Marin Real Estate Blog

I had the pleasure of representing the sellers, who have been long-time business owners in San Rafael. At the end of December, they decided to embark on a new phase in their life and in January made a trip to Southern Oregon where they found the perfect home. Everything happened more quickly than they expected.

Fortunately, their 4 bed/2.5 bath home in the rural Black Point neighborhood of Novato was in beautiful showing condition and ready to go on the market. Timing is everything. My clients were ahead of the spring market when there was every little inventory and the buyers, a young family, were decisive and ready to go. It worked out beautifully for everyone.

If you are ready to retire and thinking about relocating to Southern Oregon or

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Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell! | MyKCM

We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high, and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now is a great time to sell your house.

Let’s look at the data covered in the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index and Existing Home Sales Report.

REALTORS® CONFIDENCE INDEX

Every month, NAR surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions.” This month, the index showed (again) that homebuying demand continued to outpace the supply of homes available in January.

The map below illustrates buyer demand broken down by state (the darker your

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Offered at: $989,000

Charming Marinwood Cape Cod!  This light filled home boasts a remodeled kitchen with granite counters, tile back-splash, stainless appliances and tons of storage.  The inviting living room has custom built-in cabinets and fireplace mantle with a  gas fireplace.  Think snuggling on a cold day!  Sparkling remodeled bathrooms.  Expanded master bedroom with custom closets. 3 additional bedrooms make this a perfect home.  Large, level backyard with covered patio and huge composite bamboo deck for outdoor entertaining, but still enough grassy area for croquet or badminton. Decorator paint, carpet, hardwood floors, dual-pane windows make this home move-in ready. The large storage shed could be converted to an office or exercise

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There are some businesses and business owners that make you want to cheer for their success and do everything you can to promote their business. Fairfax Backyard Farmer and the owner Jim Normandi is one of the those.

Backyard Farmer resonates on so many levels. Marin has a growing community of “urban” farmers and hobbyists who want to produce their own food, make their own beer, eat fresh eggs, become beekeepers and make honey…you name it. Jim, the owner, has found that sweet spot fostering community, providing education and workshops along with selling the tools, kits, guides and equipment needed to pursue whatever your heart desires. Go to the calendar and you will find workshops from homebrewing beer, beekeeping, home roasting coffee beans,

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Raise a Glass Winter Wine Tasting in Marinwood: Feb. 24,2018 2-5pm

Raise a glass wine tasting Marinwood

Marinwood’s 8th annual winetasting event is next weekend-February 24, 2018 from 2-5 pm at the Marinwood Community Center. There will be tastings from over 10 local wineries. 775 Miller Creek just off Lucas Valley Road in San Rafael.

Tickets can be purchased in advanced for $15 at http://www.marinwood.org/event/raise-glass-winter-wine-tasting  at the Marinwood website or at the door for $20-live music and commemorative glass included. $10 childcare (ages 2-8) available.

The park hosts live music and picnics once a month during the summer and an Easter egg hunt for children of all ages. If you have never been here, The Marinwood Community Center is a great place to know about.

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The new owners of the old Royal Sweet Bakery building at 625 San Anselmo Avenue have exciting plans for a concept restaurant that proposes rooftop dining in Downtown San Anselmo. Josh and Ashley Petersen will host an open house at the location on Monday, February 12, at 6pm. They will be on hand to discuss and explain their plans for an hour, just before the Planning Commission meeting, where their application is scheduled to be discussed. Please come by to meet them and ask questions. Then plan to attend the Commission meeting to support their proposal, which would add an unique, enjoyable restaurant choice to the Downtown area, and attract shoppers to the other retail outlets nearby. 

In the near future, we will sit down with the Petersens to get

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Bodega Bay view Hilary Davis Realtor

21002 Heron Dr. Bodega Bay is SOLD! I’m so happy for my buyer clients. I was able to get them an accepted offer for $10,000 under asking and get them a credit for another $10,000 at closing. This is a big win in this crazy Seller’s Market.

Hilary Davis Realtor 21002 Heron

This house is awesome! It has gorgeous ocean views, backs to the golf course and is a quick walk to the beach…and sold for $839,000. This is the first house I ever sold out in Bodega Bay and I love it out there. I’ll be keeping an eye on this community and you should too. It has a public golf course, club house with restaurant, bar, gym, pool, tennis court, yacht club and more. Almost every house has an ocean view. There are great restaurants, wine tasting, fresh crab and salt water taffy in town…plus,

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Beautiful, turn-key home in rural setting; perfect for downsizers, City folks looking for weekend get-away or anyone who loves the outdoors, nature and being in close proximity to Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma and Napa Wine Country or commuting to work or school in Novato, North to Petaluma or Santa Rosa, East to Solano or South to Southern Marin or San Francisco.  Hiking, biking, bird watching….are just outside the front door.

This 4 bedroom/2.5 Bath home features the Master Bedroom, guest bath, living, dining and kitchen on the main level and can be accessed through the 2-Car attached garage.  There are 3 bedrooms, a full bathroom and media/family room on the lower level with access to a beautiful garden and hot tub.

The main level features an

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It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year.

The other listings that do come out in the spring will represent increased competition to any seller. Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market in the spring as compared to the rest of the year? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently revealed the months in which most people listed their homes for sale in 2017. Here is a graphic showing the results:

Thinking of Selling? Now is the Perfect Time | MyKCM

The three months in the second quarter of the year (represented in red) are consistently the most popular months for

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217 Picnic Avenue San Rafael - Off Market Gem!

Timing truly is everything! Working with buyers in a sellers market can drive even the most patient clients nuts! It's our job, as their advocate and realtor, to minimize the stress of finding their perfect home. Buyers who are ready to purchase really just want to find that home that speaks to them when they walk in the door. Unfortunately that home might be speaking to a dozen other buyers or the house isn't their dream home and they might be forcing the conversation.

Throughout the life of working with a buyer to find and purchase a home I focus on keeping their hope alive. They might waiver, get frustrated, take a break or even fire you along the way but I never lose sight that their perfect house

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