Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

Just Sold! 130 Coronet, Mill Valley

This architecturally stunning emotional custom home was designed to take advantage of the breath-taking views of Mt. Tamalpais.  In one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Mill Valley and walking distance to downtown, this almost 4,000 sq.ft. homes features a walk in wine seller for the serious oenophile, 4 spacious bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, family room, office and decks off of many of the living areas and all on a private 1/2 acre lot.

This home sold for $1,907,500.    The sale of this property is significant.  Homes in this price range are taking on average 90 days to sell.   Out of 26 homes in this price range, only 6 have sold this year.  With a lot of hard work, marketing and negotiation, we were able to sell the home in just 55 days. 


Marin Home Buyers: Mortgage Rates Improving

Yesterday the Treasury successfully auctioned off $27 Billion in 7 year notes with bids being much higher then expected. As a result, the benchmark 10 year treasury note closed at a much lower 3.50%. This means that mortgage rates also moved lower (improved) today and will likely improve again early next week.

If you have been sitting on the fence, and were disappointed in missing the very low rates that existed 4-8 weeks ago, this may be your opportunity.    Whether you are interested in refinancing or buying a new Marin home or condo in Marin, now might be a good time to explore your options especially since home prices are down and inventory is starting to rise in Marin County.

Below you fill find a summary of current rates.  If you'd like to discuss these rates and available programs in greater detail, please feel free to call me directly at 415-388-6665.


Marin Property Tax Reduction

Good news: Your Marin property taxes might be going down

Finally, there is some good news for folks who bought Marin real estate in the last five or six years. You could see your property taxes go down without having to do a thing, depending upon where they live.

Just in case, it's a good idea to check your assessed value and compare it to comps in your area. If you are having trouble with this, or would like assistance, let me know and I would be happy to help. July 1 marks the beginning of the appeal period for formal assessment review for fiscal year 2009-10 by the county Assessment Appeals Board. The filing period runs through Nov. 30....

Just Sold! 847 Pine Ln, San Rafael

I'm happy to announce that my Eichler listing at 847 Pine Ln in San Rafael just sold today.   This home was a mid-century Eichler "fixer" in San Rafael with fabulous upgrade potential.

I worked closely with the sellers to prepare the home for sale and we were able to generate a significant amount of interest in the home before it even hit the Marin county  mls.    

The result was a multiple offer situation before the home hit the market and the property succesfully closed today for $535,000.   This represents my third Eichler listing this year to receive multiple offers  (i've been involved in 9 different Eichler transactions year-to-date). 

Whether you are interested in buying an Eichler home or something more traditional, I would welcome the opportunity to work with you. ...

SOLD! 55 Sequoia Way, San Francisco

I'm proud to announce the sale of my most recent listing in San Francisco, 55 Sequoia Way, which is located in San Francisco's Miraloma Park neighborhood.   

I successfully marketed and sold this home for full price in 2 weeks and was able to close this transaction in just over 30 days.

55 Sequoia Way, SF

This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home is located across from Miraloma Park has wonderful views from front and rear, large yard and a full basement for expansion potential.  This single-family home is coinveniently located to freeway access and premium shopping at Molly Stones.

The sale price was $675,000.  Other homes in the area have sat on the market for weeks and months and I was happy to work closely with my sellers who relied on my on my depth of experience and expertise to both accurately price and successfully market the home.    ...

1080 Las Ovejas - Just Listed!

Mid-century modern buffs should check out my latest listing in Marin County, a courtyard style Eichler home located at 1080 Las Ovejas Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94903.

Built in 1955, this 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom Eichler home in San Rafael's Terra Linda neighborhood features many original details but does need some updating to show its true potential. 

Priced at $585,000, this home represents an excellent value in a good neighborhood and fabulous school district (Dixie).

This new Eichler listing will be hitting the market this week and the first public open house will be held this Sunday (June 7, 2009) from 1-4pm.     Stop by on Sunday...

Modernism Weekend By-The-Bay

We wanted to invite you to a modernism and art deco event in San Francisco which will be held this upcoming weekend.  This bi-annual event is hosted by one of our personal clients and represents a fabulous opportunity to catch-up on all things modern, mid-century modern, art deco, streamline moderne, and art nouveau.

San Francisco Art Deco & Modernism Show

This years event will feature over 200 dealers from across the country selling furniture, accessories, art, pottery, glass, books, jewelry, vintage clothing and collectibles from 1900 to 1980.      This is the largest event of its type (in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the country) so mark your calendar and don't miss the fun and excitement this weekend in San Francisco.    Event details are as follows:

What: Weekend By The Bay Art Deco & Modernism Show

When: Saturday, June 6, '09 (10am-6pm), Sunday, June 7, '09 (11am-5pm)...