All Blog Entries by Janis Peterson

Janis Peterson is a Marin County real estate veteran with Marin Modern Real Estate that has assisted buyers and sellers in virtually every commmunity in Marin.    Contact Janis for knowledgeable representation when buying or selling residential real estate in Marin, California.

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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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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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I had the pleasure of representing the buyer on this 2- bed, 1.5 bath bungalow located in the heart of Gerstle Park. This house checked all the boxes for the buyer; friendly and welcoming neighbors, an active neighborhood association, walking distance to downtown San Rafael without being too close to noise and traffic, renovated older home with  big windows and lots of light, the perfect size yard and a new 2-car garage with enough space for a workshop.

The first time I showed the house to my client, we struck up a conversation with an older neighbor who was in his workshop building pedestals for the San Rafael Mission and birdhouses and bird feeders. He was delightful and represented the character of the Gerstle Park neighborhood. My client was

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The joy of being a realtor is when your experience, knowledge of the market and relationships enables you to be a matchmaker for a unique property in search of a very specific buyer.  That's what happened with 17 Redwood Road in Fairfax.

Sweeping views of Ross Valley compliment this magical and private 2 bedroom/1 bath hillside retreat in Fairfax.  What started out as a summer cottage in 1922 evolved over the years adding a little bit of serendipity and quirkiness with each owner.  When my client, the seller, called to say she had taken a new job and wanted to sell, I had just started working with the perfect buyers in search of a peaceful and private lifestyle in the Fairfax hills. They were invited to the Redwood Road Annual Block party before

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I had the pleasure of working with a fellow Marin Modern colleague who had the buyer for my listing at 8 Ace Court.  Located in desirable Canon Village, this light and bright 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome backs to open space.  It feels like a peaceful retreat and the best of all worlds. Surrounded by open space with biking and hiking all around, it is minutes from vibrant downtown Fairfax where live music can be enjoyed most evenings, great restaurants, the Fairfax Movie Theater, organic ice cream at The Scoop and much, much more.  Public transportation stops in front of Canon Village for an easy commute East to 101 or to West Marin.

My Marin Modern colleague had the perfect buyer who fell in love with this townhome and the Canon Village

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Located in beautiful Canon Village, surrounded by nature, open space, hiking and biking trails and Loma Alta Preserve, 8 Ace Court in Fairfax has the best of all worlds. A little over a mile from vibrant downtown Fairfax, this townhome offers a peaceful retreat with no one above or below, a private patio and master bedroom that looks out on open space.

The upper level features high vaulted ceilings with skylights and a master bedroom with a sliding glass door that opens to a private deck and nature. The second bedroom is light and spacious with its own bathroom. There is a large linen closet and separate closet with full size washer and dryer plus additional storage. The main level features a good-sized pantry and storage, half-bath, separate

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I had the pleasure of representing the seller of 66 Hector Lane in Novato.  I represented her when she purchased 66 Hector Lane in 2015. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo with a detached single car garage in Southern Novato had been extensively remodeled several years ago.  We were fortunate to receive a good offer before this condo went on the market which enabled the seller to relocate to Southern California without the worry of having two mortgages for an extended period of time.  The timing worked out beautifully for the seller and it allowed the buyers to purchase their first home.  It was truly a win-win for everyone. The condo sold today for $370,000.

If you are buying or selling, give me a call.  I take pride in creating a win-win scenario for

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I had the pleasure of representing the sellers of this iconic adobe ranch style home reminiscent of architect Cliff May's work in the 50's that symbolized the Western Lifestyle featured in Sunset Magazine.  This home evokes an emotional response that harkens back to our romance with the West and an earlier time in California.  The sweeping views of Mt. Tam and the surrounding hills from this Southern facing private gated estate makes this a very special home.

  

This unique home exudes a comfortable charm with vaulted open beam ceiling, skylights, built-in bookcases, wood burning fireplace, Western ranch doors, adobe walls and original concrete tile floors.  It features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a family room and an office with a separate

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Sweeping views of Mt. Tam and the surrounding hills from this sunny Southern facing private gated estate on over an acre of land. This warm and cozy single level iconic adobe ranch style home is reminiscent of architect Cliff May’s work in the 50’s that symbolized the Western Lifestyle featured in Sunset Magazine. It evokes an emotional response harkening back to the romance of the West and an earlier time in California.

This unique home exudes a comfortable charm with vaulted open beam ceilings, built-in bookcases, a wood burning fireplace in the living room, skylights, original paver tile floors and flagstone courtyard. There are 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, family room and an office with a separate courtyard entrance, remodeled kitchen, remodeled

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 I had the pleasure of representing the buyers on the purchase of their beautiful new home in the very desirable Rush Creek Neighborhood of Novato. Built in 1998 and situated on a little over half an acre, this home offers privacy and an open floor plan on one level with high ceilings and an abundance of windows and light. It features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a 3-car attached garage with separation and privacy for guests, an office plus a big open kitchen and family room. It is beautifully landscaped with fruit trees, a waterfall, swimming pool, spa and lots of room to entertain outside. It truly is the perfect balance between an outdoor lifestyle and indoor comfort. 30 Saddle Wood Drive sold for $1.7Million.

Janis Peterson, Realtor,

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