Marin Real Estate Blog

Cycling in Marin County, do you know the rules?

By: Lea Kuehnhackl Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 4:52pm. 1215 Views, 1 Comments.


In my many years of living in Marin County, I have fallen in love with mountain biking.  I'm even willing to overlook the bugs and branches consistently hurtling toward my face on a ride, because the scenery (and very often the stunning view, as the picture above shows) is completely worth it.  But I have a hard time getting that same feeling on the road, sharing space with various hulking modes of transportation that don't run on the quinoa salad I had for lunch, not to mention my mild concern over spandex.  However, I might be the only one in Marin County deterred.  In fact, the Marin Bike Coalition conducted a survey that showed weekday cyclists in Marin increased 118% from 1999 to 2009.  So clearly the spandex…

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32 Brown Drive in Novato - Just Sold!

By: Janis Peterson Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 3:24pm. 826 Views, 0 Comments.

I'm pleased to announce the recent sale of my listing at 32 Brown Drive in Novato.  It sold for $565,000

I had the pleasure of representing my clients on the purchase of this home a couple of years ago when they relocated to Marin.  At the time they purchased this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home it had been beautifully remodeled and updated down to the last detail with hardwood floors, new windows, a custom built-in entertainment center, bathrooms, doors, hardware, closet organizers, lighting, fixtures, oversized 2-car attached garage, open floor plan and excellent use of space.


The proximity to 101 and shopping plus an easy communte North to Petaluma or South to San Francisco makes this an ideal location.

If you are looking for…

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Marin's own Three Twins Ice Cream celebrates 7 years

By: Heidi Phan-Peterson Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 6:55am. 814 Views, 0 Comments.



As a Marinite and ice cream lover, I was happy to celebrate the 7th Anniversary of organic ice cream maker, Three Twins, this week, with cones for our kids and several pints to take home. 

Three Twins got its start in San Rafael, in a small shop in Terra Linda, to be exact.  I remember before we had kids, going to the shop with my husband just weeks, or maybe it was days even, after it first opened.  It was love at first bite, as the ice cream is delicious - the best ice cream I'd had in memory.  We loved all of the flavors, from the original and enticing ones like Chocolate Orange Confetti, Roasted Peach and Dad's Cardamom, to their versions of the classics, such as Strawberry Je Ne Sais Quoi, Madagascar Vanilla and…

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Pt.Reyes National Seashore's - Inverness, CA

By: Cari Gennarelli Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 2:55pm. 1358 Views, 0 Comments.


Pt.Reyes National Seashore's - Inverness, CA is a great weekend getaway or easy day trip from central Marin or San Francisco.

Oysters, beaches, hiking, boating, kayaking, cowgirl creamery, window-shopping, lounging.  Crabbing, and fishing.

Inverness is just a short 25 miles west from the Central San Rafael Exit off highway 101 or if you are coming from the North you can head through Petaluma via Nicasio.

Inverness is the perfect weekend getaway for all tastes. Relax and soak in the laid-back atmosphere or lace up your hiking boots and explore the many trails. You may even spot nesting eagles or find wild berries to eat. Do you like to kayak? Great waterways on tamales bay…

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Borrower Beware: Limits on Number of Owner-Occupied Loans

By: Nicholas Ballard Friday, August 24th, 2012 at 3:14pm. 1376 Views, 0 Comments.
The combination of low, long-term interest rates and significantly moderated housing prices seems to be generating a strong demand for borrowers looking to trade up and buy into a larger or better home. Of this group, I am seeing an increasing number, enticed perhaps by a strong rental market, looking to retain their current home as an investment property. For those following this course of action, it is important to note that borrowers are limited through most financing channels to only one property with an "owner-occupied" loan secured within a 12-month period. If the current home was recently financed in this preferred category, or if you are considering a cash-out refinance for down payment funds on the new purchase, your…

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2149 Elderberry Lane, San Rafael CA: SOLD!

