September 2016

Found 20 blog entries for September 2016.

It¹s time to tune up your bike for this fall¹s cycling reducex2_300events. Sustainable Fairfax, a nonprofit organization that focuses on teaching sustainability and bringing the community together, has put together a community challenge for Marin Residence to replace car trips with other forms of transportation. ReduceX2 is a 3-week challenge full of fun activities and lots of encouragement. Sustainable   Fairfax has set up various community events to help residence discover beautiful walking and biking routes, as well as easy public  transportation that will make you want to ditch the car.


 I am excited to present to you Fairfax Slow Riders. Slow Riders is a group bike ride led by a friendly volunteer aimed to help the community with the ReduceX2 challenge. I will

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Just 3 months ago, on June 10th, Kris and Bob Galmarini opened their first brick and mortar store at 641 San Anselmo Avenue, in the middle of downtown. It was the physical expression of their desire to share their art and their dreams through a line of lifestyled clothing and gear designed and made by and for real people, kids, and families. The Brand, Neve and Hawk, named for the Galmarinis' two children Neve (age 9) and Hawk (5), had been selling well online for several years with a nationwide clientele, including wholesale orders to over 50 stores; in fact, only about 3 percent of sales have come from California!

The Galmarinis arrived in Marin about 3 years ago from South Carolina, initially living in Larkspur, but finding themselves drawn to and

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glenwood home for sale by Carla Chapman of Marin Modern Real Estate. 

I am very happy to represent the sellers of a very well maintained and updated single level home in San Rafael’s Glenwood neighborhood.

Located at 162 Knight Dr, San Rafael, this three bedroom 2 bath home has a remodeled (2010) kitchen with new cabinets, stainless appliances and lovely counter space. The kitchen windows look to the spacious level yard with low maintenance landscaping There is a spacious family room with fireplace, a living room with hardwood floors and fireplace, a 2 car garage and low maintenance level  yard and an entertainment deck.

Home is located near award winning Glenwood Elementary School and Victor Jones Park. Nestled between hills of Marin and The Bay, Glenwood is a wonderful neighborhood to live in. Close proximity to

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Listed, marketed and sold...all within 23 days!  "Wow," "Great Floor Plan," "I love this house," were all comments heard as potential buyers visited the property!   With multiple offers received, the sellers were delighted with their options and the escrow was quick and easy.

 

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Some "wow facts" about the Bay Area Real Estate Market right now

The Marin market shows contradictory signs. Prices are soaring and multiple offer situations are still bountiful, yet at the same time there are a lot of well priced inventory that are sitting there. It is random and hard to see a clear trend. Well priced luxury homes in Belvedere can be equally hard for sellers to get rid of as small condos in Marin Wood. But if we look beyond Marin County, this is what is happening:

"Oakland's housing market is still soaring even as growth cools in San Francisco, where million-dollar median home prices have left buyers searching for more affordable alternatives. The East Bay city had California's highest annual appreciation

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1548 Center #25 Novato CA 94947: SOLD!

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I knew it would not take long for this hip Novato townhome to sell and close. It showed like a dream and had so much to offer: updated, tile floor, private patio, tons of storage, covered parking and sparkling pool.

My seller client was wonderful to work with-positive attitude and loads of enthusiasm every step of the way. Together we made a fantastic team. It took only a few hours to prepare the unit for professional photography. We got all our inspections up front and had a detailed and complete disclosure packet to hand over to prospective buyers. Even in a seller's market proper presale preparation is essential in getting the best sales price and smoothest escrow.

I love the text I received

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 6 Plaza Loma Novato, CA 94947 - Coming Soon!
  1-6pl-front2_400  Single level beauty in the flats of Novato offers charming sophistication!  3 bedroom and 3 full baths + bonus room in a convenient Novato location. Just off center on a quiet cul de sac in close proximity to stores, services, transportation and both the 37 and 101 Freeways. Perfect for families and empty nesters looking to downsize.  6-6pl-kitch1_400    Home offers two en suite bedrooms, new appliances in kitchen, flexible bonus room, big enough for dining area and family room or office, large garage with work bench and built in cabinets.
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Expansive L-shaped outdoor space with room to enjoy the pool, relax on the arbor covered deck or warm up by the fire pit. Two side yards for dog run or vegetable garden.…
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1548 Center #25 Novato CA 94947: SOLD!

I love the text I received from my seller: U did such an amazing job w all aspects of the transaction. U r super great at what u do and really hold the space for amazing miracles to happen, lucky me!

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Main Home Guest + House/Cottage • Swimming Pool


Four minutes from downtown Fairfax, resides Vista Del Corazon. Secluded from the world behind a private gate yet adjacent to world class hiking and mountain biking trails, this serene vacation home offers a superb blend of luxury living, and sun drenched peaceful seclusion within an hour of most Bay Area work locations and attractions.

 As you enter the main house, you are immediately greeted by high, vaulted ceilings and rich, oak planked flooring throughout. The flow created by its open floor plan creates a sense of unity and spaciousness. A sizable, chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances acts as the canvas needed to craft your culinary creations for your private retreat or for larger social

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When purchasing a home, a buyer will be handed a large stack of disclosures to review and sign off on.  One of the most overlooked documents is the Natural Hazard Disclosure report.  This report could be interpreted as sort of like a land inspection, which determines any natural hazards around the property that may affect the affordability, safety or desirability of the home. 

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The report will let the potential buyer know if the home is in any state level determined hazard zones such as earthquake, landslide, liquefaction, flood, potential flood and fire.  These are the mandatory disclosures that are required by law and the only disclosures that need to be signed off on by buyer and seller.  Most of the time, buyers may only have concern if

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