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The Anlyan Report 11.30.18. Marin County Property Taxes Due December 10 To Avoid Penalty!

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Monday, December 10 is the last day to pay the first installment of the 2018-2019 Marin County property taxes. Payments after that date will incur a penalty. Property owners can pay in person at the Marin County Tax Collector's office which is located at 3501 Civic Center Drive, room 202, San Rafael. They are open M-F 9:00am-4:30pm. Alternatively, payment can be mailed to Marin County Tax Collector, PO Box 4220, San Rafael, CA 94913-4220 but must be postmarked by December 10. It would be wise to get a postal receipt such as proof of mailing, or certified.  Another option is to ...

Further Proof It's NOT 2008 All Over Again

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again | MyKCM

Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market.

However, some are seeing these adjustments as red flags and are suggesting that we are headed back to the same challenges we experienced in 2008. Today, let’s look at one set of statistics that prove the current market is nothing like the one that preceded the housing crash last decade.

The previous bubble was partially caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage debt. New purchasers were putting down the minimum down payment, resulting in them having...

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House | MyKCM

Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that is when they will have the most competition!

The #1 Reason to List Your Home in the Winter Months is Less Competition!

Housing supply traditionally shrinks at this time of year, so the choices buyers have will be limited. The chart below was created using the ...

Marin County Market Update, The Anlyan Report 11.25.2018

According to statistics compiled from the Bareis MLS , there were 1937 sales of single family homes and condos in Marin County for the 1st 9 months of 2018. This compares with 1995 units sold in the same period of 2017, a decrease of 58 units or 2.9%. These statistics would seem to indicate that Marin County is performing better than much of the rest of the state. According to a November 12 blog post by CoreLogic, an Irvine, CA-based real estate information service, statewide sales of existing single family homes and condos in September were down 17.2%  from the same period a year ago. The report said this was the largest year-over-year decline "for any month in nearly eight years". The CoreLogic report also notes that in September the statewide median price of a home (condos and Single...

Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year?

Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year? | MyKCM

The top concern for most first-time home buyers is their ability to save for a down payment. According to a new survey, 36% of millennials took on a second job to make their dreams of homeownership a reality in 2017.

Among millennials with incomes over $100,000 a year, the top ways to come up with the necessary funds were to sell stocks (20%) or to sell cryptocurrency (16%).

The most popular method of savings was the most traditional; 60% of those saving for a down payment used...

Females Are Making It a Priority to Invest in Real Estate!

Females Are Making It a Priority to Invest in Real Estate! | MyKCM

Everyone wants a place to call home; a place that gives them a sense of security. We are currently seeing major interest from females who want to achieve this dream, and the numbers are proving it!

In 2018, for the second year in a row, single female buyers accounted for 18% of all buyers. In 2017, ...

7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House for Sale This Holiday Season | MyKCM

Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays.

Here are seven great reasons not to wait:

  1. Relocation buyers are out there. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and need their new employees in their new positions as soon as possible.
  2. Purchasers who are looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy now.
  3. You can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. You will remain in control.
  4. Homes show better when decorated...

Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable

Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable | MyKCM

Everyone knows that housing affordability has been negatively impacted by rising prices and increasing mortgage rates, but there is another piece to the affordability equation – wages.

How much a family earns obviously impacts how easy or difficult it is for them to afford to own a home. Because of an improving economy, wages are finally beginning to increase – and that dramatically affects home affordability.

According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) September 2018 Housing Affordability Index, wages have increased in every region...

736 47th St Oakland - JUST LISTED

 

 

Welcome to Temescal Terrace!  This is a great opportunity to own your home in a convenient Oakland neighborhood.

This cozy 2-bedroom,...

41 Stasia Drive Novato CA 94947 - Just Listed!

41 Stasia Drive Novato CA 94947

Catch this Just Listed home in Novato this coming weekend – Open October 27th and 28th 1-4pm.

41 Stasia Drive Novato Just listed

The perfect starter home with potential for growth! Move right in to this updated 3-bedroom, 2 bath single level home in the highly desired Pleasant Valley neighborhood.

 41 Stasia Drive Patio & Deck

Land in front, land in back and land on both sides creates a private oasis with room to use your imagination! Vineyard? Bocce court? Terraced vegetable...

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