Do You Need to Sell Your Home in Marin to Retire?

Are you casting around for a place to retire?  For many, Marin is too darn expensive and the equity tied up in a home is necessary to fund a comfortable retirement.  But where to move? That's the million dollar question for many.  Yes, you could throw a dart at a map but most people will be more thoughtful when it comes to a major life change. Some questions to consider:

  • What is the cost of housing in areas you are considering moving? Do you want a single family home or are you looking for a more carefree lifestyle?
  • Do you have friends and family who live in the area and does that matter to you?
  • Do you want to stay in California or are you casting a wider net?
  • Is being within a couple of hours of a major airport important?
  • Amenities - golf, tennis, hiking, skiing, theater, music, college town, healthcare?
  • What about the weather? 4 seasons or same temperature year-round?
  • Community - size, shopping,...

30 Iverson in Petaluma - JUST SOLD!


I had the pleasure of representing the buyers on the purchase of their "retirement" home in Petaluma.  After living in a 1500 square foot multi-level hillside home in Mill Valley for 20+ years, my clients longed for more space, more conveniences and a 21st Century lifestyle. Built in 2005, their new home has soaring ceilings and sweeping views of the vineyards, West County hillside and the lights of Petaluma.  Located in West Haven, a Christopherson built development with 50 acres dedicated to open space and connected by walking paths to Helen Putnam Regional Park, this home has the best of all worlds - a bucolic setting yet minutes to the charming downtown.  This home features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a kitchen made...

Sold: 1609 Catalina Way, Petaluma CA


I am pleased to announce that Petaluma has new home owners! Located on the east side of Petaluma, in the Southgate community, my first time homebuyer clients just closed sale on a brand new home. Built by De Nova builders, this single family home is complete with 3 bedrooms, a loft and 2.5 baths. Through my negotiating, they were able to incorporate gorgeous designer upgrades throughout the entire house at no extra charge-it pays to go to a new home site with your realtor!

I encourage buyers to contact me regarding purchasing new homes prior to visiting a new home sales office, as there are important things to be aware of such as- are there HOA dues, Mello Roos taxes, rental restrictions etc. I help buyers navigate to and negotiate the entire sale which leads to a much smoother...