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Our Evolving Home
Somehow, amid a global pandemic, an onslaught of fires and a divisive political environment, we have managed to adjust our sails and embrace the uncertainty. Our decks have become outdoor classrooms, our living rooms home offices, our verandas perhaps yoga studios, with an extra friend or family ...
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Appreciating Marin
Propelled by the pandemic, city dwellers are fleeing urban density to suburbia in search of more space, both indoor & out. During July, the bohemian enclaves of both Bolinas and Stinson Beach were on par with tony Pacific & Presidio Heights for square footage pricing!
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Knowledge is Power
A homeowner may be able to refinance their home mortgage, even if they are in forbearance. Forbearance, or postponing mortgage payments, does not affect one's credit adversely. Most investors have a loan modification program in-place for clients experiencing hardship amid our CV-19 pandemic real...
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Be An Optimist! | Marin Market Statistics
Like most industries, the real estate market came to a screeching halt in April, effectively canceling our historically active spring selling season. May statistics, however, reveal a different story: An upward trajectory that bodes well for the future. Here is what we know...
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Summering-At-Home
Although SUMMER doesn’t officially start for a few more weeks, it’s highly likely we’ll be spending most of it at home.
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Tennis Balls & Sparrows - An Athlete's Perspective
Although we cannot predict the future, we can certainly prepare for it. Similar to playing tennis, we can set ourselves up properly for the next shot by using the past as a guide.
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Financial Relief - In The Time Of Corona
The CARES Act stimulus package requires mortgage loan servicers to provide forbearance to any homeowner with a federally-backed mortgage.
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Grocery Shopping - In The Time Of Corona
From donning proper protective wear to maintaining a 6’ zone between other humans, as well as navigating the safe transfer of groceries into your home, one can easily become overwhelmed.
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Corona Virus - We're In This Together (DIY Hand Sanitizer)
The following are instructions on how to make your own.
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Let Us Remove The Stress Of Presale Renovations
Presale renovations holding you back from selling your home? We'll take care of that for you. We will front the costs to prepare your house for sale (with no interest, charges or mark-up) and manage the project to maximize your selling price...
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"Fortune Favors the Prepared"
In 2016, my dear friend lost EVERYTHING in the devastating Santa Rosa fire, including her two beloved pets and a lifetime's catalog of creative work. Forced to flee her home immediately...
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Q3 2019 Statistics
Questions about the current real estate market? Contact me for clarity and guidance.
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Marin Top 10 Towns
As is to be expected, Belvedere and Ross continue to command positions #1 and #2; but Larkspur is "Movin' on Up' with a surprise showing at position #3. No matter where your city falls...
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Estate of the Month: Grand Country Club Estate
Come home to your own magnificent, gated estate of classical architecture set upon two sprawling acres for the ultimate Marin living experience! Formerly the "Marin Golf & Country Club"
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Estate of the Month: Grand View Estate on Belvedere Island
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson 11,200 sq. ft.* | 6 Bedrooms | 10 Bathrooms Asking Price: $29,750,000
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Midsummer Garden Magic
"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." - John Muir Nothing clears the mind like time spent in nature. It's where we go for clarity, inspiration and to reconnect with our soul.
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Estate of the Month: Academy Award Movie Written Here
Builders, developers and visionary thinkers behold this first offering in 70 years! Located ten minutes from the center of downtown Mill Valley, a bastion of creativity, four parcels on Rose Avenue are now available and ripe for redevelopment.
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Ranking Marin Towns & Cities
Spring Market Update: Price/Sq. Ft. by Town. (March - April Averages)
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The Art of Pricing
If asked to arrive at a fair selling price for our homes, most of us would be hard-pressed to do so. Why? Because there is not enough money in the world to quantify our life’s experiences, treasures and memories intrinsically tied to our home.
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Estate of the Month: Exquisite French Chateau
Live like French royalty in this elegant, authentic and sophisticated Parisian chateau equipped with modern day conveniences for luxury living in the ultimate romantic setting. Situated on a fully fenced, private ½-acre* sunny lot behind a massive...
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To Stage or Not to Stage
As a full-time Realtor and Allied ASID Interior Designer, I am highly attuned to the benefits of staging a property for sale. The financial rewards cannot be ignored: Sellers who stage their properties have received an increase of 15% or more of the dollar value...
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Estate of the Month: Paradise Villa
Live the Monaco lifestyle in Southern Marin in your own exquisite Villa atop 5.8* acres overlooking the Bay. This majestic, elegant property located within an exclusive enclave off Paradise Drive...
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What Goes Up, Must Come Down
The frenzied pace of our white-hot real estate market over the past two years has finally shifted into low gear, placing us in a less competitive, more balanced market for both Buyers and Sellers.
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Thinking of Going It Alone?
When I hear a buyer say they want to purchase a property without an agent because they want to “save money by not paying a commission”, it gives me pause.
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Covering Your Assets?
Financing your home with a mortgage? If so, your lender will require you to have homeowners insurance before funding the loan to protect yourself, and themselves, in the event of damage caused by an unexpected disaster.
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A Magical Midsummer Night
With the halcyon days of summer upon us, our activities naturally take us outdoors. Whether you are nestled within the canyons of Mill Valley, tucked into the hillside of Sausalito or Tiburon, situated at the base of majestic Mt. Tamalpais...
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The “Right” Address
With real estate prices at an all-time high in San Francisco & Marin County, buyers would be well-advised to keep an open mind when searching for their next home. This one, small act can have major implications on your life.
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All You Need is Less
With Spring just around the corner, many Sellers are preparing to show their home in its best condition during real estate’s prime selling season. First impressions do go a long way, and there are lots of techniques to improve the look and feel...
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Yours, Mine, Ours?
So, you've met “The One” and you’re thinking of shacking up? A recent Marriage and Home Buying Study from Coldwell Banker Real Estate found that one in four couples between the ages of 18 and 34 bought a house together before they were married.
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Tax Reform, You Say?
While the new federal tax legislation may not affect our Bay Area housing market where the median price of a home continues to rise month-over-month, year-over-year, it does eliminate some tax benefits of homeownership...
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Thanksgiving Beauty
We are so incredibly fortunate to be able to call the San Francisco Bay Area home!
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Prepare for the Unexpected
I have always admired my dog's ability to intuit the urgency of my command, "Let's rock!". Instantly he would appear at the front door, nose to the jamb, tail wagging at high speed, eager for his next adventure whatever that may be.
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A Winning Strategy for Home Ownership
I like to win. If you’re like me, you do too. I prepare to win each time I enter a race or competition of any sort. I put in the training I know I need to finish first, or at least to be competitive in the top heat.
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What Zillow Doesn’t Want You to Know
When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. The convenience of the online real estate estimate is obvious, but just how accurate are these estimates and do they provide the true market value of a property?