SOLD: 384 Anna Ave, Mountain View 94043

384 Anna Ave – $819,000. Listed 1/27/11 (John Dozier of Cupertino Properties represents the Seller)  Sold for $780K, COE 6/10/11

– 3 bed, 2 bath

– 1520sf living space on a 5000sf lot

– Built in 1959

– Quiet residential street, Home is in original condition but well cared for

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Mark’s Preview Notes:

Classic Mardell with the addition of a large living room pushed out toward the front.  The hardwood floors need resurfacing and the baths are dated so this is a project/fixer.  Wood paneling is still in great shape and I found the classic Westinghouse Oven from 1959!

MLS Photos:

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Help!! Looking for Other Modern Homes

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Dear Eichler Enthusiasts,

We have received requests to create a separate track for non-eichler but modern homes around the bay area.  We couldn't do this without your help.  Would you email us the address if you happen to drive by one or see one in "Homes & Land" or "Luxury Home", etc. magazines?

Thank you in advance!  

sabrina

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Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer

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Where was I when this story was all over the news?!  I don’t even remember this — maybe I was just caught up in my own world of events or maybe I was just tired of hearing about war stories that were overcrowding every piece of media.  This "Where Men Win Glory" is a very touching story, as of course we have come to expect from Jon Krakauer (Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, etc) about Pat Tillman and his local Almaden family.

My first impression is how enraged I am at our own military and news media.  Friendly fire is a way of life during wartime, that’s understood.  But covering up the truth for political gains and spinning a story in favor of someone’s agenda at the expense of the family who deserves the truth is frustrating beyond belief.

Another conclusion for me is that I will no longer trust our own news media.  I have for the most part believed that with so many journalists, newspapers, magazines, tv programs, etc, that finding the truth for ANY given situation is just a matter of who gets there first.  With that many people on the job, nothing can hide.  After reading this book, you realize that the news media merely reprints whatever press release and spoonfed-story they are given without even trying to find out the hidden agenda behind the ones creating the story.

But the most impactful part of this book is Pat Tillman himself.  Pat was a person of great character.  We could all learn a great deal from Pat in how to live better lives, learn from everyone around us, challenge our own beliefs, and make each day part of our own personal journey of growing into the best person we can possibly become.  For me, his story is not about war or politics, it is about self-enlightenment and I am a better person for knowing him.

-Mark 

My 2010 Reading List

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While talking with several people over the holidays I mentioned that I have read 48 books over 2010 and they give me a kind of stunned reaction.  So I decided to enumerate the exact list just to be sure.  How can I read so many books in one year?  Audiobooks!  Since I’m driving around a lot previewing properties and meeting clients, I have turned my car into what Zig Ziglar calls “Automobile University”. 

I have now become so obsessed that I have an Audiobook playing on my iPhone wherever I am — exercising and walking, while cooking dinner, waiting in line at Target, whatever.  Ok, so maybe not all of them are “books” per se, there are some like the Success Mastery Academy from Brian Tracy which is a live series seminar on 16 CDs, but you get the idea.  I’ll post a few words on some of the most memorable books shortly.

Challenge yourself in 2011 — how many books can you read?  You will be amazed at what you can learn.

-Mark