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954 Lea Drive in San Rafael - Sold!

Cute as a bug!  I had the pleasure of representing the seller, a long-time repeat client, on the sale of her remodeled 1 bedroom, 1 bath light filled condo on the ground level in Terra Linda. There is a wall of windows east facing for morning sun across the front with a sliding glass door that opens to a nice size patio. The kitchen opens into the living room and has been stylishly remodeled with creamy white cabinets, tiled backsplash in brown tones and stainless steel appliances. There are engineered wood floors throughout except for carpet in the bedroom. The bathroom features a large walk-in shower, new vanity with higher-end faucets and fixtures from Restoration Hardware. A fabulous closet organizing system has been installed in a closet that covers one...

352 Laurel Avenue in Novato - Sold

I had the pleasure of representing the sellers, who have been long-time business owners in San Rafael. At the end of December, they decided to embark on a new phase in their life and in January made a trip to Southern Oregon where they found the perfect home. Everything happened more quickly than they expected.

Fortunately, their 4 bed/2.5 bath home in the rural Black Point neighborhood of Novato was in beautiful showing condition and ready to go on the market. Timing is everything. My clients were ahead of the spring market when there was every little inventory and the buyers, a young family, were...

Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

Is Now a Good Time to Rent? | MyKCM

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent.

The Census Bureau recently released their 2017 fourth quarter median rent numbers. Here is a graph showing rent increases from 1988 until today:

Is Now a Good Time to Rent? | MyKCM...

Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell! | MyKCM

We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high, and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now is a great time to sell your house.

Let’s look at the data covered in the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index and ...

80% of Renters Believe Homeownership is a Part of Their American Dream

According to the latest Aspiring Home Buyers Profile by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 82% of surveyed renters desire to own a home in the future, with 80% believing homeownership is a big part of achieving their American Dream.

The profile went on to state that 50% of millennials believe that their rent will increase, with 20% believing that an increase in rent will be the catalyst that pushes them to consider buying a home vs. renewing their lease.

So, what is holding renters back?

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112 Blackstone Drive, San Rafael 94903: Just Listed

Offered at: $989,000

Charming Marinwood Cape Cod!  This light filled home boasts a remodeled kitchen with granite counters, tile back-splash, stainless appliances and tons of storage.  The inviting living room has custom built-in cabinets and fireplace mantle with a  gas fireplace.  Think snuggling on a cold day!  Sparkling remodeled bathrooms.  Expanded master bedroom with custom closets. 3 additional bedrooms make this a perfect home.  Large, level backyard with covered patio and huge composite bamboo deck for outdoor entertaining, but still enough grassy area for croquet or badminton. Decorator paint, carpet, hardwood floors, dual-pane windows make this home move-in ready. The large storage...

Fairfax Backyard Farmer -

There are some businesses and business owners that make you want to cheer for their success and do everything you can to promote their business. Fairfax Backyard Farmer and the owner Jim Normandi is one of the those.

Backyard Farmer resonates on so many levels. Marin has a growing community of “urban” farmers and hobbyists who want to produce their own food, make their own beer, eat fresh eggs, become beekeepers and make honey…you name it. Jim, the owner, has found that sweet spot fostering community, providing education and workshops along with selling the tools, kits, guides and equipment needed to pursue whatever your heart...

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling! | MyKCM

Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘...

Raise a Glass Winter Wine Tasting in Marinwood: Feb. 24,2018 2-5pm

Raise a Glass Winter Wine Tasting in Marinwood: Feb. 24,2018 2-5pm

Raise a glass wine tasting Marinwood

Marinwood’s 8th annual winetasting event is next weekend-February 24, 2018 from 2-5 pm at the Marinwood Community Center. There will be tastings from over 10 local wineries. 775 Miller Creek just off Lucas Valley Road in San Rafael.

Tickets can be purchased in advanced for $15 at http://www.marinwood.org/event/raise-glass-winter-wine-tasting  at the Marinwood website or at the door for $20-live music and commemorative glass included. $10 childcare (ages 2-8) available.

The park hosts live music and picnics once a month during the summer and an Easter egg hunt for children of all ages. If you...

San Anselmo Poised for Exciting New Downtown Restaurant Concept at 625 San Anselmo Avenue

The new owners of the old Royal Sweet Bakery building at 625 San Anselmo Avenue have exciting plans for a concept restaurant that proposes rooftop dining in Downtown San Anselmo. Josh and Ashley Petersen will host an open house at the location on Monday, February 12, at 6pm. They will be on hand to discuss and explain their plans for an hour, just before the Planning Commission meeting, where their application is scheduled to be discussed. Please come by to meet them and ask questions. Then plan to attend the Commission meeting to support their proposal, which would add an unique, enjoyable restaurant...

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