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Unlocking inventory, increasing the number homes for sale and creating more homeownership opportunity for younger buyers is the goal behind the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) 2018 Property Tax Portability Initiative. Realtors throughout California are collecting signatures to get this Initiative on the November 2018 ballot. It's my understanding that the Initiative is supposed to remove the barriers that keep Seniors 55 and older from selling their homes.  That would mean allowing Seniors to carry their property tax base to a replacement property anywhere in California and removing the restriction that the replacement property be of equal or lesser value.

Here’s the story behind this initiative. Seniors throughout California (Marin has

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Cute as a bug!  I had the pleasure of representing the seller, a long-time repeat client, on the sale of her remodeled 1 bedroom, 1 bath light filled condo on the ground level in Terra Linda. There is a wall of windows east facing for morning sun across the front with a sliding glass door that opens to a nice size patio. The kitchen opens into the living room and has been stylishly remodeled with creamy white cabinets, tiled backsplash in brown tones and stainless steel appliances. There are engineered wood floors throughout except for carpet in the bedroom. The bathroom features a large walk-in shower, new vanity with higher-end faucets and fixtures from Restoration Hardware. A fabulous closet organizing system has been installed in a closet that

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I had the pleasure of representing the sellers, who have been long-time business owners in San Rafael. At the end of December, they decided to embark on a new phase in their life and in January made a trip to Southern Oregon where they found the perfect home. Everything happened more quickly than they expected.

Fortunately, their 4 bed/2.5 bath home in the rural Black Point neighborhood of Novato was in beautiful showing condition and ready to go on the market. Timing is everything. My clients were ahead of the spring market when there was every little inventory and the buyers, a young family, were decisive and ready to go. It worked out beautifully for everyone.

If you are ready to retire and thinking about relocating to Southern Oregon or

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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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