San Rafael: The Jewel by San Pablo Bay

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List makers looking to highlight the newest or trendiest spots in Marin County sometimes overlook San Rafael. However, this venerable town has plenty to offer both tourists and residents. It also has two things that none of the hip and trendy places can offer: history and San Pablo Bay. History San Rafael is the oldest city in Marin County, and …

The Majestic City By The Bay

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If your vision of California is ocean views, sail boats, and magnificent homes, Tiburon is exactly the kind of place you are picturing. Tiburon is a small town with a rich history. Once a small fishing village and mining town, it is now an important commuter point between Marin County and San Francisco. History Tiburon, “shark” in Spanish, is surrounded …

Top National Real Estate Technology Provider Features Marin.Com

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iHomefinder a leading national provider of real estate search technology and websites, featured Marin.Com in its November 13th blog post as a website to become the leading outlet for consumers looking for homes in Marin County. Here is what iHomfinder had to say: In business since 1994, Behzad knows quite a bit about real estate in upscale Marin County just north …

The Town With the Mountain in the Backyard

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Exploring Mill Valley and Mount Tam From the numbers, you wouldn’t expect much from Mount Tamalpais, Mount Tam to the locals of Mill Valley. Mount Tam is not the tallest mountain around. It lacks the technical allure of the crags in nearby Yosemite. Mill Valley, nestled below the majestic Mount Tam, by the numbers is just another beautiful, charming, small …

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Submit Your Best Photo and Win an Amazing Getaway

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Marin.com is holding a contest to celebrate the inner artist in all of us. You can win by sharing your best photo of nature, places, or even your pet. People can be in the picture if there is a jaw-dropping backdrop. No selfies please. The three photos with the most likes and shares will win one of our great prizes: …

California Housing Market Set to Improve in 2016

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(Post image by Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty) Reports from both California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) and the  National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) point to further appreciation in the housing market for 2016. As I stated in my interview with Marin IJ, the low inventory is one of the main factors for the increase in housing prices. According to our …