August 2012

There are 11 blog entries for August 2012.

184 Resaca Avenue Forest Knolls San Geronimo Valley offered by Peter and Karin Narodny Frank Howard AllenWe have another new listing this week - 184 Resaca Avenue in Forest Knolls in San Geronimo Valley.  Rarely is there a setting in West Marin that will compare with this one. Originally owned by the artist Maurice Del Mue at the turn of the century this house has extraordinary natural light and lots of evidence of his presence. An extremely quiet spot set on a private drive, there are stunning views of ridge-tops and open space.  With gorgeous waterfalls in the winter as your view, it truly feels like a Yosemite retreat.

There is a main house all on one level plus rental on just under and acre of land.  The main house has 3 bedrooms a and a den/ office off the master bedroom. There is a full bath with a second bath nearing completion. There are huge decks

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101 Sleepy Hollow Drive San Anselmo Sleepy Hollow Home for Sale offered by Peter and Karin Narodny with Frank Howard AllenYou may have remembered 101 Sleepy Hollow Drive from being on the market earlier this year.  Well it is now back on the market!!  You now have a 2nd opportunity to purchase this truely stunning home.  We will be on Sunday August 26th from 1-4pm.

This is a beautiful Mediterranean-inspired two-story home located in the heart of the flats in Sleepy Hollow. With many custom features, attention-to-detail and exquisite finishes this truly is a remarkable home!

Entry to this home is through a mosaic tile and stone-floored foyer. This leads directly to the high-ceilinged living room with stone-mantle fireplace. There are twin chandeliers that augment the natural light. The formal dining room, with fireplace, has an owner-designed chandelier and sideboard with

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125 Nadina Way Greenbrae Property for Sale Offered by Peter and Karin Narondy with Frank Howard AllenWe have a new listing in Greenbrae for sale.  125 Nadina Way is coming on the market this week with its first broker's tour tomorrow, Thursday August 23rd from 11-2pm.  We will be serving lunch and Karin's cookies :)  The first Sunday open will be August 26th from 1-4pm. 

This is a truly sweet home with features that are desirable to the most discerning buyer. The home is perched on a knoll with gorgeous views of the bay and Mt. Tam.  Enjoy sunny days and warm nights on the large deck off the living room.  The surrounding grounds has been newly landscaped with level lawn areas and terraced gardens.

Much of this home has been updated and remodeled with high quality finishes.  There is Brazilian cherry hardwood floors in the great room and brazilian

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Sailing fanatics around the Bay are anxiously anticipating the 2013 America’s Cup World Series in San Francisco. The race kicks off this summer with the opening event on Augst 21-26th. The AC Village will be at the Marina Green, with FREE admission to the main public area. The main event and those leading up to it will involve at least 43 days of racing involving some of the fastest sailboats ever raced. Racing to determine the challenger for the America's Cup will begin on July 13, 2013, on San Francisco Bay. The America's Cup finals on the bay between the challenger and defender will start on Sept. 7, 2013. Download a pdf schedule here.  America's Cup racing will take place in the main "amphitheater" of the central San Francisco Bay in full view of the

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As summer dwindles down, the kids start getting ready to go back to school, and that carefree spirit begins to fade we decided now’s a good time to give everyone a lil boost! And what is a better way to do so than with fresh and healthy goods from the Marin Farmers Market! Approaching their thirtieth birthday the coordinators of the Famer’s Market, the Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) are making bigger and better strides each year. In the early 1980s, when the market was just putting down roots, there were very few Marin farmers actually participating. Despite our county's rich agricultural heritage, the early years of the Marin Farmers Markets were built on the backs of hard working farmers from other California counties. Thanks to the joint efforts

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OUTSIDE LANDS 2012!

The sold out event of the summer is upon us! Outside Lands 2012 will commence tomorrow, Friday August 10, with a rock star line up continuing for the rest of the weekend. The young people of the Bay Area are brimming with anticipation as the much-awaited weekend arrives. This year is the first time Outside Lands has ever sold out before hand. This could be due to the smorgasbord of musicians coming to enjoy the mild summer nights of San Francisco and shake up Golden Gate Park. Although this event does attract a younger crowd, there is more than enough room and pleasures for the young at heart as well! With Stevie Wonder and Neil Young headlining, the plethora of fine food and wine stands, and the California sunshine showing off,

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The San Francisco Bay is a very special place to be lucky enough to live. Growing up here is a privilege, and as I’m sure many of you can agree, this environment effectively shapes us. Living by the bay and being in presence of water daily has been quite the impact for many our 2012 London Olympians. Of the 530 United States Olympians, 125 of the hail from California, while another 71 of them call the Bay Area home. Our entire badminton team is from California, although we only boast one gymnast from the Bay. Interestingly, the San Francisco Bay Area Olympians flock to water like ducks - an unscientific examination shows that most of them are rowers, swimmers, water polo players, or other water-sports athletes. San Jose native Scott Welt, who swam for

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Check out which Frank Howard Allen Homes in Marin County are open this weekend.

Our listing at 181 Oak Drive, San Rafael will be open on Sunday from 1-4pm.  This is 3 bedroom/2.5 bath Beach Front Property listed at $1,479,000

Further questions and inquiries about properties in your area visit MarinRealEstate.net
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To Buy or To Rent? That is the Question.  

After the economic downturn of 2008 many people were far too nervous about the depreciation of realty that buying was out of the question. In recent polls by the home realty site Zillow the popularity of buying is exceeding that of renting in most metropolitan areas. “In more than 75% of the 200 metro areas analyzed, homeowners would reach a “breakeven point” in three years or less”.  All in all this means that financially, owning your home makes more sense than renting if you plan on sticking around for at least a few years. Over the past year (2012) alone rents around the nation have risen 5%. The survey was Zillow’s first buy-versus-rent analysis, incorporating all homeownership costs, including down

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