Eichler Blog


Last summer we had an Eichler Homebuyer’s Workshop in the East Bay.  It was so successful that we’ve decided to have another one in Marin. This free event, scheduled for January 25, 2015, will be hosted by Marin Modern Real Estate and will cover all aspects of purchasing an Eichler home in Marin.

Some of the things we will cover are:

  • Inside information about the Eichler neighborhoods in Marin – including historical and current pricing trends
  • Tips for living in an Eichler
  • Keys for success in writing a competitive offer
  • What to expect when buying an Eichler home in Marin, including the inspection process
  • Financing options

Our seminars have proven to be very popular; visit the Marin Modern Eichler Homebuyer’s registration page

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If your family is like mine, everyone is always looking for something to do this week when they aren’t eating turkey, watching the big game on TV, or participating in the Black Friday shopping frenzy.  Whether you’re just itching to get out of the house or Grandma and Grandpa are looking for something fun to do with the grandkids, a great way to get into the spirit of the holidays is going to one of the great holiday light displays that are happening this week in the Bay Area, Sacramento, and down south where our Southern California Eichler and MCM enthusiasts are.

Sacramento will be getting into the spirit on November 26, 2014 with the Sacramento Tree Lighting ceremony in Old Sacramento.  This will also be the first night of the traditional Theatre

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All of you in SoCal have a great home tour coming up this week.  The Jack and Jill Guild of Orange County is presenting their 43rd Annual Holiday Home Tour on Friday, November 21, 2014.  What is particularly exciting about this year’s tour is that two amazing Eichler homes will be in the mix, as well as a completely updated Mid-Century home and a classic Spanish Hacienda.

Anyone who has read Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes is familiar with one of the Eichlers on the tour.  This thoughtfully modified 2,066 square feet home, located in the city of Orange, was featured on the cover!  This is an incredible opportunity to appreciate this lovely Eichler home in person.

Also on the tour is a 1964 Eichler in the Fairhills Eichler

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Thanksgiving may still be a week away, but that doesn’t stop the holiday preparations and festivities from getting under way.  This week, there are some fun-filled holiday events coming up in the Bay Area (I know - Christmas seems to start earlier every year…  It seems sacrilegious to begin Christmas before the Thanksgiving turkey is even in oven.)

In the East Bay, the Bay Street Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be in Emeryville on November 20, 2014 and will include free refreshments and Santa.  In the South Bay, I think the Homes For The Holidays tour looks like fun.  More than 60 designers have joined forces to decorate 3 stunning homes in Los Gatos and Saratoga, including a 3000 sq. ft. “cottage”, a contemporary California Mediterranean estate,

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Just wanted to give everybody a heads-up that we’ve got a couple of great leads on Eichlers for sale in the Bay Area.  I’ve got an off market pocket listing for a remodeled Eichler in Terra Linda.  The home is a 4-bedroom/2-bath, atrium model that backs up to open space.  This gorgeous Eichler home is scheduled to hit the market in April, but is available now for $1M.  For more information, give me a call at 415 EICHLER (342-4537).

My colleague, Ken Fox of East Bay Modern Real Estate, just listed a lovely Eichler home in Walnut Creek.  Located in the Rancho San Miguel neighborhood, this stunning home is listed at $830K.  Take a virtual tour – or better yet, stop by the Open House this weekend; Saturday, Nov. 15, 12-3 pm or

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Even though I love the holidays, they can be pretty stressful, so I like to get ahead of the curve in early November – then sit back and enjoy the fun when Thanksgiving and Christmas arrive.  I’ve got a little To-Do List that is short, but sure helps get things done – and means that the holidays are just a little less stressful around our household.

  • Schedule a pre-holiday cleaning.  I love for the house to look its best for holiday gatherings.  Getting the windows washed and everything deep cleaned really helps make that happen.
  • Plan menus.  I like to get the main menus taken care of early.  While I’m at it, I take stock of what I have in the cupboards and fridge and clear out the old stuff as well as checking for staples I’m running low on.
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A fabulous Eichler just hit the market in the East Bay.  Listed by Ken Fox and Matt Vance of East Bay Modern Real Estate, this fabulous home in Concord’s Rancho de los Santos neighborhood is priced to sell at $575,000.

The spacious A-Frame atrium-model Eichler is a 4-bedroom / 2-bath home with 1811 square feet.  It is in a popular Concord neighborhood – close to schools, restaurants, and shopping – and features floor-to-ceiling windows, polished concrete flooring, radiant floor heat, central AC, and a wood-burning fireplace.  This Mid-Century Eichler has been nicely updated, but still retains its classic Eichler personality.

Come take a look at this amazing Eichler home this weekend.  OPEN HOUSE will be Sunday, November 9, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  In the

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The cooler temperatures of autumn and winter don’t mean an end to gardening.  Just move your plants and planters into the atrium!  With the exception of our New York Eichler friends, most of us Eichler dwellers live in a temperate enough climate that the atrium will protect all but the most persnickety of plants from the harsh winds and temps of Old Man Winter.  Best of all, you can do your atrium gardening in planters which can me moved to the patio or pool area when summer rolls around.

I think that I’ve mentioned before that I’m partial to air plants, which the botanists among you would call Tillandsia.  I’ve got them on my patio – and I think they would make a perfect addition to any atrium as well.  My go-to nursery for exotic plants or

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One of Eichler For Sale’s partner companies, East Bay Modern Real Estate, has just finished putting the final touches on our new office in Jack London Square and I’m thinking that it looks pretty classy – if I may say so myself!  With an open floor plan that can be compartmentalized as required, the East Bay Modern office, which is located on the lobby level of The Bond at 311 2nd Street, Oakland, has a flexible design that is perfect for confidential meetings with clients as well as the seminars on home buying, financing, and even Eichler homeownership that East Bay Modern Real Estate is known for.  Visit the East Bay Modern Instagram page to check out the space and meet the East Bay Modern Real Estate team.  I think you’ll like what you see!

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A new Eichler listing in San Francisco must be setting some kind of an Eichler record for asking prices.  Listed at $6,250,000 this gorgeous 2-bedroom / 2-bathroom condominium is located in Joseph Eichler’s legendary Summit high-rise at 999 Green Street at the top of San Francisco’s prestigious Russian Hill neighborhood.  This incredible home is a corner unit on the 29th floor, and features Eichler’s signature floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide panoramic views of San Francisco from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge – and everything in between.

If the open floor plan that takes full advantage of the stunning views, a custom kitchen, media room, guest bedroom and bath, plus a luxurious master suite isn’t enough, there is the value-added

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