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Is it Worth It?

To upgrade or not to upgrade? This is a question we face often from our seller clients. In our experience, fresh interior paint, landscaping, and system upgrades (furnace/AC, roof, water heater) are smart ways to spend your pre-list budget. The vast majority of buyers are really only considering turnkey homes, so anything you as the […]

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Fannie Mae to Loosen Mortgage Requirements

Good news for potential buyers! Some loans will soon allow for a little more wiggle room when it comes to qualifying ratios, allowing buyers to be more competitive in a bidding situation or qualify for a certain purchase price when they were previously not able to! Need a referral to a trusted mortgage professional? Just […]

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Artisan Group in Tahoe

Last week the Terra Firma Global Partners team took a little “road trip” to join their fellow Artisan Group members at their annual real estate symposium in beautiful Lake Tahoe! Representatives from the six (now seven! Welcome Zephyr SF!) Artisan Group firms came together for the annual networking opportunity which included an exclusive estates property tour, luxury […]

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TFGP Named “Best of North Bay Business”

We are thrilled to announce that we have been recognized by NorthBay Biz for being a 2017 award winner in their 28th annual readers poll. They received more than 2,250 ballots containing 54,000+ votes in the 37 different categories. There were more than 1,000 companies and individuals who received votes, so it’s quite an honor […]

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Tips For Getting the Best Deal on a Mortgage

SOURCE: The Fiscal Times, via C.A.R. With the spring housing market in full swing, prospective buyers are battling rising prices and tight inventory. Still, it’s not all bad news for today’s buyers. While lending standards are far stricter than they were during the height of the housing boom, it is nevertheless possible for most qualified […]

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Marin Market Update

Marin Associate Jaime Pera offers keen insight into the Marin real estate market as well as strategies for sellers… a must read for those buying and selling in Marin! The 2017 Marin real estate market continues to move forward at a brisk pace and remains strong even though inventory is lacking. Buyers are definitely engaged […]

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