san francisco: New Homes | The Landing at Hamilton Field, Novato (Marin County, Bay Area) - 11/21/10 02:41 PM
Located just 16 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge, The Landing at Hamilton is Hamilton Field is a secluded enclave of luxurious homes reflecting timeless style and contemporary conveniences. These thoughtfully designed homes focus on sophistication, beauty, and community. Residents enjoy spacious and refined interior spaces, modern conveniences, adjacent to a rich wildlife sanctuary. Click HERE for a Virtual Tour of our Model Homes.
An unrivaled passion for excellence and detail is exhibited in each home. The Landing at Hamilton benefits from easy access to recreation, dining, shopping, schools, transportation, and the myriad benefits of living at Hamilton Field in Novato. Pricing … (0 comments)

san francisco: Pacific Union International | Marin Luxury Homes Report (June 2010) - 06/25/10 04:54 AM
 Pacific Union International is the leading broker for Marin County luxury homes.
As reported in previous months, “real buyers” continue to snap up homes in prestige locations such as Mill Valley, Belvedere, Ross, Kentfield, etc., along with “value” properties with locational upside, views of San Francisco, southern exposures, knolltop properties. Without question, Marin’s luxury home market is showing signs of increased velocity and buyer optimism. In the $2 million to $4 million price band, May 2010 sales eclipsed last year’s total, inventory is down from last year, and the number of homes with accepted offers (in escrow) is high. This combination of factors looks promising for … (0 comments)

san francisco: Pacific Union International | Marin Real Estate Update | May 2010 - 05/24/10 04:09 PM
We at Pacific Union International in Marin County, California continue to feel as though the 2010 real estate market is vastly different from that of 2009. Year over year prices seem to have leveled in most price segments and locations within Marin — some areas have even seen prices increase (albeit nominally). Countywide supply and demand figures suggest an improving real estate environment. Supply is up 7%. But the number of sales of 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes with at least 1,500 square feet and priced under $1 million,  are up an incredible 191% from April 2009.   

As noted in various recent … (1 comments)

san francisco: Marin County, CA. Real Estate Update — May 2009 (Homes For Sale & Price Ranges) - 05/21/09 03:58 PM
The leading indicator of future sales is the number of homes in escrow at a given time. We have experienced over 60 new escrows in five of the past seven weeks and over 70 for the past three weeks. May 2009 new escrows will likely surpass the levels of April and May 2008. As you can see from the below chart (which goes back 6 months), the number of escrow is up 105% and sales are up 30%. 
The upsurge in sales and escrows is seasonal, but also due to low 5% interest rates on conforming loans right now. We are also … (0 comments)

san francisco: Highway 101 Commute Times Improved (New North Bound Lane Opened) - 04/26/09 03:11 AM
It's not just Novato commuters who are thrilled with the opening of the extra northbound lane on HWY 101 through Marin, but everyone who heads to Northern Marin for shopping and play. Indeed, the added lane appeared to simply eliminate the entanglement through San Rafael at commute time. And the rest of the day was just as dramatically improved. I drove it twice (Friday afternoon and Saturday morning).
Drivers on Friday, a notoriously horrible north commute the past few years during construction was cut in half. While it's hard to say anything is worth $200 million, this project is certain to please … (0 comments)

san francisco: Marin County, CA. Real Estate Update — April 2009 (Homes For Sale & Price Ranges) - 04/19/09 03:53 PM

March 2009 new escrows up 17% from March 2008 (and 58% from February 2009) – In Marin County our most reliable indicator of changing market conditions is new escrow activity. New escrow activity bottomed out in December 2008 and began a modest ascent through January and February 2009. I believe the sharp increase in new escrows in March 2009 is a combination of demand returning to our market and the cyclical nature of the business. It stands to reason that thought is that April and May closings will rise accordingly.
Another interesting trend is the surge of activity in central and southern … (0 comments)

san francisco: Dear San Franciscans, Give Yourself A Raise, Move To Marin - 03/17/09 01:55 PM

