Marin Market News
SF Business Times Releases Annual Ranking of "Bay Area" residential brokerages for 2018 sales
The highly anticipated opening of Watershed
is here! Located in the Mill Valley Lumber Yard a great family friendly location!
Read on for a conversation with Kyle Swain chef/partner at the Watershed here
.Bay Area Michelin Winners
Michelin has published a guide for the entire state of California
for the first time ever (and it’s available online in Chinese and Spanish too) with dozens of newly starred restaurants from San Diego to Sacramento. Previously, the guide only covered the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country. If you’re chomping through Michelin stars like Pac-Man, that’s a lot of new ones to chase.
FOR SALE420 Monte Vista Ave, Mill Valley
Fantastic 1985 built Craftsman is located in the highly sought after Cascade Canyon just up the hill from downtown Mill Valley & drenched in sunlight. The spacious home features beautiful vaulted ceilings & sunny decks, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, 5 beds, 3.5 baths + office & loft in main house plus a separate bonus room (2nd office) plus workshop underneath the garage. Ample storage, 2 car garage plus driveway. This very special home is located in one of Mill Valley’s most magical & private settings, surrounded by redwood groves, with close to an acre of land & easy access to the tenderfoot trail & the Renz steps both leading to downtown Mill Valley!
27 Spring Road, Lagunitas
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This rare and exceptional home and property is located in an outdoor enthusiasts paradise offering amazing privacy and fabulous views in all directions!
Close enough to the city to enjoy the offerings of San Francisco but “just far enough away” to feel country.One of the original home sites in Lagunitas with a unique combination of flat land, grand vistas, forest and sunshine. The old timers knew how to pick the prime sites. The house was built in 1910 atop a “lions paw” extending out from the mountain. It has been expanded and remodeled throughout and features an abundance of flat land, superb privacy, mature gardens and year round sun.
Located just 15 minutes to Fairfax, 20 mins to Point Reyes, 30 Minutes to Limantour Beach, 7 minutes to Spirit Rock Meditation Center, a short distance to the Ink Wells and an easy stroll to the MMWD watershed trails, up to San Geronimo Ridge Trail and many more choices ...
8 Vista Way, Fairfax
Quintessential Fairfax - Remodeled and Updated End to End. Sunny, one level, 3 bedroom 2 bath with extra bonus space (office, media room, cool hangout space). Open concept kitchen, dining, family room. Large living room. Gracious master with sleek master bath. Remodeled guest bath. Expansive level backyard with privacy and pergola - great for play, gardening, relaxing, BBQ, basically an outdoor family room!
Marin Market Update
March-May Market: Year-over-Year Comparisons
Some indications of year-over-year cooling from the very hot spring 2018 market, pretty much across the board. The median house sales price ticked down a bit. The larger decline for condos should be taken with a grain of salt due to the relatively low number of condo sales over the period.
SOLAR STYLESolar generated power is growing by leaps and bounds with many homes installing solar panels to do so. Solar is the third-largest renewable energy source in the USA power sector, having surpassed biomass in 2017. The U.S. electric power sector plans to add more than 4 GW of new solar capacity in 2019 and almost 6 GW in 2020, a total increase of 32% from the operational capacity at the end of 2018. California, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York and Utah are leading the charge. I love it! What I do not love is how many solar panels are being installed with a complete disregard for esthetics.
Tesla has designed solar roof tiles that blend in perfectly with the esthetics of a structure, although their rollout has been delayed as they refine the product. Some designers include solar panels into the roofing system so they virtually disappear. I am all for saving the planet and reducing operating costs, but I think some good design is essential in doing so without making the planet uglier. This article showcases how solar can become part of great design and seamlessly blend into the architecture of a building.