Bay Area Housing Markets Highly Unaffordable for Low-Down-Payment Buyers

Although nine out of 10 U.S. homes are more affordable than their historic averages for buyers using low-down-payment programs, that’s not the case here in the Bay Area, according to a recent report. In a study conducted with Down Payment … Continue reading

Golden State Real Estate Markets Stay Sizzling in June

Demand for homes in California showed no sign of cooling as summer officially began, with three Bay Area cities named among the nation’s five most booming real estate markets. In a new report, Realtor.com ranks the hottest U.S. real estate markets … Continue reading

Home Prices Are Rising in Palo Alto’s Popular Crescent Park Neighborhood

With handsome homes situated on large lots but still just a short stroll from happening downtown Palo Alto, quiet Crescent Park is one of the northern Santa Clara County city’s most coveted neighborhoods. Separated from neighboring Menlo Park (and San Mateo County) to the north by … Continue reading

Real Estate Roundup: Lengthy Government Shutdown Could Stall Housing Recovery

Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious: PROLONGED GOVERNMENT CLOSURE MAY HINDER MORTGAGE LOANS The U.S. government shutdown, which began October 1, could prove to be more than just a temporary annoyance … Continue reading

Marin schools fare well in state test score rankings

Twenty-three Marin schools scored perfect 10s in school rankings based on test scores released Friday by the state Department of Education. Public school rankings, which are released each spring, range from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest possible … Continue reading

San Rafael’s Dominican Neighborhood Offers Tree-Lined Streets, Convenience

Known for its East Coast feel, beautiful tree-lined streets, and elegant homes, San Rafael’s Dominican neighborhood also offers great walkability and convenience. The neighborhood, sometimes called Black Canyon, surrounds Dominican University of California, from which it gets its name. Its … Continue reading

Marin Residential Real Estate 1967 to 2012

I love this chart. This chart gives a several decade view of Marin Real Estate performance. What I notice is that in general Marin Real Estate holds it’s value even in recession times and if values do ever go down … Continue reading

Marin Real Estate January 2010 Update

What is happening for Marin Real estate in January? It is often said that winter is a great time to purchase real estate in Marin. Many of my Marin buyer clients have purchased wonderful homes at great values in winter … Continue reading