Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

Shopping Malls in Marin County

With the holiday season upon us, we have many clients and friends (especially those that  recently relocated to Marin County) that are interested in finding out where the major shopping malls are located in Marin County, California.

Truth be told, some of the best shopping in Marin can be found at boutique retail stores located in downtown Mill Valley, Larkspur, Fairfax, San Anselmo, and San Rafael, however there are a handful of large shopping centers in Marin which are worth a visit:

The Village at Corte Madera

Located in Corte Madera on the east side of Highway 101, the Village at Corte Madera is an upscale outdoor mall.    The anchor stores at The Village at Corte Madera include Nordstroms and Macys however there are many other familiar retail tenants which occupy this 430,000+ square foot mall.    In addition to great shopping,...

Proud Supporter of the Dixie School District

As a parent, resident, and business owner in San Rafael's Dixie School District, I am pleased to announce my participation in the 2008-2009 Business Partners Program designed to support the Dixie School District.

The Dixie Children's Fund

Established in the early 90s, the Dixie School Childrens Fund is a not-for-profit organization established to insure that the high-quality of education at Dixie Schools (Dixie Elementary , Mary Silveira Elementary, Vallecito Elementary, and Miller Creek Middle School) is maintained and expanded.

Contributions to The Dixie Children's Fund help insure that the arts, elementary physical education, middle school counseling, and technology are a fundamental part of every student's education at Dixie Schools.      

For the 2008-2009, business partners (including myself / Marin Modern Real Estate!) have donated more than $108,000 to this very important fund which will...

Go Green in Mill Valley

Marin County homeowners can get ideas on making their home more green and environmentally friendly at a community workshop being held this Thursday at 9pm.

This free workshop is being sponsored by the Eucalyptus Knoll Homeowners Association (HOA) and will feature discussions on how to make your Marin home more energy efficient and eco-friendly.     Keynote speakers at this Mill Valley event will include:

Mark Guthrie, Marin Municipal Water District

Carol Misseldine, Mill Valley's Sustainability Coordinator

The event will be hosted at the Shelter Bay Clubhouse which is located at 2304 shelter Bay Avenue, Mill Valley, California (see map below).   You can also obtain more information about this workshop by calling 415-457-8811.

Marin Green Building Event

We wanted to thank everyone who attended and participated in our event last night entitled "Building an Eco-Friendly and Modern Home in Marin County" which featured keynote speakers from some of the most respected and authoritative names in the green building, design, real estate, and finance industry.    

We were overwhelmed with consumer response to this event which included speakers from Oakland-based Michelle Kaufmann Designs and Marin County based Marin Modern Real Estate and JCF Advisors.   

The total number of registrants for this Marin Modern Real Estate sponsored event exceeded...

Dixie School District - Open House for Parents & Prospective Students

We wanted to let parents know that San Rafael's Dixie School District will be hosting an open house on Thursday, November 13, 2008.       This special event will enable parents contemplating enrollment during the 2009 and 2010 school year to learn more about Dixie Schools, including Dixie Elementary School, Mary E. Silveira Elementary School, Vallecito Elementary School, and Miller Creek Middle School.

Dixie Elementary School Tour

Tours of the elementary schools in the Dixie School District will begin at 8:30am on November 13.    Interested parents should call the schools directly to arrange a visitation:

Dixie Middle School  - Open House

Parents and potential students can tour Middle Creek Middle School in San Rafael beginning at 10:30am on November 13, 2008.    To arrange a visit during the Fall Open House, please contact Miller Creek Middle School directly at 415-492-3760.


Michelle Kaufmann Event in Marin - Sold Out

We are less than one week away from our seminar entitled "Building a Modernist and Eco-Friendly Prefab Home in Marin County" featuring keynote speakers from Michelle Kaufmann Designs, JCF Advisors, and Marin Modern Real Estate.    

Since intially advertising this event to our modern-minded and green-minded client and friends, we've been overwhelmed with positive response and feedback.    Registration for this Marin Modern sponsored event was brisk and we 'sold out' quickly, filling up every availabe seat at our venue.

While there are no seats available for our November workshop with Michelle Kaufmann Designs / MKD Architecture, we would welcome the opportunity to assist you one-on-one with your ...