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Welcome to My Marin Real Estate and Lifestyle Blog!

Welcome to My Marin County Real Estate Blog! On this page I share Marin real estate market news and advice for both home buyers and sellers... and those that enjoy reading about real estate. Also you will find other Northern California…
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The Stars Shine Brightly On The Sonoma Coast

As I have spent more time up on the Sonoma Coast preparing my new listing ready for market, I have been reflecting about what I have always loved about that part of Northern California. There is nothing like the stars at night on the Sonoma coast. Far from the lights of the big city, the sky is pitch black and reminds me of the sky when I was growing up in a small town in Alabama...
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What’s Happening Around Marin County in May 2023

Looking for things to do in May 2023 in Marin County? From Woofstock to the Mill Valley Music Festival, there's plenty to keep you busy. Read more here.
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Complete Marin County Spring Home To-Do List | Marin Life

Wondering what you need to do to your home now that the winter rains are ending in Marin County and spring has arrived? I decided to compile this spring home maintenance to-do list for Marin County. While I have begun to tackle some of the eleven items on this list, I must confess that the busy real estate season has delayed me a bit as I tackle this list. Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons in Marin and I hope you are enjoying it!
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Marin County Winter Storm Preparation Guide | Winter Storm Checklist

Marin County winter storm season is right around the corner - are you ready? While winters in Marin County are not as severe as in other parts of the country where residents must contend with snow and months of freezing temperatures, we do receive a fair amount of rain and on occasion extreme cold and some high winds. I advise my friends and clients to take a few precautions in the relatively mild weather of the fall before the winter rains begin.
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Freitas Parkway / Terra Linda Hike | Marin County Hikes

Looking for a dog-friendly Marin County hike with easy access, beautiful views, and lots of options? This hike which begins at the end of Freitas Parkway in San Rafael is a wonderful 45-minute loop hike. Read more here.
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Mount Tamalpais East Peak Hike | Marin County Loop Hikes | Marin Hikes

The Mt. Tamalpais East Peak hike is one of the most beautiful hikes in Marin County, if not the world. Easy parking, restrooms, picnic tables and stunning 360-degree views of the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Learn all about this hike here.
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Marin Tomatoes | Marin County Tomato Tips

Springtime in Marin County is one of my favorite seasons in the garden. After a long winter's rains, all of the plants are sprouting new growth and blooming. This is also the season when I plant my annual tomato crop, an assortment of 20 or so varieties that provide an abundance of tomatoes in the summer. From what I saw last week, Marin gardeners are out in full force buying plants and fertilizers. This year I found a nursery in Napa to supplement my usual nurseries in Marin. I thought I'd write about my own experience and provide tips on how to have a winning crop of delicious Marin tomatoes...
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COVID Vaccine in Marin County | Info on COVID-19 Vaccinations in Marin

The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out gradually in Marin County. Learn more here about how to know when it's your turn to be vaccinated.
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Marin Grocery Delivery | The Complete List January 2024

Marin grocery delivery is becoming a popular option for an increasingly time-starved population that would rather go hiking or spend time with family than navigate a grocery cart up and down the aisles each week. Find a complete listing of the major players in Marin County, updated as of September 2020.
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Marin Food Delivery | Complete Guide to Restaurant Delivery in Marin County

The COVID-19 crisis has many of us looking for restaurants offering takeout and/or delivery. I have compiled this list of Marin food delivery services, as well as information by town on the status of Marin's restaurants. Let's show our support for these important members of the Marin family!
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Faudé Park | San Anselmo Quick Hike | Marin County Hiking

Faudé Park is a little-known gem tucked away in the town of San Anselmo, just off San Francisco Boulevard in one of my favorite family-friendly neighborhoods in Marin County. Learn more about this quick 30-minute hike here.
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What’s Happening Around the Bay | March 2019

The Napa Valley Marathon and the Fairfax Brewfest are two highlights from my list of things to do in the Bay Area in March. Check it out here!
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What’s Happening Around the Bay | February 2019

From wine competitions to music festivals, there are plenty of things to do in the Bay Area in February of 2019. See a curated list of events and happenings here.
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What’s Happening Around the Bay | January 2019

Happy New Year! 2019 brings with it hope for new beginnings as well as many things to do here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty has put together some of the highlights for you. From dog shows to truffle festivals, there's plenty to do in January 2019.
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What’s Happening Around the Bay | December 2018

Looking for a list of holiday activities around the San Francisco Bay Area this month? Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty has put together some of the highlights for you. It is a beautiful time of the year, with the lights on the Embarcadero in the city, the big tree in Union Square, and the decorations all over Marin County.