The Market

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 ]

North Bay Real Estate Report: 3rd Quarter Update

North Bay Market Snapshot As is not unusual, the third quarter (summer) was not quite as active as the second quarter (spring), but was still very strong by any measure: 74% of third quarter sales sold quickly without price reductions at an overall average of just a smidgen under list price. 26% of sales sold [ More ]

North Bay Real Estate Report: 3rd Quarter Update

North Bay Real Estate Report Marin, Napa & Sonoma Home Markets 3rd Quarter Update by Paragon Real Estate Group North Bay Market Snapshot As is not unusual, the third quarter (summer) was not quite as active as the second quarter (spring), but was still very strong by any measure: 74% of third quarter sales sold [ More ]

The Government Shutdown and the Real Estate Market

The U.S. government shutdown and the escalation of concerns about the debt limit/possible default has drastically affected San Francisco market activity as measured by the percentage of listings accepting offers – as in a drop of approximately 50% from normal levels. Of course, this might be a short-term transitory effect that will disappear if these [ More ]

I’ve Earned a New Designation: CRS

I’ve Earned a New Designation:  CRS

I’m proud to announce that I have earned a new designation as a Realtor. CRS agents must meet stringent education and experience requirements. That’s why only 3% of REALTORS® are Certified Residential Specialists. CRS agents are dedicated professionals. They work to ensure success for their home-buying and selling clients by tapping into their superior training, [ More ]

2nd Quarter North Bay Market Report

2nd Quarter North Bay Real Estate Market Report Home Prices and Luxury Home Sales Way Up For Marin, Napa & Sonoma Counties Another very strong quarter in the North Bay real estate market: Year over year, the median house sales price in the second quarter was up 25% in Marin and Sonoma, and 34% in [ More ]

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