Posted by Cari Gennarelli on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3:46:30 PMBy Cari Gennarelli / July 30, 2014Comment
10 Reasons to Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and Visit San
Is July really almost over? I am still trying to figure out
where June went and now we are quickly approaching August which means back to
school, fall and the best weather of the year in San Francisco. There is no
better time to venture out from your Marin haven, through the Rainbow tunnel
and head across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge (or take the Larkspur ferry) for
some SF activities.
Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge - Have
you? If not, do it!
Posted by Marin Modern Team on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 3:58:37 PMBy Marin Modern Team / July 26, 2014Comment
Bolinas Avenue will close to traffic and the fun will begin! There are Zumba , world dance and Yoga classes held in the street.
Many food vendors, too. The creation of this event was a response to a long time vision that many of us have held that Fairfax is ripe for an eventual pedestrian only Mall style (Think Boulder, not Bloomingdales!) street where restaurants can serve outside and people can congregate. So, a few years ago, Sustainable Fairfax along with the Town Counsel and other local entities came together to create this event and promote the concept one day a year. Some day, it may become a permanent reality. Click here for more details on this years's event. Hope to see you there!
Posted by Ken Fox on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:16:43 PMBy Ken Fox / July 25, 2014Comment
Congratulations to the new owners of 645 Miner Road in the
charming town of Orinda, California, which closed escrow at $2,650,000. Renee Adelmann and I represented the lucky
This newly remodeled, 4,970SF pristine estate has 5
oversized bedrooms and 4.5 baths including a private master suite with
fireplace, formal and informal living spaces, library/office, chef's kitchen
and even a separate guest suite over the 3-car garage! Set on 1.41 mostly flat acres at the bottom of
a serene cul-de-sac, the home is surrounded by soaring mature redwood trees
with a full-span rear deck leading down to sparkling pool. A perfect home for summer entertaining!
If you are in the market to purchase a
home in the East Bay, please allow my experience and knowledge...
Posted by Enrica Price on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:10 PMBy Enrica Price / July 24, 2014Comment
Looking for an inexpensive
way to enjoy a family day? Take the kids
to a community pool! Keep them busy for
hours and tire them out while you bask in the Marin sun and read a book. Here is a list of local community pools by
city that offer public swim hours for non-members at a reasonable fee. And if community pools or club memberships
aren't your thing, you can call me and I will help you find a home for sale
with a pool!
Posted by Marin Modern Team on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:32:06 AMBy Marin Modern Team / July 23, 2014Comment
I recently had the pleasure of representing my buyer in purchasing this grand 1906 home in West Oakland that closed escrow for $635,000 and was the best of 6 offers on the property.
This 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,738 square foot home (plus finished attic) included a lush backyard, "endless pool", spa, sauna, two-level deck, and a wine cellar -- an entertainer's dream! The home had been lovingly updated inside while still maintaining much of its original charm. Congratulations to my very lucky buyer!
If you are looking for a home in Oakland, I'd love the opportunity to assist you. Please contact me for more information at anytime at Matt@EastBayModern.com or 510.604.8000.
Posted by Marin Modern Team on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1:52:34 PMBy Marin Modern Team / July 19, 2014Comment
Would you like to avoid the stress and inconvenience of coming to the Title Company during the 9-5 work week to sign a stack of loan papers and closing documents when refinancing, buying or selling a home? Ask your real estate agent or the escrow officer at the Title Company, to arrange for a Mobile Notary to come to your home or place of work at a time that is convenient for you. I did, and my clients loved it.
I recently had clients who chose to
sign their closing papers with a Mobile Loan Signing Agent at their home due to
logistical challenges in their work schedules. It certainly was convenient but their
situation was a little more complicated than the typical signing because there
were multiple Trusts, 3 parties to the...
King, one of my favorite clients, has been an an avid volunteer with the
organization for over 8 years. During that time she has adopted many dogs
herself, youngsters and old brood matrons, (dogs kept for breeding future racers).
Posted by Marin Modern Team on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:51:18 PMBy Marin Modern Team / July 17, 2014Comment
Welcome to a great neighborhood! 326 Greenfield in San Anselmo has new owners
who are thrilled with this art deco charmer.
I had the pleasure of representing the sellers. I listed and prepared
their home for sale to get top dollar and it did! Offered at $755,000 we had 3 very good offers
and it sold for $790,000.
After raising two boys and loving their neighborhood and
home for 22 years, the sellers were ready for the next phase...
Posted by Fred Anlyan on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 4:10:59 PMBy Fred Anlyan / July 17, 2014Comment
Yes, it can be done! There seem to be a throng of buyers laden with cash from selling their homes, cashing out their high-tech stock options, family money, and the list goes on. There is no question that they have an advantage. They're not subject to appraisals and underwriting standards while you are, because you need a loan. If you're up against someone with a lot of money who just loves the home, it's probably time to move on, but barring that, give it a try. Cash buyers are not invincible. There are definite steps that can be taken to level the playing field.
First, it's important to understand what sellers and their agents are looking for. It boils down to just a few things: A good price; the terms the Sellers want (more on this...