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Buyers Ready to Pay More for a Home Near School

A recent online survey by realtor.com revealed that a great number of buyers are willing to pay extra during the purchase of a home for a location near a preferred school. According to the results, near 24% of buyers would … Continue reading

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Real Estate Roundup: US Home Prices Approach All-Time Peak

Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious:look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious: Median U.S. Prices Near Record Highs Median home sales prices in the country … Continue reading

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Solid Growth in Bay Area Home Prices & Sales

 August 20, 2013 by Pacific Union New figures from the California Association of Realtors confirm that the region’s real estate markets continue to grow at a robust pace, with double-digit increases in July home prices in all nine Bay Area counties and solid … Continue reading

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Survey: Majority of Buyers Would Pay Extra for a Home in a Preferred School District

School-district boundaries are an important consideration for most homebuyers — so important, in fact, that 54 percent of people who plan to buy a home within the next two years said they would be willing to pay from 1 to 20 … Continue reading

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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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