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Last night at a Chamber mixer, I had an opportunity to speak to an employee of our local water agency.  He said that our local water supply is in good shape.  When we get rain, it rains hard.  Our local resevoirs are almost full. Coming up though, we will only be allowed to water landscaping twic...
On Sunday, amidst the raspberries and strawberries at Whole Foods in Novato, I ran into my old neighbor from across the creek, Willow van Hoek.  Our sons were on the same soccer team at one time.  I used to see her at work, we'd wave but didn't really get to know one another until we ran into one...
The message of manifesting what you want by doing something about it on a regular basis, is so important.  My goal is to retire to Sonoma.  Once  a week, I take a trek to Sonoma, drive through the area I want to retire to and get to know folks I meet there.  My massage therapist is in Sonoma.  Ev...
I get so used to the multimillion dollar houses in Marin, it's easy to get a little jaded about multimillion dollar houses....but wait...this mulitmillion Euro house in Ireland is a spectacle to behold.  Built in 1853, Ballyneale House in Limerick (where my Grandpa Mulqueen hailed) features an 80...
I was a bit shocked to see a house down the block sell for $876,000 when the List Price had been $750,000.  There were 14 offers.  The 1600 sf house Mid Century Modern needed a new roof, had major drainage issues, had a funky but pricey Tuscan remodel in the kitchen (one drawer couldn't open all ...
In Marin County, we have 17 listings over $10 million.  This is my favorite.  It's a 7900 square foot house on 1.2 acres with phenomenal views of San Francisco, the bay and Golden Gate Bridge.  Total are 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.  It has a 2 bedroom 900 square foot guest house.  Check out the w...
I'm looking for a buyer who wants me to find them a house, where they can put this porch bed up.  I'm willing to sacrafice myself and test it for them first, to make sure it's safe!
Lumber Liquidators is in the news, again.    60 Minutes unveiled questionable manufacturing practices on this company's laminate flooring that exceed safety limits for formaldehyde emissions.  The CEO fought back on a CNBC interview saying these tests were not the industry standard and that 60 Mi...
Too many buyers that I see, are waiting on the fence just because of the headlines.  With individuals and businesses hanging on to money and creating a savings account they may not have in the past, that's a good thing.  There will however come a point when that savings will need to be put into a...
We've all heard about the mortgage debacle but despite its notoriety, there are lots of questions on how to buy or sell distressed houses.  When a homeowner misses a payment, an unitneded grace period may ensue. Some owners report they hear nothing and assume they were "forgotten."  (Not true!). ...

Margaret Kapranos

San Francisco Bay Area REALTOR. 415-608-5070
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