Marin Real Estate Blog

Just Sold - Wine Country Property - 1799 Fox Ridge Road, Geyserville, CA

By: Annalise Demuth Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 11:35am. 1399 Views, 0 Comments.

1799 Fox Ridge Road, Geyserville, CA
A 'cabin in the woods' is what my clients asked for and got.  Fox Ridge Road is located in the original Vineyard Estates in Geyserville, CA.  On the east side of the Alexander Valley across the Russian River, this Octogon home was originally built in the early 70s as a weekend cabin for a San Francisco family.  There are 4 beds, 3 baths, a roaring creek and 25 acres. 


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960 Lea Drive in San Rafael - JUST SOLD!

By: Janis Peterson Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 9:54am. 886 Views, 0 Comments.

Finally....after numerous attempts competing with cash buyers/investors, my wonderful and patient client, scored the perfect condo!  960 Lea Drive is located in The Meadows in Terria Linda which is one of the nicest condominium developments in San Rafael. It has beautiful park-like grounds, two swimming pools, tennis courts, nearby hiking trails, a daffodil covered hillside in the spring and Scotty's Market across the street.  Light, bright and spacious, this one bedroom condo has a wall of windows facing East with beautiful morning sun and views, a large patio for outdoor living and a remodeled kitchen and bathroom.


A first time homebuyer, I couldn't be happier for my client, Carolyn, who is a talented musician and the…

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The perfect all occasion cake

By: Hilary Davis Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 10:39am. 1163 Views, 0 Comments.

The perfect all occasion cake is my favorite cake- a sherry cake my mom made when I was a child.  She got the recipe from a co-worker back in 1965 and it has been a crowd pleaser ever since. I am not much of a cake person or recipe swapper, but everyone seems to LOVE this cake so I feel compelled to share.  The unique flavor and a very light lemony glaze is what make it so yummy. The lack of heavy frosting means it perfect for an anytime dessert, birthday cake or a little sweet with coffee & tea. So if you want to bring a dessert that everyone will enjoy try this recipe. FYI-you'll need an angel food cake pan.


  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 large package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup cream sherry
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg -fresh…

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Ken Fox earns 2012 Agent of the Year Distinction

By: Renee Adelmann Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 5:10pm. 1000 Views, 0 Comments.

I'm excited to announce that Ken Fox, Broker Associate with our East Bay Modern Team, has been named the 2012 Agent of the Year with our company.  

Ken's hard work and uncompromised client-focus earned him this top distinction as well a token of appreciation from our company during our recent company holiday luncheon.    Ken's 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Exceptional Sales Performance (18 transactions closed so for this year with a few more to go),
  • Phenomenal online and offline marketing and promotion of his listings which helped generate multiple offers for his seller clients,
  • Coordination of the Prefab Home Building Workshop in the East Bay with Simpatico Homes,
  • Participation and support of our Modern…

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Sellers. Marin County needs listings! Are you missing the big wave? The Anlyan Report.

By: Frederick Anlyan Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 10:39pm. 941 Views, 0 Comments.

This month's blog is for sellers, potential sellers, and would-be sellers who are sitting on the sidelines waiting for the market to improve.

I just spent the last 2 and a half hours looking up, writing down, and digesting the November real estate statistics for Marin County. It seems to me like a great time to sell, so I can't understand where all the sellers are! Let me share with you some of the numbers I found:

Number of homes sold in November:             2012                 2011                   2010

Single  Family                                             185                   164                     147

Condo              …

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David Shapiro joins Marin Modern Real Estate!

By: Renee Adelmann Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 3:46pm. 1481 Views, 0 Comments.

I'm delighted to announce that Broker Associate David Shapiro has joined our Marin Modern Family!

David has been a pillar and consistent top producer in the Marin Real Estate community.  With over 35 years of experience, David brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him and we are pleased to welcome him as the newest member of Marin Modern Real Estate.

We are excited to have David on our team and would encourage you to contact him for assistance with your Marin real estate needs.

Welcome David!

RENEE ADELMANN, Realtor & Owner

Marin Modern Real Estate 

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Dear Clients, I've donated your Christmas money to Heifer International....

By: A. sheldon Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at 8:35am. 1085 Views, 0 Comments.
sheep-to_use_250Every holiday season, I try to think of a way to say “Thank You” to my past and current clients for their support and referrals.

This year, frustrated with choosing individual gifts that require costly spending and postage, I took a good look at my holiday budget and decided to do something different.

There will be no chocolate-covered pretzels this year. Nope. Instead, you get a piece of a goat or a sheep.

I'm sorry, clients, but I've dontated your 2012 holiday gift to Heifer International. Heifer International is a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty and caring for the Earth. Heifer currently provides livestock, trees, seeds and training in environmentally sound agriculture to families in more than 50…

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Buying a home in Marin County - Register for our January 2013 Marin Home Buyer Seminar!

By: Renee Adelmann Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 10:36pm. 991 Views, 0 Comments.

I'm excited to announce that registration is now open for the first Marin Home Buyer Workshop we've scheduled for the new year.

If your 2013 New Year's resolution involves buying a new home in Marin than you don't want to miss this very special event which covers the home buying process in Marin County.    These workshops are extremely well attended and "sell out" quickly so I would encourage you to register now to reserve your spot! 

This two hour event will be held on Sunday, January 27 and seating is extremely limited.   To find out more and register, visit Marin County Home Buyer Seminar now.

RENEE ADELMANN, Realtor & Owner

Marin Modern Real Estate / San Francisco Modern Real Estate / East Bay Modern Real Estate

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Mill Valley 2 Bedroom / 1 Bath Home - Coming Soon!

By: Erika Mehrer (Davito) Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 7:01pm. 1319 Views, 0 Comments.


I have a wonderful new listing coming on the market in Mill Valley at the end of December or first week in January that I would like to share with you.  Although I cannot disclose the address right now, I can share some of the highlights with you...


Located on Homestead Ridge in Mill Valley, this charming 2 bedroom/1 bath home features a remodeled eat-in kitchen, upgraded bathroom, master bedroom with bonus area - now being used as an office, a second bedroom, hardwood floors, new roof, french doors from both the Master Bedroom and the Living room that lead out to an expansive deck perfect for entertaining. From the deck, there are terrific views of Mill Valley and Mt. Tam.  There is a one car covered carport with storage plus…

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Avoiding the Gift Money Tax Liability by Pledging Assets

By: Nicholas Ballard Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 7:08am. 1049 Views, 0 Comments.
When working on purchase transactions with gift money, I frequently see delayed regret from generous family members once they've had a chance to speak with their accountant and determine their gift tax liability. The moment of reckoning often arrives when they're asked to sign a letter (required by all lenders) verifying that the money they're offering represents a non-refundable gift. As gift taxes can add up to significant sums, the fact that the lender will not be sharing this information with the IRS provides limited comfort. (The gift-maker is the one who is responsible for reporting this information.) For those who are not willing or able to suffer the tax burden associated with gift funds, there may be a more palatable alternative in the…

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