Marin Real Estate Blog

Welcome Ann McCarty to our Modern Real Estate Family!

By: Renee Adelmann Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 10:06pm. 1196 Views, 0 Comments.
I'm happy to announce that Ann McCarty has joined our modern real estate family!

The newest member of our East Bay Modern Real Estate Team, Ann is an experienced and tech-savvy Realtor who is licensed in both California and Hawaii.  Ann recently moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area from Hawaii and looks forward to assisting clients with their residential real estate needs throughout the East Bay.   

A resident of Emeryville, Ann and is passionate about modern, mid-century modern, condo and loft sales.  She is well-versed in the East Bay real estate scene and looks forward to assisting clients with the purchase and sale of property in the East Bay.

We welcome Ann to our East Bay Modern Team and I would encourage you to contact her for "high tech, high…

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Realtor Lisa Smith joins Marin Modern Real Estate

By: Renee Adelmann Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 11:16am. 1836 Views, 0 Comments.

I'm delighted to announce that Lisa Smith, Realtor has joined our Marin Modern Family!

A resident of Mill Valley, Lisa Smith is a licensed Realtor with a strong tech background which is great fit for our forward-thinking, tech savvy brokerage.   

Prior to becoming a licensed Realtor, Lisa worked in the the high tech sector for 20 years with her most exciting time being a founding member of Netscape.  Lisa has a strong sales background with great business acumen and a passion for Marin real estate.   She is well versed in the various towns, neighborhoods and schoools throughout Marin and she looks forward to putting her knowledge and experience to work for you.

Contact Lisa Smith for "high tech, high touch" representation when buying or selling a…

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167 Oak Manor Dr. Fairfax, CA 94960 : SOLD!

By: Hilary Davis Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 3:41pm. 2224 Views, 0 Comments.


Another happy buyer client closes escrow!  After losing out on two other multiple offer situations my buyer clients were finally able to secure and close on 167 Oak Manor Dr. in Fairfax (they were one of 4 offers). I met this couple two years ago when they attended my First Time Home Buyers Workshop. They took the time to understand the home buying process, save money for their down payment and get pre-approved. With inventory being so low and buyer demand being high, my clients were quick to learn that making their best offer from the get-go was the only way to an offer accepted.

It is a very cute home with high open beamed ceilings, large glass windows and just a quick stroll from downtown Fairfax. This three bedroom two bath two…

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12 Esmeyer Drive, San Rafael - Open House Today!

By: Renee Adelmann Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at 8:27am. 3436 Views, 0 Comments.

Looking for a charming, updated and move-in ready home in San Rafael?  If so, don't miss my new listing at 12 Esmeyer Dr in San Rafael which will be open to the public for the first time this Sunday (May 5, 2013) from 1-4pm.

Offered for sale at $765,000, 12 Esmeyer Drive is a single-story California ranch style home conveniently located in San Rafael's Terra Linda neighborhood.  Property features include:

  • 3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms, 
  • Upgraded custom kitchen with farmhouse sink, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, gas range and bartop with seating,
  • Remodeled bathrooms,
  • Hardwood flooring and designer paint colors throughout,
  • Amazing front landscaping with a private courtyard patio and lush gardens,
  • Located in the desirable Dixie…

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70 Chester, Fairfax - Contemporary Home Open Sunday!

By: Renee Adelmann Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at 8:09am. 1094 Views, 0 Comments.


I wanted to let you know that my new listing at 70 Chester Avenue in Fairfax is going to be open to the public for the first time today (5/5/2013) from 1-4pm.

Offered for sale at $800,000, 70 Chester Ave is a wonderful contemporary home located near downtown Fairfax which features:

  • 3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms,
  • Open floorplan with vaulted ceilings and walls of glass,
  • Hardwood floorsand other tasteful updates throughout,
  • Private deck and yard space.
  • Walking distance to dining, coffee shops, Good Earth Grocery and more.

