The Market

Wine Ink: Sonoma or Napa? Oh, such a sublime choice

A couple of weeks ago in this space we talked about taking a wine trip to the Southern Hemisphere. If you didn’t make it there this spring, you can still plan a wine trip to California The question I’m regularly asked is: “Should we go to Napa or Sonoma?” It is a pleasant dilemma and [ More ]

Sonoma County Home Price Appreciation

2011 to 2015, by City & Town A Paragon Special Report While waiting for the 2016 real estate market to really wake up and start generating useful statistical data, below is a look at Sonoma County house and condo values over the past 5 years, broken out by city and town. In most areas of [ More ]

Marin County Home Price Appreciation since 2011

While waiting for the 2016 real estate market to really wake up and start generating useful statistical data, below is a look at Marin County house and condo values over the past 5 years, broken out by city and town. In most areas, the market bottomed out in 2011, the current market recovery began in [ More ]

The Sonoma County Real Estate Market in 2015

Despite anxiety about interest rates, stock markets, housing affordability and over-valued, high-tech unicorns, 2015 was another year of home price appreciation in Sonoma. Even with rising prices, Sonoma’s real estate market is much more affordable that those in Marin and San Francisco. And, of course, there are many other reasons why people want to live [ More ]

2015 Marin Real Estate Market Review

Despite anxiety about interest rates, stock markets, housing affordability, unending international crises, and over-valued, high-tech unicorns, 2015 was a solid year of appreciation in Marin: The median Marin house price rose 15% from Q1 to Q4 2015. Despite its rising prices, Marin real estate is still, generally speaking, distinctly more affordable than in San Francisco, [ More ]

Are You Ready For The Rain?

  If predictions are correct, this winter may be the wettest in a long time. Take some preventative measures now to ensure your vehicle is ready for the rain. Consider replacing your wiper blades if over a year old and top off your washer fluid. Check your tire tread and pressure. Ensure tires are evenly [ More ]

The Sonoma County Real Estate Report

Unlike most Bay Area real estate markets, which surge in spring, slow in summer, spike again in autumn and then plunge in winter, the Sonoma County market typically starts heating up in spring to peak in mid-summer, and then cools until the next spring season. Presumably, this has to do with the importance of the [ More ]

The Marin County Real Estate Report

The median Marin house sales price in October and November jumped back up and surpassed the previous peak hit in last spring, while the condo median price remained basically stable. It’s important to remember that median prices are not a perfect reflection of changes in fair market value: They often fluctuate due to seasonal inventory [ More ]

The Sonoma County Real Estate Market

The autumn selling season started right after Labor Day, but it will be another month or so before preliminary statistical data is available on home sales negotiated since then. However, it is clear that the recent volatility in national and international financial markets has not so far caused a severe adjustment to local home prices. [ More ]

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