5 Mistakes City Families Make When Moving to the Suburbs

5 Mistakes City Families Make When Moving to the Suburbs

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. 

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

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!

Q3 2018: See what's happening in the Marin County Real Estate Market

Q3 2018: See what's happening in the Marin County Real Estate Market

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.

Q2 2018: See what's happening in the Marin County Real Estate Market

Q2 2018: See what's happening in the Marin County Real Estate Market

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.

Fairs, Festivals, and More: The Best Bay Area and Lake Tahoe Spring Events

Fairs, Festivals, and More: The Best Bay Area and Lake Tahoe Spring Events

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!

Will Increased Savings Drive Millennial Homebuyer Activity in 2018?

Will Increased Savings Drive Millennial Homebuyer Activity in 2018?

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.

Renovated Kitchens Equal Healthier Homeowners

Renovated Kitchens Equal Healthier Homeowners

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.

The Trump Era: What the Disruption Could Mean for the Economy and Housing Market

The Trump Era: What the Disruption Could Mean for the Economy and Housing Market

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.

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