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.

Swimming pool with home in background

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.
Beautiful trail light Hoo Koo E Koo Trail

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.
16 Tara Lane in Novato Front Exterior Marin Real Estate

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.
View of Mount Tamalpais from King Mountain Trail Hike

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.
Biking in the Marin Headlands

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. 
Front exterior of 16 Chaparral Lane

Marin County Real Estate Market Report June 2018 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my June 2018 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! The days are getting longer and the busy spring market that began later than usual is continuing into summer. The median sold price crept up another 2.8% from the prior month, up 7.5% from the prior year. We saw the highest price per square foot sold in 14 months at $732 a square foot. The upward pricing trend continues!
The party kicks off!

Preparing a Luxury Home for Sale | Marin Real Estate Behind the Scenes

I knew the launch of 21 Gilmartin Drive in Tiburon would be unlike any home I had introduced to the Marin County real estate market. Because it had been on the market for a while with another firm, I was concerned that agents — and thus their buyers — would overlook this stunning property. I needed to give them a reason to give it a second look.
145 Madrone Avenue San Anselmo California backyard with home beyond

Marin County Real Estate Market Report May 2018 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my May 2018 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! The market is in full-swing and it is the most exciting time of year for those of us who live and breathe real estate. Home buyers are out in full force, and sellers are seeing well-priced and well-presented homes go quickly. Pictured above is my listing 134 Madrone in San Anselmo, which I sold in one day off market for $50,000 over asking. I am seeing more pocket listing activity on Top Agent network than this time last year. While it's impossible to know the percentage of off-market sales to the total, I believe it is a healthy number.
Marin County Fire Prevention Tips for Homeowners

Marin County Fire Prevention | Tips to Protect Your Home | Get Prepared

Marin County Fire prevention season is upon us and now is the time to protect our two most important assets -- our families and our homes. Last year's disastrous North Bay fires highlighted how vulnerable we are to wildfire and the importance of preparation. CAL FIRE has begun a public information campaign ("Why 100 Feet?") and operates an excellent website with lots of tips to minimize fire danger.
Tennessee Cove Beach at Tennessee Valley

Tennessee Valley Hike | Marin County Loop Hikes | Hiking Marin

The Tennessee Valley Hike in the Marin Headlands is one of the most popular hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are a variety of options ranging from a level, paved trail called the Tennessee Valley Trail that goes from the parking lot to a beach, to more challenging paths that climb high in the hills and feature impressive views of the ocean, Marin County and San Francisco.
Sausalito Homes for Sale - Aerial view of Sausalito

Marin County Real Estate Market Report April 2018 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my April 2018 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! This month one number really stands out: We saw 44% fewer new home listings in Marin County in March 2018 compared to March 2017. The housing inventory crisis that is plaguing the country has not spared Marin. At the same time, we are seeing prices increase, with the median sold price up 24.4% versus March 2017
Randy Bailey Cottonwood Sunrise

Photographer Randy Bailey: Marin County Profile | Marin Lifestyle

Marin County photographer Randy Bailey has been perfecting his craft for many decades now, and his work is absolutely stunning. Many of his most impressive photos are landscapes in and around California, though as a former military pilot he has photographed the world. See his stunning work here.
Front exterior shot of 21 Underhill Road

Preparing A Home To Sell For Top Dollar: A Case Study

Properly preparing a home for sale can make a big difference in how that home is received by buyers and ultimately how much they are willing to pay for it. Even in a sellers' market where there is a great deal of competition for homes, this is still a wise investment and can yield large dividends. Given my background in design and marketing, this is one of my specialties and I thought I would share a case study to illustrate my point.
Front driveway of 65 Los Ranchitos Road San Rafael and 57 Chevy with Full Moon

Marin County Real Estate Market Report March 2018 | Trends & Market News

Welcome to my March 2018 Marin County Real Estate Market Report! Spring is right around the corner and with that the big season for Marin home buyers and sellers. We are seeing more inventory coming on the market every day after a sleepier-than-usual February that saw fewer sales than the same month in 2017.
Marin County Internet Providers Ethernet Cable

Marin Internet Providers | Complete List of ISP's in Marin County

You have just purchased your new home in Marin County and need a list of Marin internet providers? You have come to the right place. This is one of the most frequent questions I receive from Marin home buyers so I thought I would put together this guide to be of some assistance. 

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