Marin Real Estate Blog

"Excellent Public Schools" is a frequently cited reason why our clients and other Bay Area home buyers gravitate to Marin County.    Forbes Magazine agrees and recently rated Marin County Public Schools #1 in the nation!

In this months issue of Forbes Magazine, Marin County public schools were ranked number one in the United States.   The scoring and ranking of public schools by Forbes Magazine was based on a formula that weighted a number of important variables such as per-pupil spending, graduation rates, exam participation and student scores on college entrance exams including the ACT or SAT.   You can read the entire article and see how other towns across the country fared on the Forbes website.

Best Schools for the Money (Source: Forbes, July
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Home buyers frequently ask us "How long has this home been on the market?"  This is a very popular question with anyone purchasing a home in the Bay Area since it can provide a general gauge as to the possible interest level of buyers for a particular property.  Additionally, it can sometimes be utilized as a barometer for potential price reductions by home sellers.   

Traditionally the answer to this "Days on Market" question could only be answered by having a one-on-one conversation with a real estate professional who would run ad hoc queries against an agent-only access database to obtain this information.  

To help empower our home buyer clients, we've simplified access to this valuable days on market (DOM) data by including this vital statistic

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Eichler Tour

Midcentury home connoisseurs should not miss this years Eichler Home Tour in Marin County which will feature classic Joseph Eichler properties throughout San Rafael, California.   

The 2007 Eichler Tour will take place over 2 days and is expected to feature approximately 2-dozen Eichlers in both the Lucas Valley and Terra Linda neighborhoods of San Rafael.    This annual event will benefit the Hospice by the Bay and will include a self-guided walking (& driving!) tour of numerous 1950s & 1960s ranch homes built by Eichler Homes, Inc. as well as an exotic car show. 

Similar to last years tour,  you can expect to see a variety of Eichler floorplans and properties, including magnificently updated homes as well as original Eichler homes that have

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There are currently a total of 57 listings in Marin County that are of architectural interest. Do you, or your real estate agent, know where they are?

If you are casually working with someone on your home search (or interviewing real estate agents), I give you one assignment....ask your current or potential agent to send you a comprehensive list of all of the modern or architectural properties on the market in Marin.    Do they get it? If not, please contact me at 1-415-342-4537 so that I can learn more about your needs and also set you up on my Marin Architectural Homes Listing Alert.     All of my clients received a list of 57 very cool homes today (without having to comb thru a database of 1,000+ properties themselves)!

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Well, after many months of research and hard work, I am happy to present you with the new Marin Modern website. Please be sure to cruise through the website thoroughly and let us know if there is an architect or home that you think would make a good addition to the modern pages. New architects and homes are always popping up and I am always looking to add more valuable info. Be sure to also check out my pages about prefab and green homes in Marin as well.
 
Right now there are some really superb homes on the market in Marin. A home designed by Henry Hill just came up Tuesday and a Swatt Architects home came up on the market yesterday. The cool listings are getting pretty hot so if you are looking for a modern gem then you may be in luck this month. Most…
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