Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

201 Spring Grove - Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home in San Rafael


I want to share "the story" behind a very special property in the West End neighborhood of San Rafael.   Several years ago, I had the good fortune of  interviewing the builder and owner of this home on behalf of the West End Neighborhood Association newsletter.  I've been writing the newsletter for many years as both a West End neighborhood homeowner and member of the formal West End Neighborhood Association.   

Harry Winters first saw a lot on Spring Grove Avenue in December of 1956 and knew immediately it was the perfect place to build his family home.  There weren't any other interested buyers at the time so he managed to strike a...

34 Park Terrace, Mill Valley - Just Sold!


I am pleased to announce the successful sale of 34 Park Terrace, Mill Valley.  This was a short sale with a happy ending for both parties.

This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath 3 story townhome with a loft sold today for $500,000.  What an amazing value. This home would have sold for almost 10% more if the home were presented as a regular sale.

The community of Park Terrace is compromised of 65 townhome units and is located in the heart of Sycamore Park - one of Mill Valley's most coveted neighborhoods.  These units are hard to come by, as they don't resale very often. The home owner's association is well run and the dues are low $260/month.  Also...

Marin Rental Market

Whether you are moving to Marin for a job transfer or you want to experience life in Marin, there are a number of rental options you should know about. 

Marin short term rentals are a great option.  Some of the best resources for short term leases in Marin come fully furnished.  Here are a few of my favorite companies and sites:

International Quarters

Marin Suites

Vacation Rental By Owner

For long term options, your best bet is to visit, and frequent, Craigslist.  Most of Marin's top property management companies, local Realtors and landlords post their rental listings...

3106 Turk Blvd, SF - Just Sold with Multiple Offers


I'm pleased to announce another closed sale: 3106 Turk Boulevard in San Francisco! This deal closed escrow last Friday after being on the market for a total of 67 days.

3106 Turk is a single family home in the Lone Mountain area of the city.  It had been in the same family since the 1950's when it was built and although it needed some updating, it was wonderfully maintained & sparking clean.  Features included a bright living/dining room with parquet floors, a fireplace,  three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main level and a bonus room & half bath on the lower level, plus garage & fenced backyard.

Getting A Property Ready For The Market

I represented the sellers and this was a fun project for me because we had quite a bit of preparation...

Curbside composting in Marin County: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How!


This is a brief overview of why curbside composting is so important, how to do it right and who can participate in it.

WHO:  First off there are several major refuse service providers in Marin County.  Each one, except Bay City Refuse in Sausalito, has implemented a curbside composting service and each has their own rules as to what they accept. Links to their composting policies are provided in bold. Weekly curbside pick-up is available for single-family homes in residential areas from the following providers.

Marin Sanitary Service...

Heidi Phan Peterson joins Marin Modern Real Estate

I'm excited to announce that Heidi Phan-Peterson has joined the Marin Modern Real Estate Team.

Heidi Phan-Peterson joins Marin Modern Real Estate from ZipRealty where she spent 10 years working at their corporate office as an advocate for improvements in customer service and the real estate consumer experience.  

Having spoken with hundreds of home buyers, sellers and top agents over the years, Heidi appreciates the needs of the consumer to be listened to and advised, and to feel confident that their interests are being well-represented.  Heidi looks forward to putting her extensive knowledge into practice to guide her Marin County real estate clients towards smooth and successful home purchases and sales.

We welcome Heidi to our modern family and would encourage you to contact her for assistance buying or selling a home in Marin County, California.

Renee Adelmann, Realtor & Owner

Marin Modern Real Estate 


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