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Marin Real Estate Market

3-Month Outlook


Winter is coming. What does this mean for home sales?

Winter is widely considered off-peak season for home sales but with rising interest rates and an uncertain market ahead, we expect the winter market to heat up more than usual this year.

Why do home sales typically decline in winter? There are practical reasons for this long standing, historical trend including:

  • Holidays: Many homeowners aren’t looking to add “stage and prep for open house” to their to already busy holiday do list. Likewise, many buyers slow their search while juggling their own holiday plans and travel.

  • Weather: Unless you’re a highly motivated buyer, house hunting in the rain (or in some parts of the

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Buying a starter home? Here's what you need to know.

Many first-time homebuyers, especially in competitive markets, end up in starter homes as a part of their first foray into the real estate market.

The idea of a "starter home" goes back to World War II. After veterans completed their service, they returned home and took advantage of a provision in the G.I. Bill that guaranteed them affordable mortgages. The increased demand caused a housing boom, specifically for smaller, low-cost homes where the veterans could start their families.

Historically, these properties tend to be smaller in size than one might expect from a single-family unit, but the idea behind them is two-fold: these smaller properties help introduce individuals to the

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Weekly Marin Real Estate Roundup


November 16, 2018

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  • Pick of the week: 216 Mountain View, San Rafael. 8 BD/5 BA. Iconic Dominican Estate with giant palms, circular drive - classic mid-century design on level 1+ acre, main home 4000+ sf, enormous pool, stone patio with fireplace, pool house (legal 2nd unit). $2,590,000.
  • Off Market Pick of the Week: Sprawling Estate with Mountain
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Weekly Marin Real Estate Roundup


October 12, 2018

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  • Pick of the week: 75 Lochinvar, San Rafael. 4 BD/3 BA. Wonderful tree lined entry area leads through the house to the private yard with pool and multiple gardening and entertaining areas. $1,699,000
  • New: 84 Broadmoor, San Anselmo. 3 BD/2 BA. Modern home was redesigned & expanded in recent years. Architectural details such as the
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Weekly Marin Real Estate Roundup


October 5, 2018

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  • Pick of the week: 318 Butterfield, San Anselmo. 4 BD/3 BA. Two lovely homes, live in one rent the other. Remodeled with an open floor plan, a sweet front porch, new kitchen, wood flooring, and 3 bedrooms, 2 baths plus a bonus room/den. $1,290,000
  • New: 52 Geary, Fairfax. 4 BD/2 BA. Stunning rebuilt modern farmhouse in the heart of
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Weekly Marin Real Estate Roundup


September 28, 2018

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  • Pick of the week: 14 Renz Rd, Mill Valley. 4 BD/3 BA. Incredible value in Mill Valley! Exceptionally charming and light filled home in Cascade Canyon represents the best opportunity of the year. $999,000
  • New: 99 Rancheria Rd, Kentfield. 5 BD/3 BA. Just completed, remodeled and re-patterned from the studs, this uber chic
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September 21, 2018

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  • Pick of the week: 35 Entrata, San Anselmo. 6 BD/6 BA. Tucked away at the end of quiet Entrata Avenue in San Anselmo's historic Barber Tract neighborhood, 35 Entrata is a magical craftsman estate recently restored to its former grandeur with today's modern living in mind. $3,795,000.
  • New: 34 Circle Ave, Mill Valley. 3 BD/2 BA.
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September 14, 2018

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  • Pick of the week: 78 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. A rare opportunity to enter the Ross community and be two blocks from downtown San Anselmo for under 900K. $899,000.
  • New: 64 Alta Vista, Mill Valley. 3 BD/3 BA. When one thinks of easy living in Mill Valley, few homes compare. Warm & inviting from the outside, you are soon
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July 13, 2018

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  • Pick of the week: 65 Stuyvesant Dr, San Anselmo. 3 BD/2.5 BA. Fixer in Sleepy Hollow. Don't miss out! $2,349,000.
  • New: 46 Topside Way, Mill Valley. 5 BD/5 BA. Executive Home with captivating water views! Just completed sparkling, modern remodel on this sun-filled, bright home. $3,588,000.
  • New: 875 Flaxberry, San Rafael.
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July 6, 2018

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  • Pick of the week: 136 Loch Lomond, San Rafael. 3 BD/3 BA. Brand New Construction at The Strand Marin, a master planned community with breathtaking Bay views. $2,349,000.
 
  • New: 321 W Blithedale, Mill Valley. 2 BD/1 BA. Situated less than a mile from downtown Mill Valley and set alongside the idyllic Arroyo Corte Madera,
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