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You've thought about it for months.  Actually agonized night after night.  Perhaps you've been ready to pull the trigger but something about the house bugged you.  Maybe it was the neighbor's dog barking  or the funny odor or maybe even the cost to do the repairs you think the owner should have d...
So said the article in yesterday's Marin IJ.  The headline story was about the lack of inventory.  The county has 40 days worth of inventory.  A balanced inventory is about six months, giving neither buyer nor seller, the advantage. The article stated that "Things are getting gobbled up."Indeed, ...
Once a year I do a significant spring cleaning.  High on my list is purging, a beneficial psychological and practical activity.   It's a lot easier to do this in annual increments than to try to tackle it upon a move.  This year, the focus of my purge was the office/guest bedroom.I removed two bo...
This isn't happening very often anymore.  The potential value is here.OFF MLS listing ready to be seen this Wed 12:30-1:30PM.This is a fixer with lots of possibilities. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large basement, beautiful views, and Pleasant Valley school in Novato, CA. Listed at $599,000.Anyone in...
How many times have I heard this as a realtor?   In fact today, a client said this again, took a breath and added, "But who knows what 10 or 12 years will bring." He's so right. Life happen.  Whether it's a change in health, change in relationship status, births or deaths, change in economic stat...
What is your favorite candy?  What is your favorite food?  What is your hobby?  What is your favorite flower?  Let's see how many different ways we are unique from one another!
Like the cavalry, has the increase in inventory come just in the nick of time?  It's feeling a little like this in Marin and Sonoma counties right now, given the spate of new listings. The Broker Tour sheet has doubled in size since January.  YES!However, and there is always one of these lately, ...
Prelim-short for Preliminary Title Report, consists of property descriptions in laborious metes and bounds or survey information, a hard to read map of the property and historical information that upon first glance may appear unnecessary if not laborious.  However, I would venture to say it's one...
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...
One of my favorite picnic sites happens to belong to the artisan cheese factory known as Marin Cheese Factory, formerly Rouge and Noir.  It takes me 15 minutes to get from my house, winding along the scenic hills and cow pastures of Novato Blvd.  I take a nice bottle of chardonnay and purchase so...

Margaret Kapranos

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