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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 

Last week, The Wall Street Journal ran an article about personal finances that Sausalito mortgage payers who are at or near retirement age should find thought-provoking. It centered on the idea that today’s retirees are often making a decision that differs from what past generations have chosen. ...
05/22/2015
 Here is a one-question True or False exam that every future Marin first-time home buyer should take: True or False:One sure way to build a strong credit report is to pay your bills on time.(Answer: False)Particularly for a first-time Marinhome buyer, being able to present a strong credit report ...
05/21/2015
    Just as with movie credits, the features you find in San francisco listings have a “billing order.” The “stars” may not be printed in gigantic superstar type—but the order in which they appear do reflect changes in current buyer priorities. For a homeowner soon to add their property to this s...
05/19/2015
Whenever you are getting ready to buy or sell a residence, taking the temperature of the local housing market is part of how you prepare to engage. When Mill Valley real estate prices are on the rise, bargain hunters know they’ll have to scramble. When Mill Valley real estate prices are flat or o...
05/18/2015
It does seem that whenever a story about some faraway homeowners association finds its way into Marin newspapers, nearly always it’s because something has gone awry. Either there’s an ongoing dispute about a flag display (“Indiana Couple Violate Rules for Flying U.S. Flag”), a fencing disagreemen...
05/08/2015
When you do a web search for “average house price in Larkspur,” you come up with a lot of good, not-so-good, and just plain lame information. If you were looking for a general idea of what the current market says that homes like yours in your neighborhood are worth, the results are likely to be m...
05/07/2015
It was only a few years ago that the last thing a prospective San Francisco home buyer had to worry about was being outbid. Those were the days when the bottom seemed to be falling out of the local real estate market. Anyone brave enough to be looking to buy at a time when the real estate market ...
05/05/2015
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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.