There are 21 blog entries for July 2011.
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 6:34pm. 543 Views, 0 Comments.
Deck Views from Mill Valley, California
So, you've made the decision to move to Marin County. On top of all of the other things that pop up during a move (home inspections, price negotiations, etc), you need to choose a school for your kids. One might think that this is a quick and easy decision- just send them to the school in your neighborhood, right? Not necessarily. The school that you choose to send your child to is going to be one that is instrumental in shaping them as a human being, so it is best carefully thought out and planned. I have complied a few things that will help you when it comes to deciding where to send your most precious cargo.
- Talk to other parents. They will be the ones who can tell you all the great things about the school,…
Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 7:56am. 852 Views, 0 Comments.
I'm excited to present my lastest listing, a fabulous 5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Eichler Home in Upper Lucas Valley located at 15 Mt Tenaya Dr, San Rafael.
This updated and light-filled 5 bedroom / 2 bath Eichler home (1,942 sq ft per tax records) is truly a wonderful place to call home. Built in 1964, the pristine original stained ceilings compliment the freshly painted designer color interior walls and cabinetry. This Eichler home is designed to please all homebuyers and the wall from kitchen / dining area has been opened up to bring in more light and flow through the home. The radiant boiler is new as are many custom lights and bathroom fixtures.
Beautiful landscaping and custom slate patio areas have made this yard a wonderful place for…
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 7:50am. 937 Views, 0 Comments.
At Marin Modern Real Estate we receive alot of of inquiries from folks interested in exploring the possibility of purchasing and living in a floating home in Marin.
For those interested in exploring a floating home as a viable housing option in Marin County, we would strongly encourage you to attend the 2011 Floating Homes Tour in Sausalito which is scheduled for September 17, 2011. Event details are as follows
WHAT: 26th Annual Sausalito Floating Homes Tour
WHERE: Bridgeway and Gate 6 Road, Sausalito, California 94965
WHEN: Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 11AM - 4PM
HOW: Tickets are $35 when purchased in advanced and $40 on the day of the event.
This will be a self-guided tour which features approximately 20…
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 7:46pm. 549 Views, 0 Comments.
If you are considering a home renovation, or purchasing a home contingent upon expansion plans, inquire with local government officials about the specific ordinances in place. Every town in Marin County follows their own set of ordinances. Although some of the ordinances share a similar theme, each town has their own considerations; such as – zoning, slope of the property, environmental issues and energy efficiency requirements.
#1 - Inquire with your Realtor or local government official if the home is located in County or City limits? If the home is located in an unincorporated area of town, then you will want to contact the County of Marin to inquire about the Building and Permit process. If the home is within city limits, you will…
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 7:13pm. 2395 Views, 1 Comments.
When vacationing in Tahoe not long ago, I saw a young man out on the lake standing up on what looked like a surfboard with a paddle in his hand. I thought, what the heck is he doing? I soon learned he was stand-up paddleboarding; a sport of its own that's quickly gaining popularity worldwide!
Stand up paddleboarding is a fast growing sport in Marin County as well. And it is no wonder, with access to water ways throughout the county, sport enthusiasts and water lovers have a new fun adventure to participate in.
A stand up paddleboard (SUP) is a wider, thicker version of a surfboard. Originating in Hawaii, surfers stood up on their boards to gain better vantage points of on-coming waves and used canoe paddles to maneuver. However, SUP is not…
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 1:59pm. 523 Views, 0 Comments.
Earlier today I announced our company's expansion into the East Bay with East Bay Modern Real Estate. As part of our expansion, I'm pleased to announce one of the newest additions to our high-tech, high-touch real estate team.
Realtor Matthew Sorrenti is the newest addition to our "Modern" real estate family. Matthew lives in the East Bay and comes to us from Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate. His background includes over a decade of real estate and lending experience and a twenty year background in technology. In addition to his experience assisting traditional buyers, sellers and investors, Matthew is a NAR certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource.
I'd encourage you to contact Matthew directly if he can assist you…
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 6:48am. 722 Views, 0 Comments.
years I've had clients and friends ask me if my company would ever expand into the
East Bay to better serve the needs of today's modern day home buyers and
sellers in both Alameda and Contra Costa County. The purpose of my blog
post is to let you know that your voices have been heard and your wait is now
I'm extremely excited to announce the launch of East Bay Modern Real Estate, a high-tech, high-touch real estate brokerage offering state-of-the-art representation to clients in the East Bay.
As you'll note, the East Bay Modern brand builds upon our tremendous success in both Marin County & San Francisco yet stands alone as an unmatched resource for real estate information in the East Bay. Whether…
Monday, July 25th, 2011 at 9:00pm. 720 Views, 1 Comments.
I recently showed condominiums and cooperatives in Terra Linda to a buyer-client and they were unfamiliar with the differences between these two types of homes. You may be surprised to learn that Marin is home to several cooperative communities so I thought a brief discussion about these two types of properties would be both helpful and instructive.
As a practical matter, there is no significant advantage or disadvantage to cooperative vs. condominium ownership. They are both considered Common Interest Developments or CIDs. However, a condominium is considered real property and a cooperative is considered intangible personal property. In a cooperative, the building containing the apartments is owned by a "cooperative housing corporation." In a…
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 at 9:44pm. 1050 Views, 0 Comments.
I am very pleased to announce that I have just represented buyer of a newly-constructed & architecturally significant San Francisco residence located at 3119 Harrison St.
This is a stunning one-of-a-kind townhome with sophisticated modern style. Newly built & designed by Dawson & Clinton/Studio 12 Architecture,this contemporary 3 bedroom & 3.5 bathroom property has upscale materials & finishes througout. Large floor-to-ceiling windows seamlessly integrate the indoor/outdoor living spaces. Amenities include an amazing gourmet kitchen, luxurious top-floor master suite, private patio & garden, detached studio/workshop, rooftop view deck & parking for three vehicles. The asking price was $1,695,000. This modern townhouse will be one of the…
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at 7:56am. 654 Views, 0 Comments.
A question I'm frequently asked from home buyers considering buying a Marin County home is, "Will this home be worth less a year from now?"
Determining home value in the present day is tricky, let alone a year from now. There are so many factors to take into consideration. For example, what is someone willing to pay for a home? What will the jobs market be like a year from now? Most importantly and least discused is what will the interest rates be a year from now?
Huh? Did somebody say interest rates? (Drum roll please). Now I'm not an economist, or a fortune teller or a predictor of the future! But I'm going to take a guess that interest rates are bound to go up. The question is when and by how much? They've…