July 2009

Found 11 blog entries for July 2009.

Earlier today one of my buyer clients closed escrow on 858 Cypress Avenue in Novato, California.  My clients were first-time homebuyers and I was excited to work with them to locate and purchase their first home!

This property was a short sale transaction and the home was listed for sale at $449,000.  The home received multiple offers (8 in total) and I was able to help my clients purchase the home for $400,000.

858 Cypress Avenue, Novato

Built in 1946, this 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom home was located on a spacious lot with an abundance of fruit trees and raised beds for gardening.   This 1,917 sq ft home also featured central heat and air conditioning.   Located near downtown Novato, this home represented an excellent value and a great fit for my buyer

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I justed listed a wonderful waterfront property located  in Larkspur, California.    This conveniently located home in Central Marin features 4 bedrooms / 2.5 baths and will be attractively priced at $1,285,000.

This spacious and move-in ready  home is currently being prepared for sale and will be hitting the market in late August.    Additional information regarding this waterfront property in Larkspur will be forthcoming in the near future (including additional photos and property information). 

If you would like to learn more about this home before it hits the market, feel free to contact me.   Additionally, you can utilize the Mairn Modern website to learn more about Larkspur real estate as well as other waterfront properties for sale in

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I'm pleased to announce that my Eichler listing located at 1080 Las Ovejas in San Rafael just closed escrow today.  

I assisted my sellers in preparing the home for sale, aggressively marketed and pre-marketed the home both "online" and "offline", and was able to attract multiple offers on this mid-century modern home within 1 week of hitting the market.     While this transaction represents my 7th Eichler home sold year-to-date (the most of any Realtor in Marin County1), this property represented my 3rd Eichler listing this year to receive multiple offers.

Selling an Eichler home in Marin?

If you are contemplating the sale of your Eichler home in Marin County, I'd welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your home and offer guidance on how

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I assisted my buyer clients in locating and purchasing this single-family home at 1625 Alabama Street located in San Francisco's popular Bernal Heights neighborhood.     The sale price was $951,100.

Built in 1953, this Bernal Heights home is situated on a large lot and features a spacious 1,835 sq ft floor plan with fabulous expansion potential.   The home features a variety of period details with a number of thoughtful upgrades including new windows and interior & exterior paint, updated deck with pee-a-book views of downtown San Francisco, refinished hardwood floors, and more.     Huge 3 car carage with bonus storage and work area.    

This was a very popular listing which received multiple pre-emptive offers before the first brokers tour.  All

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I just listed this well-maintained top floor condo located in a beautiful, architecturally striking 4- unit Edwardian Building.   

This top floor,  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom unit is full of light featuring vaulted ceiling, skylights and beautiful woodwork detail throughout. There are 2 bedrooms, 1 large bath, updated kitchen, and living- dining area in the rear. The front room has hardwood floors and decorative fireplace. A bonus loft area accessed by spiral staircase from living area is perfect for office or extra room. There is direct access to the common rear yard from the rear living room.

Vibrant Mission District Location

Located in the sunny, vibrant ever-popular Mission District close to transportation and walking distance to 24th Street

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Modern and mid-century modern home owners in the San Francisco Bay Area that are exploring their options for updating their kitchen and storage options should  take the time to explore some of the fabulous options available to them from Henrybuilt.  

Henrybuilt - Modern Kitchen, Storage & Furniture 

Based in Seattle Washington, yet serving modern-minded homeowners around the world, Henrybuilt offers homeowners a functionally integrated approach to storage, furniture, and panel systems.

The company has developed a reputation for its work on mid-century homes, approaching projects with an appreciation and understanding of each original design, allowing homeowners to update their homes without losing the qualities that made them unique in the first

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Trader Joe's Is Coming

It's true. I saw it with my own two eyes. Trader Joe's is opening a new location in Marin. I snapped the photo to the left at Cost Plus Plaza. Store officials confirmed that the new loacation will be open later this month.

Now local residents in Southern and Central Marin won't have to fight the traffic at the San Rafael store anymore. They can head to Larkspur to do their Trader Joe's shopping.

Trader Joe's is very meticulous about how, when, and where they expand their network of stores. So their decision is great for local shoppers, and Marin real estate. Because sometimes it's little details like where the nearest grocery store is, and which one it is, affects potential buyer's decisions. This will be yet another appealing

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Marin fashionistas who like hip and modern clothing design but don't revel in the thought of spending a fortune on their wardrobe will be pleased to learn that the progressive European-based retailer H&M is coming to Marin.

H&M has selected the new Northgate Mall in San Rafael as its desired location for its Marin-based store.   The mall is currently undergoing a major $75 million rennovation and H&M will clearly function as an "anchor tenant" at the mall which will attract consumers from across Marin County.   This new store will serve as the first H&M store in Marin and will undoubtedly be a popular destination for consumers of all ages.

We look forward to the arrival of the H&M Marin and would welcome the opportunity to serve any progressive

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We've just passed the mid-point for 2009 so I wanted to provide  a quick update on the market for Eichler Homes in Marin County & San Francisco, CA.  


A total of 19 Eichler homes have sold in San Rafael from January 1 - June 30, 2009.    In the second quarter of this year ("Q2"), 10 Eichler homes were sold and I'm proud to say that I was responsible for 50% of all Eichler Home Sales in San Rafael during the second quarter of 2009 (representing either sellers or buyers).

Taking a closer look at Q2 home sales, the market for homes priced under $750,000 was quite hot in both Marin & San Francisco.   The demand for homes was fueled by competitive interest rates which fell as low as 4.35% for jumbo loans.    Additionally, FHA loans were readily

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend enjoying our great Marin weather?  How about the Marin County Fair & Fireworks Show!  This is a very fun event for you and your family. Runs July 1st through July 5th @ Marin Civic Center Fairgrounds, San Rafael. Fun attractions, food, concerts, special exhibits, arts and crafts, carnival rides, farm animals with petting zoo's and more!

Corte Madera 4th of July Parade begins at Redwood High School at 10:30 and ends at Corte Madera Town Center. Lots of fun festivities, arts and crafts, plus food and live entertainment at Corte Madera Town Park 9am to 5 pm.

Sausalito 4th of July Parade starts at 10am at 2nd and Main Streets and ends at Dunphy Park. Starting at 12 noon, enjoy an afternoon of Fun July 4th

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