There are many reasons to love Marin County, CA. -- its great schools is just one. If you have ever wondered if there is life outside of San Francisco, we can assure you -- there is. We are just a short hop across the Golden Gate Bridge. The commute is quick and short. There is no bridge related traffic coming into San Francisco from Marin, unlike commuting over the Bay Bridge from Oakland and the East Bay. Give me a call for packet of information. It is my pleasure to be of service.

san francisco: Film Night In The Park -- Marin & San Francisco - 08/30/07 04:00 AM
For something a little different and definitely fun, head to the movies in an outdoor setting. Below is the schedule of "Movies in the Park" in Marin and San Francisco. Take some blankets and enjoy! All start times are 8 p.m.
See you at the movies!

san francisco: Marin County - San Francisco Ferry Service - 07/31/07 04:30 AM
The ever-more-popular ferry services into San Francisco are really worth a try either for leisure or for commuting. The high-speed ferries take just 30 minutes to get you from Larkspur to San Francisco (and the older boats taking a leisurely and more ponderous 45 minutes).
The ferries provide some of the very best views of The City, the Golden Gate Bridge, The Rock (Alcatraz), Angel Island, San Quentin, and the waterfront communities of Tiburon, Belvedere, Greenbrae, and Sausalito. Taking one of the slow boats can be absolutely delightful on sunny days. You can grab a beverage at the bar (yes, there are … (0 comments)

san francisco: Tiburon & Belvedere Market Overview - 03/12/07 10:03 AM
Tiburon & Belvedere Market Overview (Home Sales Report as of 3/12/07)
Homes for sale in Tiburon and Belvedere, which boast some of Marin County's most exclusive and luxurious estates and homes, continue to receive a lot of attention.  Anything under $2 million in either Tiburon or Belvedere is likely to attract lots of attention.  Yet, in Tiburon there are currently three homes for sale in the million dollar range-while many of these homes tend to be smaller and/or in poor condition, in less desirable neighborhoods, and/or located on a steep hill, etc., they provide a great opportunity for entry level Tiburon/Belvedere buyers. … (0 comments)

san francisco: San Rafael Market Report (Home Sales Survey as of 3/1/07) - 03/04/07 09:27 AM
San Rafael Market Overview (Home Sales Report as of 3/1/07)
San Rafael homes continue to sell at a good pace across the board, particularly in the under $700K range.  While many of these homes tend to be smaller and/or in poor condition, in less desirable neighborhoods, and/or located on a steep hill, etc., they provide the least expensive housing (especially for entry level Marin buyers) in Central and Southern Marin.    
The bread and butter homes of San Rafael are priced between $700K and $900K and sell fast so long as they are nicely maintained, updated, and/or located in desirable neighborhoods.  Indeed, the … (0 comments)

san francisco: Mill Valley Market Report (Home Sales as of 3/1/07) - 03/03/07 03:22 PM
The Mill Valley market has really heated up over the past few weeks with the percentage of homes in escrow going up virtually across the board (homes in the $1.25 - $2 million range stayed the same).  There are no homes in Mill Valley under $725K and that the homes under $900K tend to be smaller, in poorer condition, in less desirable neighborhoods, and/or located on a steep hill, etc. 
As always, the bread and butter homes of Mill Valley (priced between $1 million and $1.25 million) sell quickly if they are nicely maintained, updated, and/or located in desirable neighborhoods.  Those … (0 comments)

san francisco: Marin County, California (A Brief History) - 02/17/07 07:37 AM
Brief History of Marin
The first inhabitants of Marin, up until Francis Drake made landfall in 1579 (other explorers are also alleged to have been to Marin during  that period), were the Coastal Miwok Indians.  They settled in Marin about 5,000 years before the Europeans came and lived largely as hunter-gatherers.  About 3,000 Miwoks, in 3 primary villages (with over 600 artifact sites), are estimated to have lived in Marin when the Spanish arrived.  Within decades of Spanish settlement, virtually all Miwoks were killed or died of disease.  Following Drake, a succession of explorers allegedly bumped into Point Reyes, but contact was … (1 comments)

