Here Comes Spring: Hot Rental Homes Coming to Marin this Season

by Christopher Barrow 4. March 2011 12:21

Spring is almost here in Marin and the home rental market is heating up.  We had a busy February with several rentals deals coming together off-market.   We've got some great new listings coming this month - a 4,000+/- sq ft home near downtown Mill Valley for $15k, a sunny, hillside home in Winship park in Ross for $4500, and a new luxury Tiburon rental at 8 Hillcrest just listed for $12,000 per month with a wine cellar and movie room.

We've also got some exciting new programs coming to our company this spring - stay tuned!

My team and I specialize in the Marin rental market - call or visit us online anytime at www.foundationrentalgroup.com

Christopher Barrow

Broker

cb@foundationrentrelo.com

 

Foundation Rentals Listing Featured in SF Chronicle's "What You Can Rent" Column

by Christopher Barrow 30. January 2011 07:35

As one of the Bay Area's top resources for rentals in Marin, my team and I were contacted by the San Francisco Chronicle this month to see if we had any "interesting" homes for rent in Marin.  The answer is always "Yes!".  We submit two or three of our current favorites.  Below see the link to the home they selected to feature: our new 3bd+bd listing on Sunnyside, a fresh Craftsman remodel just a stone's throw from downtown Mill Valley, available for lease at $7,995 per month. 

See the article here: What You Can Rent in the Bay Area for $8,000

If you read the comments from around the country below the article they are pretty funny: no one can seem to believe anyone actually rents a home for $8,000/month (even though the mortgage on a $2 million to $3 million home would easily cost a buyer $15k or more per month)...I wonder what they would have said if the columist had selected one of our $4 million or $5 million listings that rent for $12k and up?  Such is the price we pay for life in Marin - but that's another story.  The featured home is one of my personal favorites and is shown by appointment. More info about the property can be seen at www.126sunnysideave.com

Happy Sunday, Marin!

Christopher Barrow

Broker

Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc

www.foundationrentalgroup.com

 

Jan is National Blood Donor Month: Listen for Our Public Service Radio Ads!

by Christopher Barrow 10. January 2011 09:49

This Week on KUSF-FM Foundation Rentals and Relocation is sponsoring several on-air announcements encouring blood donation. 

Start off the new year right by donating blood to the Red Cross or your local blood bank in honor of National Blood Donor Month. The process only takes an hour of your time, and results in lifesaving platelets or pints of blood for those in need.

For more information visit the Red Cross or FEMA: http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=53455

Happy New Year, Marin!  My team and I specialize in local Marin rentals and are dedicated to seeing our community flourish.  Call our office anytime at (415) 507-9600.

www.FoundationRentalGroup.com

Christopher Barrow

Broker

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Dog House for a Cold Dog: Support PETA this Winter!

by Christopher Barrow 20. December 2010 04:26

In lieu of traditional client gifts or holiday treats, this year my leasing team and I at Foundation Rentals and Relocation are making a significant donation to PETA's Angels for Animals program called "Dog House for a Cold Dog".  The program provides warm and weather-proof dog houses in low-income neighborhoods (mostly on the east coast) whose dogs would otherwise struggle to survive long days and nights outside in the freezing cold each winter.

We feel so honored to live and work in such a gorgeous community; and we're even luckier to find ourselves in a position to help others. 

To learn more about the Angels for Animals program visit www.peta.org and click on the "Dog House for a Cold Dog" link.

Happy Holidays, Marin!  Thanks for making our first year in business so positive.  We have a lot of exciting programs planned for 2011 and can't wait to see what the next year brings!

Christopher Barrow

Broker, Foundation Rentals and Relocation

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Unique $7,000 Luxury Rental in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood

by Christopher Barrow 9. December 2010 05:36

If you are considering San Francisco as well in your rental home search, consider checking out this unique luxury property for rent in Upper/Castro and Noe neighborhoods.

Here is the virtual tour for this custom home for rent - check it out and let me know what you think! http://www.listingserver.com/Virtuet.aspx?vid=142

And here is the main website for this San Francisco rental: www.116caselli.com

Located just blocks from public transportation, parks and great restaurants, this home is really worth viewing if you're considering renting in this neighborhood.

Christopher Barrow, Broker

(415) 507-9600

Marin Rental Company in the News! That's us!

by Christopher Barrow 22. November 2010 03:15

As we've launched our new Marin rental company at Foundation Rentals and Relocation this year, this holiday season my wife Darcy and I are especially thankful for the love and support we've had from our friends, family and our colleagues and clients here in Marin.  It's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of rentals and a growing business, but when the San Francisco Chronicle intervewied us for this piece last month, we were reminded yet again how lucky we are to be here and to be healthy.

A big thank you to Louise at the San Francisco Chronicle for asking great questions and writing such a nice piece about us:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/19/LVJK1G14NI.DTL

Happy Thanksgiving, Marin and SF!

Christopher Barrow, Broker

Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc

www.foundationrentalgroup.com

 

BUDDY's Race Against Cancer: Racing for Colon Cancer Support!

by Christopher Barrow 14. November 2010 05:32

As many of you know I am a two-time Stage III Colon Cancer survivor.  Originally diagnosed at age 28 back in 2004, I joined the ranks of the many young Colon Cancer patients who had no idea they could ever be at risk.  So, too, did our friend Alex Apking (former manager at local restaurant and Marin favorite Buckeye Roadhouse).  This month he celebrates his 1 -year milestone since his diagnosis and to celebrate after a year of surgery and chemotherapy, this weekend he's riding in the Thompson Cancer Survival Center's BUDDY race.

