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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

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Are You Considering a Floating Home Purchase: Part 3


Congratulations! Escrow has closed and your Realtor has just handed you the keys to your very own piece of waterfront heaven! However, your home is so much more then just a waterfront home. You are in the water. Surrounded. Floating. You are one of approximately 425 lucky owners of a Sausalito, CA Floating home.

My three-part series on Floating homes is a reality check for the 100's of dreamers out there considering a floating home purchase.

Floating homes have been a part of my life since I was a little kid. My mom would bring us to visit friends on the docks and when I walked onto the boats I was mesmerized. Seriously, a home that is a boat, floating in the bay? There was

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Are You Considering a Floating Home Purchase? Part 2

Ready to make an offer?


The floating home real estate market has drastically changed over the past several years as the homes have become a viable alternative for affordable water front vacation homes and retirement/empty nester destinations. The increased interest, along with a limited inventory has driven the prices up. However, they are still selling at a lower price per square foot then other Marin water front homes and homes in Sausalito.

In the past it was possible to purchase many of the homes in the $500-700k range but those averages have changed with the recent sales of homes in the $900-$1.5m range. You can still find smaller homes and fixers for $350-$650k but the

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Are you Considering a Floating Home Purchase? Part 1


The Floating Home community in Sausalito, CA offers a completely unique and magical water front living experience that is unparalleled anywhere else in Marin. A typical Southern Marin water front home is going to be in the $2million - $10 million and up range. The floating homes average $700-$1million with some below and a few above.

There are approximately 425 floating homes in Marin with the majority of them in Sausalito making it truly a one of a kind community. However, the idea of owning and living on a floating home is often more romantic then the reality. Do your research and visit the different docks before making a decision.

Some research and a Realtor familiar with

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Since a number of my clients have asked me about property taxes and how they apply to floating homes, I thought I would create a helpful blog post outlining how property taxes are applied to floating homes in Marin County, California.

Sausalito, CA Houseboats/Floating homes in Marin County are considered "real property" and taxed at the same rate as land based homes which is 1% plus parcel tax, school bonds, special assessments etc. However, depreciation is taken into account so the assessed value that the tax base is calculated on can be lower (sometimes considerably) than a land based home for the same sale price. They take into account age of property, location and a few other criteria.

Here is an example:
9 Commadore Heliport sold in July

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At Marin Modern Real Estate we receive alot of of inquiries from folks interested in exploring the possibility of purchasing and living in a floating home in Marin.

For those interested in exploring a floating home as a viable housing option in Marin County, we would strongly encourage you to attend the 2011 Floating Homes Tour in Sausalito which is scheduled for September 17, 2011.    Event details are as follows

WHAT:   26th Annual Sausalito Floating Homes Tour     

WHERE: Bridgeway and Gate 6 Road, Sausalito, California 94965

WHEN:   Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 11AM - 4PM

HOW:    Tickets are $35 when purchased in advanced and $40 on the day of the event.

This will be a self-guided tour which features approximately 20 floating homes in

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