Fed again delays interest rate hike

FOMC: The economy is just not ready yet Original Post by Ben Lane | October 28, 2015 2:16PM The Federal Reserve said today that it is not going to raise the federal funds rate this month, citing the fact that the country’s economy … Read More

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As El Niño Looms, Check Out These Flood-Prevention Tips

Original Post Appeared October 23, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Homeowner Tips After years of drought, Bay Area residents now face the threat of torrential rain this winter with the approach of El Niño storms for the first time in nearly 20 years. … Read More

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Real Estate Roundup: Baby Boomers Are Biggest Drivers of Housing Demand

October 5, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. OLDER AMERICANS LEAD U.S. FOR HOUSEHOLD FORMATION For all the talk … Read More

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Getting your home ready for El Niño

Firefighters remove pieces of a tree that crashed trough the roof of a home near Sebastopol in February. (JOHN BURGESS/ PD FILE) It sounds almost absurd after four years of drought, two months of smoking wildfires and a September of … Read More

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Marin luxury real estate market holding its own

An aerial view of Locksley Hall in Belvedere. The house sold for $47.5 million. Mike Jacobsen photo By Janis Mara, Marin Independent Journal Original Post: 09/05/15, 4:31 PM PDT | UPDATED: 4 DAYS AGO Marin’s luxury real estate market is … Read More

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These are the 20 hottest housing markets right this minute

The summer seller’s market is started to swing a little more in favor of buyers as of August, according to the research from realtor.com looking at the number for the first three weeks of August. A combination of market volatility … Read More

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How well do you understand your credit score?

Original post published August 25, 2015 | Brena Swanson The world of credit scores if often misunderstood, which is not a good thing since scores play a large role in whether or not you will qualify for a mortgage. For example, … Read More

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Housing Needs Will Change as U.S. Population Ages

August 21, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Real Estate Trends Much has been written recently about the housing needs of millennials. But what about the housing needs of their grandparents? Aging baby boomers present new challenges to urban … Read More

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Best of the County – Tiburon, Marin Magazine, August 2015

Tiburon has sparked many a name. From the Tiburon mariposa lily to the Tiburon jewelflower, there are about as many plant species endemic to the town as there are square miles. Spanish for “shark,” the name Tiburon likely derives from … Read More

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The Pink House Pulls $7.9 Million

Listed for $11.75 million in 2012, the asking price for “The Pink House” on Belvedere Island was reduced four times, and by nearly four million dollars, before the property, which was designed by legendary architect John Mead Howells, was withdrawn from the market … Read More

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