While 2018 home sales activity in Marin County generally maintained a steady momentum, the pace of sales slowed in the fourth quarter, with most price ranges posting fewer transactions than at the same time last year. However, sales of homes priced between $2 million and $3 million posted a solid gain compared with the fourth quarter of last year.
We get it—when it’s time to go it’s time to GO. But, at the same time, making the move from the city to the suburbs is the biggest decision you’ll ever make for yourself and your family—and it’s one you shouldn’t take lightly.
The four us are all about cooking, gathering around a table and eating (and drinking) the night away. So when we find a crowd pleasing recipe that can be made ahead of time AND taste ridiculously awesome, we file it under #cookthisagain. If you’re looking for a show stopping dish to bring to Thanksgiving this year, here’s a roundup of our tried and true holiday favorites that will never steer you wrong. Happy Thanksgiving from Own Marin!
Third-quarter housing market activity in Marin County struck a new balance between buyers and sellers following a period of strong buyer competition and depleted inventories. Sales of homes priced below $1 million slowed notably, as budget-conscious buyers faced higher mortgage rates and a shortage of homes for sale. As a result, sellers were more likely to reduce their initial asking prices than at the same time last year.
Second-quarter home sales activity in Marin County mostly reflected typical trends observed in the previous few years. Nevertheless, sales of homes priced higher than $3 million started off slightly slower before catching up toward the end of the quarter. The strongest demand was for homes priced between $1 million and $3 million.
We don’t know about you, but we always look forward to spring in the Bay Area, which officially begins next week. The whole region comes alive with a variety of festivals, fairs, and events. Below, we’ve compiled a selection of exciting events from each of our Northern California regions, including Lake Tahoe. So shed your winter skin and get ready to enjoy good times, good food, and celebrations!
The supply of homes for sale declined on a both a monthly and yearly basis in California and the Bay Area in December, pushing prices up by double-digit percentage points in seven of nine local counties.
A new report forecasts that first-time homebuyer activity will increase this year, and if that comes to pass, one reason may be because millennials’ financial-planning habits have notably improved over the past few years.
Homebuyers flock to California for its plentiful jobs, pleasant year-round climate, stunning natural beauty, and multitude of outdoor-recreation opportunities. That all adds up to the happiest residents in the nation, with Bay Area cities at the top of the pack.
If your New Year’s resolution is to live a healthier lifestyle, remodeling your kitchen could be one step toward achieving that goal. That’s one key takeaway from Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Study, which surveyed homeowners who were in some stage of renovating their kitchens last year or this year. One-third of respondents reported that they were leading healthier lifestyles after remodeling their kitchens, while the other 67 percent said they were equally as healthy as before.
America has been disrupted, to say the least. But for a state that is a cradle of disruption, the only thing Californians can do is embrace the challenge. With Donald Trump elected the next President of the United States, the ensuing years will be something of a conundrum, and the future depends on how many of Trump’s campaign stances become actual policies.
Everyday we see new listings come to the Marin real estate market and some homes are more beautiful than the next. We love sharing our favorites with our clients and local community if not only for the interior design inspiration. Check out our favorite homes on the market this week.