January 2013

There are 5 blog entries for January 2013.

Build Your Wealth in Today's Real Estate Market by Peter and Karin Narodny with Frank Howard AllenSome interesting stats have come out for 2012 which indicate a robust market in 2013. California Associations of Realtors (www.CAR.org) reported that last year in California 1/3 of all homes sold for all cash, 23% of homes bought were second homes, first time home buyers were 39% of the market , a jump of 5% form 2011, and the number of foreclosures were down by almost 20%. In a recent speech by Carole Radoni, president of Bamboo Consulting, she stressed how important it is to take advantage of today's low interest rates. Not only do you save money, but 27% of your payment on a 3.75% loan goes to principal reductions as opposed to only 9% on a 7.5% loan. She expects rates to stay low for a while but then to rise, and encourages buyers to take advantage of

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14 First Street San Rafael - Charming Restored Victorian offered by Peter and Karin Narodny with Frank Howard AllenWe are kicking 2013 off right.  Another new listing this week.  14 First Street in San Rafael is a lovely home completely restored and updated with living room, dining room, new kitchen with Cesar stone counters and all new appliances. Great blend of traditional Victorian styling with contemporary features.  What a joy to walk into a home with such a clean design, an open floor plan and plenty of natural light.  Trim work is classic Victorian around most doors and there is the charming black and white tiled floors in master and second bath.  Off the kitchen is a spacious laundry area and pantry and there is additional storage under the house.  Sweet landscaped fenced backyard. 

Situated near the vibrant town of San Rafael, just over the hill from

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8 Nunes Drive Novato New Construction offered by Peter and Karin Narodny with Frank Howard AllenWe have another new listing this week.  A stunning brand new home on a level lot.  8 Nunes Drive in Novato is rare find, one of only six NEW construction homes available in Marin!  Approx. 4000 square feet of high quality construction with magnificent views in a peaceful area. The setting is private with amazing natural light streaming in all windows. Cul-de-sac location surrounded by gated estates yet close to the freeway and part of the vibrant community of Partridge Knolls.

An elegant home featuring 10 ft. ceilings, magnificent stained mahogany front doors, gorgeous travertine tile floors, oversized rooms and many custom architectural features like the arched entries between rooms.  The kitchen is a work of art with custom cherry cabinets and

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84 Glenwood Avenue Ross California Property for Sale offered by Peter and Karin Narodny with Frank Howard AllenHere is information on our newest listing.  84 Glenwood Avenue in Ross is a perfect house for someone who wants Ross for less.  Not a big house but a great address/location with loads of curb appeal, super quiet location, views and lovely level lot.  The house is run down and old but pretty sound.  The choice is to build to the approved plans or remodel what is there.  Approved plan renderings and floor plan are available to view at the property.

You may be able to change the exterior and you can redesign the interior but it is a well thought out plan by Jared Polsky.  Three bedrooms, two and one half baths, living room, formal dining room and eat-in kitchen, big deck, large basement and one car garage.

The planning process took 9 months so a lot of

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It is the start of a new year.  Ready to purchase your new home?  Check out which Frank Howard Allen Homes in Marin County are open this weekend.

We don't have open houses this weekend but we will have three new listing on the market next week!  Check back in then to see what we have up our sleeve.

 For further questions and inquiries about properties in your area visit MarinRealEstate.net.

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