Alex is honoring me and my survival as well by riding with my name on his jersey.  I'm honored - and our Marin rental and relocation company is thrilled to support his ride.  Join me in wishing Alex a big congrats on getting through this last year and in wishing him luck this weekend!!!

Read more about Alex and his story or make donations here: http://tcscfoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=500&participantID=1955

And just a word to everyone out there - the most common symptom for colon cancer is no symptom at all.  Know your risk factors and your family history - and if you're concerned push for answers no matter what your age.   More information available at www.colonclub.com

Christopher Barrow

Broker/Owner

Foundation Rentals and Relocation

Marin

www.foundationrentalgroup.com/

Home Ownership in Marin - A Dying Dream?

by Christopher Barrow 11. October 2010 03:24

I recently read an article in a September issue of Time magazine about America's dying dream, home ownership. But does this hold true in Marin? 

I forwarded the article to my younger brother who, after becoming a San Rafael fire fighter is really amped on the idea of owning his own home.   Who can blame him? Owning a home has been ingrained in us since we were kids. It is an opportunity to invest in your future and the future of your family all while providing a sanctuary for you grow memories around birthdays, holidays and family get togethers. It is an opportunity to increase the equity in your "nest egg" so you can retire and grow old without worry of having a place to live or finances.  Additionally, American home ownership comes with billions of dollars of tax credits every year you simply can't get with a rental in Marin.

Then there's the emotional reward.  When you buy a house you also get a degree of independence - no longer do you have to get permission to re-paint a room, plant a garden, knock out a wall etc. Thriving neighborhoods are symbolic of a thriving job market and stable households and good schools- who wouldn't want to be in that club?

At least that was what we were taught. The reality these days appears much more grim.

The fact is, home ownership/ the home lending industry has placed a multi trillion dollar burden on US citizens and the foreclosure rate is sky rocketing. People got into the housing market with great hopes of building their future only to find out that they were spending too much of their income to own a house that is losing value everyday. People are walking away from their houses at an alarming rate, creating a vicious cycle of short sales, challenging purchase processes (short sales can take as long as 6 months to a year to complete) and epic price devaluation in neighborhoods across the nation.

Have I re-thought owning a house?

Yes, but not in ways you may think. I still want to buy a house with my wife, but will do it in way which is financially responsible for us. My take is that irresponsible credit lending practices combined with that "American dream" desire to own a home no matter what got us into this mess. It was far too easy for people to get their hands on money that they, for all intents and purposes, couldn't afford.

My strategy will employ the grit and patience that my grandparents had and focus on where we want to live,  buy what we can afford, support the neighborhood we live in and plan on staying a while.  I'm advising my brother to do the same - I'll keep you posted what he decides to do.  For now, it's Marin rentals for the both of us!

My team and I specialize in the Marin rental market and are happy to assist anytime:  www.foundationrentalgroup.com

Christopher Barrow

Broker, Foundation Rentals and Relocation

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New Marin Rental COMING SOON: Looking for a fabulous outdoor entertaining space?

by Christopher Barrow 6. October 2010 03:47

This new Marin rental coming soon in Novato offers:

-pool

-outdoors bbq kitchen

-huge yard

-hot tub

...and a luxury home to boot.  Listing at $4500 per month.  Call our local rental office today to hear about this new rental coming soon.  (415) 507-9600.  We are Marin's expert rental team!

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Marin Rental Homes RENTED this Week

by Christopher Barrow 21. September 2010 05:19

In addition to the opening of our Kentfield rental office here in Marin, my team and I have had a busy week renting Marin!  Withing the last week  or so we closed on the following rentals:

 -4bd home in San Rafael for $5,000

-3bd home in Larkspur for $5,500

-2bd home in Mill Valley for $5,000

-2bd in San Rafael for $2,300

-1bd in Tiburon for $1,995

We are bringing offers so far this week for a $6,000 4 bd in Marin and $7,500 for a Mill Valley home.

We also have a VIP Marin contact looking for a stellar pad in Cow Hollow/Marina area up to about $8k if anyone knows of any great rental coming up!

Here's to another great week,

Christopher Barrow

Broker, Foundation Rentals and Relocation

www.foundationrentalgroup.com

 

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About Marin Rental Broker Christopher Barrow

Born in San Francisco and raised in Marin, broker Christopher Barrow comes from an educational background in communications, with previous work experience in sales and client management.  Together with partner/wife, Darcy Alkus Barrow, the two run Foundation Rentals and Relocation servicing all of Marin County's rental property needs.

Even as the owner of the company, Christopher works every end of the Marin rental spectrum from one bedroom apartments for $1,000 to high-end, executive-style rentals renting anywhere from $8,000 to $15,000+ a month.  A working relationship with Christopher brings round the clock dedication and true client focus.  

When not working--which is rare if you ask his friends and family--Christopher spends his time at the Bay Club in Corte Madera, or at home in San Rafael with his wife and their two dogs, enjoying all the great outdoor life Marin has to offer.

Contact Christopher anytime at cb@foundationrentrelo.com CA DRE Lic# 01722834

http://www.foundationrentalgroup.com/

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