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  • Compass Curated

    February 5, 2021

    Compass Curated

    Introducing Curated Magazine, the essence of Compass luxury. Explore this specialized periodical featuring Compass’ most prestigious properties.

  • Marin history: The days of grand hotel living in West Marin’s Tocaloma

    February 4, 2021

    Marin history: The days of grand hotel living in West Marin’s Tocaloma

    Just before Sir Francis Drake Boulevard climbs over the steep hill to Olema, Lagunitas Creek makes a sharp turn north to wind its way around the Olema Grade to Point Reyes and Tomales Bay. It was at that location in the 1870s that the small hamlet of Tocaloma began to grow.

  • Millennials Are Changing the Luxury Real Estate Market

    February 1, 2021

    Millennials Are Changing the Luxury Real Estate Market

    Tech-savvy and environmentally conscious, millennials’ preferences are poised to dramatically reshape the high-end housing market.

  • Bay-Area-2020-Median-House-Values-by-City

    January 25, 2021

    Bay-Area-2020-Median-House-Values-by-City

    Many factors affect home values: quality of location within the market area, architectural style and curb appeal, square footage, condition, views, amenities, extra rooms, parking, decks and yards, privacy, lot size, demographics, environmental factors, and so on. There is usually a wide or even vast variety of homes within market areas, especially larger ones.

  • Marin County 4Q Statistical Charts

    January 19, 2021

    Marin County 4Q Statistical Charts

    Market indicators are often seasonal in nature, with Q2 typically behind the period of highest demand, and the mid-winter holiday period being the period of lowest activity. The pandemic gravely affected early Q2 market activity, but a dramatic rebound occurred in the months that followed.

  • Marin County Real Estate Report - January 2021

    January 18, 2021

    Marin County Real Estate Report - January 2021

    Pandemic, shelter in place, mass unemployment, terrible financial hardship for many residents and small businesses, new ways of working, office buildings empty out, people move, dreadful fires, an anxious presidential election interest rates drop to historic low, IPO mania breaks out once again, stock markets reach new highs, vaccines begin to arrive - and the real estate market went into hyper-drive, with the median home sales prices hitting new peaks. The luxury home market in particular was extremely strong. 2020: a year of extremes.

  • California Home Sales Set 15-Year Record in November

    January 18, 2021

    California Home Sales Set 15-Year Record in November

    Despite ongoing Coronavirus lockdowns for months in California, home sales remained high in November 2020, breaking the 500,000 sales benchmark for the first time since January 2009. This is the highest sales level in 15 years, says the California Association of Realtors.

  • 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.

  • Top 6 Interior Design Trends for 2021

    December 25, 2020

    Top 6 Interior Design Trends for 2021

    Designed by Janet McCulley, this home features an expansive patio area for indoor-outdoor living. Credit: Neue Focus Photography As we…

  • Luxury Housing Heads Into Robust Year, With Remote Work, Vaccine Driving Trends

    December 23, 2020

    Luxury Housing Heads Into Robust Year, With Remote Work, Vaccine Driving Trends

    There is now ample data from around the world to support what began as mere speculation nine months ago: That the global Covid-19 pandemic would spur an unprecedented shift in lifestyle choices and housing needs, marked by an overwhelming preference for larger houses, more amenities and less population density.