Marin Real Estate Blog

I had the pleasure of representing the seller of 66 Hector Lane in Novato.  I represented her when she purchased 66 Hector Lane in 2015. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo with a detached single car garage in Southern Novato had been extensively remodeled several years ago.  We were fortunate to receive a good offer before this condo went on the market which enabled the seller to relocate to Southern California without the worry of having two mortgages for an extended period of time.  The timing worked out beautifully for the seller and it allowed the buyers to purchase their first home.  It was truly a win-win for everyone. The condo sold today for $370,000.

If you are buying or selling, give me a call.  I take pride in creating a win-win scenario for

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I had the pleasure of representing the sellers of this iconic adobe ranch style home reminiscent of architect Cliff May's work in the 50's that symbolized the Western Lifestyle featured in Sunset Magazine.  This home evokes an emotional response that harkens back to our romance with the West and an earlier time in California.  The sweeping views of Mt. Tam and the surrounding hills from this Southern facing private gated estate makes this a very special home.

  

This unique home exudes a comfortable charm with vaulted open beam ceiling, skylights, built-in bookcases, wood burning fireplace, Western ranch doors, adobe walls and original concrete tile floors.  It features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a family room and an office with a separate

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As the school year comes to an end, many vacationers will be making travel plans.  Most of the vacation planning will be around air travel arrangements to visit family, theme parks or international destinations.  Airlines are filling their flights to the max and airports will be extremely congested. It is important everyone learn the “Etiquette of Airplane Travel”.  Having traveled twice in the last month, here a few of my etiquette recommendations:Airport Etiquette

Navigating Security

Whether you are a TSA Pre-Check or old school, the basics are the same. Normal security requires you to remove your shoes (slip-ons are best), belts, jewelry, coins, keys, cellphone, laptops, E-readers, etc. from pockets, handbags and carry-on luggage. Remember NO liquids, lighters,

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77 Cypress Drive Fairfax CA 94930 – Just Sold!

77 Cypress Drive - Sold! Enjoying this moment! The moment after you get the call from the title company that you are “On Record”. The moment that all the hard work and dedication you and your clients, contractors, cleaners, stagers and buyer’s agents put it to make this moment a reality.

The lifecycle of a home sale starts from the moment your clients sign the listing agreement. Paperwork is signed, plans are discussed and made and everyone has a part. It’s a team effort and when those well-made plans and team work all comes together everyone wins! 

It was truly a pleasure to help my clients sell this home. I helped them buy it 4 years ago and they took an already buttoned up house and made it even more desirable.  I am

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1404 Buchanan St. in Novato CA 94947 has SOLD! This single level 4/2 house fit the wish list for a lot of buyers; my one and only Sunday open house was packed! We received six offers, all over asking, and closed for $41,000 over the ask price. The market for single level homes under $800,000 is huge. However, even in this hot market proper presentation and stellar marketing is a must.

I meet with my seller clients way before the house hits the market and make a thorough to-do list which almost always includes new paint, new carpet, yard clean-up, repairs deep cleaning etc. Then the home is staged, professionally photographed and extensively marketed. Savvy sellers realize that money spent upfront reaps huge rewards at closing.

It is a great time

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The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2017 will be the year that the housing market races forward again.

However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: a lack of housing inventory. While buyer demand looks like it will remain strong throughout the summer, supply is not keeping up.

Here are the thoughts of a few industry experts on the subject:

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR:

"Sellers are in the driver's seat this spring as the intense competition for the few homes for sale is forcing many buyers to be aggressive in their offers. Buyers are showing

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2149 Elderberry Ln. San Rafael, CA 94903: JUST LISTED

Lucas Valley Resort Style Eichler

California resort style living describes this mid-century modern Eichler inside and out. The very private solar heated pool, hot-tub spa and gorgeous hill views make every day a vacation! Blooming wisteria welcomes you through a secured gate to a large private sunny flagstone patio with exquisite lush landscaping. Enter this single story 4-bedroom model, now set up as 3 with a large master suite, to an open floor plan that is perfect for indoor outdoor entertaining or relaxing in a peaceful paradise. Floor to ceiling windows drench the home with natural light and the cathedral open beam ceilings offer a wonderful sense of spaciousness.

The kitchen is

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Coming Soon For Sale in the Lucas Valley Area of San Rafael

California resort style living describes this mid-century modern Eichler inside and out. Pool, spa and gorgeous hill views make every day a vacation! The entire home and systems have been meticulously maintained and upgraded with integrity. 4-bedroom model, now set as 3 with 2 baths and remodeled kitchen. Go to www.2149Elderberry.com for more information.

Hilary Davis, REALTOR (415)235-3133 Hilary@MarinModern.com

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77 Cypress Drive Fairfax – Just Listed!

77 Cypress Front of House

A True Gem in every way! Meticulously updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with high end finishes and high tech systems. Located on a picturesque tree lined street in the Fairfax flats just outside town and steps from hiking trails. Where Cypress Drive ends, the trails begin. Walk straight from your door up into Cascade Canyon and connect to a network of trails in some of the most pristine protected open space in Marin County.

 77 Cypress Drive - Living Room

This home has numerous updates.  Kitchen has high end stainless appliances and quartz countertops, both bathrooms offer custom finishes, newly resurfaced pool, roof, boiler and electrical panel. All windows dual paned throughout. Solid hardcore doors in a craftsmen style adorn the

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Two Things First Time Home Buyers Need to Know

Buyers entering the real estate market are more savvy today than ever before.  Prior to the internet age, buyers relied heavily on their Realtor to feed them information and listings and wouldn’t even begin their search until meeting with and committing to a Realtor. Now, at least 90% of buyers start their search online, research the process and properties for months, often years before calling a Realtor.

Customer Loyalty

In this new age of information, we as Realtors need to work even harder to find and maintain buyer clients and we do this by providing value and insight into the process. We offer our knowledge of the specific cities and neighborhoods in our market, inside scoop on upcoming listings, and our

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