Marin Real Estate Blog

Muriel Ballard joins Marin Modern Real Estate

By: Renee Adelmann Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 5:37pm. 1553 Views, 0 Comments.

I’m pleased to announce that Muriel Ballard, Realtor has joined our Marin Modern Team!

A 20-year resident of Marin County and fellow REALTOR licensed and practicing since 2006, we are thrilled with the addition of Muriel to our team. Her experience, knowledge and strong work ethic, combined with our company's high-tech, high-touch approach to exceeding the needs of today's savvy consumers, represents a perfect match.

We welcome Muriel Ballard to our Marin Modern Real Estate Family and I would encourage you to contact her for "high tech / high-touch" representation when buying or selling a home in Marin County.

Renee Adelmann, Realtor & Owner

Marin Modern 

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Team NEST just SOLD another home Novato - 680 Tamalpais Avenue

By: Nathalie Kemp Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 3:18pm. 1815 Views, 0 Comments.

A very special property, situated on a little cul-de-sac, just outside of the center of Novato giving it an "out of the way" feel with a peek-a-boo view of Mt. Burdell and close to town access to all the fun stuff. 

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This home has been updated troughout and meticulously maintained.  Some of its special features: Brazilian cherry wood floors, travertine tile, stainless appliances and spa-style master bathroom, spacious deck off the family room (also accessible from the master bedroom), separate office downstairs, two car garage and large additional storage space. 

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The gardens were planted by a master gardener who owned the home before the current sellers.  As you can imagine, the gardens are, in…

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1035 Calle Paseo, Novato - Just Listed!

By: Janis Peterson Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 2:08pm. 1030 Views, 0 Comments.

The perfect home in a great location! This single level home has an ideal floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an attached 2-car garage and lots of upgrades. The upgrades include a beautifully remodeled kitchen that opens to the living room to create a "great room" with sliding glass doors to the patio for entertaining.  The home has dual paned windows throughout, ceiling fans in all the bedrooms and living room, a new furnace with air conditioner and new electrical panel. All of this plus a nicely landscaped front and backyard.


Fabulous location!  Loma Verde is in the Southern most area of Novato, surrounded by hiking trails, easy access to 101, and close to shopping and restaurants.

Offered at $585,000

The first Sunday Open House will be…

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340 Olema Road in Fairfax has a Super Excited New Owner!

By: Cari Gennarelli Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 at 10:06am. 1666 Views, 0 Comments.

340 Olema Road in Fairfax has a Super Excited New Owner! Welcome home to 340 Olema Road, Fairfax CA. This unique, completely remodeled ranch style home once housed the Mayor of Fairfax. The previous owner purhcased it in 2011, gutted it and gave it a whole new look. From the beautiful and inviting red door to the tree fort in the back yard and everything in between was given new life. The owner/contractor transformed this neglected home into a contemporary masterpiece.


The property sits on almost an acre of flat land in Fairfax with close proximity to town and a quick drive (or bike ride) to San Geronimo, Woodacre, Tomales and Pt. Reyes Station.


My clients first looked at the property several months ago when it was being promoted off market.…

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New Listing: Tiburon Condo w/Views $500,000 Open Sat.6/29 & Sun. 6/30

By: A. sheldon Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 at 2:12pm. 1704 Views, 0 Comments.


Best Value in Tiburon with Views! This Tiburon Hill Estates condominium checks all of the boxes: Great light and views - check! Convenient yet quiet location - check! Excellent Tiburon public school system - check! And don't forget the in-ground lap pool, which is one of the largest community pools in Marin.

32 Andrew Lane #125 is a bright & clean 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo with a huge walkout private terrace that has distant views of San Francisco.  Upon entering, the first thing you will notice is the southwest facing wall of windows, which frame the Mt. Tam & Richardson Bay vistas. This clean move-in ready property has been well maintained and freshly painted. There are hardwood floors in the main living & dining areas & kitchen; both…

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205 Montego Keys, Novato - Just Sold!

