sales volume, the highest annual U.S. sales volume performance in the history of the brand.
FAUDÉ PARK San Anselmo bench

Faudé Park | San Anselmo Quick Hike | Marin County Hiking

Faudé Park is a little-known gem tucked away in the town of San Anselmo, just off San Francisco Boulevard in one of my favorite family-friendly neighborhoods in Marin County. Learn more about this quick 30-minute hike here.
Back yard in San Francisco with deck and home in view

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.
Presale home inspections article man inspecting a home

Pre-Sale Home Inspections Are A Wise Investment When Selling Your Home

Are you wondering whether it makes sense to conduct your own inspections before selling your home? I almost always advise my clients to have their homes inspected prior to placing them on the market, and I believe it is the smartest money a seller can spend. 
Aerial view of 190 Gilmartin Drive in Tiburon

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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Ten Least Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2019 | Marin Fixer Uppers

Wondering about the least expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2019? Marin County is famous for its high-end real estate market (with prices to match) with prices last year soaring to $14 million.  As a companion to my ten most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2019 article, I decided it would be interesting to also look at the 10 least expensive homes sold in our beautiful county.  Read more here.
Aerial view of 190 Gilmartin Drive in Tiburon, California

Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2019 | Complete List

Wondering what the most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2019 were? As we embark upon 2020, I thought I would take a moment to recap the most expensive homes sold in our beautiful county in 2019. We are fortunate to live in one of the most picturesque places in the world, and that natural beauty is matched by some of the most stunning homes you can find anywhere. 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.
Aerial view of home and pool

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.
Premiere party aerial shot of home and pool

Premiere Party for 31 Gold Hill Grade in San Rafael | Luxury Real Estate Marketing

Last week I was excited to host the premiere party for my gorgeous new listing in the Dominican neighborhood of San Rafael, 31 Gold Hill Grade. One guest even went into the pool! See the video and photos here.
Thomas Henthorne Marin Top Real Estate Agent

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%. 
11 Underhill Road Mill Valley Living room

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.
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Thomas Tips: The Equifax Data Breach | What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

The September 2017 announcement of the Equifax data breach caused great concern for clients and friends who have questions about identity theft. While I normally focus on local lifestyle and real estate articles in my blog, I thought I would make an exception given the gravity of the situation and the potential impact to your ability to qualify for a home loan in the future. I just updated this blog article because a settlement has been reached which allows the estimated 145 million people impacted by the breach to file online and receive payment and / or credit monitoring services. Read more here.

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