Sales of Marin homes costing $1 million or more increased significantly in 2012. According to the Marin IJ, a total of 963 homes sold for $1 million or more, which was up 34% from 2011. In fact, there have not been this many homes selling in this price range since 2007. California had 26,993 homes that sold for a $1 million or over, which was up 27% from 2011, also the highest figure in the state over the last five years.

Mill Valley had the most homes selling for $1 million or higher in Marin with 215. That was up 43% from 2011 to 2012, which ranked 21st in California. Larkspur had more than twice as many homes $1 million and up sell in 2012 versus 2011. Experts say this is another sign that the real estate market is recovering. I am personally seeing multiple offers on desirable properties in Marin. Inventory remains tight and prices are drifting higher.

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