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  • Proposition 19: A Primer

    December 30, 2020

    Proposition 19: A Primer

    Now that the election’s over, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about Proposition 19 and who it benefits. Basically, Prop 19 makes it easier for homeowners 55 or older to move to another home statewide and keep the taxable value (tax basis) of their original home. Under the old law, you could only move that basis between two counties that had opted in to the law – and you could only do it once. Under Prop 19, you can move the basis anywhere in the state, and do it three times.

  • Marin County Real Estate Report - December 2020

    December 9, 2020

    Marin County Real Estate Report - December 2020

    Though Covid-19 upended many normal seasonal trends this year, the market did begin its typical “holiday season” slowdown in November - however activity remained well above levels of last year. It is unknown how the latest pandemic circumstances may affect the market in December, which is usually by far the slowest month of the year.

  • Marin County Real Estate Report - November 2020 Report

    November 9, 2020

    Marin County Real Estate Report - November 2020 Report

    The long-term median sales price [see chart in report] is similar to those for counties around the Bay Area - a significant spike in median house prices since the pandemic struck in early spring. However, Marin has seen a more dramatic increase than most.

  • 3Q2020 Marin County Real Estate Trends

    November 9, 2020

    3Q2020 Marin County Real Estate Trends

    The luxury home market is fiercely seasonal. It was severely disrupted by the pandemic in early spring 2020, then saw a dramatic rebound in May and June.

  • 2021 Market Forecast - Section 1 of 4

    October 13, 2020

    2021 Market Forecast - Section 1 of 4

    Leslie Appleton-Young Chief Economist + SVP California Association of REALTORS®

  • 2021 Market Forecast - Section 2 of 4

    October 13, 2020

    2021 Market Forecast - Section 2 of 4

    Leslie Appleton-Young Chief Economist + SVP California Association of REALTORS®

  • 2021 Market Forecast - Section 3 of 4

    October 13, 2020

    2021 Market Forecast - Section 3 of 4

    Leslie Appleton-Young Chief Economist + SVP California Association of REALTORS®

  • 2021 Market Forecast - Section 4 of 4

    October 13, 2020

    2021 Market Forecast - Section 4 of 4

    Leslie Appleton-Young Chief Economist + SVP California Association of REALTORS®

  • Marin County Real Estate - October 2020 Report

    October 6, 2020

    Marin County Real Estate - October 2020 Report

    Very surprisingly, the terrible fires did not significantly impact the number of deals being made in most Bay Area counties during the last 2 weeks of August - the exceptions being Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Monterey and Napa Counties, which saw declines of 13% to 33%. Marin's numbers didn't really change at all in the second half of the month. (This chart looks at week by week activity in the Bay Area.)

  • Marin County September Market Trends

    September 8, 2020

    Marin County September Market Trends

    Activity typically surges in spring and declines in summer, but the pandemic changed that dynamic.