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JUST SOLD: 201 Albion Ct. Novato, CA


Just Sold: 201 Albion Ct.  3 bedroom end unit condo in S. Novato:   $285,000.

I am happy to announce that I represented the seller on this transaction. The highlights of the unit were: Enter through a custom front door to a beautifully tiled, sun lit open floor plan. Nice sized living room, elegant dining area and gorgeous kitchen with gas stove and granite counters are just of few of the stunning upgrades. Designer carpet and paint show off the three upstairs bedrooms. This home exudes style and class. Two car covered parking, private patio and pool made this a complete package!

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Where to recycle wine bottle corks


Have you ever noticed how a drawer in your kitchen can become the collection spot for wine bottle corks? Well, I had a nice collection going but I had no idea why I was saving them-it just seemed like the right thing to do.  Luckily while in BevMo-Novato one day, I noticed they had a recycling container for used corks.  Turns out that wine bottle corks are easy to recycle and important for the environment to do so.  To get the full scoop go to The Cork Forest Conservation Alliance website and read up.

I have been using the drop off at ...

Farmers Market Season in Marin County - Get your fresh produce now!

Farmers Market Season in Marin County - Get your fresh produce now!


The Farmers Market Season is officially open in Marin County! Check out the schedule for a location near you.

The AIM (Agricultural Institute of Marin) founded in 2004 and born out of the desire to promote and support the "Buy Local" movement manages the Marin County farmers markets. The first farmers market in Marin County was in 1983 at the Civic Center and it remains today as the largest market in the Marin area.

29 years later, year round and seasonal markets...

City dwellers thinking of moving north, this is for you.


My most recent home tours have been with residents of San Francisco who are interested in moving to Marin because they want more room, great public schools or better weather. All are great reasons to move here!

My experience has been that these future Marin dwellers have one town in mind (after talking to friends or just hearing about a certain area) and they want to begin their search there. After our home tour and hearing about their wishlist of their "perfect home", it's frequently apparent that they need to learn more about ...

The Anlyan Report. Marin County Real Estate 5.20.12

Hello Everyone,

The Marin County Real Estate Market is Hot, Hot, Hot! Attractive new listings are flying off the shelf, often in their first week on the market, and, not infrequently, with multiple offers --sometimes going substantially over asking price. Sellers----can you count on this? Not necessarily. But if your listing is well prepared, priced, presented, and marketed, don't be surprised if it does happen.

What is going on here?

The current supply of housing inventory for sale is extremely low--- only 3.1 months for Single Family Residences (SFR) and 2.9 months for Condo's. In both cases, this is more than 50% below the available inventory in April of 2011. Year-to-date numbers of homes sold are up as well, in spite of low inventory---running nearly 16% ahead of April '11 for SFR's and more than 19% for condo's.

Of 1222 SFR and Condo properties listed for sale on the MLS on May 20, 564 were in contract, or 46%.In Novato, the number is even higher, with 165 of 266,...

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Sold: 1609 Catalina Way, Petaluma CA


I am pleased to announce that Petaluma has new home owners! Located on the east side of Petaluma, in the Southgate community, my first time homebuyer clients just closed sale on a brand new home. Built by De Nova builders, this single family home is complete with 3 bedrooms, a loft and 2.5 baths. Through my negotiating, they were able to incorporate gorgeous designer upgrades throughout the entire house at no extra charge-it pays to go to a new home site with your realtor!

I encourage buyers to contact me regarding purchasing new homes prior to visiting a new home sales office, as there are important things to be aware of such as- are there HOA dues, Mello Roos taxes, rental restrictions etc. I help buyers navigate to and negotiate the entire sale which leads to a much smoother process that saves them a lot of money! With inventory being slim and lenders being strict, looking at new homes provides an excellent opportunity to get into the market and be the first owner of a brand new home!

If you would like guidance on purchasing a home, new or resale, please contact me today for assistance....