‘Commons At Mt. Burdell’ Commons Collaborative Meeting with San Marin Neighbors – 7PM, March 2nd, Novato, Marin

Common at Mount Burdell and FFIC Current Facility
Common at Mount Burdell and FFIC Current Facility
The following announcement was sent by San Marin Improvement Association, inviting residents to participate in a meeting with ‘Commons Collaborative’, concerning the

‘Commons at Mt. Burdell’ Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time: 7pm, Monday, March 2nd
Meeting Objective: 
 
The proposed Commons at Mt. Burdell mixed-use development would eventually add approximately 750,000 square feet to an existing the 710,300 square foot Fireman’s Fund site (3 four-story office buildings). 
 
Phase 1 of new development would convert existing surface parking on the east side of the site to a 170 room hotel with a sports club and spa, first-floor retail space with 150 apartments above, and parking structures. 
Phase 2 eventually would add two new 250,000 square foot office buildings to the west end of the site, plus a day care center facility, community center, underground parking, and playing fields.  For more information, see:   http://www.ci.novato.ca.us/Index.aspx?page=829
 
The Commons at Mt. Burdell site is located on the northwest corner of the Atherton San Marin off ramp from Highway 101.  A SMART (Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit) train station is planned adjacent to the east end of the site.  Environmental credentials for the proposed development are significantly enhanced by the carbon neutral design, including onsite wastewater treatment, biodigesters to convert restaurant waste into fuel, photovoltaic panels, composting, and other green building features.
 
American Assets, Inc, (AA) the owner and developer, is just beginning the official City land use approval process. During the past year American Assets has met with a variety of local stakeholder groups.  Beginning in July 2008, representatives of numerous community groups formed the Commons Collaborative to work with the developer, AA, and the City, to ensure that the Commons maximizes advanced green design and affordable housing opportunities in this extraordinary smart growth location.  
 
Representatives of the following groups currently participate in the Commons Collaborative:
Sustainable Novato
 
The Commons Collaborative is distinct from other advocacy groups in that it does not seek to achieve its goals by applying pressure on decision makers and community leaders.  Instead, its approach involves listening to all stakeholders and looking for solutions which advance a number of complementary goals. contact a real estate agent

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Sylvia Barry, Realtor, ePRO
Marin Realtor for Marin Real Estate
Marin, San Francisco North Bay
Frankk Howard Allen Realtors
website: www.SylviaSellsMarin.com
Blog: www.AllAboutMarinHomes.com

 MARIN, SONOMA, S.F. BAY AREA REAL ESTATE – Beveldere, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Marinwood, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Tiburon; Cotati, Penngrove, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa. Starter Home to Luxury Property. REO (Bank Owned), Short Sale, View Homes, Architecural Distictive Homes. Investment, 1031 Exchange. Chinese Realtor.

Make Dreams Real – Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise Youth Services 

Marin County Bank Owned (REO, Foreclosure) Homes, Farms, Ranches. Update 02/20/09

Single Family Homes (Note – There is a Separate List for Townhome / Condo)

Due to strong demand from my past and current clients and the interest from the prospective clients, I am providing you with list of current Bank Owned (REO – Real Estate Owned, and Foreclosed) homes.  The list will be updated freqeuently depending on relevant activities.  

(Word of Advise from your Realtor –  In addition to REO (Bank Owned) properties, there are GREAT Deals out there if you look hard enough.  I will be able to help you to find the best deal and best house in Marin and Sonoma county for you, Bank Owned or Not!) 

The towns included in this list are Marin County towns South Marin, Central Marin, North Marin and West Marin.  Specifically: Belvedere, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Dillon Beach, Fairfax, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Lagunitas, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Nicasio, Novato, Marin County, Olema, Point Reyes Station, Ross, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Tiburon, Tomales

Marin County Bank Owned Single Family Homes   Marin County Bank Owned Single Family Homes

Updates since 02/08/09 –  4 SOLD – A couple all cash sales, a couple over asking prices.