san francisco: Marin County Climate and Weather - 02/17/07 07:19 AM
Marin is located on the 38th northern parallel, which is about where southern Spain, Italy, and Greece lie.  It is about 522 square miles.  It is bordered on the West by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Golden Gate, on the east by the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays, and on the North by Sonoma County. 
The biggest mountain is Mount Tamalpais and its largest creek is Corte Madera Creek which has 28 tributaries and drains about 28 square miles.  The other large creek of note is Lagunitas Creek which drains from Mt. Tamalpais and winds its way all the … (0 comments)

san francisco: Sausalito's 8 Neighborhoods - 02/13/07 01:47 AM
Sausalito has eight neighborhoods: Old Town/Hurricane Gulch, Wolfback Ridge, The Hill, New Town, Monte Mar Vista/Toyon Terrace, Spring Street Valley, The Marinship and Nevada Street Valley.
Old Town/Hurricane GulchOld Town/Hurricane Gulch extends from the southern City limits to North Street and Cable Roadway to the north. It is the oldest part of the City and is characterized by a mix of single family, duplex and multiple family units, with many small dwellings and rental units. Newer, larger units are located on steeper slopes. Easiest commute to San Francisco. 
Wolfback RidgeThe Wolfback Ridge area is a very low density hillside and ridgeline residential neighborhood, … (1 comments)

san francisco: San Anselmo, Marin County, California - 02/08/07 12:40 PM
San Anselmo, once the county's railroad hub, is larger than many of its neighbors (like Fairfax and Ross), but retains a small-town charm. The self-proclaimed "Antiques Capital of Northern California,'' San Anselmo has about 130 antique dealers, as well as bookstores, coffee shops, boutiques, and restaurants along San Anselmo Avenue next to Creek Park. It has a lots of nice restaraunts and is a lovely place to spend afternoons.  Homes are older and smaller than those in nearby Ross. Larger lots grace some hill areas. Five roads converge through The Hub, with Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and The Miracle Mile jamming … (0 comments)

san francisco: Novato, Marin County, California (Profile) - 02/06/07 02:28 AM
Novato is the northernmost town in Marin County, California.  It has a rich history and began as Rancho de Novato, a Spanish land grant given in 1839 to Fernando Feliz. per. Olompali State Historical Park just north of the city is where a panorama of history unfolds in a single afternoon. It's named for a key Miwok settlement, the location of the only battle of the Bear Flag Revolt leading to California's statehood, the setting for Marin's first formal garden, and a hippie commune in the 1960s.
Incorporated in 1960, Novato is Marin's fastest-growing city, embracing new residential development and commerce. Novato's latest … (1 comments)

san francisco: Mill Valley--Marin, California - 01/20/07 02:09 AM
Mill Valley sits just north of the Golden Gate bridge.  Because of this location and easy commute, it is widely considered one of the most desirable towns to live in for those who work and play in San Francisco.  And there is lots to love.  Of course, the schools are great and there is very little crime.  In addition, it is home to a lovely downtown area with lots of shops, restaurants, services, and an old cinema sits right across the street from where I got married.  Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais' hiking trails, and beaches are just minutes away, as is … (0 comments)

san francisco: Lucas Valley--San Rafael, Marin, California - 01/19/07 06:33 AM
Lucas Valley, which is an upscale area of San Rafael (in Marin County, California) sits between Terra Linda and Marinwood.  It is also home to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch.  Homes in the area over the past six months have generally sold in the $800,000 to $1,000,000 range and up.  Great schools, low crime, proximity to open space, and a good commute all provide a strong incentive for families and retirees alike.  The commute to San Francisco is good and will be improved once work on HWY 101 is completed in 2008 (widening the highway to allow for a commute lane to run through Marin County). 
If … (0 comments)

san francisco: Terra Linda--San Rafael, Marin, California - 01/19/07 06:15 AM
Terra Linda is a lovely neighborhood of San Rafael, in Marin County, California.  It is located just north of downtown, the Civic Center, and the Northgate Mall, and just south of Lucas Valley and Marinwood.  It is characterized by good schools, low crime, and convenience.  Homes in Terra Linda range in price from the high $600,000 to $1,000,000.  It is a neighborhood in transition with lots of stalwart owner who have been there 40-50 years and lots of young families looking for a nice place to raise a family.  The commute to San Francisco is relatively good from Terra Linda (the freeway is … (0 comments)

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