Marin Real Estate Blog

707 Cherry Street, Novato CA 94945 - Just Sold!

By: Cari Gennarelli Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 7:10pm. 1415 Views, 0 Comments.

707 Cherry Street, Novato CA 94945

The completion of every transaction is exhilarating but there is a special satisfaction helping clients buy their first house. 


New beginnings, starting fresh, a chance to do things the way you want. Plant a garden, paint your child's room their favorite color, remodel your kitchen, bathroom or build a man cave.

Home ownership truly is the American dream, usually a dream brought to reality - a dream come true.

My clients were expecting their second child and quickly growing out of the apartment they were living in. They, like most modern buyers, shopped online for months before stepping foot in a house so they were pretty clear on…

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285 Morning Sun, Mill Valley - Just Listed!

By: Janis Peterson Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 3:14pm. 1473 Views, 0 Comments.


Enjoy the views of Richardson Bay!  With only three stairs from the new parking deck to the front door, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home makes for a convenient and easy Mill Valley lifestyle. The main level has beautiful wood vaulted ceilings reminiscent of Tahoe, abundant light and French doors that open to a deck off the living and dining room. There is a very large deck on the side that is perfect for a party or a play area for kids or both.  The bedrooms, baths and laundry are located on the lower level with sliding glass doors off the master bedroom to a deck.  A new parking deck and walk way to the front entrance was built within the past few years and the parking deck can easily accommodate 2 cars. The exterior and interior were…

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25 Serra Way - New Eichler Listing in San Rafael!

By: Renee Adelmann Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 at 7:19pm. 1479 Views, 0 Comments.


I wanted to let our friends and clients know that I have a brand new Eichler listing in San Rafael which will be hitting the market later this week.

Located at 25 Serra Way in San Rafael's Terra Linda North neighborhood, this property features:

  • 4 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms
  • Atrium model floorplan with walls of glass throughout 
  • Many original Eichler details still intact 
  • Upgrades and enhancments include an energy-efficient foam roof, new tankless radiant boiler for in floor radiant heat, sheet rocked bedrooms and gas fireplace in the dining room. 
  • Swimming pool with solar heat; seperate hot tub
  • Walking distance to Scotty's Market, Community Pool, Pre-Schools and public transportation

Offered for sale at $815,000.  Property address: 25…

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According to a July 18 Report by DataQuick, a real estate news service, the median price of a Bay Area home rose at the fastest pace on record in June. The article cited low mortgage rates, competition for a supply of homes that is limited by reduced numbers of distressed home sales, and the continuing improvement of the economy as factors in the rapid increase. According to the article, June's Bay Area median price of $555,000 represented a 33.1% increase over the same period in 2012, when it was $417,000. The article attributed 75% of the increase to rising home values, and the remaining 25% to changes in "market mix" or the types of homes sold. It went on to say that the median price of a Bay Area home peaked at $665,000 in…

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926 Ventura Way, Mill Valley - Coming Soon!

By: Erika Mehrer Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at 2:00pm. 1209 Views, 0 Comments.


Entertainer's dream home; dramatic, multiple living areas with stunning views of the surrounding Mill Valley hills through picture windows.

Spacious, light filled 3,175 sf 4 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home ideal for today's lifestyle.

Soaring, vaulted ceilings, gorgeous espresso wood floors throughout the entire top level, 3 fireplaces, chef's dream kitchen with Viking and Subzero stainless steel appliances is part of an expansive great room that has a deck attached, PLUS formal dining and living rooms.

The bedrooms are all located on the lower level including an exquisite master suite with a huge walk-in closet and enormous bathroom featuring travertine, a luxurious tub with jets, separate shower stall and two sinks. There are…

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21 Island Dr., San Anselmo Just Sold. $751,000

By: Frederick Anlyan Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 4:47pm. 1188 Views, 0 Comments.


My clients prevailed over a substantial number of competing offers and were able to purchase this attractive home in a great neighborhood for slightly above asking price. The  home is in a private location with wonderful views of the East Bay and hills. With its lawns and gardens, it is an oasis of peace and quiet within minutes of San Rafael, San Anselmo, and 101. The new owners love their home!

Call me to find out how buyers can still be successful even in today's competitive market.

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Just Sold. 26 Mariner Green Dr., Corte Madera.

By: Frederick Anlyan Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 4:36pm. 1233 Views, 0 Comments.


In the current competitive Sellers' Market, my clients were able to purchase of this stylish, well-located townhome, in a great school district, at the asking price, from a motivated seller.  They are delighted with their new home, and they even received a credit at closing!

 Call me to see how patient, persistent buyers can be successful in the current Marin County real estate market!



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Just Sold. 20 Rosewood Ct., San Rafael

By: Frederick Anlyan Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 1:40pm. 1174 Views, 0 Comments.


There is lots of recent news about frustrated Buyers making offers and losing out to all-cash buyers--- and other discouraging scenarios. I recently helped a client purchase this beautiful home, 20 Rosewood Court, on a cul-de-sac in the coveted Glenwood section of San Rafael. We were able to secure the property with a pre-emptive offer, and closed within 30 days! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features: a Chef's Kitchen; Granite Counters; Stainless Appliances; Swimming Pool; Spa; Private, Fenced Yard; Two-Car Garage, and more! 

Buyers who understand the realities of today's real estate market, and are persistent, patient, and motivated are destined for success! Please call me for information or assistance. I'll be looking forward to hearing from you!

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How to Get and Stay Pre-Approved for a Mortgage--- And Why it is Important

By: Frederick Anlyan Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 11:47am. 4707 Views, 0 Comments.

A pre-approval is one of the most important ingredients in the home-buyers' recipe book here in Marin.  Sellers and  Listing Agents want to see a current pre-approval letter with every offer they receive.  Many, if not the majority of properties currently on the market will receive multiple offers, and almost all of those offers will have pre-approval letters attached. Offers without a pre-approval go to the bottom of the pile. A pre-approval usually states that the lender, or mortgage broker has reviewed financial history, income, tax returns, verified pay, etc. Often, the lender has also had an underwriter review the file, and is in a position to state that loan approval is subject only to appraisal and certain other conditions.…

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26 Oak Mountain Court, San Rafael - For Sale!

By: Renee Adelmann Sunday, July 14th, 2013 at 8:43pm. 2494 Views, 0 Comments.


I wanted to let our Marin Modern friends and website visitors know about about a listing I have in Lucas Valley which was featured on the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Tour.

Located at 26 Oak Mountain Ct, this beautiful home is located in San Rafael's coveted Lucas Valley neighborhood. Prepare to be stunned with this rare modern beauty that is an incredibly hard to find gem.

This stunning Eichler home is one of the top notch and premiere modern homes in the area and is very well known by many agents and modern home enthusiasts for it's stunning location on a quiet cul de sac and for it's sweeping Lucas Valley Views.

Some of the key features of this house include:
• Rare gallery style atrium model Eichler home
• 4 bedrooms / 3 full…

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