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REAL ESTATE TIDBIT | PAINT

You may have noticed that everyone is painting the interior of their house white these days. It's the perfect blank canvas for staging, lighting, etc. When we are prepping a listing for sale, I wish we could tell our guy to "just paint it white." We have to be sensitive to the fact that Benjamin Moore alone has more than 150 different shades of white. Our go-to is the Chantilly Lace for interior paint, but White Ice or White Dove are just as popular. Interesting fact about White Dove: if left on the shelf for more than 2 years, you can no longer do touch ups with it. The color will begin to shift in the can over time. This can result in a costly mistake if you do a "touch-up day" around the house. Now if you really want to go

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August 1, 2019

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  • Pick of the Week: 107 Sunnyside, Mill Valley. 2 BD/2 BA. Ideally located near the heart of Mill Valley, this charming single level home is located on a sunny, flat lot with lush landscaping. $1,659,000.
  • New: 278 Butterfield, San Anselmo. 3 BR/1 BA. Single level home in a resort like setting with superb privacy and tranquility. An ideal layout begins with a light
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July 26, 2019

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  • Pick of the Week: 62 Bosque, Fairfax. 4 BD/4 BA. Nature lovers prepare to fall in love! A rare blend of total privacy, high-end finishes, sweeping valley views, and an open floor plan in this contemporary, modern residence. $1,980,000.
  • New: 11 Treehaven, San Rafael. 6 BR/4 BA. This handsome, gated home is situated on a level, approximately 2/3 acre sun
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April 26, 2019

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  • Pick of the Week: 2 Yolo, Corte Madera. 3 BD/2 BA. Located in the highly sought-after Marina Village neighborhood, this beautifully updated 3 bed, 2 bath + den single level home is in one of the best commute locations in Marin. $1,449,500.
  • New: 15 Vine, San Anselmo. 4 BR/3 BA. Situated on a serene cul-de-sac
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April 5, 2019

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  • Pick of the Week: 575 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 4 BR/4 BA. This Quintessential downtown Mill Valley home has an elegant bohemian vibe that is felt the moment you step foot on the property! $4,995,000.
  • New: 259 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae. 4 BR/2 BA. Handsome home in Greenbrae w/great schools. Veranda leads to this one
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March 1, 2019

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  • Pick of the Week: 205 Timoteo Ter, Mill Valley. 5 BD/2 BA. Enchanting single level Strawberry home on lot on private lane! Spacious & light w/walls of windows, formal Living Room/Dining Room, fireplace, indoor/outdoor flow to level yard, private courtyard patio & garden. $1,795,000.
  • New: 174 Harvard Dr, Larkspur. 4 BD/3 BA.
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February 1, 2019

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  • Private Market - Pick of the Week - NOT available on Zillow, Redfin, etc: Delightful Contemporary Home in Downtown San Anselmo. 3 BD/2 BA. In the Heart of Downtown San Anselmo, beautifully expanded & updated with dramatic architecture, solar, radiant heat, concrete & hardwood. Award-winning schools, easy shopping, dining, parks and
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3-Month Outlook


Winter is coming. What does this mean for home sales?

Winter is widely considered off-peak season for home sales but with rising interest rates and an uncertain market ahead, we expect the winter market to heat up more than usual this year.

Why do home sales typically decline in winter? There are practical reasons for this long standing, historical trend including:

  • Holidays: Many homeowners aren’t looking to add “stage and prep for open house” to their to already busy holiday do list. Likewise, many buyers slow their search while juggling their own holiday plans and travel.

  • Weather: Unless you’re a highly motivated buyer, house hunting in the rain (or in some parts of the

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Buying a starter home? Here's what you need to know.

Many first-time homebuyers, especially in competitive markets, end up in starter homes as a part of their first foray into the real estate market.

The idea of a "starter home" goes back to World War II. After veterans completed their service, they returned home and took advantage of a provision in the G.I. Bill that guaranteed them affordable mortgages. The increased demand caused a housing boom, specifically for smaller, low-cost homes where the veterans could start their families.

Historically, these properties tend to be smaller in size than one might expect from a single-family unit, but the idea behind them is two-fold: these smaller properties help introduce individuals to the

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November 16, 2018

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  • Pick of the week: 216 Mountain View, San Rafael. 8 BD/5 BA. Iconic Dominican Estate with giant palms, circular drive - classic mid-century design on level 1+ acre, main home 4000+ sf, enormous pool, stone patio with fireplace, pool house (legal 2nd unit). $2,590,000.
  • Off Market Pick of the Week: Sprawling Estate with Mountain
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