Marin Real Estate Blog

Don’t miss two great events at Marinwood Community Center, 775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael 94903 (just off Lucas Valley Road)

1: Homebrew Happy Hour! February 10, 2017 6-9 PM

The home brew beer fest is a first at the center and should be really fun. You have an opportunity to taste from local brewers and learn about what it takes to make a perfect brew at home. In addition to beer sampling, there will be live music and free childcare. So, come on down tonight and check it out.

$10 at the door (includes all tastings) and free childcare.

2: Raise a glass Winter Wine Tasting: February 25, 2017 2-5 PM

Mark your calendar for February 25th from 2- 5pm for an afternoon of wine tasting featuring a handful of Sonoma County Wineries. This is a

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Modern & Stylish

Built in 2005, this top floor 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is light and modern with spectacular pastoral views. The living room has a vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace and sliding glass door that opens to a patio with views to the Silviera Ranch. The kitchen is well designed with plenty of cabinets, granite countertops and a stackable washer and dryer. The floor plan is ideal because there is separation between the two bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate a variety of lifestyles…home office, children, or a roommate. The Clubhouse features a kitchen, living room with TV, children’s play area and exercise equipment.  There are 2 covered parking spaces and the Homeowner's Dues are $400 per month.

Convenient Location

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purple meters       &     meters

 

Have you seen the folks in bright yellow shirts sweeping our downtown San Rafael sidewalks? Have you seen the purple meters scattered around downtown San Rafael?  The folks in yellow shirts are part of the Downtown Streets Team and the purple meters are part of Put Your Change To Work program, which is a way to discourage panhandling.  What?  Read on!

The Downtown Streets Team is an organization that believes that by having a job and being able to take care of ones’ own basic needs is the center piece to helping folks transition to a better life…and get them off the streets.

The Downtown Streets Team organization has changed lives in at least 6 bay area cities since 2007, and have been doing so in San Rafael, since 2013.  

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As I sell real estate throughout Marin County, I often come across a buyer that is reluctant to take a look into Novato. Not because of the commute but usually because they have some notion that it isn’t much of a town. Since I live in Novato and specialize in the area, I feel inclined to share with you what makes this once bustling town that became a super sleepy town, but now on the rise… great place to live and raise a family. I also want to share the details of the immense change that has occurred over the years and what the future seems to hold for this great community. With that said, I share with you a brief history of Novato starting with the early development back in 1856 when Joseph Sweetser and Francis DeLong purchased a Mexican land grant

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Marin Infograph - Real Estate 2016

2016 – Best Year Ever…AGAIN

Median prices – UP, Average prices – UP. The Marin real estate market remains as strong as ever.

Outlook for 2017

When is a Good Time to Buy?

The average home price in Marin in 1965 was $30,710. In 2000 it was $722,800, and last year it was nearly $1,200,000. In fact, in the last 51 years there have only been 3 years where the average price decreased. So, the answer is simple as soon as you can.

Reasons to Buy Soon:

1. High Rents
2. Very low interest rates
3. Tax Benefits
4. Appreciation
5. Pride of Ownership

If you are considering buying a home in 2017, be sure to register to attend our Marin Home Buyer Workshop!

When is a Good Time to Sell?

Last year (2016), nearly 1/3 of total year sales

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Christmas Tree Disposal in Marin County:

Marin County does a great job on recycling Christmas trees. Most of the sanitary districts will pick up your tree from the curb on green can pick-up days. There are a few rules like cutting the tree down if it’s over 5 or 6 feet and no flocked trees. Of course, remember to take off all the ornaments, lights and stands. If curbside does not work for you, all Marin County Fire Department stations (through January 21), have an area where you can drop off your tree. Click here for detailed information.

Want to help fund a safe grad night? There is a tree drop fundraiser going on as part of the San Marin High School Safe Grad Fundraiser. A suggested $5 donation ($15 for a flocked tree) at the San Marin High

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My listing at 1220 Waterview Drive in Mill Valley received multiple offers and just sold for $1,850,000.

I worked diligently with my sellers to prepare, stage and market this recently updated spacious 3,174 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home featuring an open kitchen, dining, living and family room area with a LaCantina door leading to the outside decks that make it perfect for entertaining. Upper level has a master suite with views of the bay, Angel Island and Alcatraz, two bedrooms with lofts and second bathroom. Lower level boasts an au pair/guest suite with additional family room, bedroom, bathroom and possible office or wine room. This unique property has a 2 car attached garage, laundry room, ample storage and a large useable yard. Adjacent to

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The holidays are in full swing which typically means a seasonal slow-down in the real estate market however do these trends hold true in Marin County? Let’s take a look at real estate sales trends thru November 2016 and also explore some other interesting trends and market facts:

  • Quick Market Snapshot
  • Vanishing Breed – The Under $1 Million Dollar Home in Marin
  • Median Price in Marin – Does Inventory Match Sales?
  • Luxury Market in Marin – Are Trends Developing?

Market Snapshot: Still strong

Through November of this year sales of single family homes are down about 7% from last year (ty = 1949 ly = 2093) and listings are down about 4% (ty = 2511 ly = 2612) still generally considered a seller’s market. Median price of homes this year

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940 W. California Ave. CA 94941: SOLD!

Congratulations to my Seller clients for hanging in there on a long escrow. Their fantastic lot in Mill Valley’s Marin Terrace neighborhood (940 West California Ave) has closed!

I’m excited for the new owners as their creative vision will soon be realized. This view lot sits amongst million dollar + homes and is close to San Francisco, downtown Mill Valley, open space and the beach. The up-sloping lot allows for gorgeous views of hills, open sky and possibly views of the Bay. I hope I get a chance to walk through the finished home soon.

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

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Another happy Buyer Client! 80 Roundtree Blvd. San Rafael, CA 94903: SOLD!

Helping clients find the perfect new home is a joy I never tire from. I had the recent pleasure of helping my buyer client search for, find and close on a beautiful new home in a difficult buyers’ market. It took several offers and much persistence, but in the end the property my client closed on was exactly what we were looking for-single story, Dixie School district and in Marinwood.

Over the years I have done many real estate transactions in Marinwood and like this one, in the Roundtree Complex. This area of San Rafael is appealing because of the award-winning school district, proximity to open space, fantastic weather, affordability and easy access for commuting (just

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