Pacific Union’s October 2017 Real Estate Update

The median sales price rose year over year in October in all Bay Area regions in which Pacific Union operates, the result of continued buyer demand amid tight supply conditions. Prices reached one-year highs for single-family homes and condominiums in San Francisco, as well as for properties in Sonoma County. Read the entire Pacific Union October 2017 Real Estate Update.


Pacific Union’s October 2017 Real Estate Update

The median sales price rose year over year in October in all Bay Area regions in which Pacific Union operates, the result of continued buyer demand amid tight supply conditions. Stay current with the latest local real estate market conditions in… #averagedaysonmarket #contracostacounty #eastbay


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How Can You Help the Wine Country Recover? Come…

Pacific Union Sonoma Valley Regional Executive and Vice President of Relocation Services Jill Silvas offers her firsthand perspective on the aftermath of the Wine Country wildfires. (Photo: iStock/KarenWibbs)


How Can You Help the Wine Country Recover? Come…

Pacific Union Sonoma Valley Regional Executive and Vice President of Relocation Services Jill Silvas offers her firsthand perspective on the aftermath of the Wine Country wildfires. #federalemergencymanagementassociation #jillsilvas #lutherburbankcenterfortheperformingarts


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Pacific Union Quarterly Report: Q3 2017

Bay Area home prices rose on an annual basis in the third quarter in every region in which Pacific Union operates. Get all the latest market data, plus expert commentary from Chief Economist Selma Hepp, in the Pacific Union third-quarter real estate report.


Pacific Union Quarterly Report: Q3 2017

Bay Area home prices rose on an annual basis in the third quarter in every region in which Pacific Union operates. Get all the latest market data, plus expert commentary from Chief Economist Selma Hepp, in our third-quarter real estate report. #contracostacounty #eastbay #laketahoe


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Selma Hepp – Rising From the Ashes: How Will…

Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines the implications of the devastating Wine Country fires on the Napa and Sonoma county real estate markets.


Selma Hepp – Rising From the Ashes: How Will…

Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines the implications of the devastating Wine Country fires on the Napa and Sonoma county real estate markets.


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Just Sold! 14 Sierra Circle, San Rafael, $1,500,000

14 Sierra Circle, San Rafael

You will surely be enchanted by this one-of-a-kind, magical property and masterfully crafted A-frame home located at the end of a highly coveted cul-de-sac in desirable Gerstle Park. Set back from the street, you immediately feel you have entered a private, exclusive retreat to call your own. Enjoy a leisurely walk along meandering stone paths to explore an abundance of magnificent Redwood trees throughout this ~18,000 sqft property. Relax beside the tranquil waterfall flowing into a pond or enjoy some quiet time under the large scale Redwood gazebo. The beautiful three bedroom home plus media room has the same tranquil feel as the property with a style reminiscent of Tahoe living. The grand scale A-frame living room with floor to ceiling windows and fireplace opens to the kitchen/dining area complete with granite counter tops, stainless appliances, and plentiful cabinetry. Large master suite with walk-in closet, fireplace, and bathroom with limestone counters and floors. Also on the property is a detached structure with private access. The entire home welcomes the natural surroundings into every room making it a truly special place to retreat to. The setting is prime for outdoor living and entertaining with custom amenities to enjoy including built-in stainless barbecue, stone fireplace and hot tub in private enclosure wired with outdoor speakers. This is a unique opportunity for nature lovers who crave tranquility and privacy. Although you feel like you are a million miles away the convenient location can’t be beat ~ close to downtown San Rafael, local parks, shopping, dining, transportation and close freeway access. Zoned for Sun Valley Elementary.
Property Details and Features:
  • 3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms plus media / bonus room with full bath
  • Approx 2,634 sqft home / Approx 18,000 sqft lot
  • Extensively remodeled 2002 – 2005
  • Grand scale A-frame living room with fireplace
  • Open kitchen concept with adjacent dining area opens to side patio and brings in natural surroundings
  • Granite slab kitchen countertops and backsplash, stainless appliances
  • Master suite with fireplace and bathroom with tub & shower stall
  • Anderson windows
  • Oak hardwood floors
  • French doors
  • 2 Fireplaces
  • Skylights
  • Laundry closet and mud room
  • Garage
  • Extremely private grounds and spectacular setting that include meandering stone paths throughout Redwood trees, gazebo, waterfall and pond, built in bbq, outdoor fireplace, hot tub, detached cottage (unpermitted)
  • Sun Valley Elementary School
Following is a list of Seller improvements made to the property:
  • Refinished main level floors and buffed stairs and upper landing (2017)
  • Painted interior, with exception of two bathrooms (2017)
  • Stained front entry stairs (2017)
  • Planted new plants in containers at side walkway (2017)
  • Installed stone retaining walls, drainage and debris flow fence (10/95)
  • New decks, converted carport to garage and 260 Sq. Ft. addition for media room (5/96)
  • 355 Sq. Ft. addition and remodel of existing residence (10/96)
  • 1600 Sq. Ft. addition including 2nd story and whole house remodel (10/02)
Additional improvements completed during major remodel 2002 – 2005:
  • 25 year asphalt shingle roof
  • New high efficiency gas water heater and furnace
  • Replaced sewer line from house to street
  • Whole house fire sprinklers installed
  • All windows and doors are Anderson dual pane
  • Granite slab countertops and back splash in kitchen
  • Granite slab showers and countertop in 1st level bath
  • Granite slab shower and granite tile flooring in main floor bath
  • Limestone slab shower and countertop, limestone tile floor in master bath
  • 4” wide plank oak flooring on main floor and staircase
  • 20 foot high wood beamed A-frame ceiling in living room
  • 42” gas fireplace in living room
  • 9 foot wide limestone facing on living room fireplace
  • 36” wood burning fireplace in master bedroom with granite slab facing
  • Limestone flooring and granite countertop in laundry area
  • Two flat panel dual pane skylights in stairwell
  • Interior speakers installed
  • Wired for exterior speaker system
  • Wired for home theater
  • Copper gutters, downspouts and chimney shrouds
  • Cedar siding and trim on exterior
  • 2nd story bridge/ catwalk to gazebo
  • Flagstone over concrete walkway and rear patio
  • Landscape
 Over $200,000 in outdoor improvements completed over a 10 year period, including: site work, excavation, grading, stone walls, concrete walkways, spillway, pond with waterfall, outdoor stone fireplace, redwood gazebo, built-in stainless steel bar-b-que / grill with stone countertop, exterior copper path, pillar and trail light fixtures.