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miarasor, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
miarasor answered:
What is it like to commute to the city from Fairfax? Is this even a good idea?
I'd be interested in know what the commute is like from fairfax to Corte Madera aiming to be at the office at 9:45.
Any thoughts?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 6, 2015 Home Buying in 94930
Filbert Gust…, Home Buyer in Fairfax, CA
Filbert Gustopherson asked:
How easy is it to get planning approval to convert unfinished space to an accessory dwelling unit in Fairfax? What are are the requirements to convert unfinished space to an ADU? I read that it can be no more than 700 sqft or 30% of the total sqft of the dwelling. Other than that, if you have adequate…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in Fairfax
ezbeard4, Other/Just Looking in Fairfax, CA
ezbeard4 answered:
My husband and I live & work in the city but have been thinking about making the northward migration- how's the commute to the city from Fairfax?
I haven't commuted to the city for years but I go to southern Marin at 8:30-9:00 most days to the tennis club or the yacht club. My advice: Leave before seven to the city and you will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2014 Home Buying in Fairfax
Charlynn Bau…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Charlynn Baumsteiger answered:
Is Fairfax good for families with children?
Fairfax is an amazing community to raise children. We raised our three kids here and I can heartily recommend the excellent schools, welcoming community and availability to nature & ou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014 Quality of Life in Fairfax
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Is crime an issue in Fairfax?
You can visit www.SpotCrime.com, www.CrimeReports.com and www.ZipSkinny.com for in-depth stats.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 11, 2014 Crime & Safety in Fairfax
Spirit Wisem…, Real Estate Pro in San Anselmo, CA
Spirit Wiseman answered:
Is it true the buyer must pay all escrow fees in Marin?
Each area has customs and in Marin the buyer pays Title and Escrow. The seller will also have closing costs paid in escrow particular to them.
You can write a contract any way but I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 11, 2014 Home Buying in 94930
Susan Paul, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Susan Paul answered:
What are the average building costs of a high end house, from scratch, including all amenities, per sq. ft. in the Fairfax area?
In reading, we have to confirm what Mary Kay and Kathy Yamamoto stated the building lot has much to do with the pricing.

My husband, Larry Paul is an architect and he answered your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 2, 2013 Home Buying in Fairfax
Susan Paul, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Susan Paul answered:
How much of an issue is flooding in Fairfax?
I noticed this post, although it's dated...this property flew out the door...within 7 days. The county and city of Fairfax has spent millions of dollars cleaning and clearing the cree ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in Fairfax
Cape Cod Real…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Cape Cod Real Estate for Sale answered:
If you are in a short sale process, seller signed the acceptance, paperwork submitted to the bank
Very concise response. Thank you for sharing.
3 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Foreclosure in 94930
Anastasia Sh…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Anastasia Sheldon answered:
Who are good lenders in this area?
I like Nevin Miller for first time buyers. Lots of patience. Long track record. Gina Kemsley is a pro. Scott Webster does a lot of land deals, portfolio, etc
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 5, 2012 Financing in Fairfax
Anastasia Sh…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Anastasia Sheldon answered:
How do I find the best deal on a mortgage?
Interest rates do not vary much lender to lender. Rather, what are the fees associated with a broker? Who pays the appraisal? Does the mortgage broker have a long track record of succes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 5, 2012 Financing in Fairfax
Nancy, Other/Just Looking in 34949
Nancy answered:
Why aren't there more foreclosures and cheap properties in Fairfax--the so called "laid back hippy?
Sorry, but the days of Dead Head groupies hanging around in painted "peace vans" are lonnnnnnnnnnnng gone. Only well-heeled, successful hippies-turned-capitalistic-pigs can a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 14, 2010 Market Conditions in Fairfax
Tristan Cela…,  in Marin County, CA
Tristan Celayeta answered:
How do I know if I should offer more or less than the listing price in Fairfax?
Halley,

If the property is a steal, well... figure it is a steal and that the listing agent is fishing for multiple offers. If it looks like a square deal why offer asking price when ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2009 Home Buying in Fairfax
Matt Hughes, Real Estate Pro in San Anselmo, CA
Matt Hughes answered:
How would you describe the social scene in Fairfax?
Outstanding.

That is my one word answer. Gary pretty much summed up the Music scene in Fairfax. There is a thriving outdoor community here and the trails are a common meeting place. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 7, 2008 Entertainment & Nightlife in Fairfax
Matt Hughes, Real Estate Pro in San Anselmo, CA
Matt Hughes answered:
How are the parks and recreational areas in Fairfax?
Dogs are welcome all over Marin, and Fairfax is no exception.
Whay type of running do you like?
There is multi-use path that allows you to run from Fairfax into Sausalito and over th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 20, 2008 Parks & Recreation in Fairfax
Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Novato, CA
Sylvia Barry, MAS, CIPS, SRES answered:
what is the value of my house?
Hi Gary:

Your home is in a great location at Oak Manor, one of the very desirable area in Fairfax. Nice size at 2,200 sf, over 1/4 acre lot, top of the hill, next to open space, nes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2008 Home Selling in Fairfax
Blaine Morris, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Blaine Morris answered:
How do I figure out what home I can afford in Fairfax?
Speak to your mortgage broker. Fairfax tends to be one of the more affordable communities in Marin, and it is definitely the most affordable in Ross Valley. It tends to be appx. 10% l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Home Buying in Fairfax
Blaine Morris, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Blaine Morris answered:
What are the benefits or drawbacks to expanding my home search to include FSBOs and foreclosures?
You can look for FSBOs, there are occassionally a few. There are very few foreclosures in Fairfax (or Marin in general). FSBOs tend to *not sell* in Fairfax, for whatever reason, but ... more
2 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Foreclosure in Fairfax
Allison Bosw…,  in Fairfax, CA
Allison Boswell answered:
How are the shopping and local amenities in Fairfax?
Fairfax has a personality all its own, in part due to the fact that virtually all the businesses are locally owned. Known for embracing the spirit of 60s, many shops carry hand made ite ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Shopping & Local Amenities in Fairfax
Jennifer Boe…, Real Estate Pro in Greenbrae, CA
Jennifer Boesel answered:
There is a lot of talk of a softening real estate market. How would you describe the real estate market in Fairfax?
Fairfax is currently booming many buyers wanting to move to the area. The inventory is lower than other towns, demand high and appreciation steady and meeting the other towns. 50% of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Market Conditions in Fairfax
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