If you've been searching for an elegant and contemporary, turnkey 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home in San Rafael, I invite you to consider my upcoming listing at 34 Smith Ranch Court. I will be launching this new listing on Saturday and our first open house will be held this Sunday, April 22nd.
This is a split-level home with a really great floor plan and 2318 square feet of living space. The house gets tons of light, helped by its south-facing orientation, many windows and the skylights in the master bathroom and the upper level hallway areas.
On the main floor is a bright and open living room with high ceilings, a kitchen with an eat-in space, and a dining area. Down one level is the generously-sized yet cozy family room with an adjacent half-bath. A few steps up from the main floor is the foyer and entrance to the garage. A few more steps up lead you to the spacious and light-filled master suite with walk-in closet and master bath. Finally, on the top level are two bedrooms and a full bathroom. Other features include air-conditioning, 3 fireplaces, refinished hardwood floors, tank-less water heater and a gas range. There is a small but easy-to-maintain yard in the back that is fully fenced-in with a lawn and patio. The house has a 2-car attached garage that is almost too clean to be parked in!
Conveniently located off of Smith Ranch Road, the property is about a minute's drive from Hwy 101 and walking distance to movie theatres, restaurants, Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds and the McGinnis Park Golf Course. The property is also close to the Marin Civic Center Farmer's Market and the YMCA. Proximity to the highway facilitates San Francisco, East Bay or North Bay commutes. Did I mention that it's in the Dixie School District?!
There are only 10 homes in this small enclave where the last home was sold over 2 ½ years ago. This house, #34, was originally the model unit in this community, developed in 1999. The house has been in the same family since that time, and they have maintained it beautifully.
As the listing agent, it's my responsibility to be intimately familiar with what else is on the market right now - obviously, I want to make sure that my property is priced to maximize the value to my sellers, yet attractively to buyers. If you've been watching the market, you might not be surprised that the number of active listings with at least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and between 2000-2500 square feet, not counting this property, is only about a dozen right now. In the $600-$800K price range, with similar qualities, there are only four! If you want to be in the Dixie School District, this property happens to be the least expensive compared with the three others. Inventory continues to be very tight in our desirable county, 56% down March this year from March 2011.
If you are looking for an easy-to-maintain, attractively-priced, beautiful and comfortable house that will make you enjoy being at home, I urge you to check this one out!