Marin Real Estate Blog

43 Reservoir in San Rafael - JUST SOLD!

By: Janis Peterson Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 10:52am. 657 Views, 0 Comments.


Wow, it was nail biting time for my buyers when they made their offer on this lovingly maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the heart of Gerstle Park, walking distance to downtown San Rafael.  There were 17 offers and understandably so.  This home exuded pride of ownership and a love for gardening.  Built in the late 1950's, this mid-century home was in mint condition from the turquoise Westinghouse built-in oven to the 50's pink and beige tiled bathrooms.  The living room had picture windows with lovely views of Mt. Diablo and the Bay.  It opened to a cheerful kitchen and views to the terraced garden with an orchard of peach, plum and apple trees.

It was my pleasure to represent the buyers with the winning offer of $580,000 and…

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Using Rental Income on a Departing Residence to Purchase a New Home

By: Nicholas Ballard Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 11:39pm. 6084 Views, 0 Comments.
In recent months, the Bay Area's relatively low inventory of homes for sale has created a bit of a seller's market. Although sellers remain open to negotiations once in contract, they are almost universally unwilling to consider any offer that is contingent on the sale of the buyer's current home. For this reason, homeowners looking to trade up or move to a new area are left with three options: 1) sell their home and rent until a prospective new home is found, 2) Qualify for the purchase mortgage carrying both properties' housing payments or, 3) qualify with projected rental income on their current home. 

Although most buyers would prefer to have their new home lined-up before parting with their current, for many there may be no choice.…

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Marin Modern featured in California Real Estate Magazine

By: Renee Adelmann Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 2:58pm. 834 Views, 0 Comments.


(Photo credit: California Real Estate Magazine)

I'm delighted to announce that Marin Modern Real Estate was featured in this month's issue of California Real Estate Magazine, the official publication of the California Association of REALTORS®, which has readership of more than 160,000 REALTORS across California.

The article was a 3-page spread in the August 2012 issue of California Real Estate Magazine which highlighted the evolution (or should I say revolution!) of our hip and "technology forward" real estate brokerage.     While I don't want steal any thunder from Jill Hamilton, the writer who interviewed me for the story, the piece covers:

  • My "early years" in real estate when I was a top-producing agent with…

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Summer Festivals in Marin County

By: Renee Adelmann Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 10:55am. 3119 Views, 0 Comments.
With August upon us, there are so many great end of summer Marin festivals coming up:


San Rafael Food and Wine Festival

1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 11
Falkirk Cultural Center and Mission Street between D and E streets; 800-310-6563;

Festival-goers can sample food from area food vendors and wines from boutique wineries, watch chef demonstrations from a number of county-based restaurants while listening to live jazz. Free admission; tasting ticket prices vary.

Tiburon Art Festival

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26
Along Ark Row, Tiburon; 435-5633;

Works by more than 60 jury-selected artists are displayed during a weekend of fine art, music and food along Tiburon's historic Ark Row at this sixth annual event.…

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307 Mariner Way, Novato. Just Sold!!!

By: Frederick Anlyan Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 10:42pm. 1041 Views, 0 Comments.

I'm happy to report my client is now enjoying his new home! Even with all the extra administration and paperwork of a Fannie Mae repossession, we completed the sale of 307 Mariner Way in Novato in just a bit over 30 days. The buyer got a terrific deal and it was worth the extra work for all concerned. The final sales price was $170,000 with an additional buyer credit at closing. The home is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit in a well-maintained complex that is convenient to shopping and transportation and an excellent commute location for this buyer.

This property features an attractive, centrally located swimming pool as well as covered parking and individual, locked storage units. 

I was very happy to help this buyer with the purchase of a well-located,…

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As a kid, former San Rafael West End neighbor, Karen Russcher, filled her wagon with vegetables from the family garden and sold them to the neighbors.  On a lark, she decided to turn a large portion of her under-utilized backyard into an urban garden, planting tomatoes, corn, peppers, zucchini and chilies to compliment the fruit trees that were already there.


When Karen, a licensed landscape architect, found herself out of work due to the economy, it didn't take her long to get creative.  She opened her neighborhood farmer's market, and received a welcoming response from the neighbors, bikers and passers-by. Located on Greenfield Avenue, one of the busiest streets in the West End, didn't hurt.  Before long, she had a…

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Fairfax Streets For People Event August 26th Noon to 4:00 p.m.

By: Anastasia Sheldon Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 1:26pm. 652 Views, 0 Comments.

The Fairfax Town Council has unanimously approved a “Streets for People” event that will close part of Bolinas Road for half of a Sunday in August from Noon to Four in the afternoon.

The family-friendly “Streets for People,” somewhat modeled off San Francisco’s “Sunday Streets,” will celebrate local businesses, citizens, art and non-motorized transportation. “Streets for People” will be alcohol free.

The event, set for Sunday, August 26, from noon to 4 p.m., will close Bolinas Road between Broadway and Elsie, the Mono parking lot and a portion of Mono Avenue West of Bolinas Road for bicycle parking. 

Closing the road is an experiment to see if the town could realistically move toward the general plan vision of…

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$50K Price Reduction!! Now attractively staged! Open Sunday from 2-4 pm. Come by and experience the Sausalito Lifestyle! Then call your Agent and write an offer!

Beautiful views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, Treasure Island, and the Bay Bridge can be found at my new listing located at 120 Crescent Avenue in Sausalito.

This multi-level 3 bedroom, 2 bath hillside home features hardwood floors, library, office/nursery, living room fireplace, sauna/shower, basement/laundry room, wine cellar, patios and decks. Kitchen amenities include granite countertops, maple cabinets, Bosch dishwasher, stove, Gaggenau oven, Subzero refrigerator. Close to downtown and waterfront. Minutes to San Francisco.

Offered for sale at $1,200,000.  Call Fred Anlyan, the…

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Marin Eichler Homes - 2012 Mid-Year Market Update

By: Renee Adelmann Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 10:50am. 1074 Views, 0 Comments.


With the first 6 months of 2012 behind us, I wanted to provide fellow Marin Eichler homeowners & prospective Eichler Home Buyers with a mid-year update on the market for Eichler homes in Marin County.

A total of 27 Eichler homes were sold in Marin between January 1 and June 30, 2012.   Taking a closer look at Eichler sales for the first half of the year, the majority (24) of sales occurred in San Rafael where Eichlers took an average of 78 days to sell at an average sale price of $728,279 (97% of the original list price).  Importantly though, this average sale price was skewed almost $50,000 downward because of one home in the Terra Linda South neighborhood which was listed and sold for just $400,000.  This was the lowest…

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33 North, San Rafael CA 94903 - Part II

By: Cari Gennarelli Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 2:03pm. 1491 Views, 2 Comments.


33 North, San Rafael, CA 94903 - Part II

If my article on 33 North piqued your interests and left you wanting that is then get ready!

My blog caught the attention of the leasing agent at 33 North. He called and we had a lovely chat about the property. One correction from my previous article. 33 North Associates, LLC, own 33 North.

According to Joby, the units are receiving the finishing touches and are scheduled to be complete and ready to lease in the middle of August.




The units consist of 1 and 2 bedroom units with one super luxury penthouse with a 3,200 sq.ft. Patio! They are also offering 1 and 2 bedrooms with an additional study/office space…

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