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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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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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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 – Luxury Living in San Rafael, Yes it’s True!; Real Estate Porn Week 3!

Marin County Real Estate - Luxury Living in San Rafael, Yes it's True!; Real Estate Porn Week 3! Who says you can't find luxurious living in San Rafael! San Rafael, CA 94901. My hometown and now my place of business. The appeal of San Rafael to me today is the same as it was 35 years ago. It's the melting pot of Marin, the most diverse city, by far, in our extremely affluent county and the last City before hitting the most Northern city of Marin, ...

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Marin County Real Estate – Best of Brokers Tour and Real Estate Porn! Week 1

Marin County Real Estate - Best of Brokers Tour and Real Estate Porn! Week 1 Unfamiliar with the term Brokers Tour? Once a week the newer listings are held open by the listing agent for other Realtors to preview the homes. Marin County has two tour days, Wednesday you can see Southern Marin (Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon and Belvedere), and the Northern most Marin city, Novato. Thursday is for the rest of Marin, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Greenbrae, Kentfield, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Ross, Fairfax,...

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Marin County Real Estate – A Stunning Transformation: Real Estate Porn Week 2

Marin County Real Estate - A Stunning Transformation: Real Estate Porn Week 2 Broker's tour on Thursday, February 24, 2011 brought me to a home in Corte Madera that was previously on the market. I have a few clients and several friends in Corte Madera so when a house comes on the market, or in this case, back on the market I must see it. This home by itself would probably not be classified as "Real Estate Porn" but it's listing history tells an important story and...

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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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Homes for Sale in Marin County, CA – Average home price 2010 to 2011 up or down?

Homes for Sale in Marin County, CA - Average home price 2010 to 2011 up or down? Turns out in Marin County, like home prices, inventory levels, Days on Market and sale price vs. list price it all about location, location, location! In two cities the average home price is up from 2010 to 2011 Year to Date in all others it's down. Makes answering the questions, "have we hit the bottom", or "hows the market" or "are prices going back up" difficult to answer. Check...

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