Marin Real Estate Blog

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Is is possible to buy a beautiful home in Sausalito, CA - for under $700,000? YES, it is! Congrats to my clients who recently sealed the deal on a beautiful 2BR/2BA spacious home in Sausalito for $649,000. This was an "off-market" sale, meaning it was never officially listed. The escrow followed the same protocoll as any other sale, but took a little longer due to some HOA suprises along teh way. The smart floor plan boosts a high-ceiling living room with fireplace, sliding doors leading out to a deck, remodeled kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths + garage! 

Interested in finding your own slice of paradise in one of the most desirable cities in the US - give me a call! I know Sausalito and would be happy to assist you whether you are looking for a

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23 Arcangel Way, San Rafael, CA 94903 -JUST SOLD

Congratulations to my clients. In fierce competition they got their dream Eichler home. Purchase price: $800,000. A wonderful floor plan, spacious and light filled and a terrific large flat and private back yard with all day sun and beautiful palm trees towering on the side. The ultimate vacation-at-home setting. Superb location, just minutes away from the newly remodeled Northgate Mall featuring countless stores, boutiques and restaurants. Unbeatable commute location - 2 minutes and you are on 101 and yet you have a country-style, private and quiet back-yard. Marin at its best!!

I love Eichlers - If you do too, please give me a call and I'll be happy to assist you with the…
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147 Lagunitas, Ross is a gorgeous turn of the century home situated on a magnificent 1.2 acre lot.  The property is enveloped by an English style garden, level lawn in the backyard perfect for a game of Croquet and an infinity pool with ridge views.    With over 5400 s.f., this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home features a grand living and dining room area, spacious eat in kitchen, large sunroom that opens out onto the expansive backyard, detached gym and a gated entrance to the property.  Fruit trees are abundant on the property, and a nicely featured rose garden whose smells will take your breath away.  This property is located close to downtown Ross, Ross School, Lagunitas Country Club and the entrance to Phoenix Lake.

This home, at one time,

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In an article dated May 14, 2014, San Diego-based Data Quick, a real estate news service, noted that the 19.8% March-April increase in Bay Area home sales this year significantly exceeded the historical 4.8% average. In spite of this, the 7,555 units sold still fell below the average of 8,978 April sales going back to 1988. According to the article, Bay Area April home sales have ranged from the low of 5,636 in 1995 to the peak of 14,430 in 2004, but have not reached the historical average of 8,978 in any month for more than 8 years.

The article goes on to note that distressed home sales (short sales and foreclosures) continue to fall, and accounted for about 7.4% of the April market in the Bay Area--- down from 8.9% in March and 20.1% a year ago. It

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2206 Oak Knoll Rd. Novato, CA  94947: Just Sold!

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Set deep on a private lot in the Pleasant Valley area of Novato, 2206 Oak Knoll has been SOLD!

I am thrilled for the new buyers as they will surly love this amazing property which feels like an upscale B&B...cozy fire, gardener's paradise, room to play, paths to explore and extended views and vistas to soak in, this home has undeniable charm! Although it is bitter sweet for the sellers to let go of their family home, they couldn't be happier with the new owners. I certainly enjoyed the entire process: preparing the home for sale, staging, taking photographs and just being at a beautiful place.  The transaction was smooth as silk and ended with hugs all around!

Curious about the value of your

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18 Yosemite, San Rafael CA: SOLD!

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Set in the east of Lucas Valley road exit, this Contempo Marin manufactured home has sold!

The home featured 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and backs up to miles of wetlands creating a private oasis. Contempo Marin is a mobile home park that has beautiful Mt. Tam views, a community pool and club house and offers an affordable alternative to traditional Marin housing. Loans are difficult to get and most buyers pay all cash.

The 94903 market is very strong right now for sellers.  Most homes are receiving multiple offers.  The demand for Dixie School District is high and Lucas Valley road marks a cut off point for many buyers in terms of commute.

Preparing the home for sale, pricing it right and proper exposure are

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Our pets are family; we cherish them and try to keep them safe.

When my beloved 15-year-old cat, Blanche, disappeared I was devastated. At first I didn't know what to do. After checking all of the hiding places in the house and asking neighbors, I went to the Marin Humane Society - a Marin County treasure. The staff was so helpful and understanding and said that visiting the shelter and utilizing its resources would increase my chances of finding her.                                                                                                                                                                        black_cat_93

At the front counter a staff person helped me fill out a lost report and insert it into the specific binder for Lost cats. It is

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Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses has become quite popular because they provide structure, visual interest and color through many seasons of the year.

These grasses also form deep root systems, allowing them to withstand drought after the first year and most of them are non-invasive-perfect for California!

The grasses come in all different colors (reds, blues, coppers, greens, silver etc.) and sizes.  They can be used as colorful privacy screens or lawn replacements...or wherever you want visual interest. Even in the fall when the flowers fade,  the grasses display glorious seed heads adding texture and vibrancy to any landscape.

Beautiful and drought tolerant-ornamental grasses are a wise choice.

Hilary Davis, Realtor 415-235-3133

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815 Appleberry Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903 just sold!

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This Eichler, with beautiful Japanese style landscaping and a huge pool in the back yard, has new owners! The house features an atrium with well-defined pond with waterfall. Sun light fills this home and I am sure the new owners will enjoy this 4 bedroom 2 bath home for years to come. Located in Marinwood off Lucas Valley road, 815 Appleberry is a great location-Dixie School district, and close to open space, transportation and freeway access.

I thoroughly enjoyed helping my client prepare the house for sale, navigate the transaction and close the deal with all parties being happy. 

I welcome the opportunity to help you or someone you know buy or sell anywhere in Marin.  Curious what your

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Please come this Thursday or Sunday to  see this lovely 2600 square foot home with sumptuous in law located on the lower floor ( Could also be teen hang out floor or large office setting w/ both interior and exterior entrances). Quality hardwood floors throughout in excellent condition. Gorgeous views of Fairfax Hills from both floors. Kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless appliances.  You can sit in your open beamed living room off open dining /kitchen area and admire the stunning views. There are a total of four bedrooms, and three baths. Two of the baths are completely updated. One has inlaid tile and travertine, the other has travertine. Hardwood floors throughout. Front yard has meditation garden that also works as tranquil entertaining area.

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