Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

Just Sold! 32 Andrew Place #125, Tiburon 2bd View Condo


Just Sold! I just represented the Seller of this two bedroom/1 bathroom view condo in Tiburon, CA.  This was a stylish single-level unit in the Tiburon Hills Estates complex, located just minutes from Hwy 101 and close to the Strawberry Shopping Center.

This seller client, who came to me via a personal referral from another one of my past clients, had just received a very exciting promotion with The Walt Disney Company, which required him to relocate nearer to their...

Marin Open House Guide and tips


Despite the low inventory of homes for sale in Marin County, there are over 200 OPEN HOUSES this weekend throughout Marin to check out (link to open house guide at bottom)!

As you probably know, the real estate market took a big upswing early this year resulting in multiple offers and over bidding.  Buyers who want to get into the market are looking at all angles for getting their offers accepted. Your interaction with the listing agent at the open house may set the tone for how your offer is received, should you make an offer on that property. Therefore I have a few how-to tips...

Peacocks, Pigs & Paint: Getting Rid of Old Paint in Marin County

Getting rid of those old paint cans is really a piece of cake...It's MUCH easier than you think. Plus, you get to see peacocks and pigs at the same time!

As a Realtor, at the end of just about every single property deal I do, there's always the routine list of things that need to be done, such as remind clients to change their addresses, remind them to turn on the utilities, and figure out who is taking away all of the old cans of paint from the property that just changed hands.  Usually sellers will leave partial cans of paint with current colors as a courtesy to the buyers. But what if there's decades-worth of old paint cans stashed? I recently closed escrow on a little condo listing that was just over 1000 square feet, and in the storage unit, there were almost 20 cans of paint, in a variety of colors. The seller was out-of-the area, so the responsibility of getting rid of all of this paint came to me....what to do? Of course, you can hire somebody to come haul it away. But why...

707 Cherry Street, Novato CA 94945 - Just Sold!

707 Cherry Street, Novato CA 94945

The completion of every transaction is exhilarating but there is a special satisfaction helping clients buy their first house. 


New beginnings, starting fresh, a chance to do things the way you want. Plant a garden, paint your child's room their favorite color, remodel your kitchen, bathroom or build a man cave.

Home ownership truly is the American dream, usually a dream brought to reality - a dream come true.

My clients were expecting their second child and quickly growing out of the apartment they were living in. They, like most modern buyers, shopped online for months before stepping foot in a house so they were pretty clear on what they wanted and needed in their first home.


285 Morning Sun, Mill Valley - Just Listed!


Enjoy the views of Richardson Bay!  With only three stairs from the new parking deck to the front door, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home makes for a convenient and easy Mill Valley lifestyle. The main level has beautiful wood vaulted ceilings reminiscent of Tahoe, abundant light and French doors that open to a deck off the living and dining room. There is a very large deck on the side that is perfect for a party or a play area for kids or both.  The bedrooms, baths and laundry are located on the lower level with sliding glass doors off the master bedroom to a deck.  A new parking deck and walk way to the front entrance was built within the past few years and the parking deck can easily accommodate 2 cars. The exterior and interior were recently painted...

25 Serra Way - New Eichler Listing in San Rafael!


I wanted to let our friends and clients know that I have a brand new Eichler listing in San Rafael which will be hitting the market later this week.

Located at 25 Serra Way in San Rafael's Terra Linda North neighborhood, this property features:

  • 4 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms
  • Atrium model floorplan with walls of glass throughout 
  • Many original Eichler details still intact 
  • Upgrades and enhancments include an energy-efficient foam roof, new tankless radiant boiler for in floor radiant heat, sheet rocked bedrooms and gas fireplace in the dining room. 
  • Swimming pool with solar heat; seperate hot tub
  • Walking distance to Scotty's Market, Community Pool, Pre-Schools and public transportation...

East Bay Eichler Update - Summer 2013


With the first 6 months of 2013 behind us, we wanted to provide East Bay Eichler homeowners with a mid-year summary of the market for Eichler homes.

A total of 11 Eichler homes have been sold in the East Bay between January 1 and June 30, 2013. Sales have remained steady so far this year, however, there has been an uptick in activity now that the summer-housing season is in full swing.


Taking a closer look at Eichler sales for?the first half of the year, the majority (6) ?of sales occurred in Walnut Creek where Eichlers took...

The Anlyan Report 7.22.13. Sellers. Prices Up, Inventory Down. Need Listings. Buyer Opportunities Still Exist.

According to a July 18 Report by DataQuick, a real estate news service, the median price of a Bay Area home rose at the fastest pace on record in June. The article cited low mortgage rates, competition for a supply of homes that is limited by reduced numbers of distressed home sales, and the continuing improvement of the economy as factors in the rapid increase. According to the article, June's Bay Area median price of $555,000 represented a 33.1% increase over the same period in 2012, when it was $417,000. The article attributed 75% of the increase to rising home values, and the remaining 25% to changes in "market mix" or the types of homes sold. It went on to say that the median price of a Bay Area home peaked at $665,000 in June/July, 2007 and went as low as $290,000 in March of 2009. A chart accompanying the article showed Marin County sales volume...

926 Ventura Way, Mill Valley - Coming Soon!


Entertainer's dream home; dramatic, multiple living areas with stunning views of the surrounding Mill Valley hills through picture windows.

Spacious, light filled 3,175 sf 4 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home ideal for today's lifestyle.

Soaring, vaulted ceilings, gorgeous espresso wood floors throughout the entire top level, 3 fireplaces, chef's dream kitchen with Viking and Subzero stainless steel appliances is part of an expansive great room that has a deck attached, PLUS formal dining and living rooms.

The bedrooms are all located on the lower level including an exquisite master suite with a huge walk-in closet and enormous bathroom featuring travertine, a luxurious tub with jets, separate shower stall and two sinks. There are private decks off the master bedroom and its bathroom.  Step...

170 Los Altos Avenue, Walnut Creek - SOLD


I just represented the buyers and sold this updated Eichler home located at 170 Los Altos Avenue in the Rancho San Miguel neighborhood of Walnut Creek for $729,000. 

This 3 bedroom/2 bath courtyard-model Eichler features a large bonus multi-purpose room, updated baths, a stylishly remodeled kitchen, and freshly landscaped courtyards.  This was a great find for my buyer clients who had been searching for a few months for the perfect mid-century home to start a new family.

For more info on Eichler homes, or to inquire about your home's potential price in this competetive market, let my experience with Eichlers work for you.

Ken Fox,

East Bay Modern Real Estate