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Finding a cost-effective and buildable lot in the more established East Bay neighborhoods of the Berkeley and Oakland Hills can be a daunting if not impossible task. And finding such a lot is only half the battle. The rigorous and costly due diligence process most often includes geotechnical surveying, civil and structural engineering, city planning and permitting, architectural studies and design, just to name a few.

On rare occasions buyers are presented with the perfect opportunity to purchase land where all of these requirements have already been addressed....

2027 Market Street, #12 San Francisco CA 94114 - Lucky to have our Clients!

2027 Market Street, #12 San Francisco CA 94114 - Lucky to have our Clients!

I adore most of my clients. When you work with someone to buy or sell a home you spend a lot of time with them. Getting to know them, their families, where they work, what they do in their spare time. It's a very personal process and the more we know about our clients the more effective we are in finding them the perfect new home or the perfect buyer for their current home.

Close of escrow is a little like breaking up! We go from texting, talking, emailing, touring on a regular basis to nothing. I stay in touch with all my past clients but the moment after close of escrow is bitter sweet and I miss the daily contact and the thoughts of how I can best help them swimming around in my head. I always feel a loss after handing over the keys.


892 20th St, Oakland - JUST SOLD


Located in the very sought after West Oakland neighborhood, 892 20th St is part of a 16 unit subdivision that was built in 2008 and converted earlier this year into single row homes. in a competitive East Bay market, it was great to find a home that wasn't part of the current bidding war that seems to be quite common in Oakland right now!

My first time buyer was looking for a place close to public transportation with the ability to rent out one of her rooms. This newly renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse, close to BART and the trans bay bus fit the bill! All new appliances, a great outdoor patio and a garage in a gated community closed the deal!

Congratulations to my first time buyer! 

If you are...

Wonderfully Warm Mediterranean


 Located on a quiet cul de sac, the pavered sidewalk takes you thru the wood & iron front door into a main level with beautiful earhttone stone floors, 1 full bedroom and bathroom on this level as well as a LR with gas fireplace, dining area and kitchen with tons of storage, gorgeous quartz countertop, top of the line Kitchenaid stainless steel appliances, including convection ovens.  Up the spiral staircase you will find a Jack N Jill bedroom, a BONUS family room perfect for movie watching with it's 2-way blackout honeycomb shades.  There's also an upstairs laundry area and a grand master suite. 

The backyard boasts a beautiful pavered patio, hot tub and a turf lawn making...

687 Cedarberry San Rafael, CA 94903 - Has It's 2nd Owner

687 Cedarberry San Rafael, CA 94903 - Has It's 2nd Owner


687 Cedarberry in the Marinwood/Lower Lucas Valley neighborhood is an original Eichler built in 1957 with all the other Eichlers but this one is unique. My clients will be the second owner of 687 Cedarberry Lane in its 59 years in existence. During our inspections we found this original letter from Eichler pinned to the wall in the garage.


My clients were not familiar with the Eichler homes or the cult like following they attract but after just a few...

Marinwood free music in the park: Tonight Aug. 19, 2016

Marinwood free music in the park: Tonight Aug. 19, 2016 6pm-8pm


6-8PM Tonight is the last Friday night free music in the park for this summer! Come one come all to Marinwwood Park, located at 775 Miller Creek Road San Rafael, CA 94903-1323 (just off Lucas Valley Road) 415-479-0775. Feel free to bring your own wine and picnic or buy food and drinks there. All ages are welcome. There is a huge grassy area (I suggest bringing a low back chair) and a large playground area suitable for most...

919 Skillman - A Magical Petaluma Farmhouse Opportunity


A magical property is about to come on the market in West Petaluma. Located at 919 Skillman Ln, the sellers have restored this wonderful 1930s farm house, water tower, and studio in a style respectful of the original architecture.

If you are unfamiliar with Petaluma's history, the town thrived as a farming community supplying eggs to much of the west coast from the 1920s to the 1950s. Many of these farmers were Jews who immigrated from  Eastern European cities with no experience farming. The poverty they suffered in Europe as well as cities like NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco drew them to this sleepy town. The owner of this property at ...

Marchant Chapman Real Estate Agents - Welcome!

Marchant Chapman Real Esate agents join San Rafael based Marin Modern Real Estate. 

I am excited to announce that four distinguisted Realtors from Machant Chapman Realtors have joined our Marin Modern Real Estate Team!  New team members include Marchant Chapman agents Jane Manning, Yvonne Berg, Carla Chapman and Thomas Buttner.    

Founded in 1919 and long recognized for their personal style and dedication to individual client service, San Anselmo based Marchant Chapman Realtors has proudly served the Marin real estate community for nearly 100 years.    

These four new agents alone bring 95 years of combined experience assisting both buyers and sellers with their residential real estate needs in Marin and we welcome Marchant Chapman Realtors Carla, Jane, Yvonne and Thomas to our Marin...

3010 E. 29th St. Oakland - Just Sold!


It's always exciting handing over house keys to your first time home buyers. Although we encountered many delays to closing this sale due to numerous required City permitting re-inspections, the sale finally closed just in time when my client had to vacate her current rental. The home was listed for $599,999 and our offer prevailed in a mutliple offer situation at $715,000. The best part is that absolutely everything on this home has been remodeled, from bathrooms to the kitchen, foundation and roof, and even the siding and the plumbing. With an oversized yard and large garage, this home is truly a rare find in Oakland's Fruitvale district. Now that the anxiety and wait is over, best wishes go out to my client on this new chapter in her life!

Ary Assadi
East Bay Modern

10 Corte Comoda in Greenbrae - Sold!

I had the pleasure of representing the seller, a long-time friend, who is retiring and making a major life change by moving to the East Coast.  Talk about a seller who had crossed all the t's and dotted all of the i's, my client had meticulous records of all of the work and improvements she had made to the house.  She even went the extra mile on all of the presale inspections to insure a smooth transaction.  Her hard work and dilligence paid off when the right buyer came along.