Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

939 Del Ganado Rd, San Rafael - Eichler Just Sold!


I just represented the buyers of 939 Del Ganado Rd, a well-maintained Eichler home in San Rafael which closed escrow yesterday for $705,000.

Built in 1961, this well kept 4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom, atrium model Eichler Home (1,785 sq ft per tax records) was located in San Rafael's Terra Linda neighborhood and fit my clients needs perfectly! Property features included new flooring, new interior paint, 2-car garage parking, an upgraded solar hot water heater for the home, and an in-ground solar heated swimming pool.   

I enjoyed assisting my buyer clients with the purchase of 939 Del Ganado, my 12th closed Eichler transaction so far this year.   Contact me if I can help you buy or sell an Eichler home in Marin...

1783 Quesada Ave, San Francisco - Sold by San Francisco Modern!

I am pleased to announce that I have represented the buyer of 1783 Quesada Ave in San Francisco!

This was a bank-owned property located in the Bayview area of San Francisco, with 2 bedrooms and 2baths.  Although it needs a little work such as updating the kitchen and baths, it has nice details including large rooms, hardwood floors, fireplace,  large windows, nice entry and lower level family room, backyard and 1car garage. Best of all, it's light and bright and sits up on a hill at the top of Quesada St. and has VIEWS all the way to the Bay and beyond.

The buyer got an amazing deal for a single family house in San Francisco - $290,000!   He purchased it with FHA financing and the entire transaction was extremely challenging. Because it was a bank-owned listing and needed work, we came across many issues that everyone had to work together to resolve. Most interesting was the fact that this was the second time this buyer and I had made an offer on this particular property - and he was able to buy it for $10K less than his original offer's a long but fun story and one I'm glad to share, if anyone...

Lock Down that Pre-Approval!

Over the past couple weeks I've received numerous calls from frantic borrowers who had opened escrow, but were still attempting to line up their financing. Apparently, some hadn't even begun the approval process, while others discovered that their approvals were empty commitments.

Borrower Beware: the loan process is infinitely more complex and time consuming than even last year. Lender guidelines are constantly shifting, banks are understaffed, and everyone is busy. When you need financing to purchase a home, the last place you want to find yourself as you enter into contract is at the end of a long line. You should also know that when issuing their "pre-qualification" letters, major lenders seldom do any work beyond pulling credit and gathering basic information. TBD purchase transactions that are not in contract are almost never fully processed, much less underwritten. Instead, they tend to sit by the wayside, gathering dust until you have an accepted...

Hilary Davis joins the Marin Modern Real Estate Team

I'm pleased to announce that Hilary Davis, a Marin County native and fellow Realtor has joined the Marin Modern Real Estate Team.

Hilary bring with her a decade of residential real estate experience in Marin.  A lifelong resident of Marin County, Hilary currently resides in San Rafael yet is well versed in all areas of Marin County.   Additionally, as a parent she is keenly of the public and private schools options throughout the county and has assisted many families with their real estate needs in Marin County.

Hilary is also a Green Home Specialist who is both a certified green homebuilder through Build It Green as well as a certified Bay Area Green Business.  

We are delighted to have Realtor Hilary Davis as a Marin Modern Real Estate Agent and encourage you to contact her for experienced and knowledgeable representation when either buying or selling a home in Marin!

Renee Adelmann, Owner & Realtor
Marin Modern Real Estate

1158 Sutter Street, San Francisco, #13 - Just Sold


I am pleased to announce that I just represented buyers of a fabulous condominium in San Francisco which was located at 1158 Sutter St. #13.  Originally listed for sale for $769,000, I helped my clients purchase the property for $605,000.

This is a brand new contemporary top floor 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury condominium in a building that was converted into residences in 2008.  This stunning unit has amazing loft-style ceilings and windows, a  gas fireplace,  beautiful oak hardwood floors and designer finishes. The sleek kitchen features Caesar Stone counters, Bertazzoni gas stove & custom cabinets. There is also  radiant heating, laundry in the unit, a deeded roof deck area and 1-car parking.

This building is located close to the intersection of Sutter and Polk Streets, in the vibrant Downtown area near Nob Hill and the Civic Center.  Numerous restaurants, stores & public transportation options give this area a Walk Score of 100 – A Walker’s Paradise!

These buyer clients,...