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We are excited to expand our online presence in Marin County, California, a popular destination for anyone looking for Eichler Homes (as well as other types of real estate).

Whether you are looking for a Joseph Eichler built home in Marin County or for general real estate information and market trends for the area, I would encourage you to explore our new website.

Our new Marin County website features comprehensive information on the real estate scene in Marin, including current listings, city and neighborhood information, market trends, area news and more.  Area real estate listings are updated frequently and you'll have access to large property photos, expanded property details, WalkScore information, Marin School information

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Joseph Eichler was brilliant in situating his Marin Eichler communities, validating the old real estate axiom that the number one rule in real estate is Location, Location, Location.  Located in one of the most beautiful parts of California, Marin’s Eichler neighborhoods have top-rated school districts and easy access to commuting, recreation, entertainment, and shopping. Of the 1700+ homes Eichler built in Marin County, approximately 900 of them are in the Terra Linda community of San Rafael. Six hundred Eichler homes can be found in Terra Linda North and the remaining 220 are in the Terra Linda South tract.

The Terra Linda South Eichlers were designed by two of Joseph Eichler’s favored architectural teams, Jones & Emmons and Anshen + Allen in the

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This promises to be a great weekend for anyone looking for an Eichler in Marin or the East Bay. On Sunday Marin Modern Real Estate and East Bay Modern Real Estate will be hosting a fun and informative workshop for anyone contemplating the purchase of an Eichler in Marin County or the East Bay. Speakers will include me (Renee Adelmann), Kenneth Fox (broker associate with East Bay Modern), and Nicholas Ballard (Mortgage Advisor with Pinnacle Capital Mortgage Corporation). We will cover just about everything you want to know about buying and/or owning an Eichler in Marin or the East Bay, including information about Eichler neighborhoods; the home buying process, including financing; advice on how to make a winning offer in a competitive real estate

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The dilemma posed by the popular HGTV show Love It or List It is one that many homeowners face as their changing needs make their current home less than ideal for their current situation.

Right now, the real estate market is good – and strong home sales (and price points) bring many homeowners to the question of what will work best for their lifestyle – selling their current home and buying a new one – or renovation of their current home.

If you love your neighborhood, but your needs have changed renovation can be a good solution, assuming that you love your neighborhood and your home lends itself to a remodel that will work for you and your lifestyle. Some things to bear in mind when considering a reno project are:

  • Be aware of neighborhood,
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Last week we visited the exclusive Mill Valley / Strawberry Point Eichler community where the Eichlers are custom or semi-custom homes. Today we’re heading back to San Rafael and touring Terra Linda North.

Of the 1700 homes Joseph Eichler built in Marin County, most of them are in 4 San Rafael neighborhoods – Terra Linda South, Terra Linda North, Upper Lucas Valley, and Marinwood. With 600+ homes, Terra Linda North is the larger of the two Terra Linda tracts.

Most of the Eichlers in Terra Linda North are 3 and 4-bedroom homes designed by Eichler architects Jones & Emmons, Anshen + Allen, and Claude Oakland. Although Joseph Eichler built very few 2-story homes, thirteen 2-story Eichlers can be found in Terra Linda North. Twelve were built in 1962

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Just want to let Eichler fans know that the Eichler real estate market is picking up! In addition to several new listings in the Bay Area, we’ve got a gorgeous remodeled, move-in ready, Eichler in Walnut Creek listed by our associate Ken Fox. Along with Ken’s new East Bay listing, we’ve got a couple more properties in Marin coming up, as well as two off-market Eichlers whose owners will consider selling should the right buyer come along. By right buyer, I mean a serious, preapproved buyer. One home is a 4/2 Eichler in the Lucas Valley with a firm price of $1. 5M; the other is a Terra Linda beauty coming in at $1.25M (firm). Give me a call at 415-EICHLER (415-342-4537) or get in touch via the Eichler For Sale Contact Page for more information.


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We’ve recently taken a look at two Eichler neighborhoods (Upper Lucas Valley and Marinwood) in San Rafael, so I thought we’d head south and tour an exclusive Eichler enclave in Mill Valley. Just a handful of the 1700+ homes that Joseph Eichler constructed in Marin County were built in Mill Valley. Although Eichler had originally planned to build 99 homes in the Mill Valley neighborhood of Strawberry Point (aka Harbor Point), only 15 were actually constructed.

The Mill Valley / Strawberry Point Eichler homes are not typical Eichlers. Designed primarily by Claude Oakland and built in 1965, they are larger homes (between 2200 and 2900+ square feet) than the prototypical Eichler, and all have somewhat unique floor plans and custom or semi-custom

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All of you MCM fanatics out there will want to mark your calendars (if you haven’t already done so!) for the upcoming Palm Springs Modernism Week. Once the playground for some of Hollywood’s greatest celebs, including Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, the legendary Rat Pack; Palm Springs epitomizes the glamour of Mid-Century Modern design. Every February, the city pulls out all the stops with a grand celebration of everything Mid-Century Mod.

This year Joseph Eichler will be honored at Modernism Week with a day full of activities that include a tour of the newly constructed Desert Eichler homes, a 21st Century incarnation of Eichler’s original homes. In addition to Eichler Day, participants can attend films and lectures on

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Now that you have your checklist in hand, and you and your realtor have identified a few homes for sale that look interesting, it’s time to go house hunting. Let’s take a look at a few tips on house hunting dos and don’ts as well as some general suggestions to help make the process easier.

Just as in everything else in the world, manners count; and manners are really little more than using common sense and being respectful of other people and their property. That being said, when you are in someone else’s home as a prospective buyer you might do a few things that wouldn’t be polite if you were there as a guest; but, for the most part, the rules are the same as though you were an invited guest.

Don’t take food and drink into the house.

Do wear

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Finding the right house can take some time and patience, but being prepared takes a lot of the anxiety out of the equation. After you have decided on a realtor, worked through what your needs and wants for your new home are, established a budget and been prequalified for a loan, you are ready to start the hunt in earnest.

When you and your realtor visit prospective homes, be sure that you allow plenty of time to take a thorough look at each home you are considering. Despite seller disclosures and inspections you’ll have done if you enter into contract, it is smart to make an initial assessment of the general condition of the home. Walk through the home to get a feel for it, then start over and look at it through an inspector's eyes.  Armed with

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