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747 Norvell St El Cerrito - JUST SOLD




Bravo to my sellers who sold their charming El Cerrito home for $667,000 - $38,000 more than their asking price! This super clean cottage...

184 Shoreline Ct. Richmond - Just Sold



My clients from Nebraska were a bit disheartened by the aggressive Bay Area real estate market. Having to outbit multiple buyers and offer considerably more than the asking price is a foreign concept to most non-Californians, not to mention a potentially risky proposition. However, this does not always have to be the case. I introduced my clients to the condos located in Richmond's Marina Bay neighborhood known as The Shores. Where else can you purchase a fully...

The Anlyan Report. San Anselmo Real Estate Statistics 5.1-5.29.2016


It is my pleasure to assist clients with real estate purchases and sales throughout Marin County and adjoining areas but, as a resident of San Anselmo (only a block or so from Downtown), my particular interest is in this very special area of Marin. I often write about restaurants or local events, but today, since we are in the midst of the spring selling season, wanted to follow up on last month's report on San Anselmo home prices.

Our previous report focused on the first four months of 2016, noting that 37 Single Family Residences (SFR) and 3 Condos sold during the period. Let's take a look at the similarities and differences. When we compare statistics from the first 29 Days of May, we see that 13 SFR's and 1 Condo sold during the...

Just Listed - 26 Bretano Way, Greenbrae

Fabulous Location

Located on one of the most prestigious streets and best location in Greenbrae, this home has been lovingly maintained by the same owner for over 50 years. It is Southern facing with an abundance of natural light. It features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a 2-Car attached garage. There are 3 generous-sized bedrooms and a full bath on the main level and a large master suite over the garage. There are hardwood floors throughout with a fireplace in the living room and the kitchen opens to the backyard.


Opportunity Knocks

This home has tremendous potential for a new owner to create a real showplace in keeping with the surrounding homes and neighborhood.  It's...

Berkeley Real Estate Market Report - April, 2016

Here is my Berkeley Real Estate Market Sales Report for April, 2016. 

Only 49 properties were sold, compared to 54 in April, 2015.  Though it seems a small difference in terms of the numbers, it is about 10% lower than last year.  The inventory is low, and currently there are only 52 active listings in Berkeley.  This means that we have just a month supply of properties.

Please take a look at the properties sold below:

It is shocking to see many properties sold over 40% above their listing price.  It sounds crazy but is a reality in Berkeley. Also there are still lots of cash buyers!  I hear that the San Francisco and Silicon Valley markets have started to cool down, but not Berkeley.  It's definitely still a sellers market!

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in Berkeley, please contact me anytime. 


5 Pacific Drive, Novato - Sold!


I had the pleasure of representing the buyers on the purchase of their "retirement" home at 5 Pacific Drive in Novato.  Built in 1995, this Southern Novato home features 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, soaring ceilings, beautifully remodeled kitchen and a mezzanine addition perfect for a pool table. This home offers the location they wanted and the outdoor space and privacy they desired for gardening and entertaining. After a year-long search, my clients found the perfect home, a home that enabled them to take advantage of Prop. 60.  Their home...

Fairfax Festival June 11-12

fairfax-festival-2016-poster-e1462060151634_01If you haven't been before, I highly recommend that you attend this iconic festival. Each year brings out the neighborhoods competing for the prize of "Best Float" during the parade that kicks off the festival Saturday morning at 10 am. There is also a great sub festival called, Ecofest that is held up at the Pavillion. Lots of eco product booths and an organic wine bar. You won't want to miss the multiple stages with different bands, too. Here is the site directly.

Open House Today 1-4pm 46 Burning Tree, Novato - Marin Country Estates Neighborhood

Situated at the very end of the street in this exclusive neighborhood on over half an acre, is this one of a kind, remodeled, contemporary, 3 level home with spectacular views from every room.  Overlooking Marin Golf & Country Club, the home is surrounded by breathtaking views of the lush green hills and golf course. With six bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, plus two additional bonus rooms, there is plenty of space for all!...

Oakland's Construction Boom is in Full Swing!


Oakland's commercial and residential construction boom shows no signs of slowing down. The San Francisco Business Times reports that there are currently a total of 12 high-rise buildings slated for construction in Oakland! The two most recently proposed high-rise towers will result in a total of 334 new residential units and will be located at the intersection of 15th and Webster Street. This is just one of the latest residential construction projects to take make waves in Oakland.

On May 5th, it was reported that Lane Partners is in contract to make a fourth major commercial real estate purchase in Oakland....