Extending from San Francisco Bay on the east to Mt. Tamalpais on the west, the city of Corte Madera is tucked away in the green Marin countryside and is known as "the hidden jewel of Marin." This small but vital town is generally alight with sunshine that peeks through fog shrouded Mt. Tam and is within hiking, biking and driving distance of some of the most beautiful vistas in the western United States. As well as reflecting the easy, outdoor lifestyle long associated with California, the town also boasts fashionable homes and cosmopolitan businesses. Between its natural beauty and sophisticated residences, Corte Madera is quite a city.
The market has continued to prove that inventory is the key to sales. Available listed properties have remained constrained, and well cared for homes that are priced appropriately receive lots of attention, with serious buyers willing to stretch their budgets to successfully complete a purchase. With the constraints on foreign economies, there is less pressure from non-resident buyers, and although there is activity across all price ranges, the sweet spot seems to be in the starter to mid-level price points in most communities.