August 2016

Found 9 blog entries for August 2016.

2027 Market Street, #12 San Francisco CA 94114 - Lucky to have our Clients!

I adore most of my clients. When you work with someone to buy or sell a home you spend a lot of time with them. Getting to know them, their families, where they work, what they do in their spare time. It's a very personal process and the more we know about our clients the more effective we are in finding them the perfect new home or the perfect buyer for their current home.

Close of escrow is a little like breaking up! We go from texting, talking, emailing, touring on a regular basis to nothing. I stay in touch with all my past clients but the moment after close of escrow is bitter sweet and I miss the daily contact and the thoughts of how I can best help them swimming

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 Located on a quiet cul de sac, the pavered sidewalk takes you thru the wood & iron front door into a main level with beautiful earhttone stone floors, 1 full bedroom and bathroom on this level as well as a LR with gas fireplace, dining area and kitchen with tons of storage, gorgeous quartz countertop, top of the line Kitchenaid stainless steel appliances, including convection ovens.  Up the spiral staircase you will find a Jack N Jill bedroom, a BONUS family room perfect for movie watching with it's 2-way blackout honeycomb shades.  There's also an upstairs laundry area and a grand master suite. 

The backyard boasts a beautiful pavered patio, hot tub and a turf lawn making it very low maintenance and very high enjoyment time! 

For more

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687 Cedarberry San Rafael, CA 94903 - Has It's 2nd Owner


687 Cedarberry in the Marinwood/Lower Lucas Valley neighborhood is an original Eichler built in 1957 with all the other Eichlers but this one is unique. My clients will be the second owner of 687 Cedarberry Lane in its 59 years in existence. During our inspections we found this original letter from Eichler pinned to the wall in the garage.


My clients were not familiar with the Eichler homes or the cult like following they attract but after just a few short weeks of touring Eichler and other style homes they quickly understood and fell in love with the concept and style of living that the Eichler homes offer.

They appreciate the indoor/outdoor living and how the homes are

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Marinwood free music in the park: Tonight Aug. 19, 2016 6pm-8pm


6-8PM Tonight is the last Friday night free music in the park for this summer! Come one come all to Marinwwood Park, located at 775 Miller Creek Road San Rafael, CA 94903-1323 (just off Lucas Valley Road) 415-479-0775. Feel free to bring your own wine and picnic or buy food and drinks there. All ages are welcome. There is a huge grassy area (I suggest bringing a low back chair) and a large playground area suitable for most ages.

Tonight will be - Shana Morrison & Caledonia. Her musical style has been called pop with a side of blues and a side of rock.

Marinwood is a very sought after neighborhood due to the fantastic schools, proximity to nature and quick to 101 for easier

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A magical property is about to come on the market in West Petaluma. Located at 919 Skillman Ln, the sellers have restored this wonderful 1930s farm house, water tower, and studio in a style respectful of the original architecture.

If you are unfamiliar with Petaluma's history, the town thrived as a farming community supplying eggs to much of the west coast from the 1920s to the 1950s. Many of these farmers were Jews who immigrated from  Eastern European cities with no experience farming. The poverty they suffered in Europe as well as cities like NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco drew them to this sleepy town. The owner of this property at 919 Skillman Lane was Esther Finkel.  She raised her family and chickens here for several decades until

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Marchant Chapman Real Esate agents join San Rafael based Marin Modern Real Estate. 

I am excited to announce that four distinguisted Realtors from Machant Chapman Realtors have joined our Marin Modern Real Estate Team!  New team members include Marchant Chapman agents Jane Manning, Yvonne Berg, Carla Chapman and Thomas Buttner.    

Founded in 1919 and long recognized for their personal style and dedication to individual client service, San Anselmo based Marchant Chapman Realtors has proudly served the Marin real estate community for nearly 100 years.    

These four new agents alone bring 95 years of combined experience assisting both buyers and sellers with their residential real estate needs in Marin and we welcome Marchant Chapman Realtors Carla, Jane, Yvonne and Thomas to our Marin Modern Real Estate Family.  

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I had the pleasure of representing the seller, a long-time friend, who is retiring and making a major life change by moving to the East Coast.  Talk about a seller who had crossed all the t's and dotted all of the i's, my client had meticulous records of all of the work and improvements she had made to the house.  She even went the extra mile on all of the presale inspections to insure a smooth transaction.  Her hard work and dilligence paid off when the right buyer came along.





Beautifully updated and maintained, 10 Corte Comoda is stylish and sophisticated with stunning Mt. Tam views from almost every window. This 3 bedroom, 3 full bath home with a 1 1/2-Car attached garage features a remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances,

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For the month of July, Active Listings are up 9% over the same period last year, but pending sales are down 19% on a year-to-year basis. July's new listings were Down 26% from July of 2015 and also down 25% from June of 2016.

Currently, there is only a 1.8 month supply of available housing inventory on the market, up marginally from 1.7 months in April, May, and June.

There were 285 new listings in July, 10 more than in july of last year, and 159 homes sold during the month, down 14% from 185 in July of 2015.

Average days on market (DOM) have crept up from 39 last year to the current level of 49, not quite as quick, but still not bad!

The ratio of sales price to list price in July was 100%, meaning that, on average, homes sold at the list

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Streets for People!
August 28, 2016
Downtown Fairfax

For an entire day Bolinas Avenue is closed to cars... People rock! Ride your bike to the event and take advantage for the bike valet parking service at Transit Alley (located next to Gestalt Haus). Learn how to load your bike onto the Marin Transit buses. Kids! Come out and bring your bike, decorate it, and and win some Scoop Ice Cream! Come ride the stationary bike and power up the blender for your personal smoothie! Check out the local shops (hint: there are some new groovy stores on Bolinas Ave.) All your favorite local green organizations will be out with fun games and things to do.

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