There are 20 blog entries for May 2012.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 8:57am. 533 Views, 1 Comments.
I came across an interesting article last weekend in the New York Times related to the premium in price (as much as 50%!) for real estate that is associated with high “walkability scores.” That is, properties that are located within walkable urban locations. This is a national trend. Demand for walkable urban space extends beyond city centers to suburbs and residents of these suburban areas enjoy ease of access to shopping and public transit. These urban suburbs, in many cases just outside major metropolitan areas, were slums as little as 30 years ago.
The article piqued my interest with the opening paragraph: “WALKING isn’t just good for you. It has become an indicator of your socioeconomic status.” The…
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 2:42pm. 326 Views, 1 Comments.
Just Sold: 201 Albion Ct. 3 bedroom end unit condo in S. Novato: $285,000.
I am happy to announce that I represented the seller on this transaction. The highlights of the unit were: Enter through a custom front door to a beautifully tiled, sun lit open floor plan. Nice sized living room, elegant dining area and gorgeous kitchen with gas stove and granite counters are just of few of the stunning upgrades. Designer carpet and paint show off the three upstairs bedrooms. This home exudes style and class. Two car covered parking, private patio and pool made this a complete package!
When you want a great resource to help you with all you Marin Real Estate needs, please give me a call. As a lifelong Marin resident, I find true joy in helping my…
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 2:24pm. 686 Views, 0 Comments.
Have you ever noticed how a drawer in your kitchen can become the collection spot for wine bottle corks? Well, I had a nice collection going but I had no idea why I was saving them-it just seemed like the right thing to do. Luckily while in BevMo-Novato one day, I noticed they had a recycling container for used corks. Turns out that wine bottle corks are easy to recycle and important for the environment to do so. To get the full scoop go to The Cork Forest Conservation Alliance website and read up.
I have been using the drop off at Beverages and More in Novato, but I also notice a receptacle in the Novato Whole Foods Market. Click here to find a drop off location close to you.
I love finding new and easy way to recycle. Thinking about…
Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 11:36am. 289 Views, 0 Comments.
61 Rollingwood Dr., San Rafael – Coming SOON!
5BR & 3,5BA Remodeled Family Home in San Rafael with a Beautiful Big Back Yard – List Price $859,000.
I am happy to announce my new listing in the sought after Glenwood area of San Rafael. A perfect family house;
- Two-story, 5BR/3,5 BA – COMPLETELY REMODELED!
- 2 Car Attached Garage
- Separate Office
- Formal Living Room and Dining Area
- BIG light and bright Family Room!
- BIG level and private Back Yard
- Top Rated Glenwood Elementary School two blocks away
- Beautiful Victor Jone’s Park around the corner
- Peacock Gap Golf Club and China State Park just a few minutes drive away
- McNear’s Beach also 5 min drive away!!
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 11:04am. 361 Views, 0 Comments.
Farmers Market Season in Marin County - Get your fresh produce now!
The Farmers Market Season is officially open in Marin County! Check out the schedule for a location near you.
The AIM (Agricultural Institute of Marin) founded in 2004 and born out of the desire to promote and support the "Buy Local" movement manages the Marin County farmers markets. The first farmers market in Marin County was in 1983 at the Civic Center and it remains today as the largest market in the Marin area.
29 years later, year round and seasonal markets have popped up all over the Bay Area including 19 just in Marin County.
Farmers markets hold a special place in my heart. In 1981 I left for…
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 10:13am. 297 Views, 0 Comments.
Another happy client purchased a 3 bedroom/2 bath home in downtown Novato a stones throw to Whole Foods and Trader Joes. The house was in good shape with no pest issues, a master bedroom/bath, a redone kitchen, nice outdoor space and a two car garage. All for under 400K! What a deal!
Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 8:41pm. 335 Views, 0 Comments.
My most recent home tours have been with residents of San Francisco who are interested in moving to Marin because they want more room, great public schools or better weather. All are great reasons to move here!
My experience has been that these future Marin dwellers have one town in mind (after talking to friends or just hearing about a certain area) and they want to begin their search there. After our home tour and hearing about their wishlist of their "perfect home", it's frequently apparent that they need to learn more about Marin towns as most of their wants (ie: bigger backyards, flat leveled homes, more bedrooms etc.) can be found in homes the more north you go. After we went our separate ways for the day, I sent them updated listings that…
Sunday, May 20th, 2012 at 9:35pm. 357 Views, 0 Comments.
The Marin County Real Estate Market is Hot, Hot, Hot! Attractive new listings are flying off the shelf, often in their first week on the market, and, not infrequently, with multiple offers --sometimes going substantially over asking price. Sellers----can you count on this? Not necessarily. But if your listing is well prepared, priced, presented, and marketed, don't be surprised if it does happen.
What is going on here?
The current supply of housing inventory for sale is extremely low--- only 3.1 months for Single Family Residences (SFR) and 2.9 months for Condo's. In both cases, this is more than 50% below the available inventory in April of 2011. Year-to-date numbers of homes sold are up as well, in spite of low inventory---running…
Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 9:17pm. 505 Views, 0 Comments.
Although I rarely comment on interest rates, historic developments cannot be ignored. Yields on 10-year treasury notes reached their lowest point ever today, dropping to 1.70. And mortgage interest rates, which move in tandem, followed suit. We are currently seeing the lowest mortgage rates ever, and with the European Union’s crisis of confidence caught in a tail spin, there is a fair chance interest rates may drop farther.
The last time we saw interest rates at similar, all-time-low levels (September 2011) they rapidly shot up as if rejected by unfamiliar territory. That aside, and though I may soon find myself dining on braised crow, I feel there is a very good chance that we’ll see these uber-low rates…
Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 11:43am. 416 Views, 0 Comments.
I am excited to share with you my upcoming conventional listing located in the coveted D section of Rohnert Park at 6040 Diane Court. As you may be aware, Rohnert Park is divided into neighborhood "sections" that in most cases, street names begin with the letter of the section they are in. The sections are designated by the letters A through H, J, L, M, R and S.
This wonderful property epitomizes pride of ownership and is exceptionally well-located in a cul de sac that is mere steps away from Dorotea Park and a few short blocks from the Foxtail Golf Course, as well as being conveniently located near public transportation and shopping. It features beautiful landscaping with a waterfall and koi pond. Interior amenities…