August 2013

There are 6 blog entries for August 2013.

This gorgeous Mill Valley home is truly a sight to behold. Completley remodeled with Craftsman style finishes and located in the coveted flats of Homestead Valley this is not a home you want to miss. Clean lines and open sunny rooms contribute to the elegant yet homey feel of this place. The sweet and very private level backyard is quite the commodity in this area. The details on this home are truly stunning; open beamed ceilings, French doors open on to a great dining deck, gorgeous granite countertops and custom kitchen facets fit for a chef. 208 Everygreen Ave is an absolutley great value for a Mill Valley residence.      

  Broker's Open Wednesday, August 28th from 10:30-2:00. Call Howard Wynn (415-828-9966) to show. Open Sunday, September 1st from

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…And the market keeps getting stronger. Currently, there are 807 homes on the market in Marin of which 390 are in MarinRealEstateescrow. Since our last report in May, 1,146 homes have been sold! The average price for a home in Marin is $1.26 million, which is higher than the peak of 2007, and the number of homes sold is up 24% from July 2012. Those statistics are pretty impressive, especially considering where we were this time last year. The forecasters predict even more appreciation in 2014, that is, of course, if the economy maintains itself. So what does all this mean for the buyer and seller?

From the seller's standpoint, this is an excellent time to be on market because the inventory is at an all-time low. Buyers are determining values, not by what has sold, but

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Make A Stand Lemon-Aid

After seeing a photo of two Nepalese boys about her age holding hands, but weighed down by large boulders strapped across their heads one little girl was affronted to learn that, no, slavery had not ended with Abraham Lincoln. In her own words, “I wanted to do something, because compassion is not compassion without action”. She did so by making a stand. Literally. Vivienne Harr, now nine years old, made a lemon stand in Fairfax every day for a year in order to benefit a Half Moon Bay based NGO called Not For Sale in hopes of ending child slavery worldwide.  With the support of her family and community she was successful in raising over $100,000 in profits for the organization.  Talk about taking what you know and using it to make

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Slow Parenting, A Revolution for Marin Parents?

A local Marinite, Susan Sachs Lipman, has been stirring up the parenting pot all around the country with her book Fed up with Frenzy, a project that developed out of her blog promoting the ideals of ‘slow parenting’. I hesitate to call this a new trend in parenting as in truth it is just a return to a more traditional type of parenting prior to the massive over use of technology and tv in the upbringing of young kids.

Susan Sachs Lipman has been at the forefront of the movement against strictly scheduled and jam-packed lives of both kids and parents. Remember when playtime began with five simple words, “Mom, can I go outside?” Lipman wishes to enlighten modern parents as to how the most simple of

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Outside Lands 2013 - Just a Few Lesser Known Bands Set Guide 

Its that time of year again! Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park is upon us! Beginning a little before Friday, San Francisco will be flooded by a generous supply of various artists, musicians, and vendors joining together for three days and nights filled to the brim with creativity, nature, fun and even a Beatle! The full line up and day-by-day schedule is available on the Outside Lands Website. Further information on what to bring, weather conditions, how to get there and where to park is also available on the site. The variety and amount of bands can be a bit overwhelming. If you’re not sure or set on a specific lineup take a look below for some of our featured favorites for each day

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1303 Las Raposas Road San Rafael Home for Sale offered by Peter and Karin Narodny with Frank Howard Allen1303 Las Raposas Road in San Rafael is a spacious and open floor plan, a two story home with a private yard and unobstructed views of Mt. Tam. The first floor includes a large family room with fireplace, one bedroom with half bath, ample storage, work area, and access to the two-car garage. The second floor maintains that spacious feel by allowing light to pour in through large windows and pristine French doors that open up onto a sunny wrap around deck. The master suite has a recently remodeled bath/shower.  There are two additional bedrooms and one full bath upstairs as well.

Gorgeous new wood floors have been laid throughout all the main living areas of the home as well as new carpeting throughout the rest of the rooms upstairs. The exquisite

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