July 2016

Found 13 blog entries for July 2016.

Located on one of the most sought after streets in the flats of Greenbrae, 26 Bretano Way, a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, came on the market and immediately garnered lots of attention from prospective buyers.  It had been lovingly maintained by the same owner for over 50 years and was ready for the next iteration and a new buyer with a vision for making this their family home.  We had multiple offers and the winning offer was a young family whose parents live nearby.


I worked closely with the trustee to prepare his mother's home to get top dollar.  The location was primo but the home needed refreshing. I created a project plan coordinated the work that included new landscaping for the front yard, removing rocks and Junipers that blocked the

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I had the pleasure of representing the buyers on the purchase of 1013 Margaret Court located in the very desirable Hillside Park condos in Novato.  After looking at a number of condos in Southern Novato, the Margaret Court condo with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, one car garage and lovely outdoor patio and privacy was a standout.  This is the third transaction within several months for my clients who recently retired, sold their Corte Madera home and bought a new home in Novato.  Margaret Court, a great investment, will provide income for their retirement years.  It sold for $629,000. 


If you're looking for a realtor who will work hard for you and get the desired results, give me a call.  Janis Peterson, 415-271-3109 or Janis@MarinModern.com. 


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Floating Home Annual Tour - September 24, 2016


The floating home community in Sausalito is truly one of a kind. Nowhere else will you find such an eclectic assembly of floating homes thriving in a highly coveted and exclusive county! The approximately 425 floating homes in the waters of Sausalito are spread over several docks. Most managed by Waldo Point Harbor and Kappa's Marina but a few are also privately owned and operated. Each dock has a style and feel all its own.


The Marin Modern website attracts 100's of curious potential buyers and renters every month with questions about the lifestyle, process of purchasing and ownership. It's an attractive option to waterfront living and conjures romantic visions of waking up to the

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Stylish 2 story Townhome in Convenient Location. Welcome home!  www.1548Center-25.com


This immaculate townhome is in move-in ready condition. Enter through an enclosed private sunny patio, perfect for outdoor entertaining and enjoyment, to an open concept living and dining room featuring high beamed ceilings, tasteful tile flooring and fresh designer paint. A wall of windows floods the room with light and allows for easy access to lovely outdoor patio. The kitchen is updated with stone counters, crisp white cabinets, stainless sink and newer refrigerator. The main level is complete with a large half bath and lots of storage space.


Up a newly carpeted sunlit stairway, you'll find two bedrooms and a full bath with shower over tub, stone

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The 3 P's of Purchasing a Floating Home!



The Marin Modern Website gets 100's of curious buyers every week trying to gather more information about the magical and mystical lifestyle of owning and living on a Floating home in Sausalito.

At first glance it seems like one of the most affordable ways to live on the water in literally one of the most unaffordable counties in the country.



Do your research. Talk with a knowledgeable realtor that knows the floating home market and get the facts before even considering a floating home purchase.

Get your financing in order. More then 50% of all floating homes are purchase with cash. Two reasons. First you are buying

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35 Mohawk Drive, Corte Madera 94925 - Just Sold!


Timing is everything! Maybe not everything but in the case of working with my client to prepare, market and sell her home the timing was crucial.  Two years ago we started discussing selling her home with a price point in the high $700k to $800k. Her preference was to remain in her home while her daughter finished high school and she figured out how to do that.  Now, two years later we were able to sell her home for $1,200,000, her daughter graduated from high school and was accepted into her first choice school! Win, Win, Win!


Super charming desirable family home in the flats of Corte Madera. Two spacious bedrooms and two full baths with a bonus room. Sparkling and inviting pool in

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Coming soon for sale in Novato: 2 Story townhome near downtown: www.1548center-25.com


Center Place Complex is beautifully landscaped and well maintained. This unit's amenities are one designated secured parking spot, an additional storage room, large laundry facility, a sparkling private pool and large grassy area. The location of the unit is so convenient as it is near Whole Foods, Trader Joes, gyms, transportation, shopping and freeway.


This immaculate townhome is in move-in ready condition. Enter through an enclosed private sunny patio, perfect for outdoor entertaining and enjoyment, to an open concept living and dining room featuring high beamed ceilings, tasteful tile flooring and fresh designer paint. A wall of windows floods the

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Although any buyer looking to purchase a $2,500,000 home may be aptly considered "well-heeled," that doesn't necessarily mean they have a spare $500,000 to put toward their down payment. We often see the need to include a gift fund contribution from a family member or life partner. But every loan has requirements for gift money acceptability, and this is especially so in the realm of jumbo finance. In fact, many jumbo loans do not permit gift money of any kind.

Fortunately, we have a competitive jumbo product that provides great flexibility with the use of gift funds on loans as high as $2,000,000. The gift money must be sourced from an eligible donor, who should be a relative, guardian, fiancé, fiancée, or domestic partner. Here is a bit more

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1217 Singingwood, #4 Walnut Creek - A New Home in Rossmoor!


The first time I met my clients was at a condo in the Northeast area of San Rafael. They were looking for a two-bedroom condo or townhome that had good light and was in move in ready condition in a safe and transit friendly location. They were not that familiar with Marin so I took some time to educate them on the various neighborhoods, complexes that might work for them.

We worked together over the next few months scouring the listings, checking out properties and during that time I was able to educate them on the process and win over their trust. They were anxious to move out of their current home and start this new chapter of their lives.

As we were getting ready to

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Classic mid-century homes incorporate clean lines, exposed beams and oodles of indoor/outdoor elements, such as huge windows, optimizing light and nature!  This home is not "modern" but it embodies many of the qualities that architects were incorporating into homes in the middle of the 20th century.


209 San Marino Drive, located in the prestigious Peacock Gap area of San Rafael, is abundant with desirable features and details.  This four bedroom, two and a half bath home is perfectly sited on a sunny, huge lot just eight minutes from the 101 Freeway.  The long driveway leads to a faux-bronzed gate which increases both safety and privacy.


Once inside the gate, a beautiful citrus garden boasting limes, lemons and oranges greets you on the right, and

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