April 2013

Found 14 blog entries for April 2013.

Is it a bubble or a recovery?

We are seeing tremendous market corrections. While the rest of the country is also seeing an uptick, the SF Bay Area is having a meteoric rise in prices.

Almost weekly, a someone asks, "What is causing the steep rise in prices?".

The difference in a nutshell: jobs.

Interest rates are great nationally and local inventory is low- now that the distressed properties are drying up.

However, the biggest difference that sets the  Bay Area a part: Bay Area companies began outfitting for hiring two years ago by acquiring office space and building out those spaces. Technology, Investment and Medical Science sectors were poised to hire by early 2012.

By Spring of 2012,  new recruits began to look for housing in San Francisco and further…
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In the wake of the financial crisis and recent recession, millions of would-be homebuyers with foreclosures, short sales, or bankruptcies listed in their credit histories naturally wonder as to their prospects for new mortgage financing. Since lending requirements vary from product to product (such as conventional to FHA) and because investor guidelines are in constant flux, there is no easy answer as to which options a given borrower may have. Another complicating factor is "lender overlays." These are additional requirements that lenders routinely impose on the loans they underwrite in an effort to manage portfolio risk. Examples range from higher credit scores, limitations to loan sizes, increased assets, etc., and these will be adjusted periodically

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I assisted my buyer clients with the purchase of this newly-constructed modern home at 40 Tamalpais which was located in the highly-desirable Middleridge neighborhood of Mill Valley.

Sold for $3,775,000, this custom-built home featured: 

  • 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms home plus a seperate inlaw unit,
  • Custom kitchen with Miele appliances,
  • Custom bathrooms with HansGrohe appliances,
  • Walls of glass which open to a flat yard with firepit and ample room for relaxing & entertaining,
  • Elevator access from house to garage, 
  • Views of the surrounding lush green hills,
  • Walking distance to downtown Mill Valley.

I enjoyed working with my clients and assisting them with the purchase of a modern home in Marin County.  Contact me if I can assist you with the

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I was happy to represent my clients with the sale of their courtyard-style Eichler Home at 96 Golden Hinde Boulevard, San Rafael, CA 94903. 

Located in the Terra Linda neighborhood of San Rafael, I listed, staged and aggressively marketed this updated 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Eichler home which received multiple offers and sold for $855,000.   

Contact me directly at 415-EICHLER if you are interested in buying or selling an Eichler home.    I've got unmatched knowledge of the market for both current and upcoming Eichler listings and would welcome the opportunity to put my experience as the #1 Agent for Sold Eichler Homes for the past 5+ years to work for you!

Renee Adelmann, Realtor & Eichler Homeowner

Phone: 415-EICHLER (415-342-4537)

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Determining the list price for your home is as much of an art as a science. There is no exact formula, simply a range within which the sale price of your house will fall.  At any given time there are four factors that affect the sale of your home:

  •  Location is the single most important factor in determining the value of your home. It's true, location, location, location. Sought after school district, view home, walkability to a town, proximity to parks, shopping and freeway acess, etc. 
  •  Condition of the property affects the price and speed of the sale. Prospective buyers often make purchases based on emotion, so first impressions do count. Optimizing the appearance of your home will maximize the buyer's perception of value.
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I had the pleasure of representing the buyer on a very unique property in Larkspur. A contemporary home with floor to ceiling windows and an open loft nestled in the hills; it has views of the Bay and the lights at night.  It is minutes to downtown Larkspur and Corte Madera and backs to Baltimore Canyon open space.  It truly is a special home for a special buyer at an unbelieveable price for Larkspur - $661,000.

If you are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced realtor to help you buy or sell a home, give me a call.  I would be happy to assist you.

Janis Peterson, Realtor, 415-271-3109 or Janis@MarinModern.com

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New Listing! Single level condo in Marinwood with 2 bedrooms/1 bath at the end of a cul d sac.  Great location, feels like a free standing unit with a private garden entrance.  When you enter the front gate, there's a large, tiled patio.  Inside you'll find Bamboo flooring throughout except for tile in the kitchen and bathroom, the fireplace has been refaced with stone, there is track lighting and air conditioning was added a few years ago.  It has been recently painted and is ready for a new owner to move in and enjoy.  Roundtree is a PUD (Planned Unit Development), located in the Dixie School District with easy access to 101 and shopping.  There is a very nice clubhouse and pool.  The first open house will be Sunday, April 21st from 1-4 p.m.

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715 butternut drive san rafael  - for sale by Marin Modern.

Prospective home buyers looking for an Eichler home in Marin County should be on the lookout for my new Eichler listings located at 715 Butternut Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903.

715 Butternut Drive, San Rafael Eichler Home

This upcoming lsting is a 4BR/ 2BA atrium model Eichler with working radiant heat in San Rafael. Fabulous mid-century model updated home with many original Eichler features intact. Nicely updated and sleek bathrooms, tile and cork flooring, floor to ceiling windows, very private setting and located on a low traffic street.

Offered for sale at $750,000, the first public open house for 715 Butternut will be held this upcoming Sunday (April 14) from 1-4pm.

Eichler Home ownership in 2013?

If buying an Eichler home in 2013 is one of your…
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Brought to you by the Dixie School District's Green Initiative Committee, it's time to recycle all your electronic waste.

Who: Everyone is welcome and there is no limit to what you can bring.  So tell a friend, ask your company or businesses in your area to recycle, too.

What you can recycle:

Most electronics equipment such as: Television sets,

CPU's, Computer Monitors, Computers, Keyboards,

Laptops, Printers, Copiers, Scanners, Fax Machines,

Servers, Main Frame Units, Networking Equipment,

Systems, Printed Circuit Boards, Telephones, Cellular

Phones, DVD Players, VCR's, Radios, Microwave Ovens,

Stereo/PC Speakers, Small Appliances, Wires, Cables,

Chargers, Adapters, Ink/Toner, VHS Tapes & CDs,

Gaming Systems,

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5606 #101 California @ 18th San Francisco, CA SOLD!


I had the pleasure of working with Rebecca Brooks, a San Francisco Modern Realtor, to list and sell the this hip move-in ready 2 bedroom 2 full bath condo belonging to oneof my Marin Modern buyers who made the move to a San Rafael Eichler last year. With the tenants moved out, we went quickly to work staging the home for "show" and preparing an array of winning marketing. We quickly received offers and closed escrow in a timely manner for $690,000.

There are an increasing number of buyers that are migrating out of San Francisco to greener pastures where they can raise their children and confidently enroll them in the public schools of Marin.  As a Marin County Realtor, I help buyers "cross the

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