Real Estate

10 Steps in Buying a Home – Step 3: Obtain Lender Pre-Approval

10 Steps in Buying a Home – STEP 3: Obtain a lender Pre-approval Pre-approval of a loan You have met with and committed to your Realtor and you are ready and anxious to move forward and find your perfect home. Before you get in your Realtors car to look at homes you need to talk with a lender and obtain a pre-approval. Why is this so crucial? Knowing your buying power is well, powerful. The online calculators will give you a rough idea of your monthly PITI (principle, interest,...

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10 Steps in Home Buying – STEP 2: Commit to a Realtor

10 Steps in Home Buying – STEP 2: Commit to a Marin Modern/San Francisco Modern Realtor Home Buying: Call or Email a Realtor Today The home buying process is unique and should be customized to your specific and personal needs and wants. Engaging a Realtor early on will get you started down the right path for your home buying journey. 97% of home buyers today start their search online and spend anywhere from a few weeks to several years researching and planning before contacting a Realtor. This is totally...

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10 Step Home Buying Guide

10 Step Home Buying Guide 10 Step Home Buying Puzzle resolved Launching into the home buying process can be daunting and may feel like one of those crazy jigsaw puzzles you tackled as a kid. So many pieces - where do I start? This 10 Step Home Buying Guide, in the next 11 posts, will ease your mind. Following will be a step by step guide to propel you from start to finish and get you into your next home! Whether you are a first time home buyer, getting...

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Real Estate Insights & Information – Welcome!

This post will re-launch my SF2MarinHomes blog with a letter from the heart and a further definition of my Real Estate focus. If you enjoy my story, have a present or future interest in Real Estate or just want to read my blog posts please subscribe or create an RSS feed! Thank you in advance for your support. Real Estate Insights - A Fluid Life is a Good Life Life is fluid and fluidity creates change and change is what propels people to seek out the help of a Realtor. We get...

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Relocate to Marin County from Across the Bay or Across the Ocean

Relocate to Marin County from Across the Bay or Across the Ocean What makes Marin County so great? Why is it one of the most expensive housing markets in the world? Why should you move to Marin County? You can't grow up in Marin County and not feel a little spoiled, special and unique. It truly is one of the most stunningly beautiful places to live and work. The residents of Marin develop a bit of snobbery but can you blame us? Once you live in...

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Multimillion Dollar Properties in Marin County Continue to Hit the Market – Real Estate Porn Volume 5

Multimillion Dollar Properties in Marin County Continue to Hit the Market - Real Estate Porn Volume 5 I have started a trend for myself and now must visit at least one multi-million dollar property each week during the Thursday Brokers Tour.  These homes encompass our dreams and fantasies and what better way to support your dreams than experiencing it first hand. Who doesn't play the game, "when I win the lottery I will...

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This isn’t your Parents Loan – Borrowing Money Has a Whole New Look

This isn't your Parents Loan - Borrowing Money Has a Whole New Look Finance is a part of my job but not one I am completely comfortable with or always fully understand but thats why I work with very knowledgable mortgage brokers like Charlie Christensen with EM Mortgage and our in-house broker, Marney Solle with Terra Mortgage. Both incredibly passionate about their work and crazy informed, up to date and experienced in the world of lending and all the new twists and turns the banking industry and government have imposed. Anyone who...

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Marin County Property Search – Real Estate Porn Week 4

Thursday Brokers tour gives us a chance to preview property for clients, prospective clients and sometimes just grab a chance to get inside some delicious, multi-million dollar properties. You never know who your next client will be-better to be prepared. Right! Yesterday I chose to add a few of these properties to my tour schedule. First, a lovely family home in Larkspur nestled amongst the well-appointed Townhomes on Escalle Lane. Listed by Frank Howard Allen legend, Patty Oxman ( I want to be her when I grow up) 50 Escalle Lane, Larkspur...

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Cari’s Weekly Tweets 2011-06-13

Come see me and Gabe! We are here until 4pm at this beautiful property! http://Www.66grovehillsouth.com http://4sq.com/iNcKcp # Me and my assistant are fueling up for our open house! (@ Crepevine - San Rafael) http://4sq.com/l8VQHS # Beautiful drive! (@ Hwy 37) [pic]: http://4sq.com/lwAgg6 # I'm at The Press Bistro (1809 Capitol Ave, at 18th St, Sacramento) http://4sq.com/mlTe4J # Super cool vintage stuff! 2nd Saturday in Sacramento! (@ Scout Living) http://4sq.com/kkqW41 # Fave Friday am #bikram class and was greeted w a closed door and sign that said "full class". 1st time in 9 yrs :(...

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House Selling Tips: Professional Photography: Is a Picture Truly Worth $1,000 Words?

House Selling Tips: Professional Photography: Is a Picture Truly Worth $1,000 Words? Is a picture really worth a thousand words? In the Real Estate world of buying and selling property a high quality, professional picture could be worth $1,000 or more. A study done by Redfin found listed homes with professional photographs garnered $934 and $116,076 more at closing that pictures taken with a point and shoot. I have to admit, while scanning the homes on the multiple listing service and other home search sites I pass over...

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