Updates and information regarding Marin Modern Real Estate.
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Monday, June 18th, 2012 at 5:30pm. 354 Views, 0 Comments.
Situated in a quiet neighborhood, this contemporary 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home features a new modern kitchen, pergo floors, vaulted ceilings, double paned windows, large front and back yards, wood burning fire place and a 2 car garage.
The home is located within minutes to Miwok and Pioneer Parks, shopping, transit and schools. It is also located in the coveted Pleasant Valley School District.
The home will be open for viewing during the Broker Tour Wednesday between 9:30am-12:30pm and on Sunday, June 24th between 1pm-4pm. Don't miss it! This one won't last long.
For more information, feel free to call me at 415-531-4945 or email me at Erika@MarinModern.com
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at 11:11pm. 606 Views, 2 Comments.
Today I attended a celebration to honor the life of David Faw, who passed away on May 24th. David is well-known to realtors who sell property in San Rafael because he's been the go-to guy for resale inspections for many years. Being the "resale inspector" was a very small slice of who David was and why he was so well liked. He was a people person who liked to jaw bone with realtors, see homes and keep his finger on the pulse of the market. He liked real estate.
Not one to retire, he contracted with the City of San Rafael for many years to do resale inspections. At one time the City decided to tighten their belt and have a City employee take over the inspections. They quickly discovered contracting with David was much more…
Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 5:32pm. 448 Views, 0 Comments.
I went to Cavallo Point in Sausalito today to buy a gift certificate for a neighbor who had kindly referred a client to me. It was a gorgeous day and breathtakingly beautiful. Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge off the first exit into Sausalito, Cavallo Point Lodge exudes rustic elegance in a world class setting. The original buildings at Ft. Baker have been beautifully restored and turned into a lodge, spa, conference center and restaurant.
After purchasing the gift certificate, I wandered into the gift store, the Mercantile, and on the counter found a postcard promoting local artisans selling their handcrafted items this Saturday, for Mother's Day. Featured artisans include Sarah Suloff Jewelry, Bean Up the…
Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 9:15pm. 535 Views, 0 Comments.
Built in 1921 by the late owner's father, this 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home oozes vintage charm from the glass door knobs, to the beautiful wainscoting and molding to the high ceilings, hardwood floors and big front porch. Although the house has been updated over the years, the vintage charm remains and the pride of ownership is evident.
There are big picture windows throughout, all dual paned. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and is adjacent to the dining room. The dining room opens to a sun room through French doors with morning sun streaming in and views of the garden and Picnic Valley. The good size eat-in kitchen is cheerful with lots of light and windows with a sliding glass door that opens to a deck…
Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 10:15am. 475 Views, 0 Comments.
Have you heard? It's all over the news. Multiple offers are back! Yikes.
So how do you navigate this crazy market and still end up with a house you want for the price you want? Uh hem... it would probably be best for you to change your perspective. If you're looking to buy a house now and you've got the mentality that your buying in a buyers market, you'll add frustration and a lot of time to your search. The current market is no longer a buyers market! Take my advice and the sane, sound advice of your realtor. Position yourself to be the strongest offer on the table by following these steps.
One, get pre-approved. I didn't say pre-qualified. I said pre-approved. The difference is you've got a written reply from the BANK of how…
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 7:38am. 398 Views, 0 Comments.
As you might imagine, we have many clients that are either committed to move to Marin but need to sell their home in San Francisco first OR are cross-shopping and are trying to decide which side of the Golden Gate Bridge they want to live on (Marin or SF).
As a company we've been investing a lot of time and energy recently into helping our clients make this decision (or more specifically, researching this decision and exploring their housing options in San Francisco) a little easier.
For those Bay Area real estate "cross-shoppers" as well as those that need to sell in SF prior to moving to Marin, I'm pleased to announce the official re-launch of our San Francisco Modern Real Estate website.
Visitors to our…
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 9:20pm. 738 Views, 1 Comments.
I'm delighted to announce the opening of a new Marin Modern Real Estate office to better serve the needs of our clients and agents throughout Marin County.
Established more than 5 years ago as a boutique Bay Area real estate firm specializing in modern, architectural homes, our company has become one of the fastest-growing residential real estate firms in Marin County as well as a "top 10" real estate brokerage in Marin for both sales & transaction volume.
Our approach, which involves selectively recruiting and hiring highly knowledgeable, tech-savvy and full-time, client-focused real estate agents and providing them as well as their clients with meaningful tools and technology to help make them successful in today's market, has…
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 8:45pm. 362 Views, 0 Comments.
I had a termite inspection at my house today which made me think this is a timely topic for new and seasoned homeowners. April kicks off termite season when these winged critters emerge from existing and thriving termite colonies to fly off and establish new ones. Just because you had a termite inspection when you purchased your home, doesn't mean you never need another one.
When we bought our home 17 years ago, I was oblivious to termites and the damage they can cause until I saw them chomping through the hardwood floors in the living room. That got my attention! I was happily going along thinking they were dining on my neighbor's house, not mine. After that, I got religion. Now, every 2-3 years I have a pest inspection…
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 6:08am. 853 Views, 0 Comments.
I wanted to thank all of the speakers as well as the attendees at the "sold out" workshop we held this past weekend entitled Building a Prefab Home Home in the Bay Area.
This was a very special event designed to educate our clients on the process of building a modern prefab home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Event speakers included Seth Krubiner (Simpatico Homes), Robert Swatt (Swatt Miers Architects), Richmond Chester (Land Home Financial), Ken Fox (East Bay & San Francisco Modern Real Estate) as well as myself.
Discussion topics included:
- Building a Prefab Home - Form, Function, Footprint
- The Simpatico Home Building Process
- Procuring Land
Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 12:09am. 547 Views, 0 Comments.
If you've been searching for an elegant and contemporary, turnkey 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home in San Rafael, I invite you to consider my upcoming listing at 34 Smith Ranch Court. I will be launching this new listing on Saturday and our first open house will be held this Sunday, April 22nd.
This is a split-level home with a really great floor plan and 2318 square feet of living space. The house gets tons of light, helped by its south-facing orientation, many windows and the skylights in the master bathroom and the upper level hallway areas.
On the main floor is a bright and open living room with high ceilings, a kitchen with an eat-in space, and a dining area. Down one level is the generously-sized yet cozy family…