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Outside fun and music in Marin County tonight Friday August 17 2012

By: Hilary Davis Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 2:05pm. 801 Views, 0 Comments.


Summer is almost over and many of us have children starting school next week. Here is some fun family friendly things to do outside tonight that involves musical entertainment and picnicking around Marin County.

San Anselmo
Today Friday August 17, 5-8 pm Picnics on the Plaza

Grab your picnic blanket and pick up some local food to go and head over to the Town Plaza in down town San Anselmo for some fun outside dining tonight. For more information visit their website.


Today Friday August 17, 6:30-8:30 pm Gabrielson Park

Enjoy little jazz by the bay on the lawn in Sausalito. For more info, visit their website.

Mill Valley (Strawberry)
Friday, 5-7 pm Strawberry Recreation Center

On the East side of Mill Valley: The Mike Gibbons Trio can be…

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Kentfield and Larkspur Homes for sale on or near the Corte Madera Creek path

By: Annalise Demuth Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 11:57am. 865 Views, 0 Comments.



One of the things I love about living in Kentfield is the Corte Madera Creek path.  The path starts in downtown Ross and extends all the way to the Larkspur Ferry.  There are portions of the path with lovely views (as indicated in the picture), lots of wildlife, walkers, bikers, and rollerbladders.  Although the path is only a few miles long, there are homes along both sides in Kentfield and Larkspur.  The Kentfield homes are located on Berens Drive, walking distance to Bacich Elementary School and Kent Middle School.  College Court in Larkspur also sports easy access to the path. The homes on Harvard Drive in Larkspur have direct backyard access to the path.  And some of the homes on Riveria Drive in Larkspur have boat docks.  There are…

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The Marin County real estate market bustles with frenzied activity as buyers compete for a limited supply of available homes. What's going on here?

Many potential sellers still seem to be under the impression that it is not a good time to place their homes on the market, and are postponing their plans to relocate, downsize, or move up. It is true that prices are not what they were in 2006---but they are a far cry from the lows of 2009! Seller reluctance has resulted in the following statistics (believed accurate, but not guaranteed) as of July 31.

There were 223 single family residences (SFR) and 53 condominiums (Condo's)  sold in July in Marin County. In 2011, it was 172, and 49, and in 2010, it was 166 and 41. Inventory of…

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22 Sandalwood Court, San Rafael CA 94903 - JUST SOLD!

By: Cari Gennarelli Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 9:27am. 722 Views, 0 Comments.

22 Sandalwood Court, San Rafael CA 94903 - Just Sold!


I love my job! No, took me a long, long, long time to find the right one for me. Many years in industries I tried to love but Real Estate combines all the best parts of every other job. One of the standouts is I get to meet some amazing people and help them. I am a cancer so helping people is instinctual. There is something very satisfying about partnering with my clients, after they decide to work with me, and trust me with the single biggest purchase of their lifetime. Awesome right!

I first met my Sandalwood clients on a rainy Sunday in my office. They told me they had just sold a condo in Virginia, relocated and…

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249 Perry, Mill Valley Modern - Just Sold!

By: Renee Adelmann Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 12:04pm. 697 Views, 0 Comments.

mid-century modern home in mill valley ca 

I just just assisted my clients with the purchase of this classic mid-century modern home in Mill Valley located at 249 Perry Street.

This modernist home on a large private lot in Mill Valley featured walls of glass throughout, well-preserved concrete floors, mahogany paneling and built in shelving throughout. This meticulously preserved home displayed pride of ownership and my clients are now the proud owners of 249 Perry which sold for $1,195,000.

I enjoyed assisting my clients with the purchae of this modern home in Mill Valley and would welcome the opportunity to assist you with your real estate needs.  Drop me a line and let me know how I can assist!

RENEE ADELMANN, Realtor & Owner

Marin Modern Real Estate

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43 Reservoir in San Rafael - JUST SOLD!

By: Janis Peterson Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 10:52am. 658 Views, 0 Comments.


Wow, it was nail biting time for my buyers when they made their offer on this lovingly maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the heart of Gerstle Park, walking distance to downtown San Rafael.  There were 17 offers and understandably so.  This home exuded pride of ownership and a love for gardening.  Built in the late 1950's, this mid-century home was in mint condition from the turquoise Westinghouse built-in oven to the 50's pink and beige tiled bathrooms.  The living room had picture windows with lovely views of Mt. Diablo and the Bay.  It opened to a cheerful kitchen and views to the terraced garden with an orchard of peach, plum and apple trees.

It was my pleasure to represent the buyers with the winning offer of $580,000 and…

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Using Rental Income on a Departing Residence to Purchase a New Home

By: Nicholas Ballard Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 11:39pm. 6086 Views, 0 Comments.
In recent months, the Bay Area's relatively low inventory of homes for sale has created a bit of a seller's market. Although sellers remain open to negotiations once in contract, they are almost universally unwilling to consider any offer that is contingent on the sale of the buyer's current home. For this reason, homeowners looking to trade up or move to a new area are left with three options: 1) sell their home and rent until a prospective new home is found, 2) Qualify for the purchase mortgage carrying both properties' housing payments or, 3) qualify with projected rental income on their current home. 

Although most buyers would prefer to have their new home lined-up before parting with their current, for many there may be no choice.…

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Marin Modern featured in California Real Estate Magazine

By: Renee Adelmann Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 2:58pm. 834 Views, 0 Comments.


(Photo credit: California Real Estate Magazine)

I'm delighted to announce that Marin Modern Real Estate was featured in this month's issue of California Real Estate Magazine, the official publication of the California Association of REALTORS®, which has readership of more than 160,000 REALTORS across California.

The article was a 3-page spread in the August 2012 issue of California Real Estate Magazine which highlighted the evolution (or should I say revolution!) of our hip and "technology forward" real estate brokerage.     While I don't want steal any thunder from Jill Hamilton, the writer who interviewed me for the story, the piece covers:

  • My "early years" in real estate when I was a top-producing agent with…

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Summer Festivals in Marin County

By: Renee Adelmann Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 10:55am. 3120 Views, 0 Comments.
With August upon us, there are so many great end of summer Marin festivals coming up:


San Rafael Food and Wine Festival

1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 11
Falkirk Cultural Center and Mission Street between D and E streets; 800-310-6563;

Festival-goers can sample food from area food vendors and wines from boutique wineries, watch chef demonstrations from a number of county-based restaurants while listening to live jazz. Free admission; tasting ticket prices vary.

Tiburon Art Festival

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26
Along Ark Row, Tiburon; 435-5633;

Works by more than 60 jury-selected artists are displayed during a weekend of fine art, music and food along Tiburon's historic Ark Row at this sixth annual event.…

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307 Mariner Way, Novato. Just Sold!!!

By: Frederick Anlyan Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 10:42pm. 1041 Views, 0 Comments.

I'm happy to report my client is now enjoying his new home! Even with all the extra administration and paperwork of a Fannie Mae repossession, we completed the sale of 307 Mariner Way in Novato in just a bit over 30 days. The buyer got a terrific deal and it was worth the extra work for all concerned. The final sales price was $170,000 with an additional buyer credit at closing. The home is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit in a well-maintained complex that is convenient to shopping and transportation and an excellent commute location for this buyer.

This property features an attractive, centrally located swimming pool as well as covered parking and individual, locked storage units. 

I was very happy to help this buyer with the purchase of a well-located,…

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