May 2014

Found 20 blog entries for May 2014.


Vintage duplex nestled on a hill at the edge of Gerstle Park in San Rafael.  The 2 bed/1 bath unit boasts lovely vintage windows, high ceiling with beautiful molding, French doors that open to a wrap-around veranda with views, privacy and bathed in morning sunlight. The kitchen opens to a fenced backyard garden and patio ideal for entertaining. The 1 bed/1 bath unit is cute as can be with a remodeled kitchen and bath.  It is light and airy with a private patio and garden area. The units share a laundry and storage room. There are two parking spaces, one covered and one uncovered plus additional street parking.  Even though you're minutes to downtown San Rafael it feels like you're miles away in a private wooded setting.


This duplex offers maximum

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Nothing can take the place of persistence and the new owners of the wonderful Eichler at 8 Mount Foraker Court in Upper Lucas Valley, San Rafael are thrilled that they kept up their search.

Like most buyers, they had made offers on many houses and were disappointed when other buyers overbid their offer or could offer that well-respected commodity - cash. But that did not deter them; we kept looking and it took well over a year to find their castle.

Though the house needs some work, the buyers could see the value. The 4-bedroom, 2-bath home has a remodeled kitchen and two upgraded bathrooms - amenities that are usually the most expensive to update.

Timing was also on their side. Many buyers were

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Looking for the ultimate "vacation at home" residence? Looking to work from home? Looking to LOVE every minute of your time at home? Look no further!

301 Wilson Avenue in Novato, CA offers you just that. And more. Much more!

Marin County, CA is known for its raw natural beauty. Fantastic beaches, mysterious Redwood forests, hills and canyons, and close to perfect weather all year round. Who would not want to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle as much as the indoor?

301 Wilson Ave offers you 4BR and 4 ½ BA on 4,400 sqf  set on over 4 acres of raw beauty - and most of it is flat land and thereby usable and easy to enjoy.

There has always been a high demand for luxury homes in the Bay Area, and especially in Marin County, CA. Many homes boosts

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32 Woodland Road, Fairfax Ca. 94930

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A truly turn key spotless home in the hills of sunny Fairfax.
This light filled, spacious and serene home has beautiful expansive views of Cascade Canyon.
A tranquil and elegant paradise in the Fairfax hills, it has been lovingly maintained & meticulously updated w high end features such as Artifaqt & Swarovski plus Italian hand blown glass fixtures. Kitchen includes granite and stainless w views out the windows.
Flexible floor plan (en suite and office options on both floors) features Sumptuous lower level which includes a bonus kitchen (non permitted) & can be accessed internally & externally: perfect for teens, guests and home business.
Easy access to open space hiking

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Is is possible to buy a beautiful home in Sausalito, CA - for under $700,000? YES, it is! Congrats to my clients who recently sealed the deal on a beautiful 2BR/2BA spacious home in Sausalito for $649,000. This was an "off-market" sale, meaning it was never officially listed. The escrow followed the same protocoll as any other sale, but took a little longer due to some HOA suprises along teh way. The smart floor plan boosts a high-ceiling living room with fireplace, sliding doors leading out to a deck, remodeled kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths + garage! 

Interested in finding your own slice of paradise in one of the most desirable cities in the US - give me a call! I know Sausalito and would be happy to assist you whether you are looking for a

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23 Arcangel Way, San Rafael, CA 94903 -JUST SOLD

Congratulations to my clients. In fierce competition they got their dream Eichler home. Purchase price: $800,000. A wonderful floor plan, spacious and light filled and a terrific large flat and private back yard with all day sun and beautiful palm trees towering on the side. The ultimate vacation-at-home setting. Superb location, just minutes away from the newly remodeled Northgate Mall featuring countless stores, boutiques and restaurants. Unbeatable commute location - 2 minutes and you are on 101 and yet you have a country-style, private and quiet back-yard. Marin at its best!!

I love Eichlers - If you do too, please give me a call and I'll be happy to assist you with the…
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147 Lagunitas, Ross is a gorgeous turn of the century home situated on a magnificent 1.2 acre lot.  The property is enveloped by an English style garden, level lawn in the backyard perfect for a game of Croquet and an infinity pool with ridge views.    With over 5400 s.f., this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home features a grand living and dining room area, spacious eat in kitchen, large sunroom that opens out onto the expansive backyard, detached gym and a gated entrance to the property.  Fruit trees are abundant on the property, and a nicely featured rose garden whose smells will take your breath away.  This property is located close to downtown Ross, Ross School, Lagunitas Country Club and the entrance to Phoenix Lake.

This home, at one time,

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In an article dated May 14, 2014, San Diego-based Data Quick, a real estate news service, noted that the 19.8% March-April increase in Bay Area home sales this year significantly exceeded the historical 4.8% average. In spite of this, the 7,555 units sold still fell below the average of 8,978 April sales going back to 1988. According to the article, Bay Area April home sales have ranged from the low of 5,636 in 1995 to the peak of 14,430 in 2004, but have not reached the historical average of 8,978 in any month for more than 8 years.

The article goes on to note that distressed home sales (short sales and foreclosures) continue to fall, and accounted for about 7.4% of the April market in the Bay Area--- down from 8.9% in March and 20.1% a year ago. It

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2206 Oak Knoll Rd. Novato, CA  94947: Just Sold!


Set deep on a private lot in the Pleasant Valley area of Novato, 2206 Oak Knoll has been SOLD!

I am thrilled for the new buyers as they will surly love this amazing property which feels 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! Although it is bitter sweet for the sellers to let go of their family home, they couldn't be happier with the new owners. I certainly enjoyed the entire process: preparing the home for sale, staging, taking photographs and just being at a beautiful place.  The transaction was smooth as silk and ended with hugs all around!

Curious about the value of your

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18 Yosemite, San Rafael CA: SOLD!


Set in the east of Lucas Valley road exit, this Contempo Marin manufactured home has sold!

The home featured 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and backs up to miles of wetlands creating a private oasis. Contempo Marin is a mobile home park that has beautiful Mt. Tam views, a community pool and club house and offers an affordable alternative to traditional Marin housing. Loans are difficult to get and most buyers pay all cash.

The 94903 market is very strong right now for sellers.  Most homes are receiving multiple offers.  The demand for Dixie School District is high and Lucas Valley road marks a cut off point for many buyers in terms of commute.

Preparing the home for sale, pricing it right and proper exposure are

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