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A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% between August 2020 and August 2021.1 However, there were signs in the fourth quarter that the red-hot housing market was beginning to simmer down. In the month of October, only 60.3% of sales involved a bidding war—down from a high of 74.5% in April.2 While this trend could be attributed to seasonality, it could also be a signal that the real estate...

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New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1 Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year. According to the National Association of Realtors, that’s about 2.4 months of inventory, which is far less than the six months that is generally needed to strike a healthy balance between supply and demand.2 Given the limited number of available properties, if you’re a buyer in today’s market, you may need to expand your search to include both new construction and resale homes....

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Marin Real Estate

10 Steps in Buying a Home – STEP 4: Preview Homes

10 Steps in Buying a Home – STEP 4: Preview Homes Congratulations! You are now ready to get in your Realtors car and start down that path of finding your next perfect home! You’ve made it through the pre-approval process which is a difficult step and now you will be rewarded with a customized tour of homes that match your budget and hearts desires. Shopping for a house Buying a home is a process and that process is as unique as you are so first step is to disregard...

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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 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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House For Sale, 2442 Chestnut Street, San Francisco CA 94123

House For Sale, 2442 Chestnut Street, San Francisco CA 94123. A unique Condo in the Marina District of San Francisco. 3 Bedroom, 2 full baths with garage parking, backyard and plenty of storage. All rare qualities in an SF home! Currently off the market this beautiful Condo combines family comforts with convenience and off-the-charts walkability. Tough to beat this Marina District location for convenience and access. Chestnut street boasts amazing shopping, restaurants, 2 movie theaters, drug store, Pottery Barn, William Sonoma, and several wine bars. There is literally something for...

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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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How is the Real Estate Market in Marin County, CA?

How is the Real Estate Market in Marin County, CA? This is the number one question asked by friends, family and strangers. Are they just making polite conversation or is just about every person looking for answers in this crazy fluctuating and ever-changing market? Maybe both? My direct market, Marin County, CA with 20 distinct areas as designated by BAREIS, our local MLS (multiple listing service) produces an equal amount of "Markets". Meaning, you will get a different answer to the question, "How's the market" depending on what city, area and price...

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Marin County Real Estate – A Very Merry Mustard To You!

Marin County Real Estate - A Very Merry Mustard To You! The holiday tradition I look forward to involves shopping and eating but also planning, designing and mass production. It's not your typical tradition but it's one I have participated in with my Dad for about 23 years. We make our super secret, completely addictive and increasingly popular Hot & Sweet Mustard. A few recipients, I am sure, continue to be my friend just for the Mustard they receive from me each holiday season. I...

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Buying a Home In Marin County – Home Buyer Success Story

Buying A Home in Marin County - Home Buyer Success Story Real Estate is a challenging business to be in, especially in today's market with the ever changing rules, regulations, laws and statutes surrounding Real Estate transactions. It has become a mine field of disclosures and compliance. However, for me the most important and most rewarding part of the Real Estate business hasn't really changed that much and that is Client Care. It's true, younger Gen X and Gen Y clients now entering the market are tech savvy and better...

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