January 2011

Found 8 blog entries for January 2011.


I'm delighted to share a recent experience with you regarding one of my buyer clients and how our real estate brokerage's adoption and use of cutting edge tools and technology facilitated both their Bay Area home search and home purchase.

I had a buyer client (who was referred to me from a previous client) that was actively serving in the Air Force in Abu Dhabi with plans to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area.    With more than 8,000 miles separating us, there were obvious logistical challenges involved in previewing & inspecting properties, discussing homes, formulating an offer strategy, and ultimately managing the paperwork associated with any home purchase in California.   

Fortunately, we were able to overcome these obstacles by

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I just listed an updated 2-story Kenney built home located at 1052 Lea Dr, San Rafael which features a spacious and desirable 4 Bedrom / 2.5 bathroom floorplan (2,406 sq ft per tax records).

1052 Lea Drive features a number of updates include dual pane windows, remodeled bathrooms, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, contemporary lighting, 6 separate decks in great condition, flat lawn / play area with vegetable garden, automatic sprinklers, extensive yard drainage, and structural reinforcement. The home also has 2 car garage parking.

The home is located in a quiet and secluded neighborhood in the hills of Terra Linda. Oak trees, nature, and privacy are key features of the back yard. Walk to local parks, open space, restaurants, and

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Please join me for a FREE Home Buying Seminar in February which will help demystify the home buying process in Marin County.

Many changes have taken place in the home buying market.  We will explain what is happening so that you can make the best choices, by being educated, if you are thinking about buying a home this year.

Please join us at our Buying a Home in Marin County Seminar, Saturday February 12 from 10:30 am-noon.   

Attendees at this FREE 1.5 hour seminar will learn:

  • The most important thing to do first
  • The home buying process from start to finish
  • What is really happening in the Marin real esatte market
  • How to get a great loan
  • Short sale and foreclosed properties explained
  • What your money buys throughout Marin County
  • Plus more

Now is…
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I'm pleased to announce my first property sale of 2011 -  26 Willow Lane in Sausalito!  I represented the buyers who closed last week on this three bedroom, two and a half bathroom centrally located townhouse. This great unit is two stories and features a living room with fireplace, open kitchen/family room, dining room, private back patio & two car parking. The location couldn't get any better: there is a grocery store & post office right across the street and easy access to public transportation and Hwy 101.

Originally listed at $650,000 and then reduced down to $604,000 I was able to negotiate a purchase price of $585,000, which is an excellent deal for this large townhouse! This is one of the lowest-priced closed sales for a 3

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After the holiday season's frenzied pace and as we settle into 2011, I thought I would post some thoughts on interest rates. Many clients have voiced their belief that mortgage rates have shot up so significantly as to cloud prospects for future purchases or the benefit of a potential refinance. Although it is true that mortgage rates climbed significantly following the all-time record lows we saw in October and early November, 2010, they have since tempered a bit and we are currently in the range of the still historic lows that predominated most of last year.

Current rates are approximately ½ percent higher than the absolute lowest rates posted last year, when we saw 30-year mortgages up to the true conforming limit of $417,000 and the high

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I'm excited to present my Mill Valley condominium listing, 10 Chaucer Court, which will be hitting the market later today at $549,000. 

This is a rare opportunity to own one of the largest condominium homes in Shelter Ridge on what locals call Poet Hill.   Perched up on a quiet knoll, this stylish contemporary private end unit warms your soul. Drink in the sweeping southwest facing views of Mill Valley while relaxing on one of the home's 3 outdoor spaces.  This home is surrounded by nature and open space - you see green from every window. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, beautifully appointed kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, new flooring, new fixtures, new paint plus low HOA dues, a community clubhouse with

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I just helped my clients get a great deal on their home in Marin before the end of the year, by gaining leverage during the negotiations. Needless to say, they had a happy new year and are enjoying 226 Orange Blossom Lane, San Rafael, which closed at $840,000.

Completely remodeled, this 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom, single-level home in the desirable Dixie School District, is conveniently located to shopping at the newly-renovated Northgate Mall, as well as transportation. It has an amazing chef's kitchen with limestone floor, granite countertops, a center island with salad sink, top-of-the-line GE Monogram appliances, gas cook-top and double oven. The master suite has a private bath and designer walk-in closet. Because there is a large formal

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I'm excited to announce the sale of my Eichler listing at 848 Appleberry Drive which was located in the Marinwood / Lower Lucas Valley area of San Rafael.    I listed, staged, aggressively marketed and sold this 1,502 sq ft Eichler Home in San Rafael which was featured in my recently released 2011 Eichler Homes Calendar. 

The home received multiple offers and closed today for $650,000.  

If you’re thinking of selling your Eichler Home, call me at 415-EICHLER (415-342-4537).  My Eichler listings consistently sell for top dollar in the shortest amount of time.  Let me put my experience as Marin County’s #1 Eichler Agent to work for you!

Renee Adelmann, Realtor & Owner of Marin Modern Real Estate

#1 Agent for Sold Eichler Homes in Marin County

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