March 2009

Found 12 blog entries for March 2009.

I wanted to let everyone know that 4 of my modern (or more accurately, mid-century modern and contemporary!) listings in Marin County will be held open this upcoming Sunday (3/29) from 1-4pm.    

My four new listings that will be held open in Marin this Sunday include three properties in San Rafael and one property in Mill Valley.   Property addresses are as follows (click on the property address for additional information regarding each home):

  1. 128 Golden Hinde Blvd, San Rafael (not yet on the MLS; stay tuned for details!)
  2. 4 Dias Way, San Rafael
  3. 360 Hickory Lane, San Rafael
  4. 132 Richardson Dr, Mill Valley

The first three properties are mid-century modern homes that are located in Terra Linda.  You could easily 'hit' all

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I just listed this wonderfully updated Alliance home in the popular Terra Linda neighborhood of San Rafael.    Offered at $765,000, this post-and-beam constructed Alliance Home (similar to Eichler-built homes) represents a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in buying a tastefully updated California modern home!

Alliance Home in San Rafael CA 

Located at 360 Hickory Lane in San Rafael (see map below), this light-filled mid-century modern property features:

  • 3 Bedrooms plus large bonus room,
  • 2 Bathrooms (both tastefully updated)
  • Fabulous modernist landscaping
  • Updated flooring, lighting, and kitchen
  • In-floor radiant heat (cooper pipes)
  • Located in the desirable Dixie School District.   Walking distance to
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If you've been looking for a safe and environmentally-friendly way to dispose of your old electronics (or "e-waste") in Mill Valley, you should make a note to attend the upcoming electronics recycling event in Marin County.

Recycle your EWaste in Mill Valley CA 

Marin residents will have an opportunity to safely dispose of their ewaste this Saturday, March 29, 2009 from 10am to 3pm.  This event is being sponsored (and hosted) by the Whole Foods Market in Mill Valley which is located at 414 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley (see map below).  Event details are as follows:

WHAT:        Electronics Recycling Event in Mill Valley

WHERE:    Whole Foods Market, 414 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley

WHEN:       Saturday, March 29, '09

Collected materials will be

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132 richardson mill valley strawberry home

I'm pleased to present my most recent listing in Marin County!   This fabulous single-family home is located in the desirable Strawberry, Mill Valley neighborhood and offers easy, convenient access to San Francisco, Tiburon, and the entire North Bay.

132 Richardson Drive, Mill Valley 94941

Updated and move-in ready  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom home in Mill Valley’s Strawberry neighborhood.

Smart single-level floor plan with recently remodeled kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, paint, and manicured landscaping.  Located on a large, .27 acre lot offering an abundance of space for gardening, entertaining, and relaxing.

Property is 1,975 square feet (per tax records).  Additional loft area above the spacious 1 car garage could serve as a fabulous space

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Earlier today we sent subscribers to our San Francisco Modern Homes Listing Alert a fabulous list of 73 different architectural properties currently for sale in San Francisco, California.  This listing alert includes prices, property descriptions, and extensive photos for each of these unique modernist properties in SF.

It should be noted that the list of architectural homes for sale in San Francisco (as well as Marin County) has grown significantly in the last few weeks and there are some very good buys to be had, whether your preference is for a modern, mid-century modern, or contemporary single-family home, loft, TIC, or condominium / townhome.

San Francisco Architectural Listings

Of the 73 architectural homes currently for sale in San

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We just received notice from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that our company tagline, "Modern Representation for Modern Times', has received official trademark / service mark status.   

Modern Representation for Modern Times

Our tagline, Modern Representation for Modern Times, was created to reinforce the fact that Marin Modern is a high-tech, high-touch residential real estate brokerage firm committed to exceeding the expectations and needs of our clients, customers, and competitors.

Our entire team recognizes that modern-day home buyers and sellers have become increasingly sophisticated and savvy.   As a company, we embrace the changing dynamics of our industry and work hard to deliver best-in-class tools, technology, and

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Late last year we hosted an evening event with Michelle Kaufmann Designs / MKD Architecture which helped educate attendees on the process of building and buying a modern, eco-friendly home in Marin County.   This event was a success and we've been planning other events for 2009 that our clients and friends have expressed interest in atttending.

This week I will be hosting a seminar for First Time Home Buyers in Marin County.   If you, or someone you know, are a prospective first time home buyer that would like to attend, you can learn more and register online now by visiting First Time Home Buyers Seminar - Details & Registration.

Attendees at this FREE 1.5 hour seminar will learn:
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I just listed a new Joseph Eichler built home in San Rafael and will be hosting the first public open house this Sunday, March 15 from 1-4pm.

4 Dias, San Rafael California 94903

Located at 4 Dias Way in San Rafael, this move-in ready 4 bedroom Eichler home shows pride of ownership and represents an excellent buying opportunity in San Rafael's popular Terra Linda neighborhood.  

Steps away from open space and easy walking distance to shopping, transportation, top rated schools, as well as the Northgate Mall which is currently undergoing a major $75 million transformation.

Offered at $725,000.
   I will personally be hosting the first public open house this Sunday however you can view additional photos and property information online right now by

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boye park home sold by Marin Modern

I proudly represented the buyers for this fabulous mid-century modern home in the conveniently located and highly desirable Boyle Park neighborhood of Mill Valley, California.    The sale price was $1,040,000.

142 Manor Drive, Mill Valley

Originally built in 1950, this 3 bedroom / 1.5 bath home is situated on a quiet and light-filled quarter-acre lot with sweeping views.   Fabulous indoor / outdoor living in Mill Valley!

The home had been tastefully updated yet still retained much of its original mid-century charm.  Excellent expansion potential for this mid-century modern home in Boyle Park.

Contact me if I can assist you with the purchase or sale of a Mill Valley home.     Additionally, be sure to check out our website pages dedicated to

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Will Marin High-end Homes Be Affected By The Economy?

The financial woes of the real estate market have finally affected high-end homes in Marin County. In comparing data from the last six months to the six months prior to that, there are some interesting numbers when looking at properties priced over $3 million.

What Is happening in the High-end Real Estate Market?

Sales volume dropped by more than 50% during the last six months. Only 19 homes sold in the Marin luxury property market during this time, as opposed to 48 of these high-end homes selling in the six months prior to that. Of course, some of this drop-off can be attributed to normal seasonality. But, a more signficant influence is credit tightening and trouble in the financial markets.

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