Contact me at 415-342-4537 to schedule a showing of 70 Chester Avenue or simply swing by the open house today to preview the home.    You can also utilize the Marin Modern Real Estate website to learn more about real estate in…

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The Marin Real Estate Market: Bubble or Recovery

By: Anastasia Sheldon Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 12:52pm. 1706 Views, 0 Comments.
Is it a bubble or a recovery?

We are seeing tremendous market corrections. While the rest of the country is also seeing an uptick, the SF Bay Area is having a meteoric rise in prices.

Almost weekly, a someone asks, "What is causing the steep rise in prices?".

The difference in a nutshell: jobs.

Interest rates are great nationally and local inventory is low- now that the distressed properties are drying up.

However, the biggest difference that sets the  Bay Area a part: Bay Area companies began outfitting for hiring two years ago by acquiring office space and building out those spaces. Technology, Investment and Medical Science sectors were poised to hire by early 2012.

By Spring of 2012,  new recruits began to look for housing in San Francisco and further…

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Mortgage Financing with Foreclosures, Short Sales, and Bankruptcies

By: Nicholas Ballard Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 1:15pm. 1341 Views, 0 Comments.

In the wake of the financial crisis and recent recession, millions of would-be homebuyers with foreclosures, short sales, or bankruptcies listed in their credit histories naturally wonder as to their prospects for new mortgage financing. Since lending requirements vary from product to product (such as conventional to FHA) and because investor guidelines are in constant flux, there is no easy answer as to which options a given borrower may have. Another complicating factor is "lender overlays." These are additional requirements that lenders routinely impose on the loans they underwrite in an effort to manage portfolio risk. Examples range from higher credit scores, limitations to loan sizes, increased assets, etc., and these will be adjusted…

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40 Tamalpais, Modern in Mill Valley - Just Sold!

By: Renee Adelmann Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 7:37am. 1356 Views, 0 Comments.


I assisted my buyer clients with the purchase of this newly-constructed modern home at 40 Tamalpais which was located in the highly-desirable Middleridge neighborhood of Mill Valley.

Sold for $3,775,000, this custom-built home featured: 

  • 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms home plus a seperate inlaw unit,
  • Custom kitchen with Miele appliances,
  • Custom bathrooms with HansGrohe appliances,
  • Walls of glass which open to a flat yard with firepit and ample room for relaxing & entertaining,
  • Elevator access from house to garage, 
  • Views of the surrounding lush green hills,
  • Walking distance to downtown Mill Valley.

I enjoyed working with my clients and assisting them with the purchase of a modern home in Marin County.  Contact me if I can assist you with…

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96 Golden Hinde Boulveard in San Rafael - Sold!

By: Renee Adelmann Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 7:19am. 6172 Views, 0 Comments.

I was happy to represent my clients with the sale of their courtyard-style Eichler Home at 96 Golden Hinde Boulevard, San Rafael, CA 94903. 

Located in the Terra Linda neighborhood of San Rafael, I listed, staged and aggressively marketed this updated 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Eichler home which received multiple offers and sold for $855,000.   

Contact me directly at 415-EICHLER if you are interested in buying or selling an Eichler home.    I've got unmatched knowledge of the market for both current and upcoming Eichler listings and would welcome the opportunity to put my experience as the #1 Agent for Sold Eichler Homes for the past 5+ years to work for you!

Renee Adelmann, Realtor & Eichler Homeowner

Phone: 415-EICHLER (415-342-4537)

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Pricing and Preparing Your Marin Home for Sale

By: Janis Peterson Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 4:55pm. 1177 Views, 0 Comments.

Determining the list price for your home is as much of an art as a science. There is no exact formula, simply a range within which the sale price of your house will fall.  At any given time there are four factors that affect the sale of your home:

  •  Location is the single most important factor in determining the value of your home. It's true, location, location, location. Sought after school district, view home, walkability to a town, proximity to parks, shopping and freeway acess, etc. 
  •  Condition of the property affects the price and speed of the sale. Prospective buyers often make purchases based on emotion, so first impressions do count. Optimizing the appearance of your home will maximize the buyer's perception of…

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