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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 

When you own the Mill Valley home your family lives in, you are by definition a real estate investor: it comes with the turf. Your investment is essentially a passive one. Until the day you decide to sell and move on, any improvement in its value is secondary to how well it serves to shelter your...
03/25/2015
It can be a true three-ring circus as you close in on signing day for your new Marin home. Sometimes there’s a near-simultaneous sale of the previous house that demands attention. There are the timing issues connected with moving out and then moving in. You may be dealing with furnishing the new ...
03/24/2015
This was the  “hot home-buying tip” splashed all over the airwaves at the end of last month—one that SF real estate watchers probably assumed had to be one of those weird, crazy coincidence feature stories that crop up from time to time. I was a little surprising that Zillow, the big national rea...
03/19/2015
This March has been such a busy one on the Marin real estate calendar that I thought it would be a good idea to double-check everything just to be certain I wasn’t overlooking any important happenings.  It wasn’t just that the first day of spring on the 20th is the traditional start of what’s reg...
03/18/2015
When it comes to selling your Tiburon house, the first attributes that will bring in prospective buyers will be found in your listing description: size, location, and all the details that either match prospects’ wish lists (or don’t). Price is in there, too. Next comes curb appeal, which can turn...
03/13/2015
Many people don’t fully understand why it is that St. Patrick’s is the perfect day for selling a Marin home, or for buying one. But if ever there were a right time to explain it, this is it. There is one drawback to any such explanation, though: namely, that it makes so little sense. That does no...
03/11/2015
In the weeks before you decide which of our local real estate agents will represent you and your home once it goes on the market, you’re probably looking for a Marin Realtor® with the qualities that make a great sales person: knowledgeability, directness, personality, trustworthiness. Likeability...
03/05/2015
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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.