The Market

Storm Preparation

The National Weather Service has issued high wind and flash flood watches for all of the San Francisco Bay Area through Thursday. We are anticipating that Healdsburg will receive some extreme weather related to this storm, with heavy rain and high winds. The City Manager has called for a Level 3 Activation, of the Emergency [ More ]

Bay Area Demographics

18 charted analyses of ancestry, affluence, education, real estate, politics, poverty and employment for San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda & Contra Costa Counties. 4th Quarter 2014, Paragon Special Report These charts are mostly based on U.S. Census surveys from 2010 to 2013. Each of the 8 counties examined contains areas [ More ]

3rd Quarter Real Estate Market Report

North Bay Home Appreciation since 2011 In the last 2 quarters, as the market continued to appreciate, North Bay home values hit their highest points since the bottom of the market in 2011. Below are snapshots of the increase in median sales prices and average dollar per square foot values for selected, representative cities. Generally [ More ]

Marin Napa Sonoma Real Estate Report

The Homes Markets of Marin, Napa & Sonoma Counties North Bay Luxury Home SalesLuxury home sales have soared in Marin, Napa and Sonoma over the past 4 years, up 143% since 2011. Just looking at year-over-year sales, sales of homes of $2,000,000 and above have increased by 34%, while sales of all homes – constrained by [ More ]

789 Ways to Enjoy San Francisco This Summer

Restaurants, bars, music, dance, running, biking, things to do with kids  or guests or dogs, and anything else we could think of. We can think of few things more insanely misguided than voicing our opinions about the best place for burritos, breakfast or coffee in San Francisco. This is only a menu of options for [ More ]

North Bay Real Estate: The 3rd Spring of the Recovery

June 2014 Report for Marin, Napa & Sonoma Counties Though not seeing the overheated feeding frenzy of San Francisco and Silicon Valley (the two hottest housing markets in the country), all three North Bay counties continued to see strong demand and increasing home prices this past spring. The supply of homes for sale and mortgage [ More ]

Bicycle Friendly Designation

The League of American Bicyclists has announced its latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) awards, including the City of Healdsburg at the Bronze level. With nearly 40 million Americans bicycling in 2012 and U.S. bike commuting increasing more than 61% from 2000 to 2012, there’s growing consensus that making biking better is a key [ More ]

Strong Start to 2014 North Bay Homes Market

April 2014 Market Report for Marin, Napa & Sonoma Counties It’s not unusual for the first quarter to be relatively slow, but this year buyer demand woke up early and jumped back into the real estate market – probably an indication of the start to another heated spring selling season. Median home sales prices continued [ More ]

North Bay Market Report: Marin, Napa & Sonoma Real Estate

January 2014 Market Report The real estate market recovery started in earnest in 2012 and then went red hot in spring 2013, which resulted in an additional, big, fast jump – approximately 20% – in home prices. After the spring peak, the market calmed somewhat in the second half of the year and prices stabilized, [ More ]