September 2015

Found 10 blog entries for September 2015.

I love selling properties where the pride of ownership shines through!  Some people have so much integrity around their homes, they treat them like a valuable asset and make sure to keep everything in fine order.  This gem has been well-cared for and it shows.  In fact, the whole complex seems meticulous.  The shower house by the poolside is positively sterile!

This is a two bedroom unit with one full and one half bath.  It's an end unit, so no neighbors on three sides! There is a large tree offering greenery and privacy to the west, and a planted hillside greeting the owners as they come and go.  One of the owners is an artist.  I just LOVE what she did to adorn the master bed:mcp_master_-_copy_423

Come check it out, this Sunday, 9/27, between 1-4.

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Sold: 463 Blackstone Dr. San Rafael CA 94903: $904,300

I'm a pleased to announce that I sold another home in this highly desirable location that's only blocks to Mary Silveira Elementary School (award-winning Dixie School District), Blackstone Canyon open space trails, Marinwood Community Park (tennis, pool, playground etc.), Marinwood Market and Farmer's market and easy freeway access.

I staged, professionally photographed and blitzed the market on this listing which resulted in a quick sale for way over asking price. Even in a seller's market proper presentation, pricing and marketing are instrumental in getting multiple offers.   

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The seller's completed many recent

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A rare opportunity to own a real waterfront property in Marin for just over a million dollars. This vintage duck hunting lodge has been home to one owner for 32 years and is an EXCELLENT FLOATING HOME ALTERNATIVE. There are 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a huge deck and your own private dock. The house is temporarily split to accommodate roommates, but could easily be reintegrated. Or, enjoy the mortgage relief by renting out the studio apartment (currently getting $930/mos).  Here is your view.2_beach_mktg_500

There is SO MUCH to do from here. Kayak, paddleboard or fish from your private dock, entertain on the deck, mountain bike in nearby China Camp, kite surf at the hottest site in the county just minutes away. Stoll over to the trendy new Strand development where

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Experience this rarely available spacious south-west facing 1BD/1BA waterfront condominium. Imagine waking every morning to a view of the bay, enjoying your breakfast on the terrace and ending your day kayaking in the bay soaking in the beautiful colors of the sunset.

Features:  Bamboo flooring, recessed lighting, open floor plan in living area, 329 square feet of additional exterior space not included in property’s square footage (patio off living area ~28ft x 7ft and lanai/entrance ~19ft x 7.5ft), 1-car deeded covered parking space, community pool/tennis court/recreation room, private dock for your boat, walking and bike paths at end of the road, Mill Valley Community Center and award-winning schools nearby.

Easy access to highway 101, Marin

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Since we announced that Cucina would close and be replaced by an artisan pizza restaurant, we have been keeping an eye on the space and noticing the steady progress.  On my daily walk late last week, I found the door to the former Cucina open, with a fire blazing in the brick pizza oven. The new Bridge Place Pizza was open for a trial run, with several satisfied-looking diners enjoying their meals. While I took photos, they continued eating their pizzas! Tonight, again, it is open for the convenience of families attending the last Friday night Picnic on The Plaza of this summer season (just across the street), and anyone else who is fortunate enough to be in the area. The schedule will be determined in the near future and we expect to see the new

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126 Surrey Lane, San Rafael CA 94903 - A New Beginning!


I absolutely love working with first time homebuyers. They are so excited, willing to learn and very appreciative. It's an honor to be a part of the first time homebuyer experience! 126 Surrey Lane, San Rafael CA 94903 located in The Meadows complex in North San Rafael, will be the perfect spot for my clients to start their lives together.


With some help from parents, my clients were able to purchase this two bedroom, 1.5 bath end unit townhouse style condominium in The Meadows. The previous owner did some lovely updates to the bathrooms and kitchen making it move in ready. They have a spacious patio off the living area where they can relax outdoors, b-b-queue and entertain.

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Who's Mortgage Do You Want To Pay?


The rent vs. buy question comes up all the time in Real Estate. Now more then ever that threshold is changing and renters considering a purchase have to crunch the numbers and make a decision. Rent or buy?

With continuing high demand, low inventory and rising home prices rents are also rising.


There are a number of rent vs. buy calculators that can provide a window into your specific situation. Are you making a high enough monthly rent payment that would cover a mortgage? When you figure in your total payments or PITI (principle, interest, taxes and insurance) and tax benefits could you be paying towards your mortgage or are you financing your landlords mortgage?

A simple calculator is however,

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 658 Tarragon, San Rafael.  Offered fo sale at $850,000 by Renee Adelmann of Marin Modern.

Are you looking for an affordable and move-in ready single-family home in San Rafael?   If so, please be sure to take a look at my new, upcoming listing at 658 Tarragon Drive.

This stylish Kenney home located in San Rafael's Terra Linda neighborhood will be hitting the market next week for $850,000 however you can preview it rightby visiting

Property features include:


  • 3 bedroom, 2 bathooms
  • modern eat-in kitchn with newer appliances and granite countertops
  • udpated bathrooms, paint and lighting
  • hardwood flooring
  • Ample yard space for relaxing and entertaining
  • Great location in the Dixie School District providing convenient access to shopping, dining, parks and more.

658 Tarragon Drive will be offered for sale

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Standard lender guidelines preclude financing on condo projects in which any single entity controls more than 2 units or 10% of a project. I have a great funding source that has no restrictions regarding the number of units or percentage of units controlled by a single entity (such as the developer or an investor). They are fine with either new developments or established projects where control has been turned over to the HOA. The investor offers 80% financing to $3,000,000 and even allows for Asset Depletion as a supplemental income source (see below). Here is a bit more information on this great program:
  • Offered for Primary Residences or Second Homes, only.
  • 80% financing offered to $3,000,000.
  • Flexibility with income qualification. Lender allows for
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Real waterfront property is very rare in Marin, and AFFORDABLE waterfront is almost non-existent.  This uber-cool vintage cottage is located on an inlet in a desirable San Rafael neighborhood. This location is a popular Plein Air painting site, moments away from the hottest kite-surfing destination in the county, mountain bikers paradise, strolling distance to the trendy new Strand Development where there will be a gourmet grocery, a waterfront restaurant, dry cleaners and more.

This house was built in 1937 and was originally a duck-hunting lodge.  There are three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.  Some of the cooler features include a large deck with a boat dock perfect for launching a paddle board, kayak or small boat, and an awesome

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