March 2015

Found 24 blog entries for March 2015.

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I used to love LoCoco's Pizza in downtown San Anselmo, went there for years, and enjoyed talking to Mr. LoCoco on every visit. I ate breakfast at Bubba's and celebrated special occasions at Cucina. But nothing lasts forever and the only thing that is guaranteed is change. LoCoco's was sold several years ago, and the new owners struggled. Even though the food was  excellent, they couldn't make a go of it. Enter Buck Minitch, a young man with a lot of energy, a passion for the restaurant business, a commitment to San Anselmo, and an attitude of flexibility. Buck tried a number of different formats, menus,  and business models, keeping what worked and changing what didn't. Gradually, folks started coming back to the restaurant, which now

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There is a lone wolf out there trying to shut down the Good Earth Grocery store at Tam Junction. Or is there? What is Dave Coury, of Corte Madera really up to? He filed an administrate challenge 30 minutes before the environmental exemption was due to take effect. What is his motive? At first glance it appears to be about traffic congestion.  But, as a vocal advocate for more affordable housing in Marin, there are questions as to what he really wants.

Mr. Coury stated in the IJ article that he doesn't want to see housing at this site. Perhaps he is using the process to bring attention to SEQUA, the housing element issue? Or perhaps to make a point about how the Planning process works in Marin County? Regardless of his motive, he has managed single

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I sell a lot of homes in San Anselmo, Fairfax etc. My colleague recently listed a home on Oak Knoll for $1,199,000.

She received nine offers. Two were all cash for exactly the same price, $1,500,000, I believe. There was a multiple counter offer given. It eventually sold to one of them for $1,601,00. That is 34% over the list price. $400,000 over list! Does anybody else think that the market is just a bit out of control?

My colleagues keep mentioning interest rate changes as the lever that will derail the market place. I am going to go out on a limb here and disagree. I do agree that there will be a market correction. The reason will be driven less by interest rates than by office space. What I mean is this: Right now the average price of a home in San

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I am so pleased to announce my beautiful new listing in the Newport luxury home enclave of Hamilton.  This home feels and shows like a model.  Loaded with upgrades and unique features for a Hamilton home...large backyard and no neighbors behind.  Located on a cul de sac street and so convenient with close proximity to Hamilton Marketplace, the wetlands, bike path, YMCA, public library, Golden Gate transit to the SF Financial District, Marin Airporter and soon to be running SMART Train. Offered at $865,000

  • 2500+ Square Feet
  • 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms plus bonus room with full bathroom which could be converted to a 4th bedroom 
  • 2 Garages for a total of 3 cars or extra garage could be used as an art studio, man cave, yoga studio, etc
  • High end appliances
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This lovely, three-bedroom, two-bath home tucked into the President's neighborhood of Novato received 12 offers and sold for $650,000. The sellers, who I represented, are thrilled as are the buyers. The home has lovely curb-appeal, dual-pane windows, hardwood floors, an inviting swimming pool and an expansivie side-yard.

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The President's neighborhood is identified as such because many of the streets are named after U.S. Presidents. It is an area nestled between Indian Valley Road, Rowland and South Novato Blvd. The neighborhood schools are Rancho Elementary School and Novato High School. Shopping, transporation and Arroyo Avichi Park are all close.

If you are thinking about moving to Novato or want

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I had the pleasure of representing the buyer, a long-time renter who no longer wanted to be at the mercy of the skyrocketing rental market in Marin.  She was ready to put down roots and found the perfect condo to fit her lifestyle and budget.  66 Hector Lane is 2 bedrooms/1 bath with a detached garage, wood burning fireplace, engineered wood floors, remodeled kitchen and bath. Located on the Southern end of Novato near Pacheco Plaza, home to Paradise Foods and a hub for community events, it is also minutes from public transportation making for an easy commute to San Francisco. My client paid $345,000 for her condo which will COST LESS MONTHLY than what she was paying in rent for a 1-bedroom apartment.

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If you're tired of making your landlord rich

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I had the pleasure of working with my colleague, Marin Modern Realtor Enrica Ramm to create a perfect match with her buyer and my seller.  My client, wanted to retire and move to her home in Nevada.   Enrica's client, priced out of the rental market where she lived in Larkspur, was ready to become a homeowner. My client preferred to sell "off-market" so when I told Enrica about 307 Silvio Lane and showed her some photos she immediately contacted her client and showed her the condo.  It was exactly what her client had been looking for so they wrote an offer that day. The rest is history.  It sold for $350,000, the highest price in Cheda Acres since 2007.

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Cheda Acres is a very nice small condo development in Southern Novato. 307 Silvio Lane is an

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Wake up every morning to this amazing view!  Tranquil Creekside setting.  Unit features hardwood floors, updated kitchen, remodeled bathrooms, new Anderson® windows/door, new interior doors, plentiful closet space, Boat Dock and more.  Ideal central Marin location close to shopping, schools, public transportation, ferry, freeway, parks and trails. 

  •  2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom
  • 1267 Square Feet
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Updated Kitchen
  • Granite Counters
  • New Appliances
  • Gut Remodeled Bathrooms
  • New Windows & Interior Doors
  • $347/month HOA Dues

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OPEN HOUSE Sunday, March 29, 2015 1:00p – 4:00p

For More Information Contact Amy E Glaser at 415-816-4537 or Amy@MarinModern.com

 

 
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I had the pleasure of representing the buyer who relocated to Marin from Watsonville a year ago to be near her daughter and two grandchildren. Roslyn was referred to me by Scott Sohle of US Bank in Mill Valley. We hit it off immediately. Roslyn had been renting an apartment in Larkspur Landing and was anxious to be a homeowner again.  She knew what she wanted and it didn't take long to find the ideal home for her in San Rafael; a light, spacious 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhome with a large enclosed patio for gardening. The front opens onto an expansive lawn area and view of the pool, perfect for her grandchildren this summer. It was a good value at $412,500.

 

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Conveniently located off Freitas Parkway near 101 and Northgate Shopping Center, San

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I am proud of supporting one of my best friends in building wealth through real estate!  Six years ago she bought a MAJOR fixer for $325,000.  She invested in improving the property and literally fell in love with her little home.  However, life happened and she met a man who has two children to add to her one.  Her perfect little home was suddenly too small.

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We put it on the market and she got three offers.  Her original choice to buy a house that others were over-looking when it was a serious mess paid off!  She was able to take several hundred thousand dollars of equity out of that house and leverage it into a new home, keeping her mortgage nearly identical!  The new home was also being over-looked and she got a terrific deal on that as well.  Yes,

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