Marin Real Estate Blog

Just Sold | 26 Scenic Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960

By: Jonathan Jacobs Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 12:26am. 756 Views, 0 Comments.


I am so happy for my clients whom I just helped purchase their first home located in a great San Anselmo neighborhood. We had to make a strong pre-emptive offer to get this house because this price band in the Marin Real Estate market is very hot right now. We still had to compete with another offer. But ultimately, I was able to negotiate a good deal for everybody.

Set on a picture-perfect, tree-lined street, this charming three bedroom/two bathroom home features hardwood floors, a bright breakfast room, bonus room, as well as lovely molding and detail found in many 1920's San Francisco homes. With a flat yard that boasts mature magnolia and fruit trees, a deck off the kitchen which transitions to a patio in the backyard and an…

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1 Locust Avenue, San Rafael CA 94901 - Luxury Living in San Rafael!

By: Cari Gennarelli Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 3:13pm. 1642 Views, 0 Comments.


1 Locust Avenue, San Rafael CA 94901 - Luxury Living in San Rafael!

Marin County, CA is known for it's high-end luxury properties in cities like Tiburon, Belvedere, Ross, Sausalito, Kentfield and Mill Valley but rarely do we associate San Rafael, CA with exclusive luxury properties. San Rafael is the largest city in Marin County, home to the county center and truly a melting pot of cultures and property styles.

In San Rafael from April 2011-present there were 469 home sales with 7 homes over $2m and the top 3 were $3,000,000; $3,050,000 and $5,100,000.

In Tiburon during the same time period there were 118 total home sales with 42 of them over $2m and in all of Marin there were 3 homes sold over $7m and all in Ross.…

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Simpatico Homes Prefab Workshop

By: Renee Adelmann Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 6:08am. 1914 Views, 0 Comments.


I wanted to thank all of the speakers as well as the attendees at the "sold out" workshop we held this past weekend entitled Building a Prefab Home Home in the Bay Area.

This was a very special event designed to educate our clients on the process of building a modern prefab home in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Event speakers included Seth Krubiner (Simpatico Homes), Robert Swatt (Swatt Miers Architects), Richmond Chester (Land Home Financial), Ken Fox (East Bay & San Francisco Modern Real Estate) as well as myself.

Discussion topics included:

  • Building a Prefab Home - Form, Function, Footprint
  • The Simpatico Home Building Process
  • Procuring Land
  • Financing
Additionally, the event featured a walk thru tour of a constructed Simpatico Model Home in…

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34 Smith Ranch Ct, San Rafael - Superbly maintained home Coming Soon!

By: Heidi Phan-Peterson Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 12:09am. 2036 Views, 0 Comments.




If you've been searching for an elegant and contemporary, turnkey 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home in San Rafael, I invite you to consider my upcoming listing at 34 Smith Ranch Court.  I will be launching this new listing on Saturday and our first open house will be held this Sunday, April 22nd.

This is a split-level home with a really great floor plan and 2318 square feet of living space.  The house gets tons of light, helped by its south-facing orientation, many windows and the skylights in the master bathroom and the upper level hallway areas. 

On the main floor is a bright and open living room with high ceilings, a kitchen with an eat-in space, and a dining area.  Down one level is the generously-sized yet cozy family…

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Helen Luttemo joins Marin Modern Real Estate

By: Renee Adelmann Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 9:44pm. 764 Views, 0 Comments.
I'm pleased to announce that Realtor Helen Luttemo is the latest addition to our modern family!

A tech-savvy, licensed Realtor for 8+ years, Helen has a great background in real estate, marketing and advertising and we welcome her to the Marin Modern Real Estate Team!

Helen has assisted clients with the purchase and sale of real estate in Kentfield, Tiburon, Belvedere, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Greenbrae, Novato and practically every other city in Marin County and we look forward to her building and expanding her client base with Marin Modern Real Estate.

