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Electronics Recycling in Marin

Marin County  residents interested in safely disposing of their electronics (also known as "e-waste") should take advantage of the FREE electronics waste recycling event which will be held this weekend in San Rafael.

Attendees will have an opportunity to safely dispose of all of their e-waste including computers, PC monitors, computer supplies and peripherals, printers, photo copiers, scanners, camcorders, video cassette recorders, DVD players, cell phones, telephones, home entertainment systems, MP3 players, video gaming systems, televisions, and even car batteries.

Event and venue details for this Marin recycling event are as follows:

What:   Free Electronic Waste Recycling Event in Marin

When:  Saturday & Sunday,  May 30-31,...

Standing Ovations: Rockin' The Mint

The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society honor legendary musicians on June 4th, 2009 for a one night experience at the Old Mint building. 

Guests will enjoy cocktails in the old vault, a sit down exquisite dinner by McCalls Catering and dancing to unforgettable performances from Booker T. and Jefferson Starship. 

The event will be honoring a host of renowned bay area musicians at the event such as;  Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis and The News, Boz Scaggs and Tower of Power.  

In addition guests will experience a rare view of memorabilia from Wolfgang's Vault private collection.

This will be a night to remember.  For more information and to purchase your ticket for the event, visit Standing Ovations; Rockin' The Mint


Mill Valley Flea Market Extravaganza

Come join us for the fun and the finds at Mill Valley's 5th Annual Flea Market Extraordinaire this Saturday (5/30) from 9am-3pm at the Mill Valley Community Center.

Last year's event was so much fun and a huge success.  If you want to find some great treasures and bargains, you won't want to miss this event. This year my friends and I are renting 2 booths on the lawn. We have some fabulous houseware items, tons of clothes and some furniture to sell.   Part  of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society via ticket sales for their upcoming fundraiser;  Rockin' The Mint - Standing Ovations 2009.   This is another event you won't want to miss.  


Modern Lucas Valley home - Coming Soon

Discriminating Marin home buyers looking for an incredible, modern home in a fabulous neighborhood and school district should be excited about my upcoming listing located at 26 Oak Mountain Court.

Designed by famed architect Claude Oakland, this mid-century home  has been extensively remodeled, expanded, and transformed into a hip and ultra-modern home which offers the best of indoor / outdoor living in Marin County.

This unique 4 bedroom architectural property in Lucas Valley has been a featured property on the San Francisco Bay Area's American Institute of Architects (AIA) home tour and will be available for purchase within the next few weeks! ...

What To Do On Memorial Day In Marin

What To Do On Memorial Day In Marin

It's always fun to do something that's happening locally, here in Marin. Paradise Foods is celebrating its 8th Anniversary Memorial Day Weekend Celebration.  There will be food, rock climbing, contests, and the like. So come on by and say hello.

Memorial Day Schedule:
Monday, May 25th
Hot Dogs, Burgers & Sausages from 11am - 3pm
Rockwall Climbing from 12pm-3pm
Paradise BBQ from 3-7pm
Other fun family activities both days including contests for kids, foods, demos & samples, and more...

5627 Paradise Drive in Corte Madera
more info: 945-8855

Another Store Location...

Marin Garage Sale for Families

Bay Area families should not miss the upcoming "Garage Sale for Families" in Marin County.    This annual event represents the largest organized garage sale in Marin and offers attendees an excellent opportunity to pickup gently used items for infants and children for 50-80% below retail.  

Family Garage sale in Marin

Sponsored by the Marin Parent's of Multiples Club (MPOMC), this is a must attend event if you are looking to either buy or sell items for either babies, small children (up to age 6 ) or maternity items for mothers to be.   This is an extremely event and attendees can expect to find a variety of items including clothing, toys, furniture, equipment and more. 

Event and venue details are as follows:

What: Garage Sale for Families

Where: Marin Catholic High School Gym, 675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield...

Sold - Terra Linda Atrium Eichler home

I listed and just sold 104 Golden Hinde Blvd in San Rafael, an atrium model Eichler home located in Terra Linda Valley.    The property received multiple offers before the first Sunday open house and sold for $670,000.

This represents my 5th Eichler home sale just this year.   Additionally, I have 1 active Eichler listing right now (128 Golden Hinde Blvd) and 3 additional Marin Eichler listings which will be hitting the market within the next few weeks.    Two of these upcoming listings are fixers with fabulous potential; one of them is one of the nicest and most architecturally stunning Eichler homes in Upper Lucas Valley.

Whether you interested in Marin Eichlers for sale or simply would like to learn more about modern homes of Marin, I would...

Your Marin Mortgage - Lower Your Monthly Payments

Whether you are in the market to buy a home in Marin County or are simply exploring your options for refinancing your current mortgage,  now is a fabulous time to take advantage of the incredible low interest rates that are out there.

Residential mortgage rates are currently at all time historic lows. The graph above shows US average mortgage rates over the past 36 years.  Oddly, the website where this information was obtained (Mortgage News Daily) hasn’t updated their graph to reflect improvements in fixed rates over the last month - now in the 4.75-5.25% range.

You get the picture though, if you can qualify to refinance, think about doing is now and lock into lower monthly payments.

Feel free to contact me if I can assist you with your...

847 Pine Lane, San Rafael - Coming Soon!

Bay Area home buyers  looking for an attractively priced mid-century modern home in Marin County with wonderful potential should check out my new, upcoming listing at 847 Pine Ln, San Rafael, CA 94903.

Built in 1955, this single-family / single story Eichler home maintains much of its original charm including mahogony walls, hanging globe lights, and a fabulous indoor / outdoor feel.   The property features 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms, a family-friendly floorplan with living room, dining room, and family room, 2-car garage parking, forced air heat, private yard with an amazing array of fruit trees (lemon, peach, persimmon, fig, pineapple /  guava, apple, plum, and apriot), and more.   

Located in the desirable Dixie School District.  Easy walk to the Terra Linda...

Listed & Sold! Terra Linda Eichler Home

I'm pleased to annouce that one of my Eichler listings in Marin County, 4 Dias Way in San Rafael, just closed escrow.  

I proudly represented the sellers of this 4 bedroom / 2 bathroom updated mid-century modern Eichler home in San Rafael's Terra Linda neighborhood.   The purchase price was $710,000.   

This represents my fourth Eichler transaction (either sold or sale pending) within the past several weeks.    

In addition to this recent sales activity, I also have three new Eichler listings which will be hitting the market within the next few weeks.   Two of these listings will be in Terra Linda, one will be in Lucas Valley.