Marin Real Estate Blog


MARIN HIKING AND BIKING TRAILS FOR ALL AGES

By: Rebecca Perl Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 9:05am. 1687 Views, 0 Comments.

10 Diverse Marin Hiking and Biking Trails

Hiking and biking in Marin is one the best ways to experience our amazing open spaces, panoramic views and unique neighborhoods.  With Spring just around the corner, it is time to get out and discover the over 100 trails along the coastal hills, parklands and through Marin's picturespue towns.

Below is a well-rounded list of links for hikers, cyclists, runners, dog-walkers, equestrians and birders - a little somthing for everyone.

MILL VALLEY - SAUSALITO

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  • Hill 88 - Hike/Bike Trail: Marin Headlands from Fort Cronkite/Rodeo Beach to the top of Hill-88 - Spectacular Views.   
  • Tennessee Valley: Mill Valley to the Pacific Ocean.  Offers wide partially paved trails with one fairly large hill to climb -Round…

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381 Forbes Ave, San Rafael, 4BR/3BA – Coming soon

By: Helen Luttemo Sunday, March 17th, 2013 at 9:17am. 1408 Views, 0 Comments.

 

I have a very special new listing coming on the market this week.  Enjoy prime location in the highly sought after Forbes Neighborhood of San Rafael. Walk to down town, Sun Valley Elementary School, Rafael Racquet Club, Andy's Market, Open Space Hiking Trails etc. The  "welcome home" curb appeal keeps its promise when you enter. This spacious 4BR/3BA home is well cared for and has been extensively remodeled over the years, including kitchen with top-of-line appliances, bathroom remodels, hardwood floors etc.

  • 4BR/3BA
  • Fantastic huge family room w/ balcony
  • Lovely back yard with fruit trees, berries etc.
  • Practical floor plan
  • Great indoor-outdoor flow
  • Prime location in desirable Forbes…

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The Housing Market HAS Taken Off Again!

By: Pam Theroux Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 6:23pm. 768 Views, 0 Comments.

Today's SF Chronicle ran a most interesting article on the rebounding real estate market.  In brief, buyers are vying for limited inventories of properties which is creating bidding wars with multiple offers on properties and area median home prices rising 24.6% over last year.  The article contributes the surge to an improving economy, job growth (read that as buyer confidence again), which is extremely strong in the SF Bay Area.  Therefore, the San Francisco Bay Area seems to be the hottest market in the U.S. right now.

To read the full SF Chronicle article, go to:

www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Bay-Area-home-prices-up-24-6-over-2012-4356658.php.

 

 

 

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JUST LISTED!! 33 Maple Hill Drive, San Rafael!

By: Pam Theroux Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 2:06pm. 1383 Views, 0 Comments.

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This beautifully and completely remodeled and expanded home in the Mt. Marin area of San Rafael boasts a huge kitchen with granite counters and high-end appliances, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, skylights, lovely landscaping, solar heated saltwater pool with a waterfall, outdoor kitchen, and an outdoor workshop area... Dixie School District too!

Offered at $929,000.

Open Houses: 

Sat., March 16th from 1p-3p  &   Sun., March 17th from 1p-4p

For more information, feel free to contact me:

email: Pam@MarinModern.com  cell: 415.640.0336 

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Marin: Expensive and Worth It

By: Anastasia Sheldon Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 12:29am. 1088 Views, 0 Comments.

I recently received a query from a new Marin resident. He is renting in Southern Marin. The question went something like this:"While I am from the metropolitan East Coast and used to high home prices, I was simply unprepared for the sticker shock of homes in Southern Marin. Why should I even consider a home purchase in Marin? These prices are outrageous."

I am posting my reply: There is a very simple reason Marin is so unique and thus so expensive.

With very strict zoning and environmental laws, Marin is a Mecca of natural beauty and healthy living yet close to one of the most exciting major metropolises in the world. In a nutshell: Marin is utterly unique.

