Marin Real Estate Blog


Greenbrae - 240 Eliseo Drive Sunday Open House 12/11 2-4

By: Annalise Demuth Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at 10:32am. 624 Views, 0 Comments.

$929,000 - Wonderful Mt. Tam view home with 3 beds/3 baths and a bonus room. Move-in condition, large patio, re-done hardwood floors, new paint, carpet and crown molding, picture views of Mt. Tam from 4 rooms! Close by Bon Air Shopping Center, Larkspur Ferry, 580/101, an easy commute in any direction, and it's located in the coveted Bacich Elimentary, Kent Middle School and Redwood High School Districts.

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Here's what the sellers say about living in this house, "Security, privacy, views and the school district were paramount for us when we were looking for a home. 240 Eliseo Drive, Greenbrae turned out to be the perfect house because of how it is sighted on the lot. Perpendicular to the street, there are only two windows facing the street. The house…

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House Hunting for Your Perfect Home in Marin County-I will help you remember!

By: Lea Kuehnhackl Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 5:21pm. 740 Views, 0 Comments.

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You live in a cacophony of sounds, from city streets to your own old house.  Over time, you live your life and get used to it, letting the chaos blend into the background of your life as you tune out that which takes over your senses of distraction, and instead keep the melodious qualities that bring music to your ears. 

 It might be difficult to comprehend--having put up with this for so long, but it is possible to find a new home that brings your dreams to life, so that you are left with peace and nothing short of a smile. 

 House hunting can range from scary, as you feel the need to fit in a major change in your life, to exhilarating when you hear the new sounds, feel new textures and try on your new dream in your…

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Low Inventory of Homes for Sale in Marin County - What that means for Buyers and Sellers

By: Janis Peterson Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 7:18pm. 678 Views, 0 Comments.

The second Monday of each month Marin County realtors meet at the Aqua Hotel in Mill Valley to pitch new and upcoming listings and to share market stats and trends.  It's a chance to get a "feet on the ground" perspective of what agents are seeing and hearing at all price points and in all geographic areas.

Below are a few statistics, trends and observations that were noted at the meeting:

  • October 2011 had the highest number of sales since May 2007 (a year before the market went over the cliff)
  • Very Low inventory - currently a little over 3 months of inventory (inventory has been down over 30% in 2011 compared to 2010)
  • Multiple offers are increasingly common according to many of the realtors. (In the past month I received…

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Kenneth Fox joins our Modern Real Estate Family!

By: Renee Adelmann Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 3:32pm. 817 Views, 0 Comments.

I'm delighted to announce that Ken Fox, Broker Associate, has joined our exclusive Bay Area real estate team!

A resident of Oakland's hip Jack London Square neighborhood, Ken is the newest member of our East Bay Modern Real Estate Team.  

Ken is well-versed in real estate throughout Alameda County including Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley, Emeryville, and the Alameda real estate markets.

With a background in mortgage lending and accounting, Ken is also a trusted resource for clients that desire financial and mortgage loan advice. And, as an admirer of modern architecture and interior design, Ken looks forward to connecting buyers and sellers with similar interests.    

Whether you are looking for an East Bay Loft, East Bay Eichler Home or a more…

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491 Millbrae Avenue, Santa Rosa - Just Sold!

By: Lea Kuehnhackl Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 7:27pm. 718 Views, 0 Comments.

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I am pleased to announce that I assisted my buyer in the purchase of the property located at 491 Millbrae Avenue in Santa Rosa, California.

This 1930's built home is situated on a picturesque five acre parcel and sold for $320,000.

My client is excited to start utilizing the property for sustainable farming.

If you are interested in real estate in Marin or Sonoma County, please feel free to contact me.

Lea Kuehnhackl - Realtor 415-381-9394 or Lea@MarinModern.com

 

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50 Laurel Glen Terrace: SOLD!

By: Hilary Davis Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 10:45am. 674 Views, 0 Comments.

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I am pleased to have helped another buyer client secure a beautiful home in Marin County.  Set in a convenient San Rafael neighborhood, this 3 story home has hardwood floors, nicely appointed kitchen and baths, 2 fireplaces, 2 decks, 2 car garage and an amazing panoramic view from the Civic Center to the bay. I worked with these wonderful and very patient buyers for one year, as they sold their home in Australia, received visas to come here and stayed flexible during some of the ups and downs of buying a REO home.  Thankfully, they used an excellent local mortgage broker/banker who was able to secure funding and close without a hitch.  Using a mortgage broker who has access to many lenders can make or break a deal. I really enjoy being a helpful…

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Greenbrae - 3/3 Mt. Tam View Home Open Sunday Dec 4th 2-4

By: Annalise Demuth Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 4:49pm. 624 Views, 0 Comments.

$929,000 - Wonderful Mt. Tam view home with 3 beds/3 baths and a bonus room. Move-in condition, large patio, re-done hardwood floors, new paint, carpet and crown molding, picture views of Mt. Tam from 4 rooms! Close by Bon Air Shopping Center, Larkspur Ferry, 580/101, an easy commute in any direction, and it's located in the coveted Bacich Elimentary, Kent Middle School and Redwood High School Districts.

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Here's what the sellers say about living in this house, "Security, privacy, views and the school district were paramount for us when we were looking for a home. 240 Eliseo Drive, Greenbrae turned out to be the perfect house because of how it is sighted on the lot. Perpendicular to the street, there are only two windows facing the street. The house…

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The Stapleton Nutcracker - Coming to San Rafael this Weekend!

By: Renee Adelmann Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 8:23pm. 853 Views, 0 Comments.

I have always loved the month of December; it's the start of the holiday season. There's no better way to celebrate than with a trip to see the Nutcracker. Now in its 23rd year, the Stapleton Ballet production features the story of Clara and her wild adventures with the Nutcracker. With new choreography and costumes, the stage will ignite with vibrance and excitement. Over 150 dancers from the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts will engage audience members young and old. It's sure to be an amazing way to spend the weekend.

Event info: 4 performances. 1pm and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday December 3 and 4, 2011
  Event Location: Marin Civic Center - 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

How to get tickets: Click here for details
Event Price: $20 -…

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Alternative heating for Eichler's whose radiant system has failed

By: Hilary Davis Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 6:44am. 1678 Views, 0 Comments.
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Over fifty years later, Joseph Eichler's iconic mid-century modern homes are still as popular as ever and San Rafael (Terra Linda and Lucas Valley), is full of them.  I have had the good fortune to live in one for the last eight years. I love the floor to ceiling windows, feasibility of one level living, indoor outdoor lifestyle and up until a year ago my fabulous radiant heat.  Radiant heat, a classic element in Eichler's building style, is a marvelous heating system that allows hot water to flow through pipes imbedded in the concrete slab and then radiate out to create a most wonderful warm home. But what happens if the 50 year plus system fails? The copper pipe systems seem to repair well, however mine was not made with copper pipes and it needed…

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Mill Valley Waterfront Living at it's Best!

By: Friday, November 25th, 2011 at 8:15am. 996 Views, 0 Comments.

 

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This light, spacious & immaculate 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath contemporary home has a deep water boat dock, lush gardens, level lawn and patio areas perfect for enjoying outdoor life on the waterfront. There are beautiful water views plus Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, Tiburon, Belevedere views and a peek at the San Francisco city lights. 

 

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This tranquil setting is gated, at the end of a private lane and feels like a little bit of paradise!  All this yet just 5 minutes from grocery stores, restaurants, shops, the Strawberry Recreation Center and the Strawberry Point elementary school located in the award-winning Mill Valley School District.   

 

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Set sail on the bay right from the deep water boat dock complete with…

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