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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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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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Ridgewood Trail San Rafael | Hiking Marin

The Ridgewood Trail has many names and is a popular hike in Central Marin County. Also known as the Sleepy Hollow Trail, the Terra Linda / Sleepy Hollow Divide and the Ridgewood Fire Trail, this trail is an easy hike that is popular with dog owners and bicyclists. Because it runs east / west, it is a wonderful hike for mornings and afternoons especially, though it really is a great hike anytime of the day. It is seldom crowded - the above photo was taken at 10 am on a weekend morning.
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Long Weekend in Montecito At The Four Seasons

The seaside town of Montecito, California, a small town just south of Santa Barbara, is next in my weekend escapes from Marin series. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountain Range, Montecito is known for mild weather…

Joseph Phelps Vineyards | Napa Wine Tasting Review

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is next on my series of day trips from Marin County. Just about every time I drive up to Napa I remark how lucky we are to have a world-class wine region just 45 minutes drive from Marin. I was excited to tour Joseph Phelps as I have been a big fan of their Insignia and Backus blends for quite some time...
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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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The Commissary San Francisco | Dinner Out

Last night we were celebrating a certain top Marin real estate agent's birthday and decided to try The Commissary San Francisco in The Presidio. I had heard good things about it and it's an easy drive from Marin county, just off the new Presidio…
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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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