38 Total Listings – 30 Active, 4 Pending, 4 Sold

  • New –  1611 Center Road, Novato, 
  • Pending – 24 Elmwood Court, Novato
  • Pending – 1212 Lynwood Drive, Novato
  • Pending – 52 Austin Avenue, San Anselmo
  • Pending – 26 Stasia, Novato
  • Sold – 1 Plaza Loma, 3/2, 1092 sf $410,000
  • Sold – 8 Wilson Hill Court, Novato, 3/2.5, 2388sf, $530,000
  • Sold – 25 Durham Road, San Anselmo, 4/2, 1533sf $573,500
  • Sold – 931 Butterfield San Anselmo, 3/2, 2115sf $875,000

contact a real estate agent

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Sylvia Barry, Realtor, ePRO
Marin Realtor for Marin Real Estate
Marin, San Francisco North Bay
Frankk Howard Allen Realtors
website: www.SylviaSellsMarin.com
Blog: www.AllAboutMarinHomes.com

 MARIN, SONOMA, S.F. BAY AREA REAL ESTATE – Beveldere, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Marinwood, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Tiburon; Cotati, Penngrove, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa. Starter Home to Luxury Property. REO (Bank Owned), Short Sale, View Homes, Architecural Distictive Homes. Investment, 1031 Exchange. Chinese Realtor.

Marin County Bank Owned (REO, Foreclosures) Homes – Townhomes, Condos – updated 02/20/09

TOWNHOME / CONDOS – 02/20/09 (Note there is separate post for Single Family Residence)

Due to strong demand from my past and current clients and the interest from the prospective clients, I am providing you with list of current Bank Owned (REO – Real Estate Owned, and Foreclosed) homes.  The list will be updated freqeuently depending on relevant activities.  

(Word of Advise from your Realtor –  In addition to REO (Bank Owned) properties, there are GREAT Deals out there if you look hard enough.  I will be able to help you to find the best deal and best house in Marin and Sonoma county for you, Bank Owned or Not!) 

The towns included in this list are Marin County towns South Marin, Central Marin, North Marin and West Marin.  Specifically: Belvedere, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Dillon Beach, Fairfax, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Lagunitas, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Nicasio, Novato, Marin County, Olema, Point Reyes Station, Ross, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Tiburon, Tomales

Marin County Bank Owned Townhomes / Condos Marin County Bank Owned Townhomes / Condos

Updates since 02/08/09 –  28 Total Listings – 22 Active, 4 Pending, 2 Sold

  • New – 7 Oak Crest Court, Novato – 3/2, 1460 sf – Western Oaks, Best Deal!
  • New – 2 Park Crest Court #C, Novato – 3/2.5 1460 sf. – Western Oaks, closer to Redwood Blvd
  • New – 47 Sequoia Glen, Novato – 3/2.5, 1529sf.  South side of Redwood Blvd.
  • New 35 Fairfax St #27 – San Rafael – Bahia, 2/1, 864 sf, Grerat Investment
  • New 241 Playa Del Rey, San Rafael – Bahia, 3/1.4, 1116 sf
  • Pending – 110 Oliva Court, C, Novato
  • Pending – 17 Oliva Drive, E, Novato
  • Pending – 12 Oliva Drive, D, Novato
  • Pending – 1289 Maple Court, C, Noavto
  • Sold – 50 Sonoma St #7, San Rafael $100,000
  • Sold – 25 Andrew Drive, Tiburon, $151,000 (Unbelievable low price for Tiburon, but NOTE – This property’s current tenant has a recorded legal 75 year lease at $1,285/month rent controlled.  There is 48 years remaining on lease.

 contact a real estate agent

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Sylvia Barry, Realtor, ePRO
Marin Realtor for Marin Real Estate
Marin, San Francisco North Bay
Frankk Howard Allen Realtors
website: www.SylviaSellsMarin.com
Blog: www.AllAboutMarinHomes.com

 MARIN, SONOMA, S.F. BAY AREA REAL ESTATE – Beveldere, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Marinwood, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Tiburon; Cotati, Penngrove, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa. Starter Home to Luxury Property. REO (Bank Owned), Short Sale, View Homes, Architecural Distictive Homes. Investment, 1031 Exchange. Chinese Realtor.

Fannie Mae Suspends Foreclosure Sales Further, Major Lenders Follow Suit and How to Find Best Priced Homes in Marin County Now!

Fannie Mae announced a suspension of all foreclosure sales and evictions of occupied properties through March 6 in anticipation of the Administration’s national foreclosure prevention and loan modification program.

See Fannie Mae News Release and How to Find the Best Deals Now At the End of Article!

While Dow Jones Newswires reported that JPMorgan Chase, Citygroup, Bank of America and Wells Fargo have committed to temporary moratoriums (suspends) on foreclosures as the government works on a financial stability plan aimed at keeping people in their homes. 

The following are briefly what was announced by each lender –

JP Morgan Chase – New Owner-Occupied residential loans that are owned and serviced by JPMorgan Chase.  As with Fannie Mae, the moratoriums will remain in effect through March 6th.

