November 2017

Found 4 blog entries for November 2017.

I had the pleasure of representing the buyer on this 2- bed, 1.5 bath bungalow located in the heart of Gerstle Park. This house checked all the boxes for the buyer; friendly and welcoming neighbors, an active neighborhood association, walking distance to downtown San Rafael without being too close to noise and traffic, renovated older home with  big windows and lots of light, the perfect size yard and a new 2-car garage with enough space for a workshop.

The first time I showed the house to my client, we struck up a conversation with an older neighbor who was in his workshop building pedestals for the San Rafael Mission and birdhouses and bird feeders. He was delightful and represented the character of the Gerstle Park neighborhood. My client was

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Access is an Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD! | MyKCM

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers.

There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, and Price. There are many levels of access that you can provide to your agent so that he or she can show your home.

Here are five levels of access that you can give to buyers, along with a brief description:

  1. Lockbox on the Door – this allows buyers the ability to see the home as soon as they are aware of the listing, or at their convenience.
  2. Providing a Key to the Home – although the buyer’s agent may need to stop by an office
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Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope! | MyKCM

Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place.

According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the average amount of time that a family stays in their home remained at 10 years in 2017. This mark ties the highest marks set in 2014 and 2016. Back in 1985, when data was first collected on this subject, homeowners stayed in their homes for an average of only 5 years.

There are many reasons why homeowners have decided to stay and not to sell. A recent Wall Street Journal article had this to say,

“Americans aren’t moving in part because inventory levels have

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759 Tamarack Dr. San Rafael, CA 94903: OPEN SUNDAY Nov. 5, 2017 1-4PM offered @ $1,200,000

Spacious single level contemporary home on a huge lot

Set on almost ½ acre lot, this Kenney built Atherton Model, 3 bedroom/ 2 baths, 2,233 sq. ft. home (per tax records) has it all. Welcome through a tiled entry into a large formal living room/dining room with hard wood floors and a wall of windows that looks out to the huge back yard featuring pool, deck, patio, and a gentle up-sloped lot with fruit trees and gorgeous view of hills.

Continuing with a great floor plan, this single level home features 3 large bedrooms with hardwood floors (carpet in master), fresh paint and new carpeting in the two family rooms. The master bedroom features an en-

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