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The Rise of the All-Cash Offer

They say “cash is king,” and that’s true more than ever in today’s highly competitive real estate market of heated bidding wars and limited inventory. All-cash offers were on the rise in the Bay Area in the first half of … Continue reading

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Real Estate Roundup: San Francisco Prices Expected to Lead US in 2014

San Francisco Real Estate Appreciation Expected to Lead U.S. in Coming Year Homes in some Bay Area regions will continue to be a hot commodity and are expected to lead the nation in price appreciation rates over the coming year. A … Continue reading

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Bay Area Buyers Paying a Premium for High-Scoring Schools

Bacich Elementary School in Kentfield is one of the most sought-after schools in Marin, in part thanks to its high test scores. It’s no secret that schools play a starring role in Bay Area home purchasing, with many buyers willing … Continue reading

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America’s 50 Healthiest Counties for Kids

New rankings highlight communities that are safe and child-friendly. By STEVE STERNBERG America’s 50 Healthiest Counties for Kids, a new set of rankings by U.S. News, highlights counties that feature, among other child-friendly data, fewer infant deaths, fewer low-birth-weight babies, fewer deaths … Continue reading

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To Buy or Sell First in Today’s Hot Bay Area Real Estate Market?

The age-old real estate quandary of whether to buy a new home or sell your existing property first can prove tricky in any market. But in the Bay Area’s current highly competitive seller’s market, some buyers may worry about their prospects … Continue reading

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Pending Sales – Trends in Marin Home Sales

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Confidence in Rising Home Prices Tops 50%

Confidence in the housing industry passed a milestone recently, with more than half of all Americans now expecting home prices to rise within the next year. An April housing survey by the mortgage agency Fannie Mae found that 51 percent expect home prices … Continue reading

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San Francisco is America’s happiest city (but seventh in the world)

San Francisco is America’s #1 happiest city and the 7th happiest city in the world according to a new global survey.  Those of us who are lucky enough to live in or near San Francisco ie Marin County are not … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Real Estate Boom Underway

There’s a new real estate boom under way in San Francisco, with a select group of properties commanding top prices among buyers frantic to make a deal. What, you haven’t heard about it? Apparently your life isn’t consumed by the prospect of … Continue reading

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Hot Hot Hot!

Hot off the press. This week 24 Council Crest, Corte Madera (list price $650,000) received 20 offers and 23 Monte Vista Avenue, Larkspur (list price $995,000) received 12 offers and the scoop is that the winning bid was over $1,200,000.  … Continue reading

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