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By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in Mill Valley for $6,000.00. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction.  For any questions about Mill Valley property management or buying or selling investment properties in Mill Valley, call Broker Christopher ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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The Mountain Play is performing Beauty and The Beast at the Mt. Tamalpias Mountain Theater.  The shows are 2-4pm, Sunday afternoons only.  Come for the show, and come for the mountain theater experience!  It is the most beautiful place to see a play.Unbelievable views of SF Bay from the Mt Tam Mo...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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A Special Thank You to My Active Rain Friends "Rob, do you ever really get any business from all the time you spend writing?" We have all heard this type of question before, from colleagues, family and even detractors.  And we all have our unique way of answering it, I'm sure.  So I will say that...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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Your Mortgage on Steroids If you are self-employed and attempt to get a mortgage, you know it's tough to get a fair shake.  It seems like lenders never give the self employed the benefit of the doubt.  But what if you could have just ONE great year, instead of two, and then qualify for the loan y...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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Imagine All the Savings In my life, I've originated a good number of 30-year fixed rate loans.  And to this day, "a 30" remains the most popular of all loans.  I would contend that it holds, and will continue to hold, this position not because most borrowers do a careful analysis of this mortgage...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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Not Your Grandfather's Stated Income Loan Stated income.  No other phrase in the realm of home lending evokes as many good and bad memories, does it?  For some --- mostly loan originators who wore an ethical stripe of a different color --- the days of the liar loans are fondly remembered as "the ...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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The Wisdom of the Mountains My wife and I recently went for a beautiful winter hike in Squaw Valley, CA, and I'm not quite sure if it was the quiet fresh snow, the freezing waterfalls in the canyon creek, or the granite cliffs framed by cerulean sky that brought to mind the many experiences I had...

By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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Most of us favor a high degree of predictability when it comes to things like the interest rates on mortgages. In that realm, “poised” is a bad word. When anything is poised, it means it’s about to do something different: change. For those who like predictability, change is unwelcome.But this wee...

By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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The idea of “fake news” and how to tell it from the real thing has gotten scads of attention lately, so Mill Valley web users are entitled to be more skeptical than usual of news items. Last week, there was one of those “come hither” headlines you run across on the web—but with a byline from The ...

By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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Some breakthrough good news has come to light. It deals with first-time home buyers.Across the U.S., first-time home buyers have been staging a disappearing act for a worrisome long time. The causes were pretty universal across much of the country: a sluggish economic recovery and tight labor mar...

By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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Real estate articles that are really just lists are now being called “listicles”—and there are certainly plenty of them around. The other day one appeared that just had to be read: Bankrate’s “7 things that could turn off homebuyers.”The actual listicle may not have been the product of much real ...

By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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You don’t have to be beyond your 40s to begin plotting a direction for your retirement years. Most younger Mill Valley residents know this full well but (truth be told) do precious little about it. For most of us, we’re all so busy tending to career and daily living concerns that most of the time...

By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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 If you listen to the Chairman of the Index Committee at Standard & Poors-Dow Jones, the nation’s housing market has reached an important milestone—one likely to be appreciated by real estate holders—Stinson Beach homeowners and investors included.The gentleman in the spotlight is David Blitzer, ...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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How Bad Is It? As I type this blog post, it's raining outside, pouring actually.  And that's fitting because if you've been looking to get a mortgage since the presidential election, you've been facing your own personal deluge of sorts as well.  Interest rates are higher, no doubt about it, and t...

By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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 If you were one of the brave Nicasio real estate investors who decided a few years back that the real estate meltdown was an awfully good buying opportunity, congratulations on being able to resist any naysayers. The fact that real estate has always lived up to its name (“real”) is easy to forge...

By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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 If you weren’t among those who were surprised by last week’s election outcome, you were among very few. Opinion leaders in every corner of the media are still scrambling to explain why their prognostications had been so wide of the mark. When your job is to help people understand the fine points...

By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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Diana Olick is a well-known industry writer. Anyone with an interest in Marin County real estate can usually find something of value when she comes up with a new entry in her CNBC column (the one with the pun-worthy title, “Realty Check”). This month she commented on the rising housing market acr...

By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in Mill Valley for $5,000.  Thanks to everyone for a great transaction.  For any questions about Mill Valley property management or buying or selling investment properties in Mill Valley, call Broker Christopher Ba...

By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in Mill Valley for $6,300. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction.  For any questions about Mill Valley property management or buying or selling investment properties in Mill Valley, call Broker Christopher Bar...

By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in Mill Valley for $3,000.  Thanks to everyone for a great transaction.  For any questions about Mill Valley property management or buying or selling investment properties in Mill Valley, call Broker Christopher Ba...

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