I am excited to announce the sale of my client's home at 6040
Diane Court in Rohnert Park. I was able to assist the seller with pre-sale
inspections, home preparation and staging. This coupled with the seller's great
pride in ownership in caring for the property for the past 28 years made the
home highly desirable and sold yesterday for $425,000.00.
Ice skating and Marin County aren't two words you'd
typically utilize in the same sentence however I'm excited to let our friends
and clients know that this will change in the very near future (at least
From November 10th, 2012 thru January 5th,
2013 there will a temporary ice rink setup outside of the Northgate Mall in San
Rafael. Known as "Marin on Ice" this temporary outdoor ice skating rink will be open
7 days a week and will feature more than 5,000 square feet of real ice. If you don't have your own ice skates - no need
to worry - skate rentals will be available.
If you're interested in getting your ice skating groove on
either before or after the Marin on Ice Event, there are a few ice skating
Marin Landscape Design Ideas
As I am sitting here writing this blog, the contractors are
jack hammering my concrete patio in the backyard - so it's a little hard to
concentrate at the moment, but perfect time to write about my current dilemma.
What to do with the backyard?
The backyard is HUGE and it has so much potential. There is enough space for a pool, lawn, deck and
even a bocce ball court. Backyards are
a huge part of California year round living and the way I end up designing this
backyard can make or break my budget. So
I am going to have to consider a few things. How will we be using the
yard? How much maintenance do we want? And what is our budget?
To get started, I am going to start gathering some...
How to add more living space to your Marin home on a budget? There is the traditional way of adding on to a home such as adding a second story, finishing off a basement or knocking down walls and extending the foot print. Most often a team of specialists is needed, not to mention countless design revisions, permit applications, lots of money, lots of time and what seems like never ending delays and a whole lot of patients.
And there is the new hip way-modernly designed pre-fabricated spaces. From storage sheds to full blown houses, the choices are numerous. Recently, the Marin Modern team was fortunate enough to tour one of the design homes by Blu Homes up in Healdsburg, CA. The propertywas an exquisite pre-fab home utilizing state of the artgreen build construction practices and incorporating sleek clean design lines. The house and separate pod were beautiful to wonder through. I am looking forward to seeing more from Blu Homes ...
Sales contingent offers, in
which a prospective buyer's bid to purchase a home carries the precondition of
selling their current home, have never been attractive to sellers and are
generally given little consideration. In a low inventory market where multiple
offers are common, few sellers see any benefit in linking the fate of their
transaction to the sale of another property. Homeowners looking to buy a new residence
have a few strategies they can employ to work around this issue. When lacking
sufficient income to qualify with payments on both properties, borrowers can
sometimes use a rental income off-set on their current home. (See my blog on
using rental income from a departing home: Blog link). But many
buyers need the equity from their current home for down payment funds on their
future residence. An equity line of credit can sometimes work, but these are
hard to come by, especially...
Gabrielle Roth, the creator of "Sweat Your Prayers", recently passed away.She was a huge inspiration to many in the dance world.
Her five rhythms," Sweat Your Prayers" (focused dance meditation) continues to go strong around the country.
I attend the one out in San Geronimo Valley which takes place every Thursday at 7pm and goes til 9 pm. The address is: 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 94963. The cost is $15.
There is also one in Sausalito on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and again at 11 am at Martin Luther King Gym, 100 Coloma Street Sausalito, CA
94965. Cost is also $15.
There is another Sweat Your Prayers at the new community center at Pickleweed Park on Saturday mornings at...
120 Crescent Avenue, Sausalito, Just Sold for $1,000,000!
I represented the seller of this attractive 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Sausalito Tri-level View Home with Decks,Patios, Sauna, Wine Cellar, and
1-Car Garage. The new owners will soon be enjoying the benefits of the Sausalito Lifestyle, including beautiful
views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, Treasure Island, and the Bay
This home features hardwood floors,
library, office/nursery, living room fireplace, sauna/shower,
basement/laundry room, wine cellar, patios and decks. Kitchen amenities
include granite countertops, maple cabinets, Bosch dishwasher, stove,
Gaggenau oven, Subzero refrigerator. Close to downtown and waterfront....
sophistication describes this masterfully remodeled Atrium-model Eichler home
in the Rancho San Miguel neighborhood of Walnut Creek.
stunning mid-century home is 1,742 sqft (per tax records) and consists of four
sunny bedrooms with custom closet systems, and two full baths, complete with
bespoke European vanities, Cifial fixtures, Villeroy+Boch sinks and toilets and
Hakatai recycled glass tile.
at the heart of the home, is fitted with Bosch and Fisher+Paykel appliances,
granite counters and high-end custom contemporary cabinetry. It opens to
an informal dining room, and flows out to the rear garden for larger gatherings
or the open-air atrium for more intimate al fresco dining...
Superb sophistication describes this masterfully upgraded, 4-bedroom/2-bath
Atrium-model Eichler home at 32 San Marino Ct in Rancho San Miguel.
This mid-century masterpiece features bespoke European cabinetry
throughout, designer baths with recycled glass tile, Bosch/Fisher-Paykel
kitchen appliances, dual-pane floor to ceiling glass, and new exterior hardscape.
Stay tuned for more information on my new Eichler listing in Walnut Creek's Rancho San Miguel neighborhood.
Ken Fox, (510) 999-0923 phone