Tagged : Marin Modern Real Estate

Found 67 blog entries tagged as "Marin Modern Real Estate".

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Who will take care of Mittens and Socks when you're out of town for the holidays?  Not to be confused with Dogs who  love you and  want to be with you.  Dogs will gladly hop in the backseat and go anywhere you go.  Better yet, most motels and hotels would rather have a dog for a guest than actual people. Cats, on the other hand, are a horse of a different color, so to speak. They don't want to go with you and you don't want to go with them!  That's not to say you don't love your furry friends but they don't take kindly to change and travel.That's why the Cat's Cradle was invented.  Conveniently located in Central San Rafael, the Cat's Cradle, is a kitty camp du jour.  Think, new friends, feline companionship, trees to climb, toys to play with and many

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Would you like to avoid the stress and inconvenience of coming to the Title Company during the 9-5 work week to sign a stack of loan papers and closing documents when refinancing, buying or selling a home?  Ask your real estate agent or the escrow officer at the Title Company, to arrange for a Mobile Notary to come to your home or place of work at a time that is convenient for you.  I did, and my clients loved it. 

I recently had clients who chose to sign their closing papers with a Mobile Loan Signing Agent at their home due to logistical challenges in their work schedules.  It certainly was convenient but their situation was a little more complicated than the typical signing because there were multiple Trusts, 3 parties to the Trust and 2 Trustees. 

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Welcome to a great neighborhood!  326 Greenfield in San Anselmo has new owners who are thrilled with this art deco charmer.  I had the pleasure of representing the sellers. I listed and prepared their home for sale to get top dollar and it did!  Offered at $755,000 we had 3 very good offers and it sold for $790,000.

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After raising two boys and loving their neighborhood and home for 22 years, the sellers were ready for the next phase in their life and purchased 102 Rafael Drive in San Rafael at the end of March.  They spent April, May and June getting 326 Greenfield ready, installing a new kitchen, refinishing hardwood floors, painting, making various upgrades and getting their presale inspections done. It was Charm Central when it hit the market

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San Anselmo Art Deco Charmer.  This home features 2 beds/1 bath with a brand new kitchen, stainless appliances, subway tile, butcher block counters, and a view to the beautifully landscaped garden and flagstone patio.

A rounded archway between the living room and dining room adds character along with the old fashioned front porch, refinished hardwood floors, high-end wood dual paned windows and fireplace.  Updated bathroom features a double sink and plenty of counter and cupboard space.

The full basement offers so much potential with storage space galore.  There's a bonus room that is ideal for a playroom, office or guest room plus plenty of room for a workshop and a one-car garage.  The driveway can easily accommodate 3 cars.

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Are you casting around for a place to retire?  For many, Marin is too darn expensive and the equity tied up in a home is necessary to fund a comfortable retirement.  But where to move? That's the million dollar question for many.  Yes, you could throw a dart at a map but most people will be more thoughtful when it comes to a major life change. Some questions to consider:

  • What is the cost of housing in areas you are considering moving? Do you want a single family home or are you looking for a more carefree lifestyle?
  • Do you have friends and family who live in the area and does that matter to you?
  • Do you want to stay in California or are you casting a wider net?
  • Is being within a couple of hours of a major airport important?
  • Amenities - golf,
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If you're a procrastinator and have waited until the last minute to buy Mom a gift. don't despair.  While biking down Tunstead in San Anselmo early this morning I was reminded of a "hidden" gem, Rockflowerpaper in San Anselmo.  Yes, I know....what the heck does a store with a name like that sell!  All I can say is that it sells lots of beautiful things that Mom will love at Outlet prices. Sure enough when I returned to Rockflowerpaper later today armed with my wallet and ready to buy a couple of gifts, a nice guy with his unruly 1 year old Golden Retriever walked in asking for help with a Mother's Day gift.

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Katie Smith, owner of Rockflowerpaper was a designer for Mulberry Neckwear in San Rafael for 20 years before opening her boutique in San

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The West End Neighborhood in San Rafael is home to a number of distinguished artists.  Clustered on Fremont Hill, an off-the-beaten path neighborhood, are four diverse and accomplished artists who call the West End Neighborhood their home.

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California landscape painter, Davis Perkins, has an unusual background. His art is inspired by a long career as a smoke jumper in Alaska, firefighter and paramedic where he experienced nature in its rawest form.  He would smoke jump in the summer for the BLM while attending the U. of Oregon where he got a degree in fine arts.  His early work was featured in solo exhibitions in the Alaska State Museum and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum where they are in the permanent collection.

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Ding Dong! Hello, my name is Elder.....   Ding Dong!   Hello, my name is Elder.....  "The Book of Mormon" opened to a packed house at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco last night. A beautiful old theater, the Orpheum is a designated historical landmark in San Francisco. The backdrop for the theater is the Civic Center which is backlit and glowing with red and green lights for the holidays.  Very festive.

If you like South Park humor and San Francisco edginess this play will keep you laughing and clapping.  From the set design to choreography to music and acting, it was a superb performance and a fantastic evening. A couple tips if you go:  1. Don't bring children.  For adults only.  2. Rather than waiting in line at intermission to get

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Don't Miss it!  The West End Neighborhood celebrates National Neighborhood Day  each year with a Block Party on the shortest street in the West End....Neame.  All West Enders are invited to join in.  Its fun for the young, old and those in-between. There will be live music with Tina Mander.  The kids will stay busy with the Sponge Bob Jumpee House, a crafts table and   Lego's corner compliments of West End neighbor Tim Bowen, owner of Play-Well TEKnologies.  When it comes to food, we'll have hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages for all ages.

Bring money to buy raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the 20 prizes from local San Rafael Merchants.  The Grand Prize will be 4 Tickets to the San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers.  This includes

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Pride of ownership!  This 3 bedroom, 3 bath West End Neighborhood home in Central San Rafael has been meticulously maintained by the same owners for over 40 years. It is light and bright with hardwood floors throughout, dual paned windows, a 2-car attached garage, a family room off the kitchen and a bonus room/family room/office on the street level entrance.  The living room has a big picture window with a brick fireplace and a formal dining room that opens to the living room.  The kitchen and family room have beautiful morning light and look out on nature with a street to street, privacy and a big deck accessed through the sliding glass doors in the family room.  It is ideal for entertaining, keeping an eye on the kids or communing with nature over

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