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Eichler home sales in Marin County by Renee Adelmann, Marin's #1 Eichler Agent since 2007. 

With a new year upon us, I wanted to provide fellow Eichler fans with a quick look back at the real estate market for our homes in Marin.

In 2011, a total of 50 Eichler Homes were sold in Marin County and I was proud to once again finish the year as the #1 Agent in Marin County for Eichler Home Sales. As a listing agent, my Eichler listings sold on average for 99% of their asking price in just 57 days.  Eichler Homes that were not listed by me on average sold for only 93% of their asking price and took considerably longer (97 days) to sell. 

Looking closer at 2011 Eichler sales in Marin, all sales occurred in San Rafael (with the exception of one custom-built Eichler home in Kentfield which sold for $1,600,000 and is excluded from the overall

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Many of our clients have a New Year's Resolution which includes "Buying a New Home in 2012" however I know many folks are still uncertain about the market.   For those curious about the overall real estate market and whether or not now might be a good time to jump-in, I'd encourage you to preview the following articles which just ran in this past weeks USA Today.  

If you just want the Cliff Notes, here goes:

  • Rents are dramatically increasing (double-digit increases throughout the Bay Area),
  • Mortgage Rates are at record lows
  • Unemployment rates are the lowest they’ve been in 3 years (note: Marin County consistently has the lowest unemployement rates throughout California)

You can read the full articles here:

  • Apartment rents heading higher for
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Erika Davito named Realtor of the Year at Marin Modern Real Estate. 

Photo: Erika Davito, Agent of the Year (right) & Renee Adelmann, Owner of Marin Modern Real Estate.

I'm delighted to announce that Realtor Erika Davito has been named the 2011 Agent of the Year at Marin Modern Real Estate!

Erika's hard work and uncompromised client-focus earned her this distinction (as well as a new Apple iPAD 2!).     While Erika has been a consistent top performer since joining our company in 2008, her 2011 accomplishments include:

  • Exceptional Sales Performance
  • Induction into Marin's exclusive Top Agent Network
  • Nomination and Induction to the Board of Directors for the Marin Association of Realtors
  • Evangelical reviews and testimonials from her home buyer and seller clients
  • A modern-minded, "high tech / high touch"
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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 traditional

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Earlier this week on a balmy fall evening, my husband and I walked the hills above San Rafael on our way to dinner on Fourth Street.  The beauty of living in the West End Neighborhood is the proximity to downtown San Rafael and San Anselmo.

Our walk took us up Spring Grove  where we took a trail that landed us on Upper Toyon in Kentfield and a beautiful sunset over Mt. Tam, then meandered down another trail to Gerstle Park and from there to downtown. We were hungry but not in the white table cloth dining sort of way.  We were in the mood for something more casual, less expensive, where we could have a glass of wine, sit outside and enjoy the last of the warm evenings.

We ended up at Chaat Lotus and Spices at the West End of Fourth Street.  It

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If you're looking for a guide to the West End and San Rafael or a personal history of the Great Depression and World War Two, or maybe a unique garden tour, a musical evening, just the right screw for that broken door hinge or perhaps just some fatherly advice, then all roads should lead you to Stan Kosta's home on a quiet cul-de-sac above the Miracle Mile.


Stan, who turned 93 last year, has lived in his two-bedroom house since he bought it for $10,000 in 1948, bargaining with the builder as its wooden frame was being erected on a hilltop above the Miracle Mile. It had a wonderful panorama of San Rafael and the bay to the East, and Mount Tam, San Anselmo and Bald Mountain - when it really was bald and not covered in greenery - to the West.

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So, you want to retire in Paradise but you don't have an inheritance, trust fund or a winning lottery ticket.  Or, what about schlepping the grandkids during the holidays to spend time with your family in Buffalo, NY?  Not your idea of fun?  Maybe your parents would like to spend the winters with you in Marin... but 3 months under one roof..Yipes!  That could be too much togetherness.  Finding affordable housing in one of the most expensive places in the country is challenging but there are options.


The best kept secret in Marin is  Marin Valley Mobile Country Club, Yes that's Country Club......pool, club house, views that cost the big bucks in Tiburon or Sausalito, exercise room, bridge, happy hours, barbecues, quiet and peaceful.  Marin Valley

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An Amazing Work of Art!  Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired home, designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and built with the skill of a Swiss watchmaker. Beautifully constructed from Mahogany, inside and out, the grain is matched perfectly on doors and walls and the built-in handmade furniture is made from ribbon grain. Mitered corner windows bring in the natural light showcasing the exquisite outdoor setting and the rich red concrete floors add warmth and character to the Mahogany.

Built on a central geometry unique to Frank Lloyd Wright homes, the design is carried throughout the house on door knobs, light fixtures and the stained glass in the front door.  The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an office and attached covered parking that leads to a

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iPhone and Android powered MLS search for Marin County, California. 

Marin Modern Real Estate's tech-savvy Realtors, clients and friends are constantly "on the go" so we wanted to help them stay on the go without missing a beat on the Marin real estate scene.   

Marin Modern has gone mobile and we are pleased to announce the launch of our Marin Modern Mobile Search (mobile.marinmodern.com) platform specifically designed for the iPhone & Android-powered Smartphones.    This new mobile search platform is designed for the smaller form-factor of mobile devices yet compliments both the style and functionality of our comprehensive Marin home search engine found on our website.   

Utilizing this new mobile search platform on their iPhone or other smartphone, users on the go will be able to:

  • Conduct proximity-based
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The West End Neighborhood Association celebrates National Neighborhood Day each year with a Block Party on the shortest street in the West End....Neame.  We block off the street, bring in the Sponge Bob Jumpee House, Tim Bowen, West End Neighbor and owner of Play-Well Teknologies sets up a Lego's corner, neighbor and FBI agent, who shall remain anonymous, is a whiz with the balloon animals and It's It ice cream sandwiches  are provided compliments of neighbor, Jay Bellin.  It's an all-star cast of neighbors young and old alike who come together to volunteer their time to man the barbecue grill, sell raffle tickets to the Giants vs. Colorado Rockies game, make signs and help set up and tear

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