Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

Using technology to assist a Bay Area Home Buyer - 7232 Willow Creek SOLD!


I'm delighted to share a recent experience with you regarding one of my buyer clients and how our real estate brokerage's adoption and use of cutting edge tools and technology facilitated both their Bay Area home search and home purchase.

I had a buyer client (who was referred to me from a previous client) that was actively serving in the Air Force in Abu Dhabi with plans to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area.    With more than 8,000 miles separating us, there were obvious logistical challenges involved in previewing & inspecting properties, discussing homes, formulating an offer strategy, and ultimately managing the paperwork associated with any home purchase in California.   

Fortunately, we were...

1052 Lea Drive in San Rafael - Just listed by Marin Modern

I just listed an updated 2-story Kenney built home located at 1052 Lea Dr, San Rafael which features a spacious and desirable 4 Bedrom / 2.5 bathroom floorplan (2,406 sq ft per tax records).

1052 Lea Drive features a number of updates include dual pane windows, remodeled bathrooms, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, contemporary lighting, 6 separate decks in great condition, flat lawn / play area with vegetable garden, automatic sprinklers, extensive yard drainage, and structural reinforcement. The home also has 2 car garage parking.

The home is located in a quiet and secluded neighborhood in the hills of Terra Linda. Oak trees, nature, and privacy are key features of the...

Mortgage Rates as We Begin the New Year

After the holiday season's frenzied pace and as we settle into 2011, I thought I would post some thoughts on interest rates. Many clients have voiced their belief that mortgage rates have shot up so significantly as to cloud prospects for future purchases or the benefit of a potential refinance. Although it is true that mortgage rates climbed significantly following the all-time record lows we saw in October and early November, 2010, they have since tempered a bit and we are currently in the range of the still historic lows that predominated most...

Just Listed! Mill Valley Poet Hill Condominium


I'm excited to present my Mill Valley condominium listing, 10 Chaucer Court, which will be hitting the market later today at $549,000. 

This is a rare opportunity to own one of the largest condominium homes in Shelter Ridge on what locals call Poet Hill.   Perched up on a quiet knoll, this stylish contemporary private end unit warms your soul. Drink in the sweeping southwest facing views of Mill Valley while relaxing on one of the home's 3 outdoor spaces.  This home is surrounded by nature and open space - you see green from every window. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, beautifully appointed kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, new flooring, new fixtures, new paint plus low HOA dues, a community clubhouse with pool and tennis courts - this home has it all!   And to top it off, it's located just minutes from the Mill Valley Community Center and Bike Path, Whole Foods, Restaurants, Yoga Studio, Highway 101 and public transportation. 


848 Appleberry Drive - Marinwood Eichler Home Sold!


I'm excited to announce the sale of my Eichler listing at 848 Appleberry Drive which was located in the Marinwood / Lower Lucas Valley area of San Rafael.    I listed, staged, aggressively marketed and sold this 1,502 sq ft Eichler Home in San Rafael which was featured in my recently released 2011 Eichler Homes Calendar. 

The home received multiple offers and closed today for $650,000.  

If you’re thinking of selling your Eichler Home, call me at 415-EICHLER (415-342-4537).  My Eichler listings consistently sell for top dollar in the shortest amount of time.  Let me put my experience as Marin County’s #1 Eichler Agent to work for you!

Renee Adelmann, Realtor & Owner of Marin Modern Real Estate

#1 Agent for Sold Eichler Homes in Marin County (2007-2010)