July 2013

Found 16 blog entries for July 2013.


There is lots of recent news about frustrated Buyers making offers and losing out to all-cash buyers--- and other discouraging scenarios. I recently helped a client purchase this beautiful home, 20 Rosewood Court, on a cul-de-sac in the coveted Glenwood section of San Rafael. We were able to secure the property with a pre-emptive offer, and closed within 30 days! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features: a Chef's Kitchen; Granite Counters; Stainless Appliances; Swimming Pool; Spa; Private, Fenced Yard; Two-Car Garage, and more! 

Buyers who understand the realities of today's real estate market, and are persistent, patient, and motivated are destined for success! Please call me for information or assistance. I'll be looking forward to hearing from you!

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A pre-approval is one of the most important ingredients in the home-buyers' recipe book here in Marin.  Sellers and  Listing Agents want to see a current pre-approval letter with every offer they receive.  Many, if not the majority of properties currently on the market will receive multiple offers, and almost all of those offers will have pre-approval letters attached. Offers without a pre-approval go to the bottom of the pile. A pre-approval usually states that the lender, or mortgage broker has reviewed financial history, income, tax returns, verified pay, etc. Often, the lender has also had an underwriter review the file, and is in a position to state that loan approval is subject only to appraisal and certain other conditions. This

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I wanted to let our Marin Modern friends and website visitors know about about a listing I have in Lucas Valley which was featured on the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Tour.

Located at 26 Oak Mountain Ct, this beautiful home is located in San Rafael's coveted Lucas Valley neighborhood. Prepare to be stunned with this rare modern beauty that is an incredibly hard to find gem.

This stunning Eichler home is one of the top notch and premiere modern homes in the area and is very well known by many agents and modern home enthusiasts for it's stunning location on a quiet cul de sac and for it's sweeping Lucas Valley Views.

Some of the key features of this house include:
• Rare gallery style atrium model Eichler home
• 4 bedrooms / 3 full

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I just sold this amazing mid-century modern ranch home located at 1170 Butterfield Road in San Anselmo's Sleepy Hollow Neighborhood which sold for $2,200,000.

This gated 6 bed/4 bath home is all on one level, has beautifully manicured landscaping on an acre of property, a large pool, a barn, and a separate in-law quarters. This was a wonderful find for my buyer clients and they are looking forward to calling this modern oasis home.

Drop me a line if I can assist you with the purchase or sale of a San Anselmo home or other real estate in Marin County.

Renee Adelmann, Realtor & Owner
Marn Modern Real Estate

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The first item any lender looks at when considering a mortgage application is the borrower's credit report and FICO score. Along with income and employment, a borrower's credit rating determines not only their eligibility for financing, but the cost and available terms of the loan.  A credit score dip of just one point can cancel a loan or result in higher closing costs or mortgage rates. Case in point: I am currently refinancing a $600,000 mortgage for extremely well-credentialed borrowers (great income, savings, solid appraisal, etc.). And while their credit mid-score of 739 is still considered very good, it is just shy of the preferred 740 mark. When factored in with loan type and the loan-to-value ratio, there is an investor (Fannie Mae) cost of

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208 Headlands Ct. Sausalito, CA 94965: SOLD! Wow, talk about a room with a view-this home had stellar panoramic water views that enticed buyers from all over.  This 2 bed 2 full bath 1 half bath townhouse  style condo was hotly pursued. It went on the market memorial weekend and took in 7 offers a few days later.  Listed at $539,000 all offers were over asking and the winning bid settled at closing for $605,000.

My seller, who purchased just 2 years ago, set the stage by installing new appliances, painting with designer colors, redoing all the lighting and upgrading bathrooms.  The nice furnishings made the home look staged.

It is a great time to sell.  Inventory is low and buyer demand is high. Interested in knowing what your home is

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