November 2014

Found 12 blog entries for November 2014.

Ideally Located, Stylish 3 bedroom/3 bath Home - 77 Wolfe Grade in Kentfield

Contemporary sensibilities make this beautifully remodeled mid-century home situated on almost an acre, a coveted oasis for my buyers relocating from Arizona.  Quality and an understated, yet elegant aesthetic, are artfully combined to make this light-filled home a real value at $1,475,000.


The flexible split level floor plan offers a sunny, spacious living room with high ceilings, a separate dining room, cozy den and dazzling European designed kitchen.  The full bath and guest bedroom or office complete the main floor.  The eat-in Poggenpohl Kitchen with gorgeous Calcutta marble counters and six burner Wolf range opens to the dining room as well as a large deck.  The

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10 Things I Love about the 94903 zip code

Growing up in San Rafael 94901, I didn't venture much into the Northern part of San Rafael except for an occasional trip to the bid "E" at Northgate Mall, a summer splash at the Terra Linda rec center pool and of course my annual adventure to the Marin County Fair.  In fact, as a SRHS Bulldog, Terra Linda was the rivalling land.  All that changed when I bought my first house in the early ‘90's in Terra Linda.  It was a mid-century modern home and the beginning of my new found love for the 94903 zip code. Over the last 20 years I have lived in Terra Linda and Lower Lucas Valley. The following are 10, of the many  things, I love about 94903. There are so many more...what are your favorite things?

1: The

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Tales From The Trenches Part 2 -

This past spring my Sellers put their Fairfax hillside home on the market. It was a lovely, mostly remodeled, 2600 sq. foot rancher with views, a small patio in the front and a lovely deck in the back overlooking Cascade Canyon. The lower level had it's own living room, small -non conforming- kitchen, bedroom and remodeled high end bath.
We were within the city limits of Fairfax which meant that there would be a city resale inspection report likely calling out the non permitted second kitchen.
So, what happened next?

The inspection report came back calling out the illegal kitchen, of course. I told my Sellers to indicate both on their disclosures and with signs over the kitchen that the kitchen was non-permitted

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Just Sold, $870,000

220 Frustuck Avenue in Fairfax. Great neighborhood, very convenient to Downtown.


The new owners are extremely happy with their new home, which they were able to purchase for below the recently reduced asking price. They also received a nice credit at closing. Persistence really does pay off! 

For effective strategies in today's Marin County real estate market, call or email today. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

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SOLD for $1,250,000.

A Beautiful Edwardian 4-plex building in San Francisco just got a new owner. The city market is still red hot. I represented the sellers and we got an over asking pre-emptive offer faster than the flashJ

This is a great income property suitable for investors long, or short term. Although I personally prefer to work in Marin, I will assist you in the city too so let me know if I can be of help to you or anyone you know.

SOLD for $1,250,000.


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Who will take care of Mittens and Socks when you're out of town for the holidays?  Not to be confused with Dogs who  love you and  want to be with you.  Dogs will gladly hop in the backseat and go anywhere you go.  Better yet, most motels and hotels would rather have a dog for a guest than actual people. Cats, on the other hand, are a horse of a different color, so to speak. They don't want to go with you and you don't want to go with them!  That's not to say you don't love your furry friends but they don't take kindly to change and travel.That's why the Cat's Cradle was invented.  Conveniently located in Central San Rafael, the Cat's Cradle, is a kitty camp du jour.  Think, new friends, feline companionship, trees to climb, toys to play with and many

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‘Tis the season for twirling at Marin's outdoor ice skating rink!  Have you had the chance to get over to the Northgate Mall for some shopping and ice skating yet?  Make sure to get there before the season ends on January 11th. Hours of operation range depending on the day of the week so go here for the schedule.  Tickets are $15 per person for unlimited skating all day! You can also reserve the rink for private parties or sign up for lessons (anyone from age 3 and up) taught by certified instructors.

The first 15 people to go to like my Facebook page and follow me will win 2 free tickets to Marin On Ice!!! the first and click here

Maybe I will see you down there - well, at

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waterfront condo in Corte Madera 

Very Rare Waterfront Location!

I wanted to let our clients and friends know about my newest pocket listing located at 52 Lucky Drive in Corte Madera.

This 1326 square foot 2 bedroom 2.5 bathroom waterfront end-unit 2 story town home with a garage is spectacular! The kitchen has been tastefully updated, has stainless steel appliances, a large breakfast nook, and opens up to the living areas to create a great open floor-plan.Bathrooms are tastefully updated and include an oversized spa bubble bathtub, a separate WC, dual sinks,and  a large tiled stand up shower.

Additional improvements include: designer paint colors throughout, teak hardwood flooring, newer carpets, updated contemporary lighting, sprayed foam insulation under home and cellulose

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 10 Reasons to Cross the Golden Gate Bridge - Why Marin Part 3


It's not too late to cross the Iconic Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy our beautiful fall weather while taking in some fun SF events. Below are the final 5 in my list of 10 reasons to cross the #GGB and enjoy all that SF has to offer. There is so much to do in SF that I could write 10 more of these and not exhaust the resources. 



The Yerba Buena Gardens, located downtown, is best enjoyed on a warm fall day but really has something to offer in every season. Enjoy a concert or ballet at the theatre or take in a movie at the multi-plex. I just purchase tickets to the Smuin Ballet, which is one of my favorite winter excursions. There truly is not a bad seat in the

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41 Stasia Drive, Novato CA 94947 has a New Owner!


I adore first time homebuyers! They are eager and receptive and ready to learn. First time homebuyers in the current market and environment are more informed and educated which makes them excellent clients.

It's so fulfilling helping clients buy their first home! The single biggest purchase one will ever make in their lives - what an honor. I take this responsibility very seriously, listening to what my client's wants and needs are and guiding them towards making good decisions and finding the perfect home for them.


41 Stasia Drive in Novato happened to be that house for my clients. A lovely young couple with a sweet new baby. Their goals were to find a 3-bedroom 2-bath house

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