By: Janis Peterson Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 4:41pm. 2135 Views, 1 Comments.

Teaming up with my San Francisco Modern colleague, Rebecca Brooks, we were able to assist our clients, Jamie and Natalia, sell their loft in San Francisco so they could buy their dream home in just 45 days.  What started out as "let's go look at homes in Marin one Saturday," turned into, " we've found our dream home, want to make an offer but we don't have our loft in San Francisco sold let alone on the market...and we need the money from the sale of our loft to buy our dream home."


A little background is in order.  Jamie and Natalia are both architects and love the aesthetic of their live/work loft with the high ceilings and open space. After their daughter was born, it was too small and they reluctantly decided it was time to head…

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1002 Del Ganado Rd - Eichler For Sale in San Rafael!

By: Renee Adelmann Sunday, June 16th, 2013 at 10:26pm. 3174 Views, 0 Comments.
Eichler home on Del Ganado - listed by Marin Modern Real Estate.

Looking for an Eichler Home offering The Ultimate Year Round Vacation?  

If so, you don't want to miss my upcoming Eichler listing located at 1002 Del Gando Road, San Rafael!  Rarely does a home of this caliber hit the market in Terra Linda. This private 4 bed/2 bath 1795 (+apx 375 bonus space) square foot (per tax records) Eichler home has everything a homebuyer could ever want.

The home has been painstakingly maintained and updated with nothing spared. Enter into the home and prepare to be wowed as you walk into a grand entryway with skylights, custom lighting, high ceilings, and beautiful tile floors. Home has a built in entertainment system hook ups, pre-set lighting controls, and a large built in media center with bookshelves. Enjoy the…

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Another fine home just SOLD in San Anselmo - 310 Laurel Avenue

By: Nathalie Kemp Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 4:13pm. 855 Views, 0 Comments.




Team NEST is happy to announce the sale of another home in charming San Anselmo.  Julie and Nathalie represented the sellers of this lovely home.  Close to watershed lands, hiking and biking trails, schools and vibrant downtown shops and restaurants, make 310 Laurel Avenue a fantastic location.  The 3+ bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms offer this home's new owners a flexible floor plan.  An ample downstairs area has a separate entrance and is also accessible from the interior of the home, making it perfect for in-laws, visitors, entertainment/gaming or home office use...  The enlarged rear patio and front deck  provide great outdoor space for summertime dinners and play; and we have a feeling the new owners of 310 Laurel Avenue will…

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Taste of Mendocino - Demuth Kemos Wines - Shameless Promotion

By: Annalise Demuth Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 3:39pm. 1836 Views, 0 Comments.

So ... what does wine and real estate have in common?  Me!  Hello all, many of you know me as Annalise the Hobby Property and Gentleman's Vineyards Realtor.  However today I am blogging about my family wines called Demuth Kemos Wines.  We will be pouring at the Taste of Mendocino, an annual event held in San Francisco of all places.  

How does two hours of walking long rows of decretive booths that offer local craft food and beers, local café, restaurant mouthfuls, and lots of great wine?  Eric Demuth (my brother and wine maker extraordinary) will be pouring his 2011 Anderson Valley's Demuth Vineyards Chardonnay, come visit us! …

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Floating Home Financing

By: Anastasia Sheldon Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 4:34pm. 1708 Views, 0 Comments.

At Marin Modern we often receive inquiries from potential Houseboat homeowners. One of the most important elements of owning

a floating home is the financing. It is not the same as a regular home because a floating home is not "real property". (Though, you

are required to pay property taxes- at a reduced rate compared to similarly priced single family homes).

I called Heather Ziemer, Vice President of Financial Benefits Credit Union about Floating home financing.

(Their number is: (510) 433-9200. They are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.)

 Here is what she had to say: Expect to pay a higher interest rate and you will need 20% down payment. Variable rates are

currently (June 6, 2013) at 5.25% for a thirty year term. It adjusts…

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