April 2011

Found 10 blog entries for April 2011.

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I'm pleased to present my latest listing, a courtyard style Eichler home with swimming pool in San Rafael's desirable Upper Lucas Valley neighborhood.  

Located at 58 Mount Whitney Drive, this mid-century modern Eichler home was built in 1962 but has a number of updates including new paint, stained concrete floors, updated bathrooms, and more.    Great Lucas Valley location just steps away from open space, hiking trails, the Lucas Valley Community Center Pool & Tennis Courts and top-rated Dixie School. 

58 Mt Whitney Drive is offered for sale at $865,000 and the first public open house will be held this Sunday (May 1) from 1-4pm.     I'll personally be hosting the open house on Sunday and would encourage you to stop by to preview the home.   Best

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Originally developed to support self-employed borrowers earning more income than their tax returns otherwise suggested, stated income loans became the most popular (and widely abused) type of mortgage from roughly 2002 through 2007. Following the near collapse of the financial system in 2008, "no income verification" loans were exiled from the marketplace. While this correction was long overdue in the example of someone with earnings of $2500 per month stating income of $15,000, it has unfortunately blocked millions of would be borrowers whose income and overall financial status fully support their ability to repay a loan. Fortunately, there are now some excellent options for borrowers who fall into this category. And this includes self-employed,

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We wanted to remind everyone that the Dwell Magazine / Marin Modern Home Tour (for which Marin Modern Real Estate is the exclusive real estate sponsor) is going to be held this upcoming weekend.    If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, please remember that clients and friends of Marin Modern Real Estate can receive 10% off of their ticket price by utilizing promotion code "marinmodern" when registering for the event.  

You can learn more about this event by visiting Marin Modern Home Tour.     If you still need to purchase Modern Home Tour tickets, you can Buy Tickets Online right now - just be sure to utilize promotion code "marinmodern" to recieve a 10% discount on your purchase.   

We look forward to seeing everyone this upcoming weekend! 

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I'm excited to announce the sale of my most recent Eichler listing in Marin County.    Located at 24 Arcangel Way, San Rafael, this 4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom atrium model Eichler home received multiple offers and sold today for $875,000.

This was a very special Eichler listing which maintained much of the original interior detailing throughout but had extensive upgrades and enhancements including:

  • Flooring: cork flooring in 3 bedrooms.
  • Windows: ceramic window film on 28 panes, Hunter Douglas black out blinds in 3 bedrooms.
  • Kitchen:  updates kitchen appliances including a GE café refrigerator,GE washer & dryer, and GE profile dishwasher, 
  • Storage: 3 ELFA closet storage systems.
  • Plumbing Improvements: Epoxy of all domestic hot & cold copper lines
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Some of the latest buzz around the Bay is the news that San Francisco will play host to the world's premier sailing event, the 2013 America's Cup.  While this is noteworthy for the area's yacht clubs and sailors, they certainly don't have exclusive rights to the action.  Yachtsmen and landlubbers alike will share in the excitement when the 34th America's Cup sails into the Bay.

Marin County residents will have front-row seats for the competition and all the events leading up to it.  The proposed race route skirts the San Francisco shoreline past South Beach, Russian Hill and the Marina, before turning north and sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge, then east toward Sausalito and the Tiburon Peninsula.  With a backdrop of the San Francisco skyline,

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With the first 3 months of 2011 behind us, I wanted to provide fellow Eichler homeowners with a summary of the current market for our homes.

Only 8 Eichler homes were sold in Marin during the first 3 months of the year, all of them located in San Rafael. The least expensive Eichler sold for $595,000 (and was originally listed at $885,000). The most expensive Eichler sold for $1,165,000 and was located in Upper Lucas Valley.

Eichler sales were slow during the first quarter of this year and many of the homes which sold were properties that had been on the market for a considerable amount of time and finally sold for a fraction of their original asking price. As mentioned in my last update, this illustrates the importance of having an experienced Eichler

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I am excited to announce that another buyer client of mine now owns a beautiful end unit townhouse style condo “on top of the world”.  Set high above Richardson Bay in Sausalito, this home has sweeping panoramic views from Mt. Tam to the East Bay.

My client knew that they wanted some type of water view and  got what they wanted plus more. With decks off the dining room, living room and both bedrooms, the opportunity to soak in the amazing Bay views are endless. And, on those wonderful fog rolling days, she can stay cozy next to welcoming fire. We looked at a number of others properties, but nothing compared to this location and price value.   

Fresh paint and new carpets gave new life to an already upgraded 2 bedroom 2.5 bath unit.  A REO property in

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I'm pleased to announce another closed sale - a rarely-available loft unit at 77 Dow Place #711, San Francisco for $650,000!

This is a great real estate story because it's a perfect example of how the appraisal process is currently affecting our local real estate market, especially with condominium sales. It's a slightly long explanation, but if you're considering purchasing (or selling) a condominium or loft property in the near future, you might want to keep reading...

After searching with me for a few months, my buyer clients Neal & Randy found a perfect loft property at the Hawthorne Place building.  Located in the vibrant Yerba Buena district, this recently built contemporary glass, concrete & steel high rise building has 83

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I'm pleased to present my latest listing located at 54 Eagle Drive in Novato which will be open for the first time this Sunday (April 17, 2011) from 1-4pm.   

Located in the Century Club Golf Course neighborhood of Novato, this single-story modern, contemporary home features 3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms, hardwood floors, updated kitchen with new cabinets, countertops and appliances, dual-pane windows, custom white cedar decking, jacuzzi spa, spacious private lot, dog run, 2-car garage, and more.  Offered for sale at $799,000.

I encourage you to stop by the open house this Sunday to preview this new listing.    Property address: 54 Eagle Drive, Novato, CA 94949.   Drop by to preview the home or to simply discuss your real estate needs.

Renee Adelmann,

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I'm pleased to announce another closed sale in Marin County!

I represented the buyer of a wonderful property in Mill Valley.  Located up on the very top of Smith Road, this 5 bedroom main house has amazing views of Richardson Bay! Plus there is a legal 2nd unit one bedroom in-law cottage, also with the same amazing views.  Yes, the property definitely needs some work, but my client was able to purchase this duplex property for a super low price - only $650,000! Comparable sales in the neighborhood are much higher. 

This was an interesting and fun deal for a few reasons, but mostly because it "came back" to us....

My buyer client and I first viewed the property many months ago before it was even on the market, after we learned from a

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