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What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing Market | MyKCM

We’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the experts predict for the second half of 2019.

Here’s what some have to say:

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com

“Lower mortgage rates, higher wages and more homes for sale have helped counteract rising home prices, and ultimately, made it so that buyers are able to afford more than last year.”

“Our outlook implies 4% growth for the remaining months of the year, predicated on…more supply than last year, the decline in mortgage rates, moderating home price appreciation and improving affordability.”

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR

“Rates of 4% and, in some cases even lower,

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Terra Linda Eichler. Open Sunday July 7, 2019 1-4 PM

Updated/Move-in ready!

Now is the perfect opportunity to live on a wonderful block in Terra Linda. This single level Eichler, located near the community center and pool, has all the elements of an easy to live at home where you can relax, entertain and enjoy life year-round.  A hip and stylish front walkway welcomes you to open concept living with high open beam ceilings and walls of windows flooding the home with natural light. The entire house was extensively remodeled in 2013 with quartz counter tops in the remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, new furnace, roof, flooring and electrical throughout…plus a fully up to code fire sprinkler system. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths a family room and finished

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Sweet Rancher in Madera Gardens

7 Lakeside Front

7 Lakeside Drive in the Madera Gardens neighborhood of Corte Madera is on the market and ready for the next loving owner. Cared for by the same family for many years, this one level home has been spruced up and move in ready. Perfect for buyers who either want one level living and move right in or buy and update over time. Potential to add on square footage as well by checking with the City Building & Planning Department.

THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR in fabulous Madera Gardens! 3-bedroom, 1-bath light-filled home on level lot with grassy lawns and mature landscaping in front and back.  Spacious living room with fireplace, separate dining area and generous eat-in kitchen. Excellent commute location with easy

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Private Knoll Top Retreat with Stunning views.

1142 Simmons Front

Enjoy your very own private knoll top retreat on close to one acre! Neighbors are close but not too close - no shared fences just trees and nature surrounding the home. A gardeners delight with 22 fruit trees, planted raised bed vegetable gardens and an abundance of vibrant rose bushes. When you come home you are greeted by a professionally landscaped front yard and the perimeter of the property is protected by a newly erected deer fence. Gorgeous views of the surrounding hills from most rooms in the house.

1142 Simmons Living Room

Main level has Living room with wood burning fireplace, dining area and kitchen with family room. 1/2 bath + garage access complete the first level. 3 bedrooms upstairs with en suite master

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167 Oak Manor Dr. Fairfax CA 94960: JUST LISTED Open Sunday June 2 1-4 PM

Located in the flats of Oak Manor in Fairfax, this mid-century modern gem has been updated and is in move-in ready condition! The welcoming curb presence will wow you with fresh designer paint colors and a hip horizontal slatted gate entrance. A wide brick path leads you to a private landscaped courtyard and a brilliant front door. Once inside, rich hard wood floors, crisp white walls and high open beamed ceilings let you know you are home.

The kitchen has been upgraded and features a gas stove, stainless steel appliances, eat at counter, lots of cabinets for storage and cool cork flooring.

Both bathrooms have been tastefully remodeled with stylish tiles and designer

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In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms. Low supply of listed homes and high demand from buyers has pushed prices to rise rapidly.

In the mind of the homeowner, annual home price appreciation over 6% has become the new normal. This becomes a challenge when a homeowner looks to refinance or sell their home, as the expectation of what the homeowner believes the home should be worth does not always line up with the bank’s appraisal.

Every month, the Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) measures the disparity between what a homeowner seeking to refinance their home believes their house is worth and what an

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4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America | MyKCM

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts.

For the sixth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! That has not always been the case. Gallup explains:

“Between 2008 and 2010, covering most of the Great Recession period that saw plummeting home and stock values, Americans were as likely to name savings accounts or CDs as the best long-term investment as they were to name stocks or real estate.”

This year’s results showed that 35% of Americans chose real estate, followed by stocks at 27%. The full results are shown in the chart below.

4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America | MyKCM

Bottom Line

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Just Listed: 525 Appleberry Dr. San Rafael CA 94903

This is the perfect opportunity to live in one of San Rafael’s most sought-after neighborhoods. This single level Eichler located in lower Lucas Valley has all the elements of an easy to live at home where you can relax, entertain and enjoy life year-round.  The lush level yard is a ready to use paradise with so much to offer. The front yard has multiple planters with a fresh summer vegetable garden and colorful blooming flowers. The front fence swings open for room to park a boat or RV…or use as a fire pit area!

Be the center of the action while barbecuing or dining on the patio right off the kitchen and share good times while relaxing or playing on the lush large lawn in the back yard.

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Lower Lucas Valley Eichler Coming Soon!

Enjoy the California lifestyle! Updated Eichler in Lucas Valley coming soon. This light-filled open concept floor plan features fresh paint inside & out, new carpets, skylights, some double pane windows and beautifully landscaped large flat wrap around yard. Close to open space, award winning schools, community center, tennis courts, park and easy freeway access. 2 car garage w/ work bench. Room to park boat or RV. Views of hills. Fun times to be had here!

Stay tuned for all the details.

Hilary Davis, REALTOR (415) 235-3133 Hilary@MarinModern.com

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Very excited to introduce my new Kentfield Listing!!  Super sweet 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom bungalow waiting for a new owner!! 

Living Room   Kitchen

Dining Room   Brick Patio

Check out 1RosebankAve.com to see pictures and details about the house!!!

For more information or to view the property, please contact Amy E Glaser, REALTOR at 415-816-4537 or Amy@MarinModern.com

 

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