January 2015

Found 18 blog entries for January 2015.

Prices are up year over year 15% on average in Larkspur.
We only have two months of inventory in the county.
(It would take 2 months to sell all the homes at the current speed that
it is taking to move property) That is very low. Not much inventory....
Interest rates remain great but the Fed has indicated that they will raise rates
in three to five months. With so many high cash borrowers at the upper end, that has less significance for Larkspur trends.
One of the interesting trends in Southern Marin concerns high priced homes.
We have more 3 million plus home sales than ever before. (Even as we are trending slightly below our all time high - price wise- of 2007). In Larkspur, in 2014, the highest priced home was 4.4 million while in 2013, the…
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3 Compelling Articles to Buy or Sell Now!


Are you considering buying or selling a home this year? Either way all indicators show that now is the time. Not in 3 months or this fall but literally now. I mean it...NOW!

Keeping Matters Current reports on all things Real estate related. In all the articles from KMC and other news channels there are common themes. Interest rates have dropped, prices are slated to rise, and rents continue to increase. In lieu of re-writing what they have already clearly explained I urge you to read all 3 article.


In this first article they discuss 4 Reasons to Buy Before Spring!    One key point I share with my buyers and sellers, starting just before Thanksgiving, is the holidays are actually a

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You've been shopping for a new home.

You found one that you love, made an offer, and you just found out it's been accepted! Congratulations!

Now you have a certain amount of time (your contingency period) to make inspections and negotiate about any necessary repairs that weren't disclosed in advance.

Inspections are not inexpensive, so it is tempting to try to minimize them, especially if the Seller has provided one or more inspection reports. This can be a huge mistake. In my experience, getting inspections specifically for the buyer almost always  results in the discovery of new items that were not previously identified. When this happens, the buyer has the option to request a repair, a credit, or a price reduction. The Seller, does not have

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Marin County Real Estate in 2015

During an average workweek in 2014, I toured approximately 15 homes, I talked with 5-10 potential sellers and with 7,000 buyers. That gives you a glimpse of the market as a whole. What is in store for Marin County real estate in 2015? Let's start with the core facts:

  • Mortgage rates are low & lending is loosening up a bit
  • Affordability is still good and price gains are slowing
  • Foreclosure & delinquency rates are low & distressed sales are well under 10% of the total market
  • Overall homeownership rate has stabilized
  • International demand for housing continues to be strong
  • The demand and supply are far from synchronized

Homeowners in Marin County were slow to put their properties on the

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SOLD -  35 Billou St, San Rafael, CA 94901.

Terrific value in San Rafael. A very sweet home on a very sweet street in a charming little neighborhood. A perfect house for my first time buyers from the city. This house offers all they wanted, good sqf, big mature level back yard, functionl one-level floor plan. To find a nice condition single family home in central San Rafael for under $700K is tough. This 3BR/2BA home is what many buyers hope to find in 2015. It sold for $675,000. I hope the inventory will spike after Super Bowl because this "drought" that the housing market is experiencing is not fun for anyone. Let the rain and inventory start flowing!

If you are looking to buy or sell anywhere in San Rafael or in Marin County this year, please let

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The northern end of Novato, San Marin, is one of the last areas a buyer can find a sweet single family residence in Marin County for under $800,000 with a great back yard.  This may not be the case for much longer, but I do find myself showing homes here to buyers that have been priced out of southern and even central Marin.  Don't overlook San Marin! 

Check out these prices for closed homes in the last 6 months!


416 San Marin Dr 3bd/2ba 1306 sq ft $460,000

118 San Carlos Way 3bd/2ba 1219 sq ft $480,000

276 San Felipe Way 4bd/2ba 1747 sq ft $500,000

454 San Marin Dr 3bd/2ba 1306 sq ft $521,000

149 San Carlos Way 3bd/2ba 1219 sq ft $565,000

118 San Carlos Way 3bd/2ba 1219 sq ft $609,000

68 San

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Late last year I mentioned the opening of a new office in Oakland's hip Jack London Square to better serve the needs of our clients in the East Bay.  

As part of our continued growth and expansion, I'm excited to announce the addition of two wonderful new team members in the East Bay:

  • Cathy Gamblin is a 40+ year resident of the East Bay who joins our East Bay Modern Team from Redfin.  Cathy has been a full-time productive Realtor for more than a decade and has a proven track record (and evangelical customer reviews) while assisting both buyer and seller clients with their residential real estate needs in the East Bay.
  • Danielle Abramson is a Chicago native who now lives in Oakland.  She has been an East Bay resident and licensed real estate agent
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I'm delighted to announce that Realtor Lorraine Watkins has joined our modern real estate family!

A full-time licensed Realtor since 2001, Lorraine has called Marin County home since 1997 when she moved to the Marin Country Club area in Novato with her husband and son.   She joins us from a local real estate brokerage where she built a strong track record of success assisting both buyers & sellers (including many corporate and residential relocation clients) with their real estate needs throughout Marin County.

Welcome Lorraine!

RENEE ADELMANN, Realtor & Owner

Marin Modern Real Estate


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48 Harte is Offered at $650,000. Super charming, oozing personality with great floor plan that makes this home feel larger than its actual size. Two bedrooms Plus office AND large loft. Large  landscaped back yard with mature fruit trees: pomegrantate, meyer lemon, fig, olive. Updated kitchen, bath, Living room with crown molding. Many improvements such as newer windows,wiring, and newer sewer lateral. Priced at $650,000 this makes a fantastic condo alternative. Coleman Elementary school.  Great commute to both SF and East Bay. Open Thursday Jan. 15th 10:30 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday January 18th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Call/text Anastasia for private showing:Click Here for more pictures

Anastasia 415-302-4123. Email: anastasia@marinmodern.com

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When my husband and I first married we lived in Sausalito and LOVED IT!  We loved walking to town, taking the ferry into San Francisco and riding our bikes to the wonderful Art Festival.

When we had our child it was time to move to a more family oriented part of Marin.  We settled in San Rafael's charming downtown neighborhood, Gerstle Park, where we lived very happily for 10 years.  When we outgrew that home, we never thought we would end up in Peacock Gap.  I remember, even as a Realtor, hyper-ventilating every time I would drive further east than Trader Joe's-- having always been a walk-to-town kind of girl...


All of that changed when we just happened to find the perfect house, and it was in Peacock Gap. Now, I cannot imagine living anywhere

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