Citigroup – All Citi-owned first mortgage loans that are principal residence and on loans for which understandings with investors have been reached.  Moratorium end date – March 12th.

Bank of America (also Countrywide) – Delay foreclosures sales on owner occupied properties whose mortgage loans are owned and serviced by BofA or Countrywide  – Through March 6th.

WellsFargo (also Wachovia) – For Loans it holds.  The moratorium is expected to remain in place until the government’s foreclosure prevention plan is announced.  The majority of WellsFargos mortgage loans are serviced by it and owned by other investors.  WellsFargo is working with their investors .. to determine how to support the moratorium request.

Most of the lenders plan to evaluate and extend their specific moratorium dates depending the progress made by government.

See complete articles Fannie Mae News Release:

Fannie Mae Suspends Foreclosure Sales Pending Administration Announcements

From CNN of Dow Jones Newswires – Bank Agree to Foreclosure Moratoriums

Hopefully the suspension of foreclosures and the government bail out plan (I will be posting blogs about the government bail out plan that affects home ownership soon) will allow at-risk home owners to keep their homes and stabilize the housing industry and general economy!    

How To Find the Best Deals Now?How to Find The Best Deal Now

Where should the buyers look when there is no or few REO (Bank Owned) properties on the market (which is already relatively low in Marin County)? 

Look at Well Priced Homes (many sellers have dropped price considerably due to the softening market www.2197Vineyard.com), Short Sales (www.32Stasia.com yes, short sales require hard work, lots of patience but very rewarding).

The best way is to get an agent who is diligent and Knowledgable in looking for homes, not only Foreclosures, but Short Sales, Trustee Sales, Competitively Priced Homes; one who works hard, strong in negotiation, have YOUR BEST INTEREST in mind, not anxious to get you to sign on unless it’s right for you; one that is YOUR ADVOCATE, to help you find that perfect home – 

The Americacn Dream:

Perhaps one day when the economy is stronger, we can take a collective sign of relief and cheer for the stable economy, strong housing market and solid job market where all can have a stable job, good income and own their home and Fulfill their American Dream Once Again! 

americandream

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Sylvia Barry, Realtor, ePRO
Marin Realtor for Marin Luxury Real Estate 
Marin, San Francisco North Bay
Frank Howard Allen Realtors 
website: www.SylviaSellsMarin.com
Blog: www.AllAboutMarinHomes.com

MARIN, SONOMA, S.F. BAY AREA REAL ESTATE – Beveldere, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Marinwood, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Tiburon; Cotati, Penngrove, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa.   Starter Home to Luxury Property.  REO (Bank Owned), Short Sale, View Homes, Architectural Distinctive Homes. Investment, 1031 Exchange.

Marin County Bank Owned / REO / Foreclosures

Due to strong demand from my past and current clients and the interest from the prospective clients who might not have been able to purchase a home during the past sellers market, I will be providing you with list of current Bank Owned (REO – Real Estate Owned, and Foreclosed) homes. The list will be updated on a daily basis.

(Word of Advise from your Realtor – One thing I would like to stress is not to get hung up on ‘Bank Owned’ – They may or may not be the best deal in town. There are GREAT Deals out there from motivated sellers who understand the market and who need/want to sell. I will be able to help you to find the best deal and best house for you, Bank Owned or Not!)

The towns included in this list are Marin County towns South Marin, Central Marin, North Marin and West Marin (yes, we even have a few in South, Central and West Marin).

Specifically: Belvedere, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Dillon Beach, Fairfax, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Lagunitas, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Nicasio, Novato, Marin County, Olema, Point Reyes Station, Ross, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Tiburon, Tomales

I will include Single Family Homes, Farms and Ranches in one link; and Condos/Townhomes in another link:

* Marin County Bank Owned Single Family Homes

* Marin County Bank Owned Condos / Towhomes

 

Sylvia Barry, Realtor, ePRO
Marin Realtor for Marin Real Estate
Marin, San Francisco North Bay
Frankk Howard Allen Realtors
website: www.SylviaSellsMarin.com
Blog: www.AllAboutMarinHomes.com

MARIN, SONOMA, S.F. BAY AREA REAL ESTATE – Beveldere, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Marinwood, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Tiburon; Cotati, Penngrove, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa. Starter Home to Luxury Property. REO (Bank Owned), Short Sale, View Homes, Architecural Distictive Homes. Investment, 1031 Exchange. Chinese Realtor.

Make Dreams Real – Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise Youth Services