Make sure it's priced right. If you want some help with figuring that out:
Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
we had a 1 year old and i was working an agent.
It was what we could afford, we loved it and the noise was not
bad at all. We had off street parking and a great view of Mt. Tam.
We could walk erverywhere. It was astepping stone for us but we really loved that house and the location.
It will bother others when you go to sell. You will have to adjust the price but if it is in good condition and looking good it will always sell. I say go for it!!
Future buyers will feel the same hesitation that you feel now, which is reflected in the price. If you ever do go to sell your home will sell for less than those on quieter street.
It is now June 15th so you may have already be in contract! But I live one block off of East Blithdale on Parkwood St., I also have friends who live on East Blithdale next to the church on the right as you leave town.
What I can tell you is that it really does get busy durrng certain times. mornings 7-9 am. and 2-4pm. On the weekends too during the day,starting early afternoon until 5. However, the good news is the evenings and early mornings are quiet. The town shuts down early. Also, I have gone to parties and dinners at my friends on E.Blithdale and once you are inside their home or in the backyard you don't notice it. The closer you are to Camino Alto the busier the traffic is as well. But still, I am very picky about noice and after living in town for 17 years, I have to say I would not have a problem with buying a home on East Blythdale because the traffic is not 24/7. Good luck!
A lot of it depends on the house and where it is exactly on East Blithedale. While East Blithedale can be very busy, if you are anywhere near the Park School and Boyle Park you could be getting a great deal in a very desirable area. And because of the busy street you could be getting it for a lot less than a home just blocks away, which you seem to already know from your question. If you like the house itself, and you can walk to town, the park, school, etc. then it might be the best deal you will find. We would be happy to give you our opinion on the home itself, as we live and work in Mill Valley.
A property will sell regardless of the busy road as long as it is priced right for that situation. Do I think it will hinder a sale? Yes. But by how much is up to the market at that time. When people are strapped for cash, they will consider looking at homes that they get more for their money like you are doing now.
There is no right or wrong answer for this...its up to the market to decide at the time of the sale.