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.

Beautiful swimming pool for Marin real estate market report July 2020

Marin County Real Estate Market Report July 2020 | Trends & Market News

What a month June was! Pricing metrics were all up DOUBLE DIGITS vs. June of 2019, while inventories were down double digits. June was a classic tale of supply and demand imbalance as buyers came out of quarantine in search of the great schools, wide open space and desirable lifestyle that Marin County affords. Read more here.
1926 Oak Circle Yountville Outdoor Living Room

Marin County Real Estate Market Report June 2020 | Trends & Market News

In May we saw both pricing and inventories decline. Buyers are out in force, however, and I saw 3 of my own listings go into escrow during the month. Read the complete report here.
How to Respond to Low Offer on Home photo of home

How to Respond to A Low Offer on Your Home | Real Estate Advice

A low offer on your home may not be the end of the deal but instead can be the beginning of the sale. Read more here about how to respond to a low offer on your home for sale.
Swimming pool, lawn and view of Mt. Tamalpais in distance at 272 Fairhills Drive San Rafael

Marin County Real Estate Market Report May 2020 | Trends & Market News

In April we saw home inventories down by 44% vs. the same month last year, but median home pricing moved up 1% and homes sold quicker than last year with days on market declining 15%. The market has been on "pause" but shows very strong signs of life. Read more here.
Marin Real Estate Market Report April 2020 Wildflowers

Marin County Real Estate Market Report April 2020 | Trends & Market News

This is a market report unlike any I have ever written because we are going through times unlike anything we have ever experienced. First and foremost, let me extend to all of you my heartfelt wish that you and your family and friends are safe at home and in good health. My number one priority is the health and safety of our community, and being there for my clients and friends. I have put together my report with the Marin market stats from March as well as some information on the path forward. Read more here.
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Marin Grocery Delivery | The Complete List September 2020

Marin grocery delivery is becoming a popular option for an increasingly time-starved population that would rather go hiking or spend time with family than navigate a grocery cart up and down the aisles each week. Find a complete listing of the major players in Marin County, updated as of September 2020.
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Marin Food Delivery | Complete Guide to Restaurant Delivery in Marin County

The COVID-19 crisis has many of us looking for restaurants offering takeout and/or delivery. I have compiled this list of Marin food delivery services, as well as information by town on the status of Marin's restaurants. Let's show our support for these important members of the Marin family!
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.
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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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