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Mill Valley Annual Art Festival - September 25 & 26


Nestled in the heart and the soul of Mount Tamalpais, the sleeping beauty as the Miwok Indians referred to her, Mill Valley is a special place in people’s hearts and homes.First I think people fall in love with the charm of downtown; the piazza at the center where people gather for coffee or play dates with the kids, the theatres, art galleries and the wide array of shops and fine dining.The Depot Bookstore and Café at the base of the piazza used to be the old train station that...

Floating Homes Tour


I want to remind everyone that the annual Sausalito Floating Homes Tour is this Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. It's a self-guided tour that will feature 19 floating homes out of approximately 425 in the area. A few docents will also be on hand to answer questions and provide a little history.

The tour begins...

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Marin API Scores Soar Higher

"Excellent public schools" is a reason frequently cited by our clients interested in relocating to Marin County.  For families with small children contemplating a move to Marin, you'll definetly want to checkout the frontpage article in today's Marin IJ Newspaper entitled Academic Performance Index Results: Marks Rise in Marin.  

This article includes the most recent Academic Performance Index (API) scores for Marin County with a detailed breakdown on API scores in Marin by School District and School.   The API scores represent a number from 200 to 1,000 and reflect a school's results on several statewide test.

Once again Marin County schools have demonstrated their academic achievement and have risen well above most schools in California (and above most schools throughout the San Francsisco Bay Area).     You can view these scores in today's Marin IJ however we'll also provide a link from the Marin...

651 Woodbine Drive, San Rafael - Eichler Home Just Listed!

651 Woodbine Drive, San Rafael EICHLER HOME listed by Marin Modern 

I'm excited to present my latest Eichler listing in Marin, 651 Woodbine Drive, which will be hitting the market later today at $675,000. 

Conveniently located in San Rafael's Terra Linda neighborhood, 651 Woodbine is a classic 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom mid-century modern Eichler home that features a variety of eco-friendly updates including a foam roof, hydronic baseboard heat, low VOC paint, and more.    The home is situated on a spacious and well landscaped lot with a huge variety of fruit bearing trees and ample room for gardening, relaxing or entertaining.    Excellent proximity to shopping, public transportation, the Terra Linda Rec Center & Swimming Pool,...

112 Monte Vista Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939 - Just Sold


I just helped my client sell her house off market. The result was a very efficient process that everyone was happy with. This Baltimore Park charmer at 112 Monte Vista Avenue in Larkspur is in a good location and sold for $700,000.

Built in 1941, this Larkspur property features 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom, with an open 978 square-foot floor plan, and is highlighted by hardwood floors, master bedroom and convenient kitchen with gas range. There is a large level backyard, which sports a lush lawn and mature fruit-bearing treas. The covered courtyard has an extra half bathroom for entertaining. Located just two blocks from downtown Larkspur.

Jonathan B. Jacobs is a...

Marin Modern 3.0 - Welcome to Our Enhanced Marin Real Estate Website!


I am delighted to share with you our enhanced Marin Modern Real Estate website!     As you'll see, we took what was already a great and informative Marin real estate website and made it even better based on feedback we've received from our clients, friends, agents, and website visitors.   

Over the next few weeks I'll blog in greater detail about helpful features that have been added to the site to enhance your experience.  In the interim, I'd encourage you to take a look around and checkout some of the more noticeable features including:

  • Huge property photos and expanded property descriptions with numerous map views & helpful links to local real estate & school information,
  • The ability to search for properties in Marin...