As I sell real estate throughout Marin County, I often come across a buyer that is reluctant to take a look into Novato. Not because of the commute but usually because they have some notion that it isn’t much of a town. Since I live in Novato and specialize in the area, I feel inclined to share with you what makes this once bustling town that became a super sleepy town, but now on the rise… great place to live and raise a family. I also want to share the details of the immense change that has occurred over the years and what the future seems to hold for this great community. With that said, I share with you a brief history of Novato starting with the early development back in 1856 when Joseph Sweetser and Francis DeLong purchased a Mexican land grant…
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Christmas Tree Disposal in Marin County:
Marin County does a great job on recycling Christmas trees. Most of the sanitary districts will pick up your tree from the curb on green can pick-up days. There are a few rules like cutting the tree down if it’s over 5 or 6 feet and no flocked trees. Of course, remember to take off all the ornaments, lights and stands. If curbside does not work for you, all Marin County Fire Department stations (through January 21), have an area where you can drop off your tree. Click here for detailed information.
Want to help fund a safe grad night? There is a tree drop fundraiser going on as part of the San Marin High School Safe Grad Fundraiser. A suggested $5 donation ($15 for a flocked tree) at the San Marin High…
I am thrilled to announce my new listing in Mill Valley.
This recently updated spacious 3,174 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home featuring an open kitchen, dining, living and family room area with a LaCantina door leading to the outside decks that make it perfect for entertaining. Upper level has a master suite with views of the bay, Angel Island and Alcatraz, two bedrooms with lofts and second bathroom. Lower level boasts an au pair/guest suite with additional family room, bedroom, bathroom and possible office or wine room. This unique property has a 2 car attached garage, laundry room, ample storage and a large useable yard. Adjacent to expansive open space with access to hiking and biking trails and an easy commute location, just minutes to…
Has the market softened? Both yes and no. 320 Stuyvesant Dr. closed today for over asking price after roughly one month on the market. With an ideal floor plan spanning over more than 2,800 sqf, this 2-story home is situated on over half an acre, on a quiet cul-de-sac, and it backs to open space. It offers commanding views over Sleepy Hollow from several rooms and from the view decks. It also boosts a big, level yard ideal for play, entertaining and quiet relaxation. For a full description, see www.320Stuyvesant.com
Sleepy Hollow is always a very desirable area and inventory has been scarce throughout the fall, so even it the market overall is softening certain areas do better than others. If you are in the market for a home in San Anselmo,…
A Purposeful Life: Paintings by Davis Perkins will open November 4th at Dominican University in San Rafael and run through December 16th. You are invited to hear Davis speak at the opening reception on November 4th on what has informed his life and inspired his art. A West End neighbor, accomplished and talented painter and Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, he is as distinguished for his art as he is for a life of service.
Smoke Jumping for the BLM in Alaska defined his early years and his long and abiding friendships with his fellow smoke jumpers. When he wasn’t smoke jumping he was attending the University of Oregon where he got his degree in Fine Arts. His early work was featured in the Alaska State Museum and the Smithsonian Air…
Libraries are now so much more than loaning books. Ever expanding the Marin County libraries are also education centers:
- Homework HelpNow! is a program that provides online homework help from 1:00pm - 10:00 pm Monday through Friday. This help is available in English and Spanish.
- Live Tutoring: Join the online classroom and receive help from a Brainfuse tutor.
- Skills-Building: Master an academic concept through expert tutoring and standards aligned online lessons. Brainfuse Skills Building has been designed for a variety of age groups and academic needs.
- 24/7 Help Center: Submit a question and a tutor will provide you with a response (usually within 24 hours).
What do Dixie Elementary, Kentfield, Larkspur-Corte Madera, Novato Unified, Ross Elementary, San Rafael City, and Tamalpais Union High School Districts all have in common? They are the elite few school districts in California to have some of their schools presented with Gold Ribbon Awards.
Marin County is home to many extraordinary schools - public, charter and private, but few public schools in California meet the requirements to be honored with the Gold Ribbon Schools Award (currently taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program).
Gold Ribbon Awards are presented to schools by the Department of Education that have implemented academic content and performance standards approved by the California State Board of Education in the areas
Sausalito Floating Homes Annual Tour
I have been wanting to attend the Annual Sausalito Floating Home tour for years. I finally did and I was not disappointed. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in purchasing or renting a floating home or just curious about the lifestyle. It's one day only at the end of September and gives attendees an opportunity to glimpse this truly one-of-a-kind floating community.
Floating home living is truly magical and unique but not for everyone. The Marin Modern website receives 100's of inquiries monthly from potential buyers searching for homes on or near the water and narrow it down to the floating homes because at first glance it seems perfect and romantic and a way to live on the water at a…
Searching for your new home anytime of the year is exciting and just as falling leaves, pumpkins and cooler temps are part of our fall season in the Bay Area, so too, are some truly great film festivals! There's a little something for everyone, so check out the links below for lots of information and schedules.....and then, go see some great, new movies!
Oct. 6-16 Mill Valley Film Festival www.mvff.com
Oct. 15-22 Greek Film Festival www.grfilm.com
Oct. 28-30 & Nov. 4-6 Berkeley Video Film Festival www.berkeleyvideofilmfest.org
Oct. 13-16 SF Shorts Film…
WHAT: Marin Waldorf Children's Faire:
WHEN: Today Sunday Oct. 9th 10-4 pm
WHERE: 755 Idylberry Rd. San Rafael CA 94903
Looking for something to do with your young child today? Waldorf School in San Rafael is hosting their annual children's faire from 10-4!
You will find good old fashioned fun and games and delicious food scattered throughout our gorgeous campus. Wandering minstrels, knights quest, heroes journey, cake walk, craft making and more!
There is no entrance fee but bring some cash for tickets and food!
Waldorf School is located in Marinwood just off Lucas Valley Road an area that has become very popular for home buyers, especially families moving from San Francisco. Contact me if you'd like to know more about the area,…