Life in Marin

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Life in Marin

The History of Winship Park in Ross

By Jaime Pera | April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the Marin History Museum I was able to examine a copy of one of the original sales brochures for the Winship Park tract in Ross.  The sales literature touts the great weather (no fog and no wind), schools, churches, availability of food and produce, and the 55 minute combined train and ferry ride […]

Do You Live in an Area that is Susceptible to Liquefaction?

By Jaime Pera | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake – SF Gate Curious about the impact that liquefaction could have on our homes should we experience a major earthquake I felt compelled to research this topic and identify the areas in Marin that are most susceptible to this phenomenon.  What triggered this question was the extensive rainfall we received this […]

Tips for Upsizing or Downsizing in an Inventory Constrained Market

By Jaime Pera | February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Our real estate markets have recovered nicely from the 2007 economic collapse, a forgettable time when family, friends, and many of us experienced job loss, ruined credit, short sales, and foreclosures.  To put things in perspective, at market bottom in July 2010 when most people were unwilling to risk purchasing a home, Marin County’s […]

Marin County’s Fifty-Three Oldest Historic Structures!

By Jaime Pera | January 15, 2017 | 7 Comments

As a life-long learner, lover of history, and Marin County realtor, I recently became curious about the oldest structures that remain standing in our County.  Thinking that this list would be relatively easy to compile given the number of books and articles that have been written about Marin’s history I set off to research the […]

Family enjoying museum in Marin County

Four Marin Museums Sure to Entertain This Holiday Season!

By Jaime Pera | November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The month of December is here and another holiday season awaits us, a time traditionally spent with family and friends.  With children out of school and the potential for out of town visitors it’s good to be armed with a wide assortment of entertainment options, particularly those that are nearby, easy to get to, offer […]

North Bay Real Estate Market is Showing Signs of Fatigue

By Jaime Pera | November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

A discussion about Marin would be incomplete without some conversation about real estate since we happen to live in some of the most beautiful real estate in the world!  So as we approach the end of 2016 I thought it important to share information about interesting changes we are observing in our market.  No, I […]

Why I Love Marin

By Jaime Pera | August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

I really love living in Marin! In fact, I’ve lived here off and on since 1960 when our family first moved to Tiburon. Hard to believe but true

How Did Marin County Get Its Name?

By Jaime Pera | August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Do you know how Marin County got its name? Legend has it that this was the name of a well-known Indian chief of a tribe of Coastal Miwok Indians who was born in what is now Mill Valley in 1781.

Marin County Free Library System

By Jaime Pera | August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

I want to take a moment to give the Marin County Free Library system a big shout out for the amazingly painless system they have created that gives Marin residents a tremendous tool with which to continue learning.