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San Marin End of Year Update

The northern end of Novato, San Marin, is one of the last areas a buyer can find a sweet single family residence in Marin County for under $800,000 with a great back yard.  This may not be the case for much longer, but I do find myself showing homes here to buyers that have been priced out of southern and even central Marin.  Don't overlook San Marin! 

Check out these prices for closed homes in the last 6 months!


416 San Marin Dr 3bd/2ba 1306 sq ft $460,000

118 San Carlos Way 3bd/2ba 1219 sq ft $480,000

276 San Felipe Way 4bd/2ba 1747 sq ft $500,000


Two fabulous additions to our East Bay Modern Team!


Late last year I mentioned the opening of a new office in Oakland's hip Jack London Square to better serve the needs of our clients in the East Bay.  

As part of our continued growth and expansion, I'm excited to announce the addition of two wonderful new team members in the East Bay:

  • Cathy Gamblin is a 40+ year resident of the East Bay who joins our East Bay Modern Team from Redfin.  Cathy has been a full-time productive Realtor for more than a decade and has a proven track record (and evangelical customer reviews) while assisting both buyer and seller clients with their residential real estate needs in...

Lorraine Watkins joins Marin Modern Real Estate

I'm delighted to announce that Realtor Lorraine Watkins has joined our modern real estate family!

A full-time licensed Realtor since 2001, Lorraine has called Marin County home since 1997 when she moved to the Marin Country Club area in Novato with her husband and son.   She joins us from a local real estate brokerage where she built a strong track record of success assisting both buyers & sellers (including many corporate and residential relocation clients) with their real estate needs throughout Marin County.

Welcome Lorraine!

RENEE ADELMANN, Realtor & Owner

Marin Modern Real Estate


311 Oak Street #737 - Coming Soon!


I'm very excited to announce my upcoming loft listing at 311 Oak Street, #737 in Oakland's popular Jack London Square, expected to hit the market later this week!

This spacious 841 square foot (per tax records) studio features an open layout with great light throughout. The floor-to-ceiling windows feature neighborhood and skyline views.

The cabinets and wood floors were recently refinished, and the interior has been freshly painted. An area has...

San Rafael Bungalow 48 Harte Ave, San Rafael 94901

48 Harte is Offered at $650,000. Super charming, oozing personality with great floor plan that makes this home feel larger than its actual size. Two bedrooms Plus office AND large loft. Large  landscaped back yard with mature fruit trees: pomegrantate, meyer lemon, fig, olive. Updated kitchen, bath, Living room with crown molding. Many improvements such as newer windows,wiring, and newer sewer lateral. Priced at $650,000 this makes a fantastic condo alternative. Coleman Elementary school.  Great commute to both SF and East Bay. Open Thursday Jan. 15th 10:30 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday January 18th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Call/text Anastasia for private showing:Click Here for more pictures

Anastasia 415-302-4123. Email:


10 Fun Facts about Peacock Gap

When my husband and I first married we lived in Sausalito and LOVED IT!  We loved walking to town, taking the ferry into San Francisco and riding our bikes to the wonderful Art Festival.

When we had our child it was time to move to a more family oriented part of Marin.  We settled in San Rafael's charming downtown neighborhood, Gerstle Park, where we lived very happily for 10 years.  When we outgrew that home, we never thought we would end up in Peacock Gap.  I remember, even as a Realtor, hyper-ventilating every time I would drive further east than Trader Joe's-- having always been a walk-to-town kind of girl...


All of that changed when we just happened to find the perfect house, and it was in Peacock Gap. Now, I cannot imagine living anywhere else.  The brief four-mile...

Habit #6 -Reading HOA Documents (7Habits of Highly Effective San Francisco Home Buyers)

Please WATCH my webinar on habit #6: Reading HOA Documents of 7 Habits of Highly Effective San Francisco Home Buyers!


Click to watch the Overview of 7 Habits of Highly Effective San Francisco Buyers

Click to watch Habit #1 - Knowing The Numbers

Click to watch Habit #2 - Understanding 7-Page San Francisco...

446 Sylvia Way San Rafael, CA 94903: Just SOLD!

446 Sylvia Way San Rafael, CA 94903: SOLD!


I'm excited for my first time home buyer clients who just closed on 446 Sylvia Way in San Rafael, Green Oaks Complex. It is a beautiful end unit townhouse backing to open space and has nicely upgraded kitchen and baths. With 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a 2 car garage and a large patio this unit has room to grow into as well as entertain.


48 Harte Avenue, San Rafael, 94901

Coming Soon: This darling bungalow is a two bedroom, one bath home with bonus office nook PLUS sleeping loft. It lives larger than its square footage. In addition, there is a large level , landscaped backyard that looks out at the San Rafael hills. This charming cottage has period details with many, many updated components such as newer wiring, sewer lateral and a very modern, sleek kitchen. There is room to expand. It is a great starter home (Coleman school or Laurel Dell options) or condo alternative. Fantastic commute to both SF and East Bay. Close to downtown San Rafael, Christopher B. Smith Theatre, shops and restaurants as well. Call me for a private showing.  Open Thursday January 15th 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and again Sunday January 18th, 1 pm to 4:00 pm 415-302-4123


26 Mariner Green Drive, Corte Madera. Just Sold!


26 Mariner Green Drive Just Sold! $610,000

The Sellers are Happy in their new home, while the buyers are looking forward to moving in and enjoying the benefits of this great complex, central location, easy commute, and terrific school district.

Call me at 415-847-0602 for a complete marketing plan for your home.