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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Mount Tamalpais East Peak Hike | Marin County Loop Hikes | Marin Hikes

The Mt. Tamalpais East Peak hike is one of the most beautiful hikes in Marin County, if not the world. Easy parking, restrooms, picnic tables and stunning 360-degree views of the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Learn all about this hike here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report July 2021 | Latest News

In June, we saw a continuation of our multi-year trend in the Marin real estate market: pricing up and home inventories down compared to the prior year. The median price sold in June was up 27% vs. June of 2020, and the number of homes were down 36%. The supply of homes for sale did increase slightly in June vs. May. Read more here.
Marin county real estate market report June 2021
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report June 2021 | Latest News

In May we saw the median home price in Marin County continue its upward march to $1,700,000, up 15% vs. May 2020 when the median home price here was $1,475,000. The number of homes for sale is down 40% vs. the same period last year, while average days on market declined 45% to just 23 days. Read more here.
Marin Real Estate Market Report May 2021 market stats chart
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report May 2021 | Trends & Market News

In April we continued to see strong demand and low inventories push pricing up despite slightly elevated mortgage rates. The median home price in Marin County was up 31% vs. the same time last year while the number of homes for sale on the market was down 17%. The months of supply, which measures how many months of home inventory there are at the current sales rate, was holding at just about a half a month, down from 2.1 months of supply at this time last year. As one would expect, days on market were down 29% indicating a market that’s turning much more quickly than prior year.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report April 2021 | Trends & Market News

This is the first Market report of 2021 with figures compared to the pandemic lockdown period of 2020. If you will recall, we went under lockdown during the “longest month” as many referred to it -- March 2020. The real estate market completely shut down that month, and as a result this is the first month in a long time where home inventories are up 11% vs. that time period but still at record lows. Pricing continued its upward march, with the median sold price up 17.3% and average active price up 18% vs. the same time last year.
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Marin Tomatoes | Marin County Tomato Tips

Springtime in Marin County is one of my favorite seasons in the garden. After a long winter's rains, all of the plants are sprouting new growth and blooming. This is also the season when I plant my annual tomato crop, an assortment of 20 or so varieties that provide an abundance of tomatoes in the summer. From what I saw last week, Marin gardeners are out in full force buying plants and fertilizers. This year I found a nursery in Napa to supplement my usual nurseries in Marin. I thought I'd write about my own experience and provide tips on how to have a winning crop of delicious Marin tomatoes...
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report March 2021 | Trends & Market News

In February we saw a continuation of low inventories and higher pricing, with the median price up 25% vs. the same time last year to $1.55 million. The number of homes for sale was down 37% while days on market were down 35%. It’s a familiar refrain with fewer homes for sale commanding ever-higher sales prices. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report February 2021 | Trends & Market News

Normally January is a very quiet month in real estate but not this year. We saw the number of homes sold in January 2021 up 52% vs. January 2020, with the median pricing increasing by 20% during the same time period. Home inventories continue to be a challenge, down by 9% against an already low base. Asking prices surged even more, up 32% vs January of last year.
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Six Most Expensive Homes Sold in San Rafael in 2020 | Complete List

I was honored to represent two of the top six most expensive homes sold in San Rafael in 2020, one of which was THE most expensive home sold there. See the complete list here.
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COVID Vaccine in Marin County | Info on COVID-19 Vaccinations in Marin

The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out gradually in Marin County. Learn more here about how to know when it's your turn to be vaccinated.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report January 2021| Trends & Market News

In December we continued to see significant price appreciation in the Marin real estate market, with the median home price up almost 12% and the supply of homes for sale down 41% compared to the same time last year. The average price per square foot was up to $830, just shy of the record of $835 set in October 2020. Read more here.
Most expensive home sold in Marin in 2020 325 Upper Toyon in Ross

Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2020 | Complete List

2020 was indeed a year for the history books. The most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2020 was $15,750,000 and was located in the town of Ross. See the top 10 most expensive homes sold in Marin in 2020 here.
Proposition 19 Marin County California FAQ

Proposition 19 Transfer Tax Base When Selling Your Home FAQ | Marin County and California

On November 3rd, California voters approved Proposition 19, a measure designed to give homeowners more freedom to change residences while closing tax loopholes on inherited properties. The measure, set to go into effect in early 2021, has two distinct parts, the first of which allows homeowners who are 55 or older, disabled, or lost their home in a natural disaster to transfer their tax base to a new home up to three times anywhere in California. The second part outlines the requirements for retaining tax basis in family transfers, which is now limited to transferring a primary residence to a child or grandchild for continued use as a primary residence. Learn more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report December 2020 | Trends & Market News

In November, we saw a continuation of a multi-year pattern here in Marin County - pricing continues to edge up vs. the same time last year and inventories are down. Overall, the median price increased by almost 15% versus last year to $1.8 million. It seems like only yesterday we passed the million dollar mark and now we are closing in on two million. The number of homes sold in November was up 30% versus November 2019. Read more here.
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Marin County Real Estate Market Report November 2020 | Trends & Market News

October was another busy month in the Marin real estate market, with sales up 19% and the median sold price up 6% vs. the same time last year. The number of homes on the market for sale was down about 15% vs. October of 2019. Towards the end of the month we began to see people take a “wait and see” approach as the election approached, with my website receiving a noticeable drop in traffic. I think everyone was busy watching the election news on TV!

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