September 2012

Found 26 blog entries for September 2012.


First Open House Sunday 9/30/12 from 1-4pm - Open for Broker's Tour Tuesday 10/2/12 from 12-1:30pm

Rebecca Brooks & Renee Adelmann of San Francisco Modern Real Estate are pleased to announce that we have a new listing at 3336 Market Street in San Francisco. This is an adorable single family home with amazing views of the city skyline. This house is located on in the Upper Market area & is within walking distance to the Castro neighborhood shops; public transportation is just outside. A light & bright living room faces east towards the city; there is a wood burning fireplace and parquet floors. There is one bedroom and a remodeled full bathroom upstairs and another room and half bath downstairs (both unwarranted). The open-layout kitchen has tile floors

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6970 & 6967 Lucas Valley Rd. Nicasio CA, a restored Craftsman Style home on 4+ acres with sun, redwoods & creek, is coming soon for sale! This property has it all. Listed at $969,000

A large level green lawn is bordered by a graceful, natural stone wall. Walking paths lead to a grove for entertaining with its own BBQ, fireplace and horseshoe pit. Large deer proof vegetable and fruit garden can produce year round food! Plus, the property has a separate parcel with a quaint studio and brick BBQ along the creek.

Home features include trussed ceilings, natural redwood log deck railings, thick granite countertops, hardwood floors, sun deck and much more. This is a true Nicasio jewel!

Soak up the sun, wander through the redwoods or relax by the

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Home Improvements - Kitchen remodel Do's and Don'ts

img_1439_120  Before( dark, sad, 60's)     img_2560_120 After (Bright, happy, modern)

Whether you're a Martha Stewart wanna-be or a heat and serve cook, the kitchen is the most important room in your home. Almost all homeowners fantasize about their "dream" kitchen. Buyers searching online for homes often base the value and desirability of a potential property by the kitchen first.

I have family members who have invested thousands into their kitchens and never plan on cooking a meal. Why? Because if you don't do it for yourself, smart homeowners always consider resale when making changes and improvements to their space. If you don't you should.

If you are considering a kitchen remodel there are plenty of do's

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Offered exclusively through Marin Modern and Anastasia Sheldon 8 Westbrae in Fairfax, Ca. Enjoy exceptional indoor outdoor living with a salt water solar pool and lush flagstone garden. This home is currently off market. Please call Anastasia for a private showing

Almost every room in the hose flows to the pool and garden creating easy outdoor living and entertaining (enhanced with a built-in outdoor pizza oven!)

Gather around the large chef's ktichen with extensive concrete counter tops, high end appliances and a french country apron sink; all of which open onto the living-dining-great room area. 

In addition, there is an oversized open beam family room that also connects to the pool area. 

The master bedroom is en suite and opens to the garden

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107 Prospect Avenue in Sausalito. 

I wanted to let our clients and friends know that I have a fantastic modern listing in Sausalito located at 107 Prospect Avenue ( which will be hitting the market this week.   

The propery features an open and inviting 2,519 square foot home (per tax records) which is ideally situated on a corner lot.

Conveniently located in one of the most coveted areas of Sausalito, just three miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Property features amazing water views from various rooms and decks, as well as from the custom designed staircase with open glass corners and slot windows.

Extensively remodeled by architect/owner, the exterior of the house, as well as the landscaping, follow the same modern concept - transformed to reflect

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lucas valley eichler home for sale 

Looking for an affordable Eichler fixer in the desirable Upper Lucas Valley neighborhood of San Rafael?

If you are, don't miss my new Eichler listing located at 244 Mount Shasta Drive, San Rafael.

Offered at $800,000, 244 Mt Shasta Drive features:

  • 4 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms,
  • New foam roof,
  • Working radiant heat with copper pipes,
  • Good bones and ready for cosmetic updates,
  • Located in the Desirable Dixie School District.

This new listing will be open for the first time this Sunday, Sepember 23rd from 1-4pm. I hope to see you on Sunday!

Renee Adelmann, Realtor & Eichler Homeowner

#1 Agent for sold Eichlers in Marin since 2007

Marin Modern Real Estate 

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Eichler movie: People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler, debuts tonight (9/21/12) in Lucas Valley (San Rafael) at the Lucas Valley Home owners Association on the corner of Mount Shasta and Idylberry Road. It is free and goes from 6pm -8pm.  Creator, Monique Lombardelli is scheduled to be there to answer questions.

I am excited to view this 45 minute documentary on the 50 years of Joseph Eichler. It is my understanding it's the first of its kind. This is the perfect opportunity for Eichler lovers, as well as those who don't quite understand the mystique of these architectural icons, to learn more about what inspired Joseph Eichler and how he turned an idea into a successful development that has stood the test of time.

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I'm excited to announce that Realtor Pamela Theroux is the newest addition to our modern family!  

Pam comes to us from another local real estate brokerage firm, where she was a successful Realtor assisting both buyer and seller clients with their residential real estate needs throughout Marin & Sonoma Counties.

In addition to being a licensed Realtor since 2005, Pam has a strong background in education as well as the legal profession.   She is a Real Estate Collaborative specialist in divorce (RCS-DTM) which allows her to combine her love of real estate, law and interest in helping those going thru difficult life transitions.

We are excited to have Pam join us as the newest member of our Marin Modern Real Estate Team.  Contact her for

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The theory of yin and yang tells us that eventually everything changes into its opposite, and the Marin County real estate market is in the process of doing just that! The traditional late summer/early fall market rally has hit. Significantly more homes are being sold than there are new listings to replace them and our months' supply of inventory (MSI) continues its southward journey. Frustrated buyers compete for a shrinking inventory of desirable properties while many potential sellers seem unaware of the dramatic market turnaround of the last few months. For those who have been waiting, now may be the best time in the past few years to list your home for sale. Contact a local REALTOR who is knowledgeable about your neighborhood to get an opinion on

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There's a common misperception that self-employed borrowers cannot qualify for mortgage financing in today's strict lending environment. While securing a loan for self-employed borrowers is a bit more complicated, advance preparation greatly improves the odds of a favorable outcome. Fannie Mae guidelines (followed by most lenders and loan programs) consider any individual with a business ownership interest of or exceeding 25% to be self-employed. There are four basic structures of self-employment (sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and S corporations) and a lender's underwriter will have different requirements for their analysis of each one. Instead of looking at the specifics of each classification, let's outline self-employment challenges

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