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Are you a Tweeper? Do you Tweet?

Or are you still shaking your head and silently laughing at the 175 million (so that number is up for debate but you get the idea)  of us now sharing information and finding real time news and data on Twitter? When I tell people I use Twitter the majority reaction is either silence, a smug "huh" and shrug or repressed laughter.  I can see the confusion and disgust on peoples faces. The West Coast seems to be too cool for Twitter! Check out this article on the basics of Twitter use. It's...

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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 – 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 – Do you Forage? A Culinary Event Worthy of a Trip to San Francisco

Marin County Real Estate - Do you Forage? A Culinary Event Worthy of a Trip to San Francisco The San Francisco Bay Area is a culinary hot spot with over 4,000 restaurants in San Francisco alone. It has been said that you could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for a year and not hit all of them. When Marinites want a unique culinary experience where do they go? Yes, San Francisco (or if they are really adventurous, The East Bay). It's known that...

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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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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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