Last year, one factor drove the real estate market more than any other: rising mortgage rates.
In March 2022, the Federal Reserve began a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to pump the brakes on inflation.1 And while some market sectors have been slow to respond, the housing market has reacted accordingly.
Both demand and price appreciation have tapered, as the primary challenge for homebuyers has shifted from availability to affordability. And although this higher-mortgage rate environment has been a painful adjustment for many buyers and sellers, it should ultimately... View More
Yoga is a practice, not a perfect. Like most of life we have to keep working at it everyday to get better, be better. Taking a beat, a deep breath when faced with a frustrating situation can make the difference between compassion and judgement.... View More
Why would anyone want to spend their summer looking for a new house? Here are 3 solid reasons why it makes sense to find your perfect home THIS summer.
There are many different types of buyers and buyers in many stages of the home searching and buying process. Maybe you searched for most of 2021 and into 2022 and either couldn’t find your perfect home or got outbid by the competition? Maybe you have been passively searching online and waiting for the right time? Are you just starting the process? Whatever... View More
The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing market on record, with home prices rising nationally by nearly 19% in 2021, driven primarily by low mortgage rates and a major supply shortage.1
But while some had hoped 2022 would bring a return to normalcy, the U.S. real estate market continues to boom, despite rising interest rates and decreasing affordability.
So what’s driving this persistent demand? And is there an end in sight?
Here are three factors impacting the... View More
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.... View More
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... View More
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... View More
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... View More
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... View More
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 :(... View More