By: Hilary Davis Friday, August 24th, 2012 at 9:46am. 1856 Views, 0 Comments.


Another beautiful Eichler has new owners in the Marinwood neighborhood of Lucas Valley.  I am happy to have assisted my clients in finding the right home for them. This 3 bedroom 2 bath Eichler has been upgraded throughout the years and sits on a private lot with mature landscaping and resort like pool area.  They chose this location for the beauty of surround hills, close proximity to wine country, the ocean and San Francisco and of course the open architecture that Eichler's offer.

Over the years I have sold many houses in the 94903 zip code because it has so much to offer: Excellent schools, acres of open space, unbeatable weather and a wide variety of homes to choose from.

If you would like to know more about the San Rafael neighborhoods, or…

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Nathalie Kemp joins Marin Modern

By: Renee Adelmann Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 at 6:51pm. 718 Views, 0 Comments.

A good thing just got better with the addition of Marin Realtor Nathalie Kemp to the Marin Modern Real Estate Team!

Born and raised in Belgium, Nathalie has called Marin County home since 1987.    She began her real estate career more than 13 years ago and her service-oriented, "high tech, high touch" approach to assisting clients makes her a great match for our team.  

Nathalie has extensive experience assisting both buyers and sellers with their Marin County Real Estate needs.   Nathalie, along with fellow Realtor Julie Kennedy, work as a tag-team ("Team Nest") and we are delighted to have both Nathalie and Julie as the newest members of our modern real estate family!

Welcome Nathalie!

RENEE ADELMANN, Realtor & Owner

Marin Modern Real Estate…

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Julie Kennedy joins Marin Modern Real Estate

By: Renee Adelmann Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 at 6:31pm. 736 Views, 0 Comments.

I'm excited to announce that Julie Kennedy, Realtor has joined our Marin Modern Family!

Julie is a Bay Area Native who has called Marin County home for the past 30 years.  Prior to becoming a licenesd Realtor in 2003 , Julie enjoyed a successful sales and business career, incuding functioning as the Marketing Director for a respected architectural firm in San Francisco.

Julie is extremely well versed in all areas of Marin County and enjoys putting her experience and Marin knowledge to work for her clients. 

We welcome Julie to Marin Modern Real Estate and look forward to her continued success with our modern family.

Welcome Julie!

RENEE ADELMANN, Realtor & Owner

Marin Modern Real Estate 

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21 Cortes Ct, San Rafael - Another Eichler Home Sold!

By: Renee Adelmann Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 at 4:43pm. 1685 Views, 0 Comments.


I just helped one of my buyer clients with the purchase of this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom atrium model Eichler Home in Terra Linda which closed earlier this week for $835,000.

This updated and expanded Eichler was situated on a quiet cul de sac and featured a spacious 14,000+ sq ft lot (per tax records) with a wonderful solar heated swimming.  The location offered convenient proximity to shopping, hiking, schools and more.   I enjoyed helping my clients find and purchase this home and would welcome the opportunity to assist you.

If you’re thinking of buying or selling an Eichler Home, call me directly at  1-415-EICHLER (1-415-342-4537) and let me put my experience as the #1 Realtor for sold Eichler homes in Marin County for the past 5 years to work for…

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25 Salvador Way, San Rafael - Just Listed!

By: Janis Peterson Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 7:29am. 1234 Views, 0 Comments.



"On a clear day you can see forever....."  Expansive views of the hills and the Bay with open space trails nearby and road biking to West Marin out the front door.  This 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home, located at 25 Salvador Wy, San Rafael in the award winning Dixie School District, has been lovingly maintained by the same owner for 30 years. There are hardwood floors throughout most of the house, a formal dining room and good sized kitchen and family room that opens to a deck with built-in seating and lovely views, ideal for entertaining.  There's one bedroom and bathroom on the main level perfect for an office or guest room. The other two bedrooms plus master bedroom are on the upper level.  The two-car attached garage conveniently opens…

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