Tagged : Marin County Real Estate

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77 Cypress Drive Fairfax – Just Listed!

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A True Gem in every way! Meticulously updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with high end finishes and high tech systems. Located on a picturesque tree lined street in the Fairfax flats just outside town and steps from hiking trails. Where Cypress Drive ends, the trails begin. Walk straight from your door up into Cascade Canyon and connect to a network of trails in some of the most pristine protected open space in Marin County.

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This home has numerous updates.  Kitchen has high end stainless appliances and quartz countertops, both bathrooms offer custom finishes, newly resurfaced pool, roof, boiler and electrical panel. All windows dual paned throughout. Solid hardcore doors in a craftsmen style adorn the

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Two Things First Time Home Buyers Need to Know

Buyers entering the real estate market are more savvy today than ever before.  Prior to the internet age, buyers relied heavily on their Realtor to feed them information and listings and wouldn’t even begin their search until meeting with and committing to a Realtor. Now, at least 90% of buyers start their search online, research the process and properties for months, often years before calling a Realtor.

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In this new age of information, we as Realtors need to work even harder to find and maintain buyer clients and we do this by providing value and insight into the process. We offer our knowledge of the specific cities and neighborhoods in our market, inside scoop on upcoming listings, and our

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I am so delighted to announce my new listing in Mill Valley is now on the market and offered at $1,050,000. Located in the Sutton Manor neighborhood, this single level, light filled home offers easy access to HWY 101 and close proximity to shopping conveniences, restaurants and Edna Maguire Elementary.  The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, a lovely garden with a view of Horse Hill. The beautiful flowering garden also has raised garden beds, established lime, meyer lemon and plum trees for your enjoyment.  Welcome home to a wonderful community where the neighbors are already planning for the next Halloween block party and visit from Santa during the holidays!  For more photos and details go to www.50MeadowDr.com

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Voters approved Proposition 60 and 90 in the late 1980's giving homeowners older than 55 a one-time property tax break when they sell their primary residence and buy a replacement property of equal or lesser value. The California Association of Realtors (CAR) sponsored legislation that would have extended this tax break to Seniors who buy a more expensive home. The thinking behind this Bill, which didn't make it out of the Appropriations Committee, is that many times Seniors have to spend more money to downsize to a newer home or one with a more age-friendly floor plan. This prevents many empty nesters from selling big homes they no longer need or want because they can't afford to take on a higher property tax bill.  If they were able to move, it

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Are You Considering a Floating Home Purchase: Part 3

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Congratulations! Escrow has closed and your Realtor has just handed you the keys to your very own piece of waterfront heaven! However, your home is so much more then just a waterfront home. You are in the water. Surrounded. Floating. You are one of approximately 425 lucky owners of a Sausalito, CA Floating home.

My three-part series on Floating homes is a reality check for the 100's of dreamers out there considering a floating home purchase.

Floating homes have been a part of my life since I was a little kid. My mom would bring us to visit friends on the docks and when I walked onto the boats I was mesmerized. Seriously, a home that is a boat, floating in the bay? There was

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NOVEMBER 1ST marks the end of this years daylight savings!

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Remember that hour of sleep you lost in the spring...Guess what? You are getting it back on Halloween night! Think of it as a gift of one extra hour to celebrate or if you're not usually awake after midnight you can enjoy it in the morning.

I have never been a fan of the time change. Changing the time? It seems pretty arrogant and useless and seems to just mess with people's rhythms and schedules.

According to this article on the History of Daylight Savings, the origins seem valid.  However, does the practice of changing time have any real benefit? There doesn't seem to be any support or data to say it does. If fact, all the articles I found say it causes more harm then good.

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Who's Mortgage Do You Want To Pay?

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The rent vs. buy question comes up all the time in Real Estate. Now more then ever that threshold is changing and renters considering a purchase have to crunch the numbers and make a decision. Rent or buy?

With continuing high demand, low inventory and rising home prices rents are also rising.

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There are a number of rent vs. buy calculators that can provide a window into your specific situation. Are you making a high enough monthly rent payment that would cover a mortgage? When you figure in your total payments or PITI (principle, interest, taxes and insurance) and tax benefits could you be paying towards your mortgage or are you financing your landlords mortgage?

A simple calculator is however,

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Is summer the Best time to buy a Home?

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Realtors, lenders, analysts and even buyers are always talking about the spring selling season as THE time to list your home or buy a home. In Marin Country we do see the biggest influx of new listings in the spring and flood of buyers who want to get settled before summer.

But is the spring the best time to buy a home? Honestly, the best time to buy a home is when a buyer is ready! There are benefits and challenges to every season: Fall, winter, Spring and summer but there is no reason why you can't make the best out of each one.

Yes, we do see an increase in inventory after the holiday slow down and end of winter. Sellers are less likely to list their house in the winter due to the

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I had the pleasure of representing the buyer, a long-time renter who no longer wanted to be at the mercy of the skyrocketing rental market in Marin.  She was ready to put down roots and found the perfect condo to fit her lifestyle and budget.  66 Hector Lane is 2 bedrooms/1 bath with a detached garage, wood burning fireplace, engineered wood floors, remodeled kitchen and bath. Located on the Southern end of Novato near Pacheco Plaza, home to Paradise Foods and a hub for community events, it is also minutes from public transportation making for an easy commute to San Francisco. My client paid $345,000 for her condo which will COST LESS MONTHLY than what she was paying in rent for a 1-bedroom apartment.

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If you're tired of making your

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Successful real estate agents are like airline pilots or orchestra conductors. We're ultimately responsible for the success or failure of the transaction--- but we don't do it by ourselves. We rely on a network of other professionals: escrow officers; inspectors; contractors; transaction coordinators, and many others. We coordinate their efforts, but we cannot achieve success without them. One of the most critical pieces in assembling the picture-puzzle that will be the buyer's new home is the Mortgage Broker or Loan Officer, who can literally make or break the transaction. The best lending professionals conduct a thorough review of the buyer's qualifications and assets prior to issuing a pre-approval letter. They don't just take a snapshot, give…
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