August 2015

Found 17 blog entries for August 2015.

Anyone can come join in on the fun and run in these two great upcoming events in Novato to raise money for charity and the local community. I hope to see you out there at one or both of these events!

MARIN MOONLIGHT RUN - 5K/10K on September 25th 7:45pm Start Time

This run will take place under the full moon at the Hamilton Marsh.  You can register online at  All you need to bring is a flashlight or headlamp and the glow sticks will be provided.  The is an all age event and super fun for families and singles alike.  What a great way to raise some money for our community.  Proceeds will go to the Novato Youth Financial Assistance Program in partnership with City of Novato.  The cost is 5k/$40 and 10k/$50. There are volunteer

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Loans for first-time buyers tend to be more restrictive, especially in the realm of Jumbo financing. Down payment requirements and credit scores are expected to be higher and overall loan sizes are generally scaled down. Here is a loan program to get around these limitations and the financing terms are highly competitive. Financing is offered on a range of products (30-year fixed, 5 and 7-year fixed ARMS) and is structured with an 80% first mortgage and a 5% second for down payments as low as 15% on loans to $1.5 Million. (This supports a purchase price just shy of $1,765,000.) 5% equity lines are offered with favorable margins as well as 30-year fixed second mortgages. Pricing is highly competitive and the program is quite well-suited to the needs of

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247 Elizabeth Way for sale

I'm excited to present my newest listing, a spacious contemporary home located at 247 Elizabeth Way in San Rafael.

Located in the desirable Forbes / Fairhill area of San Rafael, 247 Elizabeth Way is a light-filled 4BR / 3.5 BA custom built home which is not to be missed by discerning home buyers.    This spacious (3,354 sq ft per tax records) home has a fabulous open floor plan and features:

  • 4 bedrooms including 2 master suites (one on the mail level)
  • 2 large living / family rooms with fireplaces and soaring vaulted ceilings
  • Remodeled kitchen with contemporary cabinetry, a custom wine cabinet, Heath ceramic tile and Cesarstone quartz counters
  • High-end flooring including berber carpets and oak hardwood
  • 3 car garage parking
  • Spacious 2.27
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Part II - Real Estate 2015

Get ready for  Part #2 of the Real Estate Saga of 2015.  The curtain rises right after Labor Day. We see the same pattern every year.  Although real estate is changing hands all year round, there is always an increase in number of listings and closings between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.  So for all of you who are waiting for an increase in inventory, stay tuned. There are better times ahead!

One would assume that it would be prime time to sell/buy in the summer since kids are out of school, the weather is great (= gardens show beautifully), people are off work and thus have more time... but no. It seems like the drop in activity has to do with peoples' vacation schedules. Everyone needs time OFF.


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According to, San Rafael is the 31st most livable small to mid-sized city in the United States as of 2015.

My business name is “Love Living in Marin”,, because I truly do love living in Marin.  I have within me a compulsion to constantly seek out better opportunities.  It is for this reason that I have traveled to 49 of the 50 states (I’m not planning to go to Nebraska because it feels more fun to skip one).  My curiosity always drives me to peek around the next corner, to make sure that I am living my best life.  After all, we only get one that we know of!!

My family recently did a driving tour of the Pacific Northwest, an area

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Updated Home in Fantastic Marinwood Community

This ideal split level floor plan features a beautiful remodeled kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, eat-at bar, slate floors and garden window. A stylized drought tolerant front yard welcomes you into a fabulous home with light filled open living room to formal dining area featuring hardwood floors, double pane windows and warm heat producing gas fireplace. Step down to a separate family room with free standing fireplace and access to large level backyard bordering open space.

Upstairs you'll find 3 generous sized bedrooms including master suite with large stall shower and walk-in-closet. Hall bath features shower over tub and all bedrooms have newer carpet and

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A truly luxurious lifestyle in this tremendous custom home. Panoramic views of Mount Tamalpais and Pacheco Valley. This custom family home was built above the Bay Club Stone Tree Golf Course over looking golf holes number 1 and 17. The home boasts nearly 5000 ft.² with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and an office. The custom designed professional solar installation system generates 950 KwH/month. Drought drip system for the gardens. No detail has been spared! High-end everything! Controlled music in each room on upper floor. Fireplaces in master bedroom living room and family room. Three open decks with panoramic views.  The list goes on and on. This home is a must see for those with the most discriminating taste. The gated community includes a shared

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Just Sold: 14 Ross Road Sausalito, CA 94965

I prepared, staged, professionally photographed, marketed and sold this unit for over asking with multiple offers.

Just up from Bridgeway, the main street in Sausalito, this fantastic location offers fast access to freeway, bus and ferry while moments away from water front, shops and restaurants. The large pool and lush manicured grounds will make you feel like you're vacationing at a resort, especially with Mt. Tamalpais and Golden Gate National Recreation Area in view. One covered parking close to unit and no one above or below. Minutes from The New Village School, Remington Dog Park, multi-purpose trail and kayaking! Close proximity to San Francisco, the ocean, the bay, wine country and all that Marin

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Coming Soon: 463 Blackstone Dr. San Rafael, CA 94903 Dixie School District


Highly Desirable Location

Opportunity knocks to live in this highly desirable location that's only blocks to Mary Silveira Elementary School (award-winning Dixie School District), Blackstone Canyon open space trails, Marinwood Community Park (tennis, pool, playground etc.), Marinwood Market and Farmer's market and easy freeway access.  Current owners have completed many recent upgrades including new HVAC system (heater, A/C and ducting). Set against open space this large level back yard awaits your imagination but is ready to backyard fun and entertaining now!

Updated Home in Fantastic Marinwood Community

This ideal split level floor plan features a

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Just Listed: 825 La Playa #422   OPEN SUNDAY  August 16 1-4PM


2 Bed 2 Bath Ocean Views:

Located across the street from Ocean Beach and on the North Western edge of Golden Gate Park makes this the perfect spot for the outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy the Beach Chalet, landmark Cliff house, San Francisco Zoo, Lands End Coastal hiking trail or take a stroll on the beach.


Enjoy the sights and sounds of crashing waves while living near the Ocean in this light and bright top floor 2 bedroom, 2 full bath spacious unit with open floor plan, private patio and en suite Master bedroom with walk in closet.  Second bedroom, en suite as well, is perfect for guests, kids or office.  Both full bathrooms have been tastefully remodeled. Remodeled kitchen has

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