November 2011

Found 14 blog entries for November 2011.


I have always loved the month of December; it's the start of the holiday season. There's no better way to celebrate than with a trip to see the Nutcracker. Now in its 23rd year, the Stapleton Ballet production features the story of Clara and her wild adventures with the Nutcracker. With new choreography and costumes, the stage will ignite with vibrance and excitement. Over 150 dancers from the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts will engage audience members young and old. It's sure to be an amazing way to spend the weekend.

Event info: 4 performances. 1pm and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday December 3 and 4, 2011
  Event Location: Marin Civic Center - 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

How to get tickets: Click here for details
Event Price: $20 -…
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Over fifty years later, Joseph Eichler's iconic mid-century modern homes are still as popular as ever and San Rafael (Terra Linda and Lucas Valley), is full of them.  I have had the good fortune to live in one for the last eight years. I love the floor to ceiling windows, feasibility of one level living, indoor outdoor lifestyle and up until a year ago my fabulous radiant heat.  Radiant heat, a classic element in Eichler's building style, is a marvelous heating system that allows hot water to flow through pipes imbedded in the concrete slab and then radiate out to create a most wonderful warm home. But what happens if the 50 year plus system fails? The copper pipe systems seem to repair well, however mine was not made with copper pipes and it needed to

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This light, spacious & immaculate 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath contemporary home has a deep water boat dock, lush gardens, level lawn and patio areas perfect for enjoying outdoor life on the waterfront. There are beautiful water views plus Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, Tiburon, Belevedere views and a peek at the San Francisco city lights. 

 

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This tranquil setting is gated, at the end of a private lane and feels like a little bit of paradise!  All this yet just 5 minutes from grocery stores, restaurants, shops, the Strawberry Recreation Center and the Strawberry Point elementary school located in the award-winning Mill Valley School District.   

 

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Set sail on the bay right from the deep water boat dock complete with electricity and water...

 

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Looking for something physical to do before you sit down to enjoy all of that Thanksgiving bounty? I saw recently in the local paper that there’s an organised mountain bike ride from Fairfax on Thanksgiving morning. They call it “The Appetite Seminar.” (Click to follow link.)  It sounds like a great idea, to do the exercise before all that overeating and drinking. However, despite the good intentions, my bike and I will probably not be there.  If, like me, you’d like to start with something simpler or less intimidating, then consider a Thanksgiving Day Family Hike. Did you know that you can walk to the Pacific Ocean from Mill Valley in only 1.7 miles?   Just follow the trail through Tennessee Valley to the Tennessee Beach. It’s an easy drive to the trail…
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October is often seen as the beginning of the slow period in real estate. Not so in Marin County. Single-family home sales were up in October 2011. There were 157 homes sold this year as compared to 152 in October of 2010 according to the Marin IJ. Prices of Marin single-family homes were also up October 2011 versus October 2010. The median price for single-family homes sold during this period rose from $740,000 to $749,000.

Condo sales also increased in October from 39 sold last year to 49 closed in 2011, which is a 25.6% increase. However, the median price for condos sold in October 2011 fell from $350,000 to $325,000 or a 7.14% decrease. This can be attributed to the number of distressed condos in Marin County. A significant number of

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I just wanted to quickly share an email I just received from a past client who bought this super cute duplex property a year ago today!!
"Rebecca,Today is one year since I took possession of my house. I just wanted to let you know that I still love it, still haven't done all the improvements I thought I'd do, but I've settled in well and really enjoying every aspect of the home. Thank you again for all your help. I hope all is going well for you.

Eran"

 
I know the holidays are fast approaching and folks are getting busy with travel & mall excursions however if you are a motivated buyer who is actively following the market and is ready to buy, please call, text or email me! I am available to help; I work everyday and see properties in all areas of SF
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$950,000 - Wonderful Mt. Tam view home with 3 beds/3 baths and a bonus room. Move-in condition, large patio, re-done hardwood floors, new paint, carpet and crown molding, picture views of Mt. Tam from 4 rooms! Close by Bon Air Shopping Center, Larkspur Ferry, 580/101, an easy commute in any direction, and it's located in the coveted Bacich Elimentary, Kent Middle School and Redwood High School Districts.

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Here's what the sellers say about living in this house, "Security, privacy, views and the school district were paramount for us when we were looking for a home. 240 Eliseo Drive, Greenbrae turned out to be the perfect house because of how it is sighted on the lot. Perpendicular to the street, there are only two windows facing the street. The house

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I just listed a fabulous mid-century modern home in Mill Valley which will be open for the first time this Sunday (Nov 13) from 1-4pm.

Located at 38 S. Knoll Rd in Mill Valley, This mid-century modern 4 bedroom 3 bath home with a pool  is what South Marin Buyers have been waiting for. Home was designed by the noted architect Francis Joseph McCarthy in 1955. The home has beautifully maintained and refinished mahogany walls and wood floors, original custom light fixtures, a large open concrete two sided fireplace, and many dual pane windows. Home also has separate pantry/laundry room, family room, and very large storage area.

Situated on a south facing oversized .42 acre double lot(APN numbers 043-062-07 and 043-062-12) the home has ample space for

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Pelican Inn, Muir Beach CA  - Romantic Inn at The Beach  What Is The Most Romantic Restaurant in Marin County?

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Is there really one single solitary answer to this question? Romance for me might not mean the same thing for you or even my best friend but hopefully it's the same for my boyfriend or your significant other.   Atmosphere, food, timing can all be part of a romantic experience but the individual and collective components are specific and unique to each person.

Romance and food together create a world of it's own with the magical combination of all the parts.  When dining out the service and ambiance at a restaurant plays a huge part. Have you had that waitperson that stays a little too long, talks a little too much about the

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Earlier this week on a balmy fall evening, my husband and I walked the hills above San Rafael on our way to dinner on Fourth Street.  The beauty of living in the West End Neighborhood is the proximity to downtown San Rafael and San Anselmo.

Our walk took us up Spring Grove  where we took a trail that landed us on Upper Toyon in Kentfield and a beautiful sunset over Mt. Tam, then meandered down another trail to Gerstle Park and from there to downtown. We were hungry but not in the white table cloth dining sort of way.  We were in the mood for something more casual, less expensive, where we could have a glass of wine, sit outside and enjoy the last of the warm evenings.

We ended up at Chaat Lotus and Spices at the West End of Fourth Street.  It

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