MARIN REAL ESTATE BLOG

Marin Real Estate News and Lifestyle Blog

If you are looking for the latest Marin real estate and lifestyle news, you have come to the right place. My Marin real estate blog features 100% all-original articles you won’t find anywhere else with the latest news and developments in the ever-changing Marin County luxury real estate market. Also you will find other Northern California lifestyle articles, such as my favorite places to hike, weekend getaways, restaurants, shopping and other aspects of life in our wonderful county.

If you have any questions on any of the articles, please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information. As always I am available via text or phone 415.847.5584.

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First Time Home Buyer Tips and Advice | Marin County

Being a first time home buyer in Marin County, one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country, can be a daunting prospect. However, there is one area where you as a first time home buyer may have an advantage that more seasoned…
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Ram's Gate Winery | Sonoma Wineries

Ram's Gate Winery in Sonoma is next in my Marin Day Escapes Series. As one of the closest Sonoma wineries to Marin, Ram's Gate is one of our favorite choices to visit when we want to enjoy great wine, architecture, views, and even food.…

Marin Home Staging | Should You Stage Your Home?

One of the decisions that home sellers in Marin face is whether or not to stage their home when they sell it. Home staging is definitely something I urge my sellers to consider. Studies show that 65% of us are visual learners -- meaning we…
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The Commissary San Francisco | Dinner Out

Last night we were celebrating a certain top Marin real estate agent's birthday and decided to try The Commissary San Francisco in The Presidio. I had heard good things about it and it's an easy drive from Marin county, just off the new Presidio…
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Marin Home Buying Tips | Marin Sellers Market

  If you are looking for Marin home buying tips in a sellers market, you have come to the right place! I have created this quick and easy infographic with my top 3 tips for finding a home in the Marin sellers market. This is a great…

Marin Pocket Listings - What Are They?

  Marin Pocket Listings - What Are They?  Pocket listings are homes that are for sale but are not on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) so therefore do not show up in searches on websites such as this one. Your next question might be…

1760 Restaurant San Francisco

One of the many wonderful things about living in Marin County is our proximity to one of the world's greatest cities -- and restaurant destinations -- San Francisco. Last Friday night, I had the opportunity to take a few hours off real estate…
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Virtual Reality and Real Estate: A Natural Pairing

Recently I had the opportunity to try a virtual reality headset sent from a manufacturer for evaluation, and I was blown away. As a luxury real estate agent in Marin County, my mind immediately jumped to how this will likely transform the…
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Marin County Permits When Remodeling Your Home - A Good Idea

"Does this work require a permit?" is an often-asked question I've heard many times from friends and clients alike. Decades ago, when I was just starting out with remodeling what turned out to be a series of homes, I asked the same question.…
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Marin Real Estate Market Report: February 2016

The week after Super Bowl has traditionally marked the beginning of the spring real estate market in Marin, historically a time of high home buying and selling activity in Marin County. This peak period usually lasts through the beginning…

Weekend Getaways From Marin - Mendocino

 Even living in the paradise that is Marin County, you may find yourself wanting to escape for a weekend once in a while. In my Weekend Getaways from Marin series I am going to cover some of my favorite weekend trips, from Mendocino to Santa…
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Pre-Sale Home Inspections Are A Wise Investment When Selling Your Home

Pre-Sale home inspections is an important topic I discuss with all of my sellers. I personally believe it is the smartest money a seller can spend. One of the biggest hurdles to cross once sellers are in escrow is the buyers' inspection…
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8 Home Improvement Ideas To Sell Your House | Marin Real Estate

If you are thinking about selling your home in Marin County, you might be considering home improvement ideas that will make your property more attractive to potential buyers. Even if you are not planning on selling your home soon, you will…
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Phoenix Lake - One of My Favorite Marin Hikes

Phoenix Lake is a hidden gem in the middle of Marin County. One of the many things that influenced my decision to move from San Francisco to Marin years ago is all the hiking available here.  When I lived in Noe Valley, I often found myself…
Golden Gate Bridge photo courtesy of Thomas Henthorne Marin Top Real Estate Agent

Vista Point Parking - 5 Best Places to See the Golden Gate Bridge

Vista Point parking can be a challenge on clear summer days and long holiday weekends. The line of cars often backs up across the Golden Gate Bridge span and onto city streets on the opposite side.  If you are looking for alternatives to…

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