May 2015

Found 17 blog entries for May 2015.

San Rafael real estate at its best! An amazing private retreat with a resort like pool and patio, all backing up to open space. This 4BR/3BA, 2 car attached garage home features a formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with ample storage and counters, large living room with a fireplace, adorable spacious master bedroom with his & her walk-in closets and a cozy den attached with its own door to the magical large outdoor deck which is surrounded by mature roses. On the same level, three additional bedrooms, all with sweet views, a separate laundry and a guest bath room.

Add to that a fantastic family room, also with a fire place and with French doors opening up to the pool site... voila - welcome home. My clients could not be happier!

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  When I started in Real Estate sixteen years ago, my first clients were mostly first time homebuyers.  Working with first-time homebuyers is exciting and very rewarding. Before finally receiving the set of keys to their new home, most buyers have seen too many properties, gone to too many open houses, spent many hours dreaming up designs for their new home, have gone through a gamut of emotions while waiting to have their offer accepted, filled out numerous loan and real estate documents,and so on. When I finally call them to say that the sale has been recorded with the County and they are now homeowners, it is the most satisfying time for everyone!   When you are ready to embark on this very grown-up journey, find a good Realtor who can direct you…
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I am so pleased to announce that my sellers of this home received multiple offers and closed for $40,000 over their asking price of $865,000.  In partnership with my client, I staged, prepared and marketed this listing to attract the most qualified buyers possible.  I only offer full service to my sellers which includes a long list of items that prove a solid sale for top dollar!  Yes, the sellling market in Marin is currently strong, but it is still neccessary to get maximum reach and make the property shine through top notch preparation and marketing.  By doing so, we attracted a super strong buyer from out of the area. The closing price of $905,000 breaks the record for a 3 bedroom home sale in Hamilton since 2006.

If you are thinking about selling

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I am so excited for my first time home buyers that scooped up this spacious PUD in the gorgeous Dominican area of San Rafael.  I was a bit discouraged when I first took this sweet couple on because they wanted to take advantage of their option to buy with an FHA loan.  With a budget of $600K, I knew they would not be able to get a single family home which left me condos, townhomes or PUD's as the only option.  Most condos and towhomes are not approved for FHA loans in Marin anymore, so talk about being limited in options.  While I couldn't blame them for wanting to use a loan with only 3.5% down, the market has been so fierce with multiple offers, bidding wars and cash buyers beating out anyone with small down payments in the last couple of months.  And

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MARIN VILLAGES ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF NOVATO VILLAGE

Marin Villages announces the launch of Novato Village on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, 8001 Redwood Blvd in Novato starting at 2:00 P.M. This event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Novato Village joins the Marin Village family which includes villages in Mill Valley, Homestead, Tiburon, Ross Valley and Northern San Rafael.  Founded five years ago, Marin Villages now has over 500 members and volunteers. It is part of a nationwide movement assisting seniors to "age in place." 

Marin Villages is a non-profit membership organization that enables seniors to remain safely and

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76 Angela in San Anselmo-SOLD!

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Sitting on a large lot in a coveted San Anselmo neighborhood, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home has a new owner. My buyers persevered through a few obstacles and in the end have a single level home ready for their imagination to create into something new and shiny!

With the San Anselmo market is so hot right now, I'm thrilled to have been able to secure this off market listing and take it to the finish line.

If you are curious about what your house is worth in today's market go to: www.callHilaryDavis.com to a free home evaluation.

Hilary Davis, Realtor (415)235-3133 Hilary@MarinModern.com

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The Novato Farmer's Market is held on Tuesday from 4-7pm and is located downtown on Grant Avenue between 1st and 4th streets. Open from May until the end of September.  Visiting the market not only supports local businesses in Novato but provides a great opportunity to sample locally grown and organic products and produce.  It is a great place to enjoy the afternoon with family...there are jumpy houses and pony rides for the children.  Often times there is also great, live music.  Stay for a while and grab an easy dinner to go from the rotisserie chicken vendor (a favorite) or from a local restaurant!  There is always a plethora of yummy samples from gourmet shops to try - no doubt you will leave with something special.  Flowers, produce and gourmet

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