How did it get to this point? It almost didn't.

In 1968-71, the County Supervisors in…

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96 Golden Hinde Blvd, San Rafael - Eichler For Sale!

By: Renee Adelmann Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 9:19pm. 1884 Views, 0 Comments.

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Hopeful Eichler homeowners should check out my newest Eichler listing lcoated at 96 Golden Hinde Blvd, San Rafael.

Listed for sale at $785,000 and open to the public for the first time this weekend, 96 Golden Hinde is a light-filled, 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom Eichler home in San Rafael's Terra Linda Neighborhood.  Property features include:

  • Courtyard style, 3 BR / 2 BA Home,
  • Open floor plan,
  • Updated kitchen, flooring, bathrooms; dual pane windows,
  • Nice lot which backs up to open space - ample room for relaxing and entertaining,
  • 2 car garage parking,
  • Convenient location to shopping (Farmers Market, Northgate Mall), public transporation and top rated school.

Offered for sale at $785,000, 96 Golden Hinde Blvd will be open this Sunday (3/17) from…

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Wine Country Modern Launched!

By: Renee Adelmann Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 9:02am. 1491 Views, 0 Comments.

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I'm extremely pleased to announce the official launch of Wine Country Modern Real Estate, our newest brand which extends our reach and "high tech, high touch" service-oriented approach to residential real estate sales in both Sonoma and Napa County.

Wine Country Modern represents a distinct brand within our family and better positions us to meet the needs of clients interested in purchasing or selling property in California Wine Country (Sonoma & Napa County).    To correspond with the official launch of Wine Country Modern, we've also introduced a new website to support the brand which can be found at www.WineCountryModern.com.    The website has been a labor of love and we've invested several hundred man (and woman!) hours…

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940 Greenhill, Mill Valley - Just SOLD!

By: Erika Mehrer (Davito) Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 9:04pm. 870 Views, 0 Comments.

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This stylish 2 bedroom/1 bath contemporary mid-century modern home sold for $732,000.  With planning and preparation, I received 3 offers over the list price of $690,000 within 1 week of being on the market. 

The Mill Valley real estate market is hot hot hot right now. If you are a seller wondering what your home value is worth and considering selling your home, contact me. I have a dozen plus buyers wanting to buy a home in Mill Valley and my specialty is selling Mill Valley real estate.  

Feel free to contact me for a no-obligation consultation.

 

 

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30 Iverson in Petaluma - JUST SOLD!

By: Janis Peterson Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 11:20am. 1642 Views, 0 Comments.

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I had the pleasure of representing the buyers on the purchase of their "retirement" home in Petaluma.  After living in a 1500 square foot multi-level hillside home in Mill Valley for 20+ years, my clients longed for more space, more conveniences and a 21st Century lifestyle. Built in 2005, their new home has soaring ceilings and sweeping views of the vineyards, West County hillside and the lights of Petaluma.  Located in West Haven, a Christopherson built development with 50 acres dedicated to open space and connected by walking paths to Helen Putnam Regional Park, this home has the best of all worlds - a bucolic setting yet minutes to the charming downtown.  This home features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a kitchen made for entertaining and…

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Marin County Homes For Sale - New & Noteworthy

By: Cari Gennarelli Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 8:47pm. 2977 Views, 0 Comments.

Marin County Homes For Sale - New & Noteworthy

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The spring selling season has officially started! New & Noteworthy properties are flooding the market. Marin as with most of the country still seeing historically low inventory levels but we are seeing improvements the past two weeks.

A few standouts from this week's broker's tour - Focus San Anselmo

134 Madrone Avenue, San Anselmo CA 94960 - $599,000

This two bedroom, 1 bath home in the flats of San Anselmo close to town, has a mid century modern flare. Lovely flat yard complete with a raised bed vegetable garden. Great starter home for a couple or small family.

75  Bennit Avenue, San Anselmo CA 94960 -…

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