Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

SOLD! 770 Pine Lane - Updated Eichler Home in Terra Linda

My Eichler listing located at 770 Pine Lane in San Rafael just closed escrow on Friday.  Listed and sold in just 1 day, the sale price for 770 Pine Ln was $766,000.  

This was an extensively updated and remodeled 3 Bedroom Eichler home located in Terra Linda which featured an updated kitchen, flooring, bathrooms, lighting, paint, contemporary LG mini-split heating system, foam roof, contemporary landscaping, and a specatular swimming pool. 

The home was listed and sold in  just 1 day and I was proud to represent the sellers on this transaction.      If you are thinking about selling a home in Marin, please contact me.  ...

Great $1 Million VA Loans for Marin - No Money Down

Is 100% financing still available and, if so, is it possible to get favorable loan terms with no money down? For veterans of the U.S. military, the National Guard or U.S. Reserve the answer is a definitive “yes” and the rates and terms do not get any better! Qualified veterans seeking financing in high cost Bay Area counties like Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin may be eligible for the lowest rates available on 30-year fixed mortgages up to $1,094,625. 100% financing is available for other Bay Area counties to lower maximum limits.

VA loans are mortgages guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and offered to the public through program-approved lenders. It is important to keep this in mind when shopping for a VA loan as some lenders limit the scope of their offerings according to their investor channels. For instance, some VA lenders may limit the loans they underwrite to just $417,000, regardless of VA allowances for a given county.

Eichler Homes Real Estate Update for Marin and San Francisco

I wanted to give our clients and friends a quick update on the Eichler real estate market in both Marin & San Francisco, California.

Spring has definitely brought out the buyers (especially in the < $800k mark) and I'm proud to say that ALL six of my recent Eichler listings have either sold or gone into contract - many with multiple offers - within just days or weeks of hitting the market.   Additionally, I've already assisted a number of buyers with their Eichler purchase this year.  

Looking at existing inventory on the Marin MLS & San Francisco MLS, there are currently:

SOLD! 6 Mt Tioga, San Rafael - Upper Lucas Valley Eichler Home

I'm happy to annouce that my updated Eichler listing at 6 Mount Tioga in Upper Lucas Valley closed escow today.   I listed, staged, aggressively marketed, and sold this Eichler home in Lucas Valley for $860,000. 

This light-filled Eichler home was a desirable double-A-frame, atrium model Eichler located on a quiet cul de sac in San Rafael's Upper Lucas Valley neighborhood.   6 Mount Tioga featured 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an updated kitchen and bathrooms, dual pane windows, infloor radiant heat, updated flooring, and a well landscaped yard.   The home also offers excellent proximity to nearby hiking & biking trails, Dixie School and an inviting neighborhood community center  with a swimming pool,  tennis courts, and playground.


9 La Loma Court, San Rafael - Charming Home in Sylvan Setting

Super Charming updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath home perfectly situated at the end of a long driveway and nestled in a sylvan setting on a generously sized lot in Picnic Valley. Very private and tranquil setting.  Home features lots of windows & skylights for a light and bright atmosphere.  Kitchen and dining room open to each other offering a very social setting while entertaining. Large living room with sliding glass door that open right out to a deck surrounded by a private wooded setting.  Deer and turkey are your only noisey neighbors.

The final sales price was $570,000.  My client was a first time home buyer and we looked for homes for 3 months. This home happened to be the perfect match for her. A great happy ending!

I work with first time home buyers all the time.  The most important part of my job is educating and...

367 Carrera Drive, Mill Valley - The Big Debut!

Stylish and contemporary in design, this beautifully upgraded home in Marinview is one you won't want to miss!
With Southerly facing views of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, this cedar shingled home is enveloped by a breathe-taking natural setting with sun shining on the home all day. Decks offer areas for relaxing and dining in front and in the back of the home. This home features a nice open living concept with kitchen and family room combination, formal dining room and living room with soaring ceilings and lots of windows that enhance the brightness and grandeur of the space. Designer colors throughout the interior create for a very inviting and relaxing space.  Three bedrooms and 2 full baths complete the home. Master suite features a walk in closet, vaulted ceilings and sliding glass door to deck...

770 Pine Ln, San Rafael - Eichler Home Just Listed!

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I just listed another wonderful Eichler home in Marin and wanted to share the details of this new listing with our clients and friends.

Located at 770 Pine Lane in San Rafael, this 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom Eichler home (1,513 sq ft per tax records) has been extensively remodeled and upgraded yet still maintains much of its original Eichler charm.   

Property features include an open and airly floor plan, an upgraded modern kitchen with high-end, stainless steel appliance, remodeled designer bathrooms, updated lighting throughout the house, bamboo laminate flooring, modern & sleek mini-split heating & air conditioning system, foam roof, beautiful swimming pool with designer tile and Pebbletech finishes, new modern gas insert...

11 Vine Avenue, San Anselmo - Seminary Home You Won't Want to Miss!

Located in the coveted Seminary Area of San Anselmo, this lovingly maintained and remodeled bungalow style home is surrounded by a sanctuary of lush green landscaping and privacy. French doors lead you from the living space right out to a flat yard with a large deck perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The living room opens to the dining area and beautifully appointed kitchen with white cabinetry, wainscotting, bronze hardware, stainless appliances, gorgeous granite slab counters and white tiled backsplash. A spacious master, 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths complete this single level home.

On the bottom level, you will find a private entrance to a legal second unit that has been updated and remodeled to match the elegance and style of the main home.  Complete with kitchen, bath and laundry.  Lots of windows with light permeating the space. Rent potential ~$1200-$1500/month

Homes in this area do not stay...

How Marin Real Estate Prices Vary By Zip Code | Market Update

I want to update you on what's going on with real estate prices recently. Home prices have rebounded in some areas, but not others. Part of this has to do with differneces in demand for different neighborhoods within each city. You see, real estate is extremely local when it comes to home values. That's why looking at prices by state, metropolitan area, county, or even city can erroneously skew data. In addition, median home prices can be misleading because of the mix of high-end homes and low-end homes that change hands, even in a specific neighborhood.

In other words, home prices are literally all over the map, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. However, it is worth...