September 2010

Found 7 blog entries for September 2010.

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Nestled in the heart and the soul of Mount Tamalpais, the sleeping beauty as the Miwok Indians referred to her, Mill Valley is a special place in people’s hearts and homes.   First I think people fall in love with the charm of downtown;  the piazza at the center where people gather for coffee or play dates with the kids, the theatres, art galleries and the wide array of shops and fine dining.  The Depot Bookstore and Café at the base of the piazza used to be the old train station that brought visitors to Mount Tamalpais from San Francisco via Sausalito by way of ferry prior to the Golden Gate Bridge being built. The piazza is also the starting point for the famous Dipsea Foot Race – the oldest foot race in the country.  100 years strong now, and a

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I want to remind everyone that the annual Sausalito Floating Homes Tour is this Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. It's a self-guided tour that will feature 19 floating homes out of approximately 425 in the area. A few docents will also be on hand to answer questions and provide a little history.

The tour begins at Gateway shopping center in Marin City. Take Bridgeway to Gate 6 Road. You can park in the lot and take the free shuttle service to the Marina Green at Kappas Marina. There will be an art show, free entertainment, and food and drinks available for purchase. You can purchase tickets online at www.floatinghomes.org in advance for $35 or $40 at the gate. For more information call 415-332-1916.

If you are planning to be in

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Although it's safe to assume that few people are actually "tired" of today's record-low mortgage rates, it does seem that many think they will remain low for the long haul. Or, perhaps drop even lower..? While this could happen, I've been in this business long enough to know that there is no crystal ball on interest rates. And election years tend to throw everything out-of-wack.

Although mortgage rates have edged up slightly over the past week- about .125% - they remain extremely low. With government support behind high balance conforming loans to $729,750, a good percentage of buyers in the Bay Area's expensive housing market still have access to the best 30-year loans in history. With a 20% down payment against a purchase price of $912,000, a

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"Excellent public schools" is a reason frequently cited by our clients interested in relocating to Marin County.  For families with small children contemplating a move to Marin, you'll definetly want to checkout the frontpage article in today's Marin IJ Newspaper entitled Academic Performance Index Results: Marks Rise in Marin.  

This article includes the most recent Academic Performance Index (API) scores for Marin County with a detailed breakdown on API scores in Marin by School District and School.   The API scores represent a number from 200 to 1,000 and reflect a school's results on several statewide test.

Once again Marin County schools have demonstrated their academic achievement and have risen well above most schools in California (and above

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651 Woodbine Drive, San Rafael EICHLER HOME listed by Marin Modern 

I'm excited to present my latest Eichler listing in Marin, 651 Woodbine Drive, which will be hitting the market later today at $675,000. 

Conveniently located in San Rafael's Terra Linda neighborhood, 651 Woodbine is a classic 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom mid-century modern Eichler home that features a variety of eco-friendly updates including a foam roof, hydronic baseboard heat, low VOC paint, and more.    The home is situated on a spacious and well landscaped lot with a huge variety of fruit bearing trees and ample room for gardening, relaxing or entertaining.    Excellent proximity to shopping, public transportation, the Terra Linda Rec Center & Swimming Pool, and top-rated Dixie Schools.

The home will be offered for sale at $675,000 and the first

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I just helped my client sell her house off market. The result was a very efficient process that everyone was happy with. This Baltimore Park charmer at 112 Monte Vista Avenue in Larkspur is in a good location and sold for $700,000.

Built in 1941, this Larkspur property features 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom, with an open 978 square-foot floor plan, and is highlighted by hardwood floors, master bedroom and convenient kitchen with gas range. There is a large level backyard, which sports a lush lawn and mature fruit-bearing treas. The covered courtyard has an extra half bathroom for entertaining. Located just two blocks from downtown Larkspur.

Jonathan B. Jacobs is a realtor who works with luxury home buyers and sellers as well as first-time home buyers and

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I am delighted to share with you our enhanced Marin Modern Real Estate website!     As you'll see, we took what was already a great and informative Marin real estate website and made it even better based on feedback we've received from our clients, friends, agents, and website visitors.   

Over the next few weeks I'll blog in greater detail about helpful features that have been added to the site to enhance your experience.  In the interim, I'd encourage you to take a look around and checkout some of the more noticeable features including:

  • Huge property photos and expanded property descriptions with numerous map views & helpful links to local real estate & school information,
  • The ability to search for properties in Marin across a broader search
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