Marin Real Estate Blog

By popular request, we have recently expanded the custom property search capabilities on our Marin Modern real estate website to include more of the San Francisco North Bay communities.  In addition to Marin County, users can now search for real estate in Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake and Mendocino Counties.

Sonoma and Napa MLS home search  

Searching for property or homes in these additional North Bay Counties is very easy and provides users with helpful information for Northern California home buyers including extensive property details, photos, maps, price change alerts and helpful days on market information for all listings in Sonoma, Napa and more.

To search these newly added counties, users can either:

  • Visit the Marin County / North Bay Property Search page and select
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SOLD IN 1 DAY FOR $30,000 OVER ASKING!   CONTACT ME AT 1-415-342-4537 FOR ASSISTANCE MARKETING AND SELLING YOUR HOME.

 

I wanted to let everyone know that 1217 Waterview Drive, my new modern listing in Mill Valley, will be hitting the market early next week.    The showing schedule for this unique architectural home is as follows:

  • Wednesday,   August 22   FIRST BROKERS OPEN   10:30 - 2pm
  • Sunday, August 26              FIRST SUNDAY OPEN       1pm - 4pm

    Property Address: 1217 Waterview Drive, Mill Valley, CA  94941

    If you would like a sneak peak of this streamline modern home before the first public open house, I would encourage you to visit www.1217WaterviewDrive.com, a website with some great

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UPDATE: Sold in 1 Day for $30k Over Asking!   Contact me at 1-415-342-4537 to find out how I can provide your home with unmatched exposure to qualified modern home buyers BEFORE it even hits the market! 

I just listed a fabulous designer home in Mill Valley which is currently being prepared for sale.     This streamline modern home in one of the Bay Areas most desirable areas will be competitively priced at $975k.   

mill valley home listed by marin modern real estate

Built in 1984, this custom-built home with a modern, art deco flair has been featured in a variety of publications.     Property features include:

  • Spectactular panoramic views of the the Marin Headlands and the San Francisco Bay from every room,
  • Four Decks which are ideal for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors,
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The inventory of homes for sale in Marin has been slow the last several weeks however there are a number of noteworthy modern and mid-century modern properties that are currently on the market.

Earlier today, I sent subscribers to my modern home listing alerts a list of 42 modern or architecturally unique properties currently on the market in Marin County.   Within this list, there are a few pearls including a home by Henry Hill in Kentfield, a custom home in Ross by AIA gold medal winner Joseph Esherick, and an industrial modern home in Mill Valley that was converted from a brick library.    Additionally, there are a handful of affordable mid-century modern homes on the market including a Cliff May home in Novato as well as a variety of  Eichlers in San

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Lucas Valley Eichler listed by Renee Adelmann

I just listed a completely original Eichler Home in Lower Lucas Valley / Marinwood.      If you are a mid-century modern fan looking for an affordable Marin Eichler home with original details intact, this could be the home for you!

Asking price is $790,000.  This home was just listed and is not on the MLS.  Showings are by appointment only.   If you, or anyone you know would like to see this Eichler home, please call me at 1-415-342-4537.     

Property features include:

  • 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
  • Great views of the surrounding hills from the backyard & living room,
  • Original luan paneling, Eichler globe lights, stained tongue & groove ceilings,
  • Cozy in-floor radiant heat
  • Recently painted with a newer roof
  • Private well on
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"Excellent Public Schools" is a frequently cited reason why our clients and other Bay Area home buyers gravitate to Marin County.    Forbes Magazine agrees and recently rated Marin County Public Schools #1 in the nation!

In this months issue of Forbes Magazine, Marin County public schools were ranked number one in the United States.   The scoring and ranking of public schools by Forbes Magazine was based on a formula that weighted a number of important variables such as per-pupil spending, graduation rates, exam participation and student scores on college entrance exams including the ACT or SAT.   You can read the entire article and see how other towns across the country fared on the Forbes website.

Best Schools for the Money (Source: Forbes, July
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Home buyers frequently ask us "How long has this home been on the market?"  This is a very popular question with anyone purchasing a home in the Bay Area since it can provide a general gauge as to the possible interest level of buyers for a particular property.  Additionally, it can sometimes be utilized as a barometer for potential price reductions by home sellers.   

Traditionally the answer to this "Days on Market" question could only be answered by having a one-on-one conversation with a real estate professional who would run ad hoc queries against an agent-only access database to obtain this information.  

To help empower our home buyer clients, we've simplified access to this valuable days on market (DOM) data by including this vital statistic

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Eichler Tour

Midcentury home connoisseurs should not miss this years Eichler Home Tour in Marin County which will feature classic Joseph Eichler properties throughout San Rafael, California.   

The 2007 Eichler Tour will take place over 2 days and is expected to feature approximately 2-dozen Eichlers in both the Lucas Valley and Terra Linda neighborhoods of San Rafael.    This annual event will benefit the Hospice by the Bay and will include a self-guided walking (& driving!) tour of numerous 1950s & 1960s ranch homes built by Eichler Homes, Inc. as well as an exotic car show. 

Similar to last years tour,  you can expect to see a variety of Eichler floorplans and properties, including magnificently updated homes as well as original Eichler homes that have

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There are currently a total of 57 listings in Marin County that are of architectural interest. Do you, or your real estate agent, know where they are?

If you are casually working with someone on your home search (or interviewing real estate agents), I give you one assignment....ask your current or potential agent to send you a comprehensive list of all of the modern or architectural properties on the market in Marin.    Do they get it? If not, please contact me at 1-415-342-4537 so that I can learn more about your needs and also set you up on my Marin Architectural Homes Listing Alert.     All of my clients received a list of 57 very cool homes today (without having to comb thru a database of 1,000+ properties themselves)!

In terms of current market…
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Well, after many months of research and hard work, I am happy to present you with the new Marin Modern website. Please be sure to cruise through the website thoroughly and let us know if there is an architect or home that you think would make a good addition to the modern pages. New architects and homes are always popping up and I am always looking to add more valuable info. Be sure to also check out my pages about prefab and green homes in Marin as well.
 
Right now there are some really superb homes on the market in Marin. A home designed by Henry Hill just came up Tuesday and a Swatt Architects home came up on the market yesterday. The cool listings are getting pretty hot so if you are looking for a modern gem then you may be in luck this month. Most…
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