June 2014

Found 17 blog entries for June 2014.

Congratulations to my awesome clients that just became owners of this extraordinary Greenbrae home on the water (almost) and stunning Mt Tam views! Just Sold for $1,740,000. This nicely remodeled 4BR home features a chef's kitchen, open and spacious floor plan, high celings, spectacular views and a vacation-style-backyard. Enojy the best of Marin in the up-scale Cape Marin Neighborhood in Greenbrae. One of the most convenient and desirable locations in Marin County. Close to everything, terrific commute and great weather. Community pool and lovely landscaped common grounds. If you are looking for a single family home in Greenbrae, or elsewhere in Marin, I'd be happy to assist you. You can reach me at (415)244-4414 or Helen@MarinModern.com

 

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Summer means camp time for lots of kids!   In Marin, there is a large and diverse offering of fun daytime local day camps for every age group.

A couple of interesting local ones deserve a nod:

If your son or daughter likes Volleyball, you might check out Absolute Vollyball  Camps. Absolute Volleyball Club in San Rafael is offering camps for boys and girls which will run from June 9th through August 20th. Camps are tailored to the various age groups from third grade through seniors in high school, and from beginners to advanced players seeking college scholarships. The camps are a fun way to stay active throughout the summer and learn and develop volleyball skills.  Information about their summer programs and open court times,

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250 Butterfield Rd. San Anselmo, CA 94960: Sold!

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This cute little home on Butterfield Rd. has new owners! I had the pleasure of listing, staging and quickly selling!

Set on the other side of a creek and built around 1948 and well maintained, this 2 bedroom 1 bath home sits on a sunny lot where fruit, vegetables and flowers can flourish. The rooms are spacious with hardwood floors underneath the existing carpet. The home is complete with a gas burning fireplace, separate laundry room, storage area and a newer 1 car garage. Additional off street parking available.

The location is great as it is close to: Transportation, Brookside School, Downtown Fairfax & San Anselmo, San Domenico School and miles of open space. Sold for $605,000

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47 Longwood Dr. San Rafael CA 94901: SOLD!

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Not far from my childhood stomping grounds of 4th Street in San Rafael, I had the pleasure of representing a buyer client in the purchase of 47 Longwood Dr. This home is quick to downtown San Rafael, yet up high enough on a hillside to have bay views! The home features a gorgeous open kitchen, vaulted open beam ceiling in the living room, hardwood floors and a lot of space for living and storage!  

The property feels elegant yet comfortable. My buyer after losing out on another property was able to swoop in when the previous buyer walked away.  The the market is competitive and being ready, willing and able it move quickly is key!

Curious about your home's value? Go to www.CMAbyHilaryDavis.com for

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16 Guisela Ct. Novato, CA 94945: Sold!

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As the listing agent, I am happy to announce this private, tranquil paradise in Novato...has new owners. 

Prepared for sale with fresh paint, new carpet, refinished hardwood floors and beautiful staging, this home brought an immediate offer and closed in 30 day s for $1,180,000.

This was a custom Greenpoint home in Novato with gorgeous water and hill views set on a 1.24 acre lot backing to open space. The home measures over 3200 sqft. with 4 bedrooms  3 full baths. Gleaming newly refinished hardwood floors, formal dining and living room with high open beam ceilings, skylights and fire place. The master suite was large with sitting area, private deck and large en-suite bath. The new kitchen opened to

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At Marin Modern we often receive inquiries from potential Houseboat homeowners. One of the most important elements of owning

a floating home is the financing. It is not the same as a regular home because a floating home is not "real property". (Though, you

are required to pay property taxes- at a reduced rate compared to similarly priced single family homes).

I called Heather Ziemer, Vice President of Financial Benefits Credit Union about Floating home financing.

(Their number is: (510) 433-9200. They are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.)

 Here is what she had to say: expect to pay a higher interest rate and you will need 20% down payment. Variable rates are

around  5.25% for a thirty year term. It adjusts twice a year. Maximum

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Why Should I buy a Home Now or Ever?

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Turns out there are numerous articles written by all the major financial news agencies about why you should and should not buy a house now, in the future or ever. The reality is homeownership is still a major goal for most adults. According to CAR 80% of adults surveyed "see homeownership as a very important long-term financial goal" and 81% of renters "would like to own a home in the future".

Business Times posted an article in 2012 with the title, "Five Reasons It Could Be the Opportunity of a Lifetime to Buy a House" 2012, when prices were 10-25% lower, interest rates hovered around 3.62% for a 30 year fixed rate loan which now is in the 4.25% range.

The message in 2012 was BUY NOW. Prices

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