March 2014

Found 28 blog entries for March 2014.

I have been wanting to write about this subject for a while because I wanted an excuse to rave about my car. But, I just saw the perfect ad to compliment my article. It cracked me up.

Did any of you see the Cadillac ad that debuted during the Olympics that framed Americans as white, spoiled, Type A, overworking zealots that only take two weeks off in August so that they can buy more stuff? In the ad, the guy talks too fast, loves his stuff, his family, and his car. Kind of in that order, too. What really irked me about the ad was that I really LIKED the ad! It was so well done. The message just pissed me off. (And I am not a fan of Cadillacs.)

I am a Ford owner. I drive a Ford Fusion hybrid plug in, which is a fancy way of saying that I get between 90

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Spacious 2 Beds/1.5 Bath Western Oaks Village Townhome in Novato with lots of light, brand new kitchen, remodeled bathroom, new carpet and paint. In addition to the 1/2 bath on the main level and the full bathroom on the upper level, there is a vanity/sink in the master bedroom dressing area with two large closets. The new kitchen opens to the dining room with sliding glass doors off the living room onto a deck shaded by beautiful old Oak trees. There's a fireplace in the living room.  In-unit laudry hookups and  a storage space in the carport.   Enjoy the clubhouse and swimming pool.  

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Western Oaks is ideally situated off the Rowland Blvd. exit with easy access to 101 and to shopping and restaurants in Vintage Oaks Shopping Center.  Western Oaks

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1061 Las Raposas Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903: SOLD!

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Hilary Davis sells another Eichler in San Rafael! This sweet little gem was all fixed up for sale and my lucky buyers now have a new home in Marin! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is ideally located in Terra Linda below the rolling hill line, a block from the pool (Terra Linda Rec Center) and 2 blocks from the cute shopping mall which is home to Scotty's Market, Three Twins Ice Cream and Marin Modern's satellite office to name a few! Listed at $795,000, I got my buyers in for $775,000.

Terra Linda is a great area to live: fantastic schools, miles of open space, great weather and friendly people.  Interested in finding out more about this hidden gem of a neighborhood...or any others...I'm your gal,

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I had the pleasure of representing the buyers for this extensively remodeled home in the Dominican neighborhood of San Rafael.  Entering the home you are greeted to an open floor plan filled with light and a living room that opens onto a front patio entertaining area. The beautifully remodeled kitchen and family room open to the back of the home with a private yard and beautiful setting. Big windows and lots of light are a defining feature of this home. It has a great flow for entertaining and indoor/outdoor living.  It features hardwood floors and 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the main level, which includes the master suite.  The lower level has an additional living space and fireplace with its own entrance and a full bathroom and bedroom.

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Pleasant Valley School District in Novato has a new home on the market for sale: 2206 Oak Knoll Rd. Novato, CA  94947. Feeling like an upscale B&B...cozy fire, gardener's paradise, room to play, paths to explore and extended views and vistas to soak in; this home has undeniable charm! Please come see for yourself on the first Sunday open house March 30th 1-4pm.

Tucked gracefully and deep in an almost 1.5 acre corner lot, sits a warm and wonderful single story home awaiting new owners. This rare gem was hand built with thoughtfulness and integrity every inch of the way- never before on the market

Blooming wisteria welcomes you through a patio to a uniquely American front porch; large, open and comfortable.  A place to take in the cool breezes on

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I had the pleasure of representing the buyers, long-term clients and friends on the purchase of this hip, high tech and modern loft in the Historic District of Petaluma on the West Side next to the Theater District.  It has a great vibe! This 4 year old mixed use project is located near the river, surrounded by charming older homes turned into businesses, restaurants, street-side cafes, coffee houses, unique shops, movie theater and book store. 

Ultra-modern, the loft features 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths on three levels with an attached one-car garage.  There is a full bed and bath when you enter on the main level.  It has an open concept with a Chef's Kitchen/dining/living room on the second level with high ceilings, skylights and floor to ceiling

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How should I price my house?  That is a question realtors hear daily.  Generally, your local market will have a lot to say about pricing.  It's very important to study the market and make sure you are priced correctly.  If you are priced correctly, realtors and their clients will show up to see it (both at Open Houses and private showings) and likewise, if you are priced too high, the market will let you know very quickly as you won't have many showings.   There's an old saying in the real estate world when you aren't getting many showings or offers, "If you can't move the house, move the price!" 

Having said all that, there are also little hidden gems that should be considered when pricing your home for sale.  A study was recently done around

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I just listed a modern and stylish gallery atrium model Eichler home in San Rafael's Upper Lucas Valley Neighborhood. Located at 99 Pikes Peak Drive, San Rafael and open to the public for the first time this Sunday (3/23) from 1-4pm, this home is not to be missed!

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Prepare to fall in love with this stylish and rare 4 bedroom 2 bath 1989 square foot (per tax records) gallery atrium model Eichler home. The kitchen has been tastefully remodeled and has beautiful countertops, stainless steel appliances, an extra deep sink, gas cooktop, a wine fridge, and a bar area. Off of the kitchen is a large laundry room and butler’s pantry and a custom built office desk area near the dining room. Walls of glass surround the living

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Honda Smart Home USA! Honda what? Yes, Honda (the car manufacture) has teamed up with a local Davis Design Build firm, MAK Design Build an architect, contractor, lighting specialist and others to build a technologically advanced, sustainable and uber Green idea house in Davis, CA.

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 The MAK Design Build Design Team, led by Anthony Anderson, supplied their expert interior design skills to the project. MAK was approached by Honda to work on this project in a design capacity only, which is a detour from their normal model, but the project sounded like a great opportunity to be a part of something new, different and special so they agreed.

MAK Design Build sourced the newest, most innovative materials for everything from cabinetry to

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