Marin County Real Estate Market Blog | Marin Market Trends

By, Kyle Spearin

Buying a home is the single greatest expense the average American will incur during their lifetime. Since such a large amount of capital goes into purchasing a home, most people consider it an investment.

As a homeowner, this means that you are betting on your house increasing in value over time. In recent years, houses across the United States have benefitted from rapid appreciation. During 2020 alone, zillow reports that homes in Marin County increased by 9.8%.

Although real estate is booming, there is always a chance that prices may decline during a recession. One way to protect yourself against this is to force appreciation by updating your house. This article explores tried and true updates that are proven to increase…

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How Important is Virtual Staging for Realtors and Why?

Virtual staging for realtors is a vital tool. They stage their property to a display photos online to help the prospective buyer imagine what it would be to live in a particular house. These staged photos have interior design elements like furniture, accessories, lights, etc. An empty room can’t attract as many buyers as a staged space. Thus virtual staging became immensely popular amongst the realtors.

 According to a survey in the United States, 28% of real estate agents confessed that they staged homes before listing them for sale. 13% said that they prefer virtual staging for homes that are not easy to sell. (Source: https://www.nar.realtor/)

Following are some key benefits of virtual…

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By, Lucille Rosetti

When you’re selling a home after losing a loved one, you need extra support. Working with an experienced realty team like Karin and Alex of the Narodny Team can provide that support —  you’ll always have someone on your side.

Trying to navigate this process during a pandemic can be even more stressful, especially when you’re trying to do so on a budget. Thankfully, these tips can save you time, worry, and expense when it comes to staging your home and showing it to buyers. 

Look for Free Grief Resources

Letting go of your home after a loss can bring about so many emotions — especially when you are still trying to heal from that loss. The important thing to keep in mind is that everyone’s experience with grief is…

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By, Lisa Roberts

Leaving the workforce behind for good is an exciting time in the life of any person. However, it also means that you'll have to make some decisions regarding your lifestyle and finances. One of the biggest questions that future or current retirees have to answer at this point is where to live in their golden years. So, we decided to help out and list all the factors to consider before buying a home in retirement.

This is a big decision, and you can't afford to make it lightly. Even things like resale value factors are still important. So, it doesn't matter if you're thinking about downsizing or if you want to make the stakes higher and relocate to another state; here are the things to which you need to pay attention.

There…

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By, Lisa Roberts

When you're selling your home, your mind usually focuses on where to move and what kind of profit you'll achieve from selling it. And if it's your first time selling, you're probably anxiously waiting to learn just how much money you'll have in your pocket at the end of everything. So, if you want to plan everything correctly, you need to find out more about the unexpected costs of selling a home.

What many homeowners and sellers don't understand is that this process is neither free nor cheap. If you have thought about all the resale value factors to consider before buying a home, you can earn a lot. That is a thing no one disputes. However, you'll have to spend some money along the way no matter what. And here's where that…

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To impress your guests and make it a more enjoyable living experience for you and your loved ones, let's talk about some of the best tips to enhance your home's curb appeal. It's affordable, it's easy, and it can look fantastic! If you do a good job, it can actually add value to your home and raise its price on the market if you decide to sell it one day!

Look at your home without being subjective

We all love our homes and associate them with the memories and happy feelings we experienced there over the years. As a result, we tend to overlook some imperfections or things that need to be changed or upgraded.

However, first-time home buyers have many concerns. With them, every little detail counts. With that in mind, you have to look at your…

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By, Katie Conroy

Today, countless people run businesses out of their own homes rather than spending money to rent a retail space. It’s a good way to keep your costs down while investing your profits back into your business. However, not every home is suited for a home office, and if you’re looking for a new property where you can run your company more effectively, Marin Real Estate can help you make it happen! If you’re looking to relocate, build an addition to your home, or upgrade a spare room to a home office, these tips will guide you through the process.

 Consider Moving

In the process of launching your business, you may have realized that your current home simply isn’t sufficient to accommodate your company’s needs. If this is the case,…

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By, Lisa Roberts 

For most people, buying a home is the most expensive investment they are going to make.
Some do it to get a decent place to live in. Others plan on reselling it after a while, and
hopefully, turn a profit. But, in both cases, there are certain resale value factors to consider
before buying a home. So, to help you out, we will go over these factors and see why they
play into the value of a home.
Top resale value factors to consider before buying a home
Before we start, we should mention that there are plenty of aspects that can influence a home's
value. Specific neighborhoods can suddenly become trendy. A particular style of home can
become sought after. And let's not forget that your realtor's skill will play a significant role in
the…

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by: Kiera Skinner

2021 is fast approaching, and it looks like working from home is still the way to go for the foreseeable future. Our previous article entitled 'Stop Working From Your Couch!' outlined the various considerations that go into setting up a home office, from the size of the space to the kinds of furniture you need. In this post we will cover the best home office practices for entrepreneurs who are starting a home business.


Setting up a home business

Working from home has become the new normal and more people are seeing the benefits of this new setup. This includes new entrepreneurs who require a base of operations for their startups. And with the pandemic making the hiring or buying of office space very difficult, many are choosing…

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By, Lisa Roberts @ US Moving Experts

Transitioning from renting an apartment to purchasing your first residential property is an exciting process. However, when looking for a home on the market, you will probably have many questions. Buying real estate is a real headscratcher, even for people who are not doing this for the first time. For your peace of mind, it is vital to cover all the common concerns of first-time homebuyers!

Do I really need a real estate agent?

This is the first question everyone asks themselves. The option to look on your own is tempting since technically, you can look for a place yourself and simply hire a lawyer to make sure everything goes by the book.

However, there are multiple benefits of having a real…

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