West Marin Real Estate donated $1,000 to the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin this month, part of a program in which they donate 3 percent of each home sale commission toward a nonprofit of the buyer's choice.    David Briggs

Real estate agents in West Marin are donating a percentage of their commission fees to nonprofits in an attempt to offset the region’s rising inequalities, which housing advocates credit in part to the rise of new homeowners’ short-term rentals. 

Brenda Balanda, owner of Marin Sunshine Realty, said she started her initiative when she set . . .

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