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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…
photo of window being cleaned for Marin County Spring Home To Do List

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!
People laughing drinking beer and dressed for St. Patrick's Day

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!
Things to Do Chinese New Year 2019

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.
Napa Valley Truffle Festival Woman Smelling Truffles

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.
Throckmorton Chorus Concert

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.
Bay Area Things to Do - Wizard of Oz

What's Happening Around the San Francisco Bay | November 2018

Looking for a list of things to do in November in the San Francisco Bay Area? Find a curated list here!
Beautiful trail light Hoo Koo E Koo Trail
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Crown Road Hike | Marin County Loop Hikes | Kentfield | Marin Hikes

Looking for a dog-friendly hike with easy access, beautiful views, and lots of options? The Crown Road loop hike is a great hike here in Marin County for you to consider. It is also one of the most popular trails in central Marin and if you live here you are likely to run into someone you know.
View of Mount Tamalpais from King Mountain Trail Hike
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King Mountain Hike | Marin County Loop Hikes | Larkspur | Marin Hikes

The King Mountain Hike in Larkspur is one of the best kept secrets in Marin County. This four-mile well-maintained loop hike in the hills above Larkspur features beautiful bay, mountain, and -- on clear days -- even city views. Access is fairly easy, and the trail is dog-friendly and shaded after the initial mile or so.
Biking in the Marin Headlands

Moving to Marin County | Top 12 Reasons To Move To Marin

Are you thinking of moving to Marin County? As a Marin real estate agent, it goes without saying that I love living in Marin. I moved to Marin County from another favorite place, San Francisco, back in the late 1990s and feel so lucky to live here. For those of you who are new to Marin, or who live here and want to do a little Marin bragging with family and friends that live somewhere else, here's my Top 12 reasons why I love Marin and enjoy helping people buy and sell homes here. 
Marin County Fire Prevention Tips for Homeowners

Marin County Fire Prevention | Tips to Protect Your Home | Get Prepared

Marin County Fire prevention season is upon us and now is the time to protect our two most important assets -- our families and our homes. Last year's disastrous North Bay fires highlighted how vulnerable we are to wildfire and the importance of preparation. CAL FIRE has begun a public information campaign ("Why 100 Feet?") and operates an excellent website with lots of tips to minimize fire danger.
Tennessee Cove Beach at Tennessee Valley
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Tennessee Valley Hike | Marin County Loop Hikes | Hiking Marin

The Tennessee Valley Hike in the Marin Headlands is one of the most popular hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are a variety of options ranging from a level, paved trail called the Tennessee Valley Trail that goes from the parking lot to a beach, to more challenging paths that climb high in the hills and feature impressive views of the ocean, Marin County and San Francisco.
Randy Bailey Cottonwood Sunrise

Photographer Randy Bailey: Marin County Profile | Marin Lifestyle

Marin County photographer Randy Bailey has been perfecting his craft for many decades now, and his work is absolutely stunning. Many of his most impressive photos are landscapes in and around California, though as a former military pilot he has photographed the world. See his stunning work here.
Marin County Internet Providers Ethernet Cable

Marin Internet Providers | Complete List of ISP's in Marin County

You have just purchased your new home in Marin County and need a list of Marin internet providers? You have come to the right place. This is one of the most frequent questions I receive from Marin home buyers so I thought I would put together this guide to be of some assistance. 
Flower arrangement that looks like a dress

Bouquets to Art at the de Young Museum in San Francisco | My Photos

If you love flowers and flower arrangements, the Bouquets to Art at the de Young Museum, is an annual event you won’t want to miss. Now in its 34th year, the show is billed as a “floral takeover” by the de Young, and features florists from San Francisco to Tokyo pairing their arrangements to the art on display in the museum.
Peace Corps Volunteer Thomas Henthorne Dancing at the American/Togolese Fete

My Peace Corps Experience in Togo, Africa

My experience in the United States Peace Corps when I was in my twenties was a major event in my life that has shaped everything that came after. I decided to join the United States Peace Corps as a result of a trip I took to Africa in 1988 to visit a friend who was serving in Senegal. I was mesmerized by the continent and knew I wanted to return.