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Marin Country real estate is an investment that allows those who put the money down to buck the trend where this type of investment is concerned. When people think of real estate investment, they generally think of places they don’t even intend to live and which serve only as financial instruments. Marin County allows those who have money to put into the market to purchase not only a house but a viable home in one of the most desirable parts of the Bay Area. It also allows buyers to make an investment in an improved lifestyle.golden_gate_bridge_ss_400

Where real estate is concerned, the phrase “location, location, location” has become a cliché only because it is true. Marin County real estate enjoys a location which is proximate to the city of San Francisco but where the culture

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San Anselmo is an upscale community located in Marin County, CA. Homes for sale in this area have an average price of $1 million. The area is characterized by having a very cohesive sense of community, excellent school districts and for being a safe environment. The area is also home to large tracts of land which are beacons for those who enjoy hiking, biking and other sports that involve spending time in the great outdoors. While the $1 million mark may seem exclusive to some buyers, a full 30% of the available homes in this area hover around the $700,000 mark.

San Anselmo is very much connected to the city of San Francisco itself without being overwhelmed by the frenzy of the city. Those who work in the city will find ample public transportation that

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Marin County, CA homes for sale comprise some of the most diverse and generally upscale options on the market. There are very significant reasons that this area has remained consistently popular and one of those reasons is the diverse selection of homes available. Rather than being characterized by the oftentimes bland selections available in other parts of the Bay Area, Marin County has its own look and feel and the homes tend to be very personal and not the commonplace looking tract housing that has taken over vast stretches of the Bay Area.

Marin County, CA homes for sale are oftentimes sought by those who live in San Francisco and either want some distance from the city itself or who want an easier commute than what they would have from the East Bay

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230 Hazel Ave., Mill Valley
6BD/4.5BA includes separate Guest Cottage

Virtual Tour


Come home to peaceful serenity in this gracious Mill Valley classic. This sensational home is a symphony of wood and glass, light and elegance, with soaring spaces inside and out. Nestled in its own lush, half-acre redwood grove, with lovely views to Mount Tamalpais and across Cascade Canyon, and a seasonal creek running through the property, nature is on your doorstep. Open plan, easy-flow living areas are cleverly designed to offer a ‘Great Room’ feel while maintaining separate dining and family rooms, perfect for entertaining. Constructed on a grand scale, but with a surprising number of intimate spaces to enjoy the peaceful surroundings, its many French…
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Marin is bursting in October sunshine and as the weather cools and families settle into the routine, we are optimistic about the real estate market after a slow down in September. The reports of increased unemployment gave the stock market a hit in the past week and the number of home sales was down in September from the month before. Despite the signs that this market is not going to jump upwards in the near future, we still see positive activity in sales. Buyers are still in the driver’s seat as the inventory stays high and prices stay low and sellers are realizing that holding on with the expectation that next Spring will be a better selling environment is not a good decision. They also realize that when they sell and put on the buyer’s hat, they will

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60_garden_rock_san_anselmo_ca_400Kids are back in school, some on campuses that have grown in number of students. Although there is concern with the budget cuts, one of the great aspects of living in Marin is that the kids don’t suffer like some other areas because of the tremendous local support for the different school districts by various foundations. Foundations like the Yes Foundation raise enough money to keep programs like music and art and help build facilities to better the standard of education. Without this great sense of community and pride and the ability to contribute, Marin would not have these incredible schools, which is one of the reasons why it is one of the most desirable places to live in California.

In marin real estate there is always a flurry of activity after

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15 Corinthian #22 Tiburon, CA



The impact of the floating City of San Francisco is so riveting from this home it takes your breath away. When the water is crystalline blue and you see the bay spread out before you…you have found a paradise. Clean lines are the appeal in this tastefully redone 2 bedroom 2 bath town home with direct access (no stairs) across a newly redone slate walkway. The kitchen has been redone with Corian counters, newer   appliances, sink and fixtures. The deck off the dining room has a barbecue and out door dining area and was recently redone as well. Both bathrooms have been updated and the master has a large walk in closet.

The best outdoor area is the large deck off the living room with its spectacular vistas,

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short_sale_sign_300_300_01Short sales and foreclosures are the latest buzz words in the industry and whether you are a buyer or seller it is important to understand what they mean before jumping in. A short sale is a transaction in which a lender allows the real property securing the loan to be sold for less than the remaining mortgage amount due and accepts the proceeds as full payment of the loan. A lender may accept a short sale when the borrower is in severe financial straits and market conditions make a short sale the best choice to mitigate the lender's damages. This saves the lender the costs of foreclosure and the borrower avoids having a foreclosure on his or her credit report.   If you are a homeowner and for a myriad of reasons, are now in the situation that you can't…
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Here is a quick, proven guide to how to sell your Marin County, CA home in three days: 

Look at the comparable listings currently for sale and the comparable sales in the last three months. Compare the per square foot value and the amenities like view, yard and condition. Throw out the top one and the bottom one and price at 5% below the current in escrow properties.

Make sure you stage and prepare the home for maximum emotional appeal. You will be competing with many other homes that have done this as well. Take exceptional photos and market to top agent networks and on the internet with the photos. Expose on all possible real estate sites for maximum exposure. Be prepared with answers to any question the buyers may have about the house including

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Currently there are 16 homes on the market of which 6 are in escrow. 10 homes have sold since April 1st at an average price of $1.3 million. In case you don’t remember our last report in March, there were 14 on the market and only one in escrow. The average sold price has stayed the same. Our great neighborhood with its renowned quality of life is increasingly attracting the buyers who want that and an excellent school district.

We just sold a home at 380 Fawn Drive without it ever hitting the market! We get the calls from the agents and buyers who want the inside track on Sleepy Hollow homes and sometimes selling off the market can work best for a seller. 

Currently, we have 227 Van Tassel Ct. listed which is a stunning 5 bedroom home on 3 acres for

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