Tagged : Marin Real Estate

Found 76 blog entries tagged as "Marin Real Estate".

I recently received a call from a young couple who was relocating their family to the Bay Area from Los Angeles due to a job transfer. They were under a time crunch because they were in the process of selling their current home and needed to make a contingent offer on a new home. After spending just two weekends in the car with in order to familiarize themselves with the various Marin neighborhoods, I had a pretty good idea of what they were looking and they had decided on a couple of areas that would be suitable both for their children's school but also for the daily commute to work.

It didn't take long for us to find this gorgeous 4BD/3BA, two story home with over 2500 square feet. We succeeded in having our offer accepted at the asking price

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3 Reason Staging Your Home Pays off 

  1. A staged home looks better in pictures
  2. Homes that are staged typically list for a higher price and sell for a higher price
  3. Potential buyers will stay longer during a showing

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  1.      A staged home looks better in pictures

The old saying, “One picture is worth a thousand words” might have been coined for a staged home. Multiply that 1,000 words by the number of pictures your agent is going to post online for your listing. That is a powerful pictorial message and a strong story presented online. Literally 1000’s of words conveyed by the pictures attached to your homes listing.

Why are good pictures so important?

Not everyone can fill up a space in their mind or imagine furniture

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8 Linda Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903 – A Perfect Match!

The best part of being a Realtor is the honor of meeting and working with so many interesting and wonderful people. I enjoy getting to know my clients and catering my service and attention to meet their needs. Every home sale or purchase is unique to not only the house but also to each client. It’s always a welcome challenge to figure out what that is for each client and thrilling when it all comes together.

I believe the pairing of my client with this house was a perfect match!

8 Linda Avenue is a sweet 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with a lovely landscaped front yard and backyard filled with fruit trees. Kitchen and master bath have been recently updated and most of the windows are double pane.

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2 Park Terrace, Mill Valley CA 94941 – Just listed! 2 Park Terrace Grassy CourtyardFabulous 3 level townhome style condo with stylish and tasteful updates located in coveted Sycamore/Tamalpais Park. Close to restaurants, schools and services with easy freeway access making it an excellent commute location. 2 Park Terrace has a residential address with an Urban feel. If you’re not sure you want to move to Marin from SF this is the ideal place for you!

2 Park Terrace KitchenThis 3-level town home has been meticulously updated with high end finishes and energy efficient features. Kitchen has new countertops, new butcher block bar seat, stainless steel sink and stainless appliances. Lovely courtyard view from the kitchen window!

2 Park Terrace Living Space ViewFireplace surround, mantle and hearth remodeled with customized gas insert

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A few weeks ago I had the honor of receiving an invite for cocktails at a client's home! These are the moments that remind me why I love what I do and moments that I treasure. 

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A little back story...My clients met in San Francisco and ended up on the East Coast for work not realizing it would take them 25 years to get back home. When I met them they were planning for their retirement and making good on their promise to themselves to return to Marin.

Their criteria included a home with 2-3 bedrooms in Sausalito or Tiburon with views. They wanted some outdoor space but really their top two desires were water views and to return to Tiburon (with Sausalito in 2nd place). They didn't necessarily want a project but they

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I could not be more excited to represent the seller of this darling home.  There is so much to love about this 1920's vintage home in Tam Valley! Surrounded by a picket fence and an enchanting garden this property is just minutes down the hill to the hub and easy access to hwy 101. Great location for SF commuters! Beautiful floor plan with an open dining, living, den, half bath and galley kitchen on the main level. Downstairs is 3 bedrooms and 2 more bathrooms. Over 2200 sq ft of living space. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet. Decks surrounding the back of the home offer peek-a-boo views of the bay. Dine al fresco on the sun drenched patio. Recent upgrades include a newly paved driveway, brand new windows on the main level, and a drip system

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687 Cedarberry San Rafael, CA 94903 - Has It's 2nd Owner

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687 Cedarberry in the Marinwood/Lower Lucas Valley neighborhood is an original Eichler built in 1957 with all the other Eichlers but this one is unique. My clients will be the second owner of 687 Cedarberry Lane in its 59 years in existence. During our inspections we found this original letter from Eichler pinned to the wall in the garage.

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My clients were not familiar with the Eichler homes or the cult like following they attract but after just a few short weeks of touring Eichler and other style homes they quickly understood and fell in love with the concept and style of living that the Eichler homes offer.

They appreciate the indoor/outdoor living and how the homes are

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Located on one of the most sought after streets in the flats of Greenbrae, 26 Bretano Way, a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, came on the market and immediately garnered lots of attention from prospective buyers.  It had been lovingly maintained by the same owner for over 50 years and was ready for the next iteration and a new buyer with a vision for making this their family home.  We had multiple offers and the winning offer was a young family whose parents live nearby.

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I worked closely with the trustee to prepare his mother's home to get top dollar.  The location was primo but the home needed refreshing. I created a project plan coordinated the work that included new landscaping for the front yard, removing rocks and Junipers that blocked the

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2016 has proven to be an unusual year for the Marin real estate market. With the equity markets in turmoil over the exit of Britain from the EU (and the resignation of their Prime Minister), there will be a delay in U.S. interest rate hikes for the foreseeable future.
While that bodes well for our real estate market, the free fall of equities needs to be contained lest we see a fallout in real estate prices come this fall when bonuses are paid.
So many of our buyers rely on the benefit of their equity position for their down payment that Marin is likely to see a home price correction unless the international market corrects itself and fast.
Locally, we are certain to have continual expansion of tech companies and a continued inflow of top-level employees

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I was shocked to read in my newest Sunset Magazine that they are relocating from their beautiful and iconic Menlo Park headquarters of 60 years to Jack London Square in Oakland.  It's been over 20 years since I visited the Sunset campus in Menlo Park but I remember they had the most amazing and tranquil setting, abundant and colorful test gardens, an innovative test kitchen, and architecturally interesting and unique buildings.  It was a very cool place and a place you would dream of working.

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Sunset 1951 - Menlo Park

As I read further, their move makes perfect sense to me because it reflects what we are seeing in the real estate market today. Urbanism is "in." Young people and empty nesters alike want a lifestyle that puts them in the center of the

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