Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

550 Cedarberry Ln - Eichler Just Listed for Sale in San Rafael


I'm delighted to present my newest Eichler listing in Marin County.   Discerning Eichler homebuyers should run (not walk) to this new listing which is located at 550 Cedarberry Lane in San Rafael's Lower Lucas Valley / Marinwood neighborhood. 

 This extensively updated and thoughtfully remodeled 4 bedroom / 2 bathroom Eichler features:

  • Dual pane Blomberg windows, solid core doors, sheet rocked and insulated the walls in order to create a quiet environmnet,
  • beautifully updated bathrooms, and an open kitchen with eco friendly Richlite counters and stainless steel appliances.
  • New sewer lateral, upgraded electrical, newer hot water heater, updated top of the line Viessmann radiant heat boiler,...

San Anselmo Restaurant (R)Evolution! (part 3!)


In his effort to Preserve and Present new dining options in Downtown San Anselmo, Buck Minitch, the entrepreneur  behind the resurrection and transformation of LoCocos to True North and Bubba's to Crossroads, has taken over the management of Cucina. A longtime fixture in the heart of Downtown, Cucina will soon have a new name and present exciting new dining options. The new Bridge Place Bistro will be billed as a "New World Kitchen", offering artisan dishes and fresh food, freshly made.  A separate wine lounge is planned,there will be attractive new dining options like "Brunch on the Bridge", and for late-night diners, an extended closing time of midnight is planned. Stay tuned for more details.

And, in the meantime, if you need help buying or selling...

Novato Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Novato residents have another wonderful resource - The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is located at the Novato Recycling Center, 7576 Redwood Blvd (next to Shamrock Materials).

It is open the first and third Sunday and Monday of each month from 8:30 to 1:30pm excluding most holidays. No appointment is needed and it is free to residents.

HHW accepts the following:

Aerosols, of all kinds                                                Mercury thermostats & thermometers

Auto Products - polishes, brake fluids, cleaners           Paints (oil & latex), stains, solvents, sprays



A Jewel in Desirable Glenwood!
Welcome to this extraordinary East San Rafael home located in the much sought after Glenwood area. Open, airy light and bright. This home offers a superb floor plan featuring:
Four spacious bedrooms, two with walk in closets, smartly separated from the shared living areas.
A warm, inviting large family room with a fireplace will make every day feel luxurious. Formal elegant living/dining room will make your guests feel at home too!
Two large, well-appointed remodeled bathrooms featuring Grohe fixtures, limestone and caesar stone.
The kitchen is fresh and spacious, all in white, complete with an over-sized counter perfect for breakfast, as well as an island. Adjacent alternative breakfast/dining area.
A practical laundry room with folding area and ample storage.
Attached, large garage + even more storage.
Private and wonderful backyard patio combining flagstone & lawn area perfect for large gatherings and entertaining....

1205 Melville Sq. #204, Richmond - Just Sold!

Friday was closing day for my client who now is the proud owner of a 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in Richmond's Marina Bay neighborhood. One offer is all it took to make her a homeowner! Although we were faced with a multiple offer situation, our offer of $301K was just what it took. Where else in the Bay Area can you have San Francisco and Bay Bridge views for this price? As a resident and realtor in Marina Bay, I am well versed in our local real estate market, so please let me know if I can be of any help. For more information on the Marina Bay real estate market click here:

33 Marquard Avenue, San Rafael...Just Sold!


Listed at $759,000...Sold for $819,000

Their own private redwood forest!  I just assisted my first time buyers in the purchase of this great 3 bedroom / 2 bath home minutes to downtown San Rafael.  Having experience in multiple offers situations with past buyers and my knowledge of the Marin market I was able to advise my buyers on how to present a clean offer at the right price.  


I really love working with first time buyers so give me a call (415) 446-8017 should you need assistance with the purchase of a Marin home.

Rebecca Perl  (415) 446-8017

Orinda Prefab - Now Under Construction!


Pre-Fab construction has been around for a while, but with the recent rebound in real estate values and lower than normal available housing inventory, there has been an uptick in consumer interest. Prefab construction offers architectural bargains with streamlined/lower cost construction and "green" building techniques, so why aren't more people building prefab homes?

The problem in the Bay Area is scarcity of buildable land.  As a Realtor connected to the local modern real estate community, I've run across a number of buyers seriously wanting to find land and build a pre-fab home.  Most give up after a few months of unsuccessful searches for land and decide to purchase existing home.

Well, one client I helped to purchase a lot 2-years ago is making this dream...

Spring Cleaning? How about Spring Staging?

Photos Courtesy of Visual Staging

938 Apgar St, Oakland - Just Sold!




Congratulations to my buyers that just closed escrow on their new home located at 938 Apgar St. in North Oakland for $745,000! We were the best of 7 offers on this property.

This 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath home had been completely remodeled and expanded with clean, modern finishes throughout 1,800 square feet of living space.

The upstairs featured an open living and kitchen area, dining room, half bath, and master bedroom with a large master bath. The lower level featured two additional...

438 W. Grand #429, Oakland - Sold!


Ary Assadi and I had the pleasure of representing our seller client on the sale of a fabulous condo in the heart of Oakland's Uptown District for $500,000 ($50,000 over asking)!  A record price for the building!

If you are looking to purchase or sell a condo/loft in Oakland, now is the time. I am happy to assist buyers and sellers with navigating this outrageous real estate market!

Ken Fox, Broker Associate