There are 9 blog entries for April 2010.
Monday, April 19th, 2010 at 10:37pm. 1313 Views, 0 Comments.
Is 100% financing still available and, if so, is it possible to get favorable loan terms with no money down? For veterans of the U.S. military, the National Guard or U.S. Reserve the answer is a definitive “yes” and the rates and terms do not get any better! Qualified veterans seeking financing in high cost Bay Area counties like Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin may be eligible for the lowest rates available on 30-year fixed mortgages up to $1,094,625. 100% financing is available for other Bay Area counties to lower maximum limits.
VA loans are mortgages guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and offered to the public through program-approved lenders. It is important to keep this in mind when shopping for a VA loan as some…
Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 7:02pm. 1283 Views, 0 Comments.
I wanted to give our clients and friends a quick update on the Eichler real estate market in both Marin & San Francisco, California.
Spring has definitely brought out the buyers (especially in the < $800k mark) and I'm proud to say that ALL six of my recent Eichler listings have either sold or gone into contract - many with multiple offers - within just days or weeks of hitting the market. Additionally, I've already assisted a number of buyers with their Eichler purchase this year.
Looking at existing inventory on the Marin MLS & San Francisco MLS, there are currently:
- Twelve (12) Eichler homes for sale in Marin County, all located in San Rafael. There are properties available in each San Rafael Eichler neighborhood including Upper…
Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 8:15am. 1230 Views, 0 Comments.
I've been marveling at the speed with which I've been able to drive during morning commuter hours, on southbound Hwy 101 through the Terra Linda Narrows to the I 580 interchange. As a former Lucas Valley (northern San Rafael) resident, I braved the morning commute into the city for years and spent most of my time in traffic congestion from Lucas Valley Rd. to Central San Rafael. Especially challenging mornings translated to anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to clock 5 miles south to Central San Rafael. The historic traffic slowdown on this part of the freeway in Marin County contributed to my decision to move out of that part of Central Marin County in 2006.
Fast-forward to early 2009 when Cal Trans nears completion of their 124 million dollar project…
Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 11:35pm. 1301 Views, 0 Comments.
I'm happy to annouce that my updated Eichler listing at 6 Mount Tioga in Upper Lucas Valley closed escow today. I listed, staged, aggressively marketed, and sold this Eichler home in Lucas Valley for $860,000.
This light-filled Eichler home was a desirable double-A-frame, atrium model Eichler located on a quiet cul de sac in San Rafael's Upper Lucas Valley neighborhood. 6 Mount Tioga featured 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an updated kitchen and bathrooms, dual pane windows, infloor radiant heat, updated flooring, and a well landscaped yard. The home also offers excellent proximity to nearby hiking & biking trails, Dixie School and an inviting neighborhood community center with a swimming pool, tennis courts, and playground.
The property was…
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 8:56pm. 1256 Views, 0 Comments.
Super Charming updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath home perfectly situated at the end of a long driveway and nestled in a sylvan setting on a generously sized lot in Picnic Valley. Very private and tranquil setting. Home features lots of windows & skylights for a light and bright atmosphere. Kitchen and dining room open to each other offering a very social setting while entertaining. Large living room with sliding glass door that open right out to a deck surrounded by a private wooded setting. Deer and turkey are your only noisey neighbors.
The final sales price was $570,000. My client was a first time home buyer and we looked for homes for 3 months. This home happened to be the perfect match for her. A great happy ending!
I work with first time…
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 12:45pm. 1441 Views, 0 Comments.
Stylish and contemporary in design, this beautifully upgraded home in Marinview is one you won't want to miss! With Southerly facing views of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, this cedar shingled home is enveloped by a breathe-taking natural setting with sun shining on the home all day. Decks offer areas for relaxing and dining in front and in the back of the home. This home features a nice open living concept with kitchen and family room combination, formal dining room and living room with soaring ceilings and lots of windows that enhance the brightness and grandeur of the space. Designer colors throughout the interior create for a very inviting and relaxing space. Three bedrooms and 2 full baths complete the home. Master suite features…
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 7:13pm. 1474 Views, 0 Comments.
I just listed another wonderful Eichler home in Marin and wanted to share the details of this new listing with our clients and friends.
Located at 770 Pine Lane in San Rafael, this 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom Eichler home (1,513 sq ft per tax records) has been extensively remodeled and upgraded yet still maintains much of its original Eichler charm.
Property features include an open and airly floor plan, an upgraded modern kitchen with high-end, stainless steel appliance, remodeled designer bathrooms, updated lighting throughout the house, bamboo laminate flooring, modern & sleek mini-split heating & air conditioning system, foam roof, beautiful swimming pool with designer tile and Pebbletech finishes, new modern gas insert fireplace, a…
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 1:54pm. 1526 Views, 0 Comments.
Located in the coveted Seminary Area of San Anselmo, this lovingly maintained and remodeled bungalow style home is surrounded by a sanctuary of lush green landscaping and privacy. French doors lead you from the living space right out to a flat yard with a large deck perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The living room opens to the dining area and beautifully appointed kitchen with white cabinetry, wainscotting, bronze hardware, stainless appliances, gorgeous granite slab counters and white tiled backsplash. A spacious master, 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths complete this single level home.
On the bottom level, you will find a private entrance to a legal second unit that has been updated and remodeled to match the elegance and style of the…
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 at 3:35pm. 1438 Views, 0 Comments.
I want to update you on what's going on with real estate prices recently. Home prices have rebounded in some areas, but not others. Part of this has to do with differneces in demand for different neighborhoods within each city. You see, real estate is extremely local when it comes to home values. That's why looking at prices by state, metropolitan area, county, or even city can erroneously skew data. In addition, median home prices can be misleading because of the mix of high-end homes and low-end homes that change hands, even in a specific neighborhood.
In other words, home prices are literally all over the map, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. However, it is worth noting that there are some trends that have developed when looking at…