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Angelo Cosentino

Three Home Selling Tips for 2014

Posted On February 4th, 2014 by Angelo Cosentino | No Comments

The real estate market, on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, can be described as low housing inventory, strong pricing, good rates on mortgages, plenty of qualified buyers, and overall optimism. For those considering selling their home this winter or spring, here are 3 quick home selling tips for 2014 to keep in mind. 1.) “As Is” May Work: It’s always better to put a good amount of effort into preparing a home for sale, if possible. This usually means removing…

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Buyer & Seller Tips In Today’s Market :: Oct. 2013

Posted On October 8th, 2013 by Angelo Cosentino | No Comments

Many homes continue to get snapped up quickly, even as we move away from prime selling season and into the holidays. Home sellers in San Francisco and throughout Marin County (the communities where I serve home buyers and home sellers) are overjoyed with quick sales, high selling prices, and solid buying behavior. We are still in an escalating market, where home prices are rising, and new market comparables continue to be created everyday. Here are a few quick buying and…

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10 Things People Love Doing in and Around Ross Valley

Posted On September 28th, 2013 by Angelo Cosentino | No Comments

Ross Valley is a beautiful, family friendly cluster of towns located 40 minutes north of San Francisco. With San Anselmo as it’s hub, Ross Valley is nestled in and around Mt. Tamalpais. With lots of open space to explore and just 30 minutes from the beach, this community has a lot to offer. If you are looking for an ideal town near San Francisco to relocate to, or just want to take a trip out of the city for the…

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Living In San Anselmo

Posted On June 3rd, 2013 by Angelo Cosentino | No Comments

The sophisticated and family-friendly town of San Anselmo, located in central Marin, offers a mellow Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers and wet winters. Residents love San Anselmo because of its bustling community and town center, outdoor lifestyle, moderate climate, distinguished award winning public schools—Wade-Thomas, Brookside Elementary, Hidden Valley Elementary, Manor Elementary, White Hill, Drake High—and it’s close proximity and commute to San Francisco. Families who live in San Anselmo often say that it is an ideal town to live…

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5 Home Seller Tips For 2013

Posted On May 1st, 2013 by Angelo Cosentino | No Comments

Homeowners looking to sell their home to move-up, downsize, relocate, or rent are experiencing a hot sellers market right now. However, even in a sellers market, thinking about selling a home can be stressful and the preparations can feel overwhelming. Gathering and reading information, like this, and choosing to work with an experienced real estate agent may be the silver bullet: Getting you on the right track from the start, providing ongoing expertise and guidance, and ultimately resulting in more money for…

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5 Homebuyer Tips For 2013

Posted On April 16th, 2013 by Angelo Cosentino | No Comments

Given the rapid turn in the market in 2013, homebuyers looking to buy a home in San Francisco and Marin, the two areas where I serve clients, are finding themselves competing against multiple offers for the homes they want. Getting a home can be tough, and often leaves homebuyers frustrated and feeling like they will never get a home. Inspired by the 2013 market climate, here are five home buyer tips to keep in mind to help you get the…

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Moving to Marin

Posted On February 11th, 2013 by Angelo Cosentino | No Comments

I was born in San Francisco and thrived on urban living with the bustling neighborhoods, cultural diversity, and open minded population. In my mid 30′s, I loved taking long mountain bike rides through the city, over the Golden Gate Bridge and up the fire roads on Mt. Tamalpais with my friends. Mountain biking is still a deep passion of mine, but now I enjoy it right outside my front door in San Anselmo. After starting a family in San Francisco,…

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Seller’s Remorse: Not Enough Buyer Buzz

Posted On December 5th, 2012 by Angelo Cosentino | No Comments

Seven seconds. That’s how long a listing has to capture the attention of a home buyer who’s sifting through hundreds of listings on the computer as they start their home search. Will your listing make their short list? Approximately 97% of homebuyers begin their home search on-line by scanning listings on sites like Trulia, Zillow, and McGuire.com. Potential home buyers spend an average of seven seconds previewing a home before deciding if they’ll look deeper or move on. Too many…

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Curb Appeal: Three Tactics for Sellers

Posted On September 7th, 2012 by Angelo Cosentino | No Comments

Curb appeal is the initial appearance and impression a house makes as seen from the street. It’s what the buyer sees and feels as they park their car, walk across the street, and stroll up the front walkway to the front door. Curb appeal includes the overall neighborhood, the house’s location on the block, condition of the landscaping, the overall look of the house, and attention to detail. Most real estate experts agree that one of the most important aspects…

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Protect Your Most Important Asset: A Homeowner’s Insurance How-To

Posted On June 26th, 2012 by Angelo Cosentino | No Comments

Your home is one of your most important assets so be sure to protect it by not only having the right homeowner’s insurance coverage from the start, but by taking the time to re-evaluate your coverage on an annual basis. [My most valuable assets—my children!—wake boarding on the San Francisco Bay near Sausalito and Blackie’s Pasture in Tiburon.] Why do I need homeowners insurance? As many homeowners know, home insurance is required by most mortgage lenders, so you probably can’t buy a…


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