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By Peter Nielsen
(Bay Area Villas)
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I was the agent for the buyer of a duplex in Petaluma, CA (Sonoma County) who purchased it for $309,500 in July 2010 as a foreclosure. It was getting $30,000/yr in rent, so the price was a reasonable 10.3 times the annual rent (i.e., it had a Gross Rent Multiplier of 10.3).The tenants stayed for ...
By Peter Nielsen
(Bay Area Villas)
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Prices for single family homes in Marin are up by 10% from a year ago, and up by 13% from the previous quarter. Condos are up by 17% from a year ago, and up by 12% from the previous quarter. While there are a few pockets where prices dipped from the previous quarter, there is not a single town wh...
By Lydia Puller, Realtor, San Rafael Luxury Homes for Sale
(Vanguard Properties)
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4 Best Tips When Buying San Rafael Luxury Homes for Sale Having your own home has long been part of the American dream. But taking the first step in buying luxury homes for sale in San Rafael can be both exciting and daunting. This is especially true if you are not familiar with the process and c...
By Lydia Puller, Realtor, San Rafael Luxury Homes for Sale
(Vanguard Properties)
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3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Fairfax CA | 223 Scenic Rd     This 3 bedroom home for sale in Fairfax CA is a sight to behold! Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, this residence has an expansive lot size of 7,400 sqft. and an interior space of 1,144 sqft. This private sanctuary has a remodeled ki...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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I just returned from a short hike at Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and thought I'd share pictures I took here on April 1 and again today, July 2. Three months apart might not seem like much of a Throwback, but see what a difference 3 short months make to our beautiful open spaces.Pictures on the l...
By Lydia Puller, Realtor, San Rafael Luxury Homes for Sale
(Vanguard Properties)
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Fairfax CA 3 Bedroom Home for Sale│223 Scenic Rd Fantastic opportunity to live in a 3 bedroom home in Fairfax CA! This stunning home is quiet and serene and is the private sanctuary you have been looking for.  Fairfax is located in the heart of Central Marin County. This environmentally conscious...
By Lydia Puller, Realtor, San Rafael Luxury Homes for Sale
(Vanguard Properties)
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 Bolinas CA Home for Sale with Infinity Pool | 40 Mesa Rd   Do not miss this great opportunity of owning this Bolinas CA home for sale with infinity pool. William Leddy, a San Francisco Architect, is the genius behind this magnificent masterpiece. This completely private property has 3 bedrooms a...
By Lydia Puller, Realtor, San Rafael Luxury Homes for Sale
(Vanguard Properties)
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Top 5 Things to Do after Moving to Your San Rafael Luxury Home  Moving into a new place is an exciting venture. After searching through different luxury homes for sale in San Rafael, finding the perfect one is only half of the job.  In fact, there's a lot of stuff that needs to get done before yo...
By Lydia Puller, Realtor, San Rafael Luxury Homes for Sale
(Vanguard Properties)
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4 Best Ways to Improve the Entryway of Your San Rafael Luxury Home An entryway is often overlooked but this space gives the first impression of your house to your guests or potential buyers. The entryway signals the beginning to any interior and the way you design it can spell the difference betw...
By Peter Nielsen
(Bay Area Villas)
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Today Eddie and Maria Ferro closed escrow on their first home - a 2BR/1.5BA townhome with a garage in Novato, CA. Just married 6 months ago, they were smart to buy while rents are high and interests rates are low! Congratulations Eddie and Maria!
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
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VA Mortgage Loans in Bel Marin Keyes CA and 100% VA Loans -the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantast...
By Lydia Puller, Realtor, San Rafael Luxury Homes for Sale
(Vanguard Properties)
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Top 4 Tips on Selling San Rafael Luxury Homes with PetsPutting luxury homes for sale in San Rafael on the market is challenging enough on its own. Selling a home when you have pets can be even more difficult. Sellers are often riddled with various questions. Should you move the pets outs of the h...
By Peter Nielsen
(Bay Area Villas)
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Prices for single family homes in Marin are up by 4% from a year ago, but down by 1% from the previous quarter. With condos, just the opposite is true: prices are down 3% from a year ago, but up by 12% from the previous quarter.  Novato has seen a surge in prices for single family homes, up 21% f...
By Lydia Puller, Realtor, San Rafael Luxury Homes for Sale
(Vanguard Properties)
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How to Stage Your Luxury Home for Sale in San Rafael Knowing how to highlight your home’s strengths and downplay its weaknesses will definitely help you appeal to the greatest possible pool of prospective buyers. Successful staging is the key to selling your luxury home for sale in San Rafael qui...
By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Coldwell Banker)
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Well, that may be so but there's always another year!  My top 5 real estate  tips to become real estate investor savvy are:1.  Buy real estate if you don't already own it.  Why?  The world of deductions, my friend.  Not to under-play the deduction for the self-employed who already deduct expenses...
By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Coldwell Banker)
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The North Marin Water Distrcit sent out a notice today that they are offering a cash incentive (up to $400 per single family dwelling) to removed regularly maintained and automatically irrigated lawn areas to then replace with low water use plantings on drip irrigation or with synthetic turf.Also...
By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Coldwell Banker)
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FEMA's finances could be a disaster away from impending financial ruin.  Not surprising, given the cost to help so many communities innundated by rising waters these past several years. The National Flood Insurance Program, created in 1968, to help provide for property owners to protect themselve...
By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Coldwell Banker)
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Mandatory water rationing is a sign of living in California.  A grass lawn is a thirsty, non-native, high maintenace and expensive landscape addition.  In Marin, we are fortunate to have our own water sources both with North Marin Water District in Novato and Marin Municipal in Central and Southe...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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What do bird houses have in common with business planning and Active Rain? Recently I spent a couple of days away from my office working on my business. I am most efficient with this type of work away from the daily distractions. One of my favorite destinations is heading to West Marin County, ho...
By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Coldwell Banker)
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Call me crazy but I just love Marin County.  I’m in good company though.  Here are some notables who currently live in Marin or once upon a time did.  Julia Child, Jonny Mosley, Tim Lincecum, Anne Lamott, Barry Zito, Robin Williams, Phil Frank, Mariel Hemingway, George Lucas, Isabel Allende, Joe ...

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