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Sonoma County Real Estate in 2020

Pandemic, unemployment, terrible financial hardships for many residents and small businesses, new ways of working, office buildings empty, people move to less densely populated areas, dreadful fires, an anxious presidential election, interest rates to historic lows, stock markets to new highs, IPO mania breaks out again, vaccines begin to arrive – and, after an initial [ More ]

Marin County Real Estate in 2020

Pandemic, shelter in place, mass unemployment, terrible financial hardships 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 again, stock markets reach new highs, vaccines begin to arrive – and, after an […]

Sonoma County Real Estate A Challenging Year Begins Winding Down December 2020 Report

Though Covid-19 upended many normal seasonal trends this year, and then the fires added their impacts, 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 [ More ]

Marin County Real Estate December 2020 Report

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. […]

Sonoma County Real Estate Prices & Trends November 2020 Report

The long-term median sales price chart below is similar to those for counties around the Bay Area – a significant spike in median house prices since the pandemic struck in early spring. As mentioned before, recent jumps in median house prices have been driven not only by appreciation in fair market values, but by large [ More ]

Marin County Real Estate Prices & Trends November 2020 Report

The long-term median sales price chart below 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. As mentioned before, recent jumps in median house prices have been driven not […]

Sonoma County Real Estate October 2020 Report

Our hearts go out to so many of our friends and neighbors affected by these terrible fires, and our gratitude is too deep for words to those fighting the fires and assisting those needing help. We continue to issue market reports during these times of such difficulty simply because there are still people who have [ More ]

Marin County Real Estate 7 Months into the Pandemic October 2020 Report

The table below compares Q3 statistics across 5 years. The huge jump in the median house sales price will be discussed further later in the report. Median House Sales Price by Quarter  Median sales prices can rise because of increases in fair market value – i.e. buyers are paying more money for the same home […]

Sonoma County Real Estate September 2020 Report

In the context of the terrible fires we’ve seen in recent weeks, a real estate report may seem trivial, but we have clients still trying to make buying and selling decisions, and we feel it remains our job to deliver straightforward data on the market. This first chart looks at the impact of the fires [ More ]

Marin County Real Estate Market September 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 […]

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