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Marin Real Estate Home Sales 2008 Mid Year Report - 07/30/08 01:01 PM
My clients or many Realtors on the National Forum have been asking me about how the market is in general and in Marin county. My answer is always - Real Estate is LOCAL No matter how much the media dramatizes the market condition, Marin County House Prices still hold steady. This is especially true for great houses in desirable locations in Southern Marin (such as Belvedere, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Ross, San Anselmo, Sausalito and Tiburon), or for that matter, all of Marin. One of the recent news (will follow up with another blog) is the fact that Marin Land (0 comments)
Cleanest Air Quality in the Country - Novato, CA - 07/30/08 01:37 AM
The News is Out! Renowed for Quality of Life, Marin County Towns were winnders in the 2008 Money Magazine 'Best Places To Live' "Clean Air' category. Among all the small towns ranked by the Money agazine, Novato won first place, San Rafafel Second and Salinas placed 15 in the 'Clean Air' category. Top 25 in 2008 Money Magazine Quality of Life 'Clean Air' Category And don't forget, the further North you go in Marin, the sunnier it gets - beats the city 100%
Another positive trend since July 9th, 2008 statistics. Total inventory dropped by 11 while pending sales units remained the same! Big change in percent pending is the starter single family homes, with a drop of 8%. My theory is that Locaton, Location, Location. SFR in desirable location, shows nicely and priced right are moving still. However, many starter homes that sit on the market for a while can have a few problems such as location (next to freeway, in flood zone), a big one), , unless priced extremely low, the buyers are shy away from them. '' Big gain in pending sales is in (0 comments)
200 San Marin Drive, Novato, CA Medical Building PreConstruction Meeting - 07/23/08 01:44 AM
As a San Marin Improvement Association's member, I went to the preconstruction meeting for 200 San Marin Drive Project today. 200 San Marin Drive is now a the vacant lot situated at the south east corner of San Marin Drive and San Andreas Drive. Designated as a gas station, it will now be a single story, 6,700sf. medical building planned for four medical or dental offices serving local community. Others present were two San Andreas HOA members, Chip Fuller, Vice President of Catlin Properties, owner of 200 San Marin Drive and Aton Seikowitz of Selkowitz & CO., Inc. General Contractors. The plan is to start construction as soon as possible, either the week of July 28th (2 comments)
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Another positive trend since June 25th, 2008 weekly statistics. Total inventory actually dropped by 1 while pending increased by 7. From a price range point, starter condos/townhomes as well as starter single family homes up to $800K, while $800K and up homes suffered slightly. With Fannie Mae tightening guidelines for people who are thinking about using their current home as a 2nd home or investment property, this might be the time to lock down that loan and purchase your dream home. Check with your mortgage broker for the details and how that affect the specific lenders they work with. Check with your trusted Realtor about inventory on (1 comments)
Fannie Mae Tightens Guidelines for Retaining Current Residence as 2nd Home or Investment Properties - 07/11/08 01:35 AM
In today's Frank Howard Allen Office meeing, Andy Shine, mortgage broker with Residence Pacific Mortgage, discussed the new guideline by Fannie Mae, which will be effective on August 1. The guidelines affect loans for purchase a new home while retaining the current residence as 2nd home or investment porperty. Might be time to buy the house you always wanted if you are sitting on the fence. Here are the details:
2197 Vineyard Road, Novato, CA - 07/11/08 12:13 AM
Come Home to The Fabulous Retreat Listed at $1,049,000 For more details and pictures, please go to www.2197Vineyard.com Upscale, lovely expanded and remodeled architect's home sits on over 1/3 level acre lot. Creekside setting with freeform swimming pool and hot tub, deck, patio and gazebo under giant shady trees. A wonderful home for year round relaxing retreat and entertainment! The seemily humble ranch style home is designed to take full advantage of the premium creekside lot and is packed with surprises! Walk through the beautiful front door, you are immediately greeted by an inviting, open living / dining room with gorgeous view of greenery from the floor to ceiling windows and sliders. Decorative (1 comments)
12 Hamphire Way, Novato, CA - 07/07/08 07:26 PM
Rarely on Market Executive Home with Panoramic Hill View Backs to Open Space on Private Street Listed at $949,000 For more information, check www.12HampshireWay.com This wonderful 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, close to 3,000 sf home takes advantage of the gorgeous view to provide a wonderful place for entertainment and gatherings. Walking into the home, you will find formal living room with fireplace and formal dining; both with vaulted ceiling and view of greenery. On the right, an office with view and adjacent full bath. The office suite can serve as a guest retreat. Be amazed by the incredible view from (6 comments)
Marin County July the 4th Event - For the Patriotic You! - 07/03/08 01:28 AM
ndependence Day is a heartbeat away and one of the beauties of life in the North Bay is the variety of fun events that our charming communities organize at this time of year. Read on to learn of the many unique ways to observe this all-American holiday. Happy Fourth! Corte Madera-Larkspur 43rd Annual Corte Madera/Larkspur Chambers of Commerce 4th of July Parade - Elaborate floats, precision drill teams, classic cars and the Corte Madera Town Band.Parade Time: 10:30 am Route: From Redwood High in Larkspur, it moves down Magnolia into Corte Madera and continues down Tamalpais Ave to the Town Center.Post-parade: Check (3 comments)
Marin County July the 4th Event - For the Patriotic You! - 07/03/08 01:22 AM
Independence Day is a heartbeat away and one of the beauties of life in the North Bay is the variety of fun events that our charming communities organize at this time of year. Read on to learn of the many unique ways to observe this all-American holiday. Happy Fourth! Also, be watchful of the local fireworks in this extremely DRY season! Corte Madera-Larkspur 43rd Annual Corte Madera/Larkspur Chambers of Commerce 4th of July Parade - Elaborate floats, precision drill teams, classic cars and the Corte Madera Town Band.Parade Time: 10:30 am Route: From Redwood High in Larkspur, it moves down Magnolia into Corte Madera (4 comments)
Scorching Hot Days - Marin County Summer Cooling Centers Come to Rescue!!! - 07/01/08 12:03 AM
The following information is provided by the Novato Chamber of Commerce. This information can be quite handy for the very few, but could be quite uncomfortable scorching hot days in Marin. This is very important for Seniors who will need to be especially careful when weather conditions change drastically!---------------------- The following facilities have graciously agreed to open their doors as Cooling Centers (to those of any age) in Marin County in times of need. Hours of operation as a Cooling Center are informally offered and may change when necessary. Each site is air-conditioned, has water for drinking, a restroom and seating. (4 comments)
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