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The #1 Reason to List Your House, NOW! | MyKCM

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that sales rose 0.7% month-over-month, but remain 1.5% lower than they were a year ago. Some may look at these numbers and think that now is not a good time to sell their house, but in fact, the opposite is true.

The national slowdown in sales is directly tied to a lack of inventory available for the buyers who are out in the market looking for their dream homes! The inventory of homes for sale has fallen year-over-year for the last 28 months and has had an upward impact on home prices.

NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun had this to say,

“Home sales in recent months remain at their lowest level of the year and are

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The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2017 will be the year that the housing market races forward again.

However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: a lack of housing inventory. While buyer demand looks like it will remain strong throughout the summer, supply is not keeping up.

Here are the thoughts of a few industry experts on the subject:

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR:

"Sellers are in the driver's seat this spring as the intense competition for the few homes for sale is forcing many buyers to be aggressive in their offers. Buyers are showing

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There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.

Don’t Become Trapped

Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com, reported on what he calls a “Rental Affordability Crisis.” He warns that,

“Low rental vacancies and a lack of new rental construction are pushing up rents, and we expect that they’ll outpace home price appreciation in the year ahead.”

In the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University's 2016 State of the Nation’s Housing Report, they revealed that “The number of cost-burdened households roseto 21.3 million. Even more troubling, the number with severe burdens (paying more than 50%

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Marin Infograph - Real Estate 2016

2016 – Best Year Ever…AGAIN

Median prices – UP, Average prices – UP. The Marin real estate market remains as strong as ever.

Outlook for 2017

When is a Good Time to Buy?

The average home price in Marin in 1965 was $30,710. In 2000 it was $722,800, and last year it was nearly $1,200,000. In fact, in the last 51 years there have only been 3 years where the average price decreased. So, the answer is simple as soon as you can.

Reasons to Buy Soon:

1. High Rents
2. Very low interest rates
3. Tax Benefits
4. Appreciation
5. Pride of Ownership

If you are considering buying a home in 2017, be sure to register to attend our Marin Home Buyer Workshop!

When is a Good Time to Sell?

Last year (2016), nearly 1/3 of total year sales

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The holidays are in full swing which typically means a seasonal slow-down in the real estate market however do these trends hold true in Marin County? Let’s take a look at real estate sales trends thru November 2016 and also explore some other interesting trends and market facts:

  • Quick Market Snapshot
  • Vanishing Breed – The Under $1 Million Dollar Home in Marin
  • Median Price in Marin – Does Inventory Match Sales?
  • Luxury Market in Marin – Are Trends Developing?

Market Snapshot: Still strong

Through November of this year sales of single family homes are down about 7% from last year (ty = 1949 ly = 2093) and listings are down about 4% (ty = 2511 ly = 2612) still generally considered a seller’s market. Median price of homes this year

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Featured on the cover Atomic Ranch Magazine and as the feature article, this is a mint condition Mid-Century Modern Eichler home you don't want to miss out on! 8050 Shay Drive is an amazing and rare atrium model Eichler home located in the lovingly maintained Sequoyah Hills neighborhood in the highly desired Oakland Hills. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1667 square foot (per tax records) Eichler has all of the famous hallmarks of mid-century modern architecture, such as mahogany panel walls, globe lights, original stained ceiling and beams, sliding cabinets, and more, but has been tastefully updated with modern amenities and design.

Enjoy the radiant heat through the newer VCT tile flooring, or sit inside on a rainy day and take in nature's beauty through the

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Marin Modern Real Estate is happy to announce that registration for the Marin First Time Home Buyer Seminar is now open!

Marin Modern has teamed up to host the Marin First Time Home Buyer Seminar. The seminar will take place Sunday, March 2nd 11am - 1pm. This two-hour event will feature guest speakers Renee Adelmann, Owner and Realtor of Marin Modern Real Estate, and Nicholas Ballard, Mortgage Advisor at Pinnacle Capital Mortgage. A wealth of information will be provided to attendees, so be sure to register for the event. 

If you're looking to buy your first home in Marin this year, we encourage you to register for this FREE event! The event usually sells out quickly, so be sure to register to reserve your spot.

You can learn more about the event

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Since we are well into 2014, all of us here at Marin Modern thought it might be beneficial to share with you some details about homes sold in Marin County in 2013, provided to us by the Marin Association of Realtors. 

Below you'll find information on number of sales, number of listings, average sales price, and the percentage of homes on market that closed in under 60 days for the cities of: San Rafael, Novato, Mill valley, San Anselmo, Sausalito, Corte Madera, and Fairfax.


City

Number of Sales

Number of Listings

Avg. Sales Price (2013)

% of homes on market for under 60 days (2013)

San Rafael

757

837

$783,654

72%

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We are happy to announce that Realtor Hanna Jung has joined our modern real estate family!

The newest member of our San Francisco Modern Real Estate team, Hanna's interest in real estate began when she made investments of her own in out-of-state properties. Prior to real estate, Hanna worked as a producer for an online gaming industry. With an M.A. in Translation and Interpretation, Hanna also worked as an executive assistant to the Consul General of the Republic of Korea.

Hanna's main focus as a Realtor is to find a great deal for her clients and she is proud and excited to share her experiences with those looking to buy a home in San Francisco.

We welcome Hanna to our San Francisco Modern Real Estate team and encourage you to contact her

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A great website to get recipes for anything is All Recipes. It's like a recipe box with thousands upon thousands of recipes to sift through depending on what you fancy for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. Since it's Christmas Eve and a lot of you are probably cooking away or trying to figure out that last dessert treat to add to your holiday table, here's a great recipe that everyone loves, with a little variation from the original recipe. 

The original recipe by All Recipe member Jackie Schmidt is titled Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies recipe, but with the variations that will be provided, the recipe is really Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. 

Ingredients: 

  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
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