August 2015

Found 17 blog entries for August 2015.

The 70-mile rail and trail project does not even go to San Francisco! 
After reviewing the White Paper “SMART Travel in the 21st Century” I believe we are going to benefit in a variety of ways that’ll make Marin County even more desirable.  Click here to see white paper > smart2_456

Traveling the North Bay by SMART train will also include an adjacent pathway for bike and pedestrian trails 

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Located at the entrance to the President's section of Novato, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home has an extra 1250 s.f. parcel of land attached to the backyard!  This meticulously maintained home boasts central AC, dual paned windows, hardwoods, updated and crisp bathrooms and spacious galley kitchen with pantry, a gas insert in LR fireplace (no more can't burn days here), drought approved low flow sprinklers and a super 'great room' style layout for maximum living fun & entertainment !

There is an extra 1250 s.f. parcel of land added to the backyard that is a great great space for all the kids play structures....or make it a secret garden...or a putting green or about anything else you could imagine.  Across the level area of the yard is a permanent

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Located in Terra Linda, San Rafael 94903--1037 Lea Dr.  has SOLD! Even in a seller's market taking time to prepare the property is an absolute must. Yard clean up and sprucing up is just as important as interior staging. I coordinated all the professionals to make this 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home shine. The seller took my advice and hired a professional stager and I provided a professional photographer and created gorgeous marketing,, to get the home sold for over asking!


If you are considering selling your home or just want to get an idea of its value in today's market, please give me a call.  I offer free home valuations and can provide you with a strategic plan to beautifully showcase your home when it's time to sell.


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Looking for a short trip to somewhere fun for the whole family?  How about a 2-hour drive to Glass Beach on the Mendocino Coast in Fort Bragg?   Go for the day or stay overnight and have a great time!!  Glass Beach is thought to have the most sea glass of any place in the entire world!

Why do some folks call glass on beaches "Sea Glass, " and others call it "Beach Glass?"  "Sea glass" is technically the name for the pieces of glass found on ocean beaches and "beach glass" is found on the shores of fresh water beaches.

Where did the glass come from?  The 1906 Northern California earthquake flattened downtown Fort Bragg's buildings. Prior to the quake, the folks of the area disposed of their trash by burning it in their yards. 

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14 Eagle Gap R. Novato, CA  94949: SOLD!


I am happy to announce that I helped another client sell their home in San Francisco and buy in Marin! My clients told me they were looking for the "Northern California feel"...Oak trees, rolling hills, sunshine, wild life etc. I thought great, Marin has all of this! However, they wanted to stay in a certain price range (under $775,000), have ample space, parking, pool and a livable commute. I asked them if they be open to looking in area that was previously considered of the table-Novato. I wanted to show them one of my favorite neighborhoods-Pacheco Valle. Just one exit past Marinwood (San Rafael), Pacheco Valle is incredibly beautiful with grand Oaks, creeks, hiking trails and tons of wild life! I call

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After an outpouring of interest and over 10 offers, 1 Neame sold for $750,000.  This Spanish Style Bungalow with loads of character captured the imagination of many prospective buyers. Located in the West End Neighborhood of San Rafael on a street with beautiful Mediterranean and Spanish style homes, 1 Neame had been neglected for many years.  It needed a buyer with the vision, experience and wherewithal to renovate and bring it back to its original glory.  We found such a buyer and the neighbors are thrilled. It will be interesting to watch the transformation by the new owner and I expect to see it come back on the market with even more interest once it's finished.


Janis Peterson, Realtor, or 415-271-3109

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I was shocked to read in my newest Sunset Magazine that they are relocating from their beautiful and iconic Menlo Park headquarters of 60 years to Jack London Square in Oakland.  It's been over 20 years since I visited the Sunset campus in Menlo Park but I remember they had the most amazing and tranquil setting, abundant and colorful test gardens, an innovative test kitchen, and architecturally interesting and unique buildings.  It was a very cool place and a place you would dream of working.


Sunset 1951 - Menlo Park

As I read further, their move makes perfect sense to me because it reflects what we are seeing in the real estate market today. Urbanism is "in." Young people and empty nesters alike want a lifestyle that puts them in the center of the

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