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Marin First Time Home Buyer Seminar

Calling All First Time Home Buyers!
Falling home prices, low interest rates and the Obama stimulus package make now an opportune time to buy your first house in Marin. But before you buy, there are some critical things you must know to successfully become a homeowner.

Learn what homes you can afford and how to make your dreams a reality from two of Marin’s respected real estate professionals at their popular seminar, Buying Your First Home in Marin.

Register Now!

When:  Thursday, March 19th
6:00pm to 7:30pm

You will learn: 
 Does the Obama stimulus package help you
 The benefits and cost savings of buying vs. renting
 Current financing options
 How to improve your credit score
 How to qualify...

Brokers Tour in Marin County

If you ever try to reach your Marin real estate agent on a Wednesday or Thursday, you may need to catch them "on the go' since these two days are often blocked out for Marin County Brokers Tour.

What is Marin Brokers Tour?

Brokers Tour, which is sometimes referred to as "Brokers Open" or an "Agent Caravan", is a special day when new listings are held open for other real estate brokers and real estate agents in Marin.  These property tours are typically held in advance of Marin open house tours which are primarily intended for the general public.

The primary objective of these Marin Broker Tours is to allow buyers agents and other realtors in Marin County to preview new listings for their clients.   Additionally, these tours often serve as a great opportunity for the listing agent to gather candid feedback from other agents regarding the home which...

Eichler home in Terra Linda - Sold

I just sold this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Eichler home located in the Terra Linda neighborhood of San Rafael, California.

This atrium model Eichler home was designed by mid-century architects Jones + Emmons.    The property was a "fixer" Eichler home and was situated next door to two other Terra Linda Eichler homes that I had listed and sold within the past few years (375 Devon Drive and  8 Anchorage Drive).  

The sale price for this Eichler fixer located at 371 Devon Drive in San Rafael was $600,000.   I represented both the sellers and the buyers in this transaction.

If you are in the market for an Eichler home, please remember to check out my new listing at ...

Weekend Open House Tour in Marin County

Every weekend we receive calls and emails from clients interested in finding out which homes and condominums will be held open in Marin County, California.  

While the most comprehensive list of open homes in Marin County is usually found in the Sunday edition of the Marin Independent Journal newspaper, we are pleased to offer our clients a helpful tool to explore scheduled Open House listings in Marin before the Sunday newspaper even arrives!  

Open House Listings in Marin - Explore Online!

Marin Modern clients and guests are invited to explore the new Marin Open Houses page of our website.   This new webpage not only provides helpful information on upcoming open houses by price or by town, but also enables visitors to:

  • Preview property photos,
  • Explore property details,
  • Map open house...

Bicycle with Lance Armstrong across the Golden Gate Bridge

Bicycling across the Golden Gate Bridge is a rite of passage for many San Francisco Bay Area residents who enjoy cycling.   While casually riding along the shoulder of the bridge can be a relaxing and scenic endeavor, bicyclists in the Bay Area will have an opportunity to pedal across the center of the bridge typically reserved for automobiles with biking legend Lance Armstrong. 

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge

On Monday, February 17, the first bike race to ever cross the Golden Gate Bridge will hit the Bay Area.   This event represents the second stage of the “Tour of California” bike race, a 9 day event featuring top cycling professionals from around the world.

While spectators are welcome, local cyclists are being offered a once...

Great New Designs for Bay Area Kitchens

Today all of us are affected by the socio-economic conditions around us. We also participate and are affected by everything in and of the environment. These two factors have an impact on what we put into our Bay Area homes, what we spend on our homes, and most importantly how we think about our homes.

When it comes to kitchens and baths, not only are they critical in how we function but greatly influence the beauty and value of our Marin homes and San Francisco homes. Think 20 years into the future. What you put in today for a remodel or new construction should not only last at least this long, but stand maintenance-free for that time. Think about the kitchens you have seen that are relatively new – 10 years or less – that look...

Atrium Eichler in Terra Linda


I just listed a contemporary and light-filled Eichler home in the Terra Linda neighborhood of San Rafael.     Located in the Dixie School district, this move-in ready Eichler is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and is steps away from incredible open space ideal for hiking, horseback riding, and more.

25 Bolanos Dr, San Rafael Eichler Home

Located at 25 Bolanos Drive, this single-family home with walls of glass in San Rafael California features:

  • 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
  • Solar heated swimming pool
  • Hydronic radiant heating (copper pipes)
  • Open atrium
  • Spacious lot offering excellent privacy
  • 2 car garage
  • Excellent proximity to parks, schools, shopping, and more

The asking price for this atrium-model Eichler home  is $749,000.   Interested...

Edwardian Home in San Francisco - Just Sold

One of our buyer clients just purchased this fabulous 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Edwardian style home in San Francisco, California.  

23 27th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Located at 23 27th Street in San Francisco's Inner Mission neighborhood, this tenancy-in-common (TIC)  property featured 4 spacious rooms, 2 bedrooms, laundry room, and a remodeled kitchen with high-end finishes including granite counters, stainless steel appliances, plus a classic O'Keefe & Merritt stove.  The sale price for this Edward style home was $569,000. 

David Zylinski of San Francisco Modern Real Estate / Marin Modern Real Estate represented the buyers for this...

Go Solar Marin Program....This is something to know about!

 I went to a seminar and found that this is something we all should know about...

As of January 1, 2009, the federal tax credit on solar has been raised to 30 percent of the system—so with the discount being extend for Marin residents by local solar service providers, the federal credit and state/utility rebate factored in, the net cost of a solar system from SolarCity in Marin County is approximately half the retail price.