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Number of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year High

Number of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year High | MyKCM

According to Black Knight Financial Service’s Mortgage Monitor Report, 1.5 million Americans have purchased a home with down payments under than 10% over the last 12 months. This is great news for buyers as this marks a 7-year high.

Many mortgage programs offered by agencies like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae allow buyers to put down as low as 3% to purchase their dream homes. The strength of the housing market has aided buyers who used low-down-payment programs to...

8 Linda Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903 – A Perfect Match!

8 Linda Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903 – A Perfect Match!

The best part of being a Realtor is the honor of meeting and working with so many interesting and wonderful people. I enjoy getting to know my clients and catering my service and attention to meet their needs. Every home sale or purchase is unique to not only the house but also to each client. It’s always a welcome challenge to figure out what that is for each client and thrilling when it all comes together.

I believe the pairing of my client with this house was a perfect match!

8 Linda Avenue is a sweet 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with a lovely landscaped front yard and backyard filled with fruit trees. Kitchen and master bath have been recently updated and most of the windows are double pane. The house was truly move in ready and well...

8 Ace Court in Fairfax - Coming Soon

Located in beautiful Canon Village, surrounded by nature, open space, hiking and biking trails and Loma Alta Preserve, 8 Ace Court in Fairfax has the best of all worlds. A little over a mile from vibrant downtown Fairfax, this townhome offers a peaceful retreat with no one above or below, a private patio and master bedroom that looks out on open space.

The upper level features high vaulted ceilings with skylights and a master bedroom with a sliding glass door that opens to a private deck and nature. The second...

Mid-Century Influenced New Construction in Emeryville


Photo Credit: Eville Eye News 

I've been watching the progress of these beautiful new homes over the last year and finally they seem close to completion!

15 units will hit the market soon. All of them designed with one thing in mind: "inhabit less, live larger'. Atomic City is a net-zero community, producing at least as much energy as it consumes. Solar panels, solar skylights, rain collecting cisterns and solar hot water heaters is only an example of what the Oakland-based design firm MANOU DESIGN GROUP designed and implemented.

Buyers can chose from 3 different floor plans. The location is central, in close proximity to Berkeley Bowl, Emeryville Public Market...

1917 Grand Ave. San Rafael, CA 94901: SOLD!

It was an honor and a pleasure to prepare, market, list and sell 1917 Grand Ave. San Rafael CA 94901. This sale was near and dear to my heart because, as childhood neighbors, our families knew each other for over 50 years. The seller’s parents built the home in 1952 and the daughter’s fixed it up to today’s buyer's needs prior to going on the market. The result was beautiful. I staged, professionally photographed, thoroughly marketed and received 6 offers in 1 week. The buyers were all very competitive but an all cash no contingency offer beat the rest of them out. Listed at $815,000 and sold for $967,000.

Even in today’s market, taking the proper presale steps, bring in multiple offers and over asking bids more often than not. Don’t make a rookie mistake...

JUST SOLD - 1 Kelton Ct. #1C, OAKLAND $550,000

Congratulations to my first-time buyer who just closed escrow on this immaculately remodeled 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 720 square foot condo!

Located near Oakland's vibrant Piedmont Avenue, the unit features a large open airy living room, updated kitchen, light and bright balcony with tree top views and peeks of the Bay, bedroom with walk-in closet, 1 car enclosed parking, all within a secured building in a terrific walkable location.

My client has been living with family nearby and I’m delighted to have helped make her dreams of home ownership a reality!

Call me today to find out how I can do the same for you!

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Just Sold 118 Tamal Vista Drive, San Rafael

I represented the buyers in the purchase of this this remodeled, vintage, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on a street-to-street lot in the desirable Santa Margarita section of San Rafael.  In a fantastic commute location, close to both Downtown San Rafael and San Anselmo, its amenities include hardwood floors, a chef's kitchen, and a beautiful garden for entertaining or just enjoying days at home. My clients are delighted with their new home, which they were able to find and purchase in under 60 days in this very competitive market, after successfully competing against multiple-offers.

For strategies that work for buyers and buyers and sellers the current Marin County housing market, ...

Fall 2017...It IS A Good Time To Sell!

 

With inventory continuing low and with plenty of demand out there, there is NO bad time to sell your home in Marin, Sonoma or San Francisco counties..we are so fortunate to be in such a high-demand desirable area! To that end, Fall 2017 is just around the corner and there are buyers out there looking for their new home.  As a realtor, I see homes and homes for sale year round and although spring tends to be the busiest selling season, real estate in Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco counties is well worth pursuing this time of the year.....there are always folks who need to move and are out there looking for their new home!

Folks are back from vacation, feeling refreshed and looking forward to upcoming fall activities as the season changes and with the kids  going back...

3719b Maybelle Ave Oakland - JUST SOLD

 

Congratulations to my overseas sellers who found a bank-owned property when the US real estate market was at rock bottom and just sold it in today's skyrocketing market! Way to go. The sellers received multiple offers and the property was sold for $565,000 - $20,000 above the listing price!

If you are thinking of selling or buying in Oakland, please contact me anytime! - Hiroko Tsumori

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