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Real Estate Agent - Frank Howard Allen, Realtors
A compilation of real estate and lifestyle information useful to current and future residents of Marin County.



You can imagine the expression on the face of the seller of a beautiful SF Bay front home in Tiburon, CA when I asked if his $6.9m home had indoor plumbing.  But, that was a common question to ask when I began selling real estate in 1892 and I had simply forgotten that times had changed.  I've be...
Many call Greenbrae a city, most a neighborhood and some a planned community.  This unique little area of central Marin County is actually a County Service Area (CSA#16 to be exact.)   Greenbrae is ideally located near the major north/south traffic corridor of Hwy 101, it lies just north of the ...
Cigarette Butts are litter, they are fire hazards, they are eye sores and they are bad for the environment.   On, at least, a monthly occurrence I witness someone tossing a lit cigarette butt out their car window.  This is a lit object that often bounces recklessly on the pavement before settlin...
407 Pine St., Mill Valley   -   $625,000                            Level lot in Mill Valley, great opportunity for someone to come in and renovate the property to their liking.  The wood floors look salvageable , the mature landscape adds immediate character and the location in Tam Valley is gre...

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