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Ongoing discussion of the Marin rental market from Broker Christopher Barrow - one of the county's only focused (and local!)rental property brokers.

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2015 

Just as the kitchen is a magnet for family activity, when a Mill Valley home goes up for sale, it’s the one room guaranteed to get rapt attention at every showing. Older Marin homes can be at something of a disadvantage here, especially when structural design elements prohibit their being transfo...
02/26/2015
In Sausalito real estate as in many other businesses, successfully drawing the public’s attention, then communicating value, are what separate can-do practitioners from the pack. It’s pigeonholed under “marketing” instead of “selling” because the latter sounds more like a one-on-one activity, whe...
02/24/2015
  Inside Mortgage Finance is a periodical that precisely lives up to its name: Marin residential real estate professionals can turn to it for the latest word on national trends inside the mortgage industry. Admittedly, this usually makes for pretty dull reading for outsiders (that is, everyone el...
02/23/2015
  Inside Mortgage Finance is a periodical that precisely lives up to its name: Tiburon residential real estate professionals can turn to it for the latest word on national trends inside the mortgage industry. Admittedly, this usually makes for pretty dull reading for outsiders (that is, everyone ...
02/23/2015
Unless you’ve had occasion to buy a corporate jet or office building recently, the sheer size of a home purchase puts it in a class of its own. One indicator is that most people decide to engage the services of a Kentfield real estate agent to help them out. This is not a trip to the mall...  It ...
02/11/2015
  One of the advantages of reaching retirement age is that your needs can be much clearer to gauge than they were in the past. When it comes to planning for buying a home in Tiburon, for instance, you no longer have to worry about many of the contingencies that created vast unknowns earlier on. W...
02/10/2015
Something new is stirring in the ordinarily hidebound world of residential mortgage offerings: a new way of approaching the financing of home purchases. If successful, it might well shift the way some Marin mortgage contracts are written.  The experiment is known as the “Wealth Building Home Loan...
02/09/2015
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Ongoing discussion of the San Francisco and Marin rental market from Broker Christopher Barrow - one of the county's only focused (and local!)rental property brokers.