Helen, resides in San Rafael's Forbes neighborhood, and offers her clients "high tech, high touch" representation when buying and selling real estate throughout Marin County.

Welcome Helen!


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Just Sold: 820 Mission Ave., #12, San Rafael, CA 94901

By: Janis Peterson Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 10:48am. 857 Views, 0 Comments.


I'm pleased to announce the sale of the penthouse condo at 820 Mission in San Rafael.  My client, the buyer of this extraordinary 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the heart of downtown San Rafael, is minutes from the restaurants, night life, shopping, Movie Theater and central transportation hub.  It is located in a building that requires an access code, has a secure parking garage and elevator to the penthouse, pool, sauna and large clubhouse. Best of all, there are no attached walls so my client can enjoy his Baby Grand Piano. It's the ideal home for Eric and a beautiful condo for the buyer who wants to be close to the action and an urban lifestyle.  It sold for $415,000.

If you're looking for a single family home or a condo, let me put my…

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Fred Anlyan joins Marin Modern Real Estate

By: Renee Adelmann Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 10:20pm. 678 Views, 0 Comments.

I'm delighted to announce that Realtor & Broker Associate Fred Anlyan has joined our Marin Modern family!

A highly experienced and knowledgeable Realtor, Fred has lived in Marin County since 1988 and has been assisting clients with their Marin real estate needs for over a decade. Fred's success can be attributed to his ongoing commitment to helping clients achieve their goals by providing them with exceptional service through knowledge, resourcefulness, diligence, loyalty, and open communication.

Fred resides in beautiful San Anselmo and has demonstrated knowledge and success assisting clients with their residential real estate needs throughout Marin County.

We welcome Fred Anlyan to the Marin Modern Team and encourage you to contact him for…

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JUST SOLD : 9 Sao Augustine Way, San Rafael, CA 94903

By: Hilary Davis Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at 6:36pm. 958 Views, 0 Comments.

Just SOLD: 9 Sao Augustine Way, San Rafael CA 94903

Another happy buyer client is settled into their new digs: a mid-century classic, an Eichler-their dream home! Set on a private Terra Linda Street near open space sits this sleek updated 4 bedroom+ complete with inner court yard and enormous pool.  My clients, like many, out grew their San Francisco condo and headed across the Golden Gate Bridge for more space, better weather and better schools. Their love for mid-century architecture and warm weather lead them to the popular 94903 neighborhood in the northern part of San Rafael.

As a lifelong Marin resident, long term Realtor and Eichler owner I am considered a trusted real estate advisor. I help buyers, sellers and investors make the right move…

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3940 El Molino Lane, Sebastopol - Just Sold!

By: Lea Kuehnhackl Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 6:36pm. 688 Views, 0 Comments.


I am pleased to announce that I assisted my buyer in closing escrow on 3940 El Molino Lane in Sebastopol.


This beautiful, private 10+ rolling acres, has panoramic views, seasonal creek, an updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, barns, greenhouse and a spectacular swimming pool.

This property was originally listed at $1,150,000 and closed at $1,100,000.

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

Lea Kuehnhackl - Realtor 415-381-9394 or


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JUST SOLD: 305 Prospect Dr., San Rafael, CA 94901

By: Hilary Davis Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 7:52pm. 690 Views, 0 Comments.


I am so glad to have helped another first time homebuyer become a home owner in Marin. This charming San Rafael Hill cottage with hardwood floors, brick paths, fruit trees and a fireplace has proud new owners! The patience and enthusiasm of my buyer paid off; yep it was a short sale! My client had a good eye and could see not only the property's potential but great value- a house in central San Rafael on a private lot for $395,000.

The market is heating up as buyers are realizing it is time to get off the fence and into a house! Successful buyers always follow these 3 points:

  • 1. Get pre-approved by a local lender or have all cash.
  • 2. Commit to working with only one experienced realtor.
  • 3. Trust that the right home for them will be the one they end…

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