March 2016

Found 16 blog entries for March 2016.

Petaluma is hot these days. The train is coming this year. Downtown is vibrant. The restaurants rival the wine country but are significantly less expensive.

I have a condominium  off North McDowell Blvd on the Eastside. Check out the virtual tour at: 124 Park Place 3-D Tour

It has a new kitchen and bath. There are three bedrooms and the master is quite large with a walk in closet. There is both a living room AND a den. Park Place is sunny, clean and best of all QUIET considering its proximity to East Washington and the 101. The courtyard in the back is a small sanctuary with a mediterreanean feel to it and a side gate onto the front. Low HOAs.

Come see it Sunday April 3 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. or call me for a private tour: Anastasia at 415-302-4123.


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Renee Adelmann set a sales record for Eichler homes in San Rafael. 

I'm delighted to announce that my Eichler listing at 2 Mount Darwin in San Rafael just set an all-time record for price per square foot paid for an Eichler home in our community ($917.99 per sq ft; $1.5 million paid for this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,634 square foot home).

I enjoyed working with my seller clients to prepare, stage, professionally photograph, and aggressive market their home (both online and offline).   The home received incredible exposure, mutliple offers, and sold for $1,500,000, or $150,000 over the original asking price.

If you are interested in selling your home for top dollar, let me put my experience and unmatched results to work for you!

RENEE ADELMANN, Realtor & Owner
Marin Modern Real Estate
#1 Realtor for Eichler Home Sales

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Near my home in San Anselmo, at 101 San Anselmo Avenue, is the burgeoning success story of MH Bread & Butter, the dream child of owner Nathan Yanko and his wife Devon. Formerly a master baker at the famed Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, Nathan wanted to open a cafe that would feature fresh, healthy food at reasonable prices. The inspiration (and ultimately, the name!)  came from his great, great grandfather, Maximillian Hirtreiter, a German immigrant who settled in New York City, opened the famous MJ Hirtreiter Patisserie, and later married and raised a large family with his childhood sweetheart, who came to New York to meet him after he became established.

Nathan and Devon, well-known local long distance runners, realized their dream in the spring

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paul-jensen-3_196_02 The West End Neighborhood Association held its annual meeting this past week.  Paul Jensen, Director of Community Development for the City of San Rafael was the guest speaker.  He updated West End neighbors on a variety of development projects and activities currently underway.Some highlights from the meeting include:

Ace Hardware is coming to the West End - Although it may be a month or two, an Ace Hardware Store will be opening up in what was formerly Yardbirds Plant Nursery.  The space has been sitting vacant for over 5+ years since Home Depot bought out Yardbirds Hardware and Lumber.  I can already hear cheers from the surrounding neighborhoods.  We have all missed Yardbirds and the convenience of a nearby hardware store. It will be a welcome

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Just past the town of Tiburon there is a stone tower on the water’s edge. I have stood in this tower and never knew its origin, simply assuming it was a decorative relic installed by the town’s forefathers.  This curious structure was actually erected by a private landowner, with a vision toward creating a planned community, “Lyford’s Hygeia”, dedicated to “healthful living”.  Hygeia means “Goddess of Health”.


Dr. Benjamin Lyford was the man behind the vision, a civil war veteran and physician who made his fame through the invention of an exceptionally effective embalming technique. 


Dr. Lyford gained great wealth through his marriage to his patient, Hilarita Reed.  Hilarita’s father was John Reed, the first white settler in Marin.  He

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New Construction Homes: The Strand at Loch Lomand Marina

The Strand at the Loch Lomand Marina is a brand new development of 81 townhomes and single family residences along the San Pablo Bay waterfront in East San Rafael. Waterfront living combined with New Construction in Marin is rare, unique and incredibly special.


photo courtesy of The Strand

The Strand is not just another housing development but a thoughtful, well planned community that incorporates tasteful finishes, interesting architectural details, community and waterfront amenities.  Situated in East San Rafael, The Strands location offers easy access to Highway 101, at the Central San Rafael exit just a short 17 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, making this an ideal

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Private Serene Location

Just Listed and Open Sunday 3/13/16 1-4PM  

For price & open house dates go to: 117 Prospect Dr. San Rafael CA 94901


One with Nature

Set on almost a half-acre lot, this 4 bedroom one story home sits gracefully high above the street providing gorgeous views and privacy. The home is flooded with natural light featuring hill and distant bay views. Large windows in every room give the feeling of living among the tree tops and native landscaping. Open level patios surround the home offering outdoor areas perfect for entertaining, playing, gardening and relaxing. This simple home was lovingly maintained by the same family for over 56 years; a rare gem filled with love and laughter during endless family gatherings. The

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One of the nicest places to live on earth - Marin County, CA.

What makes Marin County, CA so attractive to call home? People from all over the US, and from all corners of the world, move to Marin County, CA. As a consequence Marin boosts some of the highest real estate prices in the world. Still, that doesn't seem to scare anyone away.  So what really is it that makes Marin so special?

Let's start with the people. The fact that Marin is as attractive for lawyers, hippies, doctors, writers, landscapers, priests, geologists, contractors, musicians - tells it all. This makes for a very interesting cultural. Since the lifestyle here is very unpretentious and casual, you will actually run into all kinds of people when you are out and about.

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Large Homes in Marin County for under $1M, do they exist?

Considering the latest news articles about the Bay Area market, it may sound unbelievable that you can still find a nice condition, move in ready, large 5BR home in Marin County for under $1M.

I just sold one so I know it is possible. This was a smart buy of my clients who took some calculated risks as they were ready to wait if they had to. But we managed to negotiate the price and this beautiful family home on 95 Portsmouth Dr in Novato is now what they call home. Close to 3,000 sqf, elegant yet practical floor plan. Hardwood floors mixed with soft new carpeting. Granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances dominate oversized kitchen. Master bedroom with walk-in

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A Place to Call Home


This San Rafael Hill location is so convenient; quick to freeway, downtown and open space trails. San Rafael is home to a wide variety of restaurants, night life, farmers market, boutiques and the Rafael Film Center.  The house has a fairly new roof and fresh paint throughout. Two bedrooms boast new carpet while the rest of the house has "Pergo style" flooring over warm radiant heat. Deer proof fencing surrounds the house while the rest of the property is open for your vision.  With extended views and vistas to soak in and rock walled patios to enjoy, this home has undeniable charm! There is plenty of off street parking available and lots of storage area. For price and open house dates:


One with Nature

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