We've been breathing easier over the past couple of weeks, with clearer skies and stable COVID case counts. In a
Marin IJ article this week, Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis reported that "Our adjusted case rate is 4.0, which puts us one tenth of one percentage point above where we need to be before we can move into the orange tier." The article went on to explain that "
A graduation to tier 3, which is color-coded orange, would mean that Marin restaurants would be allowed to expand their indoor service from 25% of capacity to 50%, and non-essential offices would be allowed to reopen. Other types of businesses such as movie theaters and gyms would also be permitted to increase their indoor service.
Under the state’s framework, a county must achieve the benchmark of the next tier above it for two consecutive weeks before being promoted. That means the earliest Marin could move up to tier 3 would be Oct. 27."
Willis went on to say that "
about 6,000 of the county’s 40,000 school-age kids, or about 15%, have returned to some form of classroom learning or a hybrid model. He said so far there has been only one documented case of student-to-student transmission."
Halloween is fast approaching, and homes are beginning to sport spooky decorations. Trick or treating is being discouraged, but there are plenty of fun activities being offered around the county, including
pumpkin patches and a
Halloween Food Fair Drive-Thru Spooktacular at the Marin Civic Center.
Ronnie's Awesome List
and her weekly newsletter are a great source of information on activities, events, and resources around the Bay Area.
The election is 18 days away and voting has begun!
Here is a list of drop box locations, and
here is a link to track your ballot after you've dropped it off.
Median house sales prices in Marin were up by a stunning 21% in the third quarter of 2020, as compared to the third quarter of 2019. Median sales prices can rise because of increases in fair market value (buyers paying more money for the same
home) and/or because buyers are purchasing larger, more expensive houses
. Both dynamics are currently at play, but affluent and very affluent buyers have made up a significant and
increasing percentage of the demand in Marin and Bay Area markets.
September was an impressive month, and October is well ahead of September. Luxury sales more than doubled over summer 2019, and total Marin closings now exceed 2019 by $800 million. The charts below elaborate on these unprecedented numbers and illustrate how the normal seasonal patterns have been completely disrupted this year. There has never been a better time to live in Marin!
Luxury isn't defined by the price of the home,
but by the quality of our services
| 4709 Paradise Drive, Tiburon | Offered at $6,295,000
219 Beach Road, Belvedere | Offered at $7,200,000
| 73 West Shore Road, Belvedere | Offered at $15,000/mo
| 6 Amicita Avenue, Mill Valley | Offered at $1,625,000
| 421 Crown Road, Kentfield | Offered at $5,995,000
18135 State Rte Hwy 1, Marshall | Offered at $3,295,000
| 21 Teaberry Lane, Tiburon | Offered at $2,800,000
| 1082 Flagship Drive, Vallejo | Offered at $745,000
| 202 Valley Street, #5, Sausalito | Offered at $3,500,000
| 3300 Paradise Drive, Tiburon | Offered at $7,900,000
| 2236 Mar East Street, Tiburon | Offered at $2,650,000
| 52 Linda Vista Avenue, Tiburon | Offered at $3,300,000
| 65 De Silva Island, Mill Valley | Offered at $1,995,000
| 27 Meadow Hill Drive, Tiburon | $10,250/mo
With decades of award-winning real estate experience, the Smith + Aylwin team is dedicated to helping you achieve your real estate goals. We encourage you to visit our website for more information and resources. Our team is always available by phone, text, email, video, and social media. Please reach out if we can be of assistance in any way.
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