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  • Compass Curated

    Compass Curated

    February 5, 2021

    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

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

    February 4, 2021

    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

    Millennials Are Changing the Luxury Real Estate Market

    February 1, 2021

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

  • California Home Sales Set 15-Year Record in November

    California Home Sales Set 15-Year Record in November

    January 18, 2021

    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.

  • Top 6 Interior Design Trends for 2021

    Top 6 Interior Design Trends for 2021

    December 25, 2020

    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

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

    December 23, 2020

    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.

  • Luxury home sales are skyrocketing in the Bay Area right now. The pandemic helps explain why

    Luxury home sales are skyrocketing in the Bay Area right now. The pandemic helps explain why

    December 10, 2020

    Bay Area luxury homes have become a hotter commodity than ever during the coronavirus pandemic — including those at the very top of the market.

  • Tech Hubs, Greener Locales Expected to Top U.S. Housing Markets in 2021

    Tech Hubs, Greener Locales Expected to Top U.S. Housing Markets in 2021

    December 9, 2020

    Due to differing property values, as a very general rule of thumb we define the luxury home segment as properties listed or selling for $3 million+ in San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties, and for $2 million+ in other Bay Area Counties (and for SF luxury condos and co-ops).

  • Compass - The NorCal + Lake Tahoe Luxury Market Report

    Compass - The NorCal + Lake Tahoe Luxury Market Report

    December 1, 2020

    Sales volume in October 2020 was up 74% year-over-year compared to October 2019. Sales hit an all-time high in summer fall 2020. In the 6 months since the pandemic hit the markets,Tahoe, San Mateo & Monterey Counties had the highest numbersof luxury home sales.