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Mary Kay and…, Real Estate Pro in 94901
Mary Kay and Kathy Yamamoto answered:
Hello - We are looking to Move to Marin (Mill Valley, San Rafael, San Anselmo) area. Need realtor
We would be more than happy to arrange to show you the homes that are currently available for rent. However, because the rental market is so active, there have not been many rental avai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 23, 2013 Moving in San Rafael
Omar Cain, Renter in San Rafael, CA
Omar Cain asked:
bahia way house
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in San Rafael
Ashley Bock,…, Real Estate Pro in Ross, CA
Ashley Bock, MBA answered:
I need a room to share in San Rafael starting now to Feb 1 if anyone has a lead thanks. Private bath preferred, absolutely no cats.
The best place to look is craigslist! You can even post a need for housing listing your specific criteria.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Buying in San Rafael
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Does an FHA appraisal look at detached outbuildings?
Steve is correct about health and safety
The appraiser will make comments and most likely not give it any value.
I just had an FHA appraisal where an out building had been a garage ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 6, 2013 Home Buying in San Rafael
Kathleen T D…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Kathleen T Diringer answered:
Neighborhoods in San Anselmo, San Rafael
how big of a home do you need? You can purchase a larger home in San Rafael. San Anselmo base prices are higher due to a number of different factors. Great question, many factors - sugg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 29, 2012 General Area in 94901
Scott Lawson, Real Estate Pro in 95401
Scott Lawson answered:
i just bought a townhouse and am using a fha loan. the townhouse is in the process of getting reapproved by fha. is there any way to close now?
Townhouse is not a truly recognized term in real estate. Find out if it's either a condo or a PUD. If it's the latter, there is no HUD requirements. The property is treated the same as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Home Buying in 94903
Scott Lawson, Real Estate Pro in 95401
Scott Lawson answered:
pud fha APPROVED
Yes, PUDs are treated the same as a single family residence. The only requirement the lender will have is they will require a copy of the master insurance policy and to have your new le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Home Buying in 94903
Matthew Thom…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Matthew Thomas answered:
Is San Rafael, CA a good place for Investment Property?
Hello Arash,

I am an agent with Bradley Real Estate in San Rafael, and also a native of San Rafael. As Miguel said below, because of the low interest rates and rising rents, now is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 24, 2012 Investment Properties in San Rafael
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
2012 CAN I GET AN FHA LOAN FOR LAND AND MODULAR HOME BUILT ON THE PROPERTY IN , PLACER COUNTY CA $ APPRX 205,000
If the home is built on the property you should be ok.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 19, 2012 Home Buying in 94903
Inna Ivchenko, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Inna Ivchenko answered:
We have an offer put in on a short sale. It's been 6 weeks. How long can it take for a bank to say either yes or no??
What bank?
Can take awhile usually , depends a lot on a bank( only one lien holder there?) and type of a short sale( HAFA can take longer, even they promise only 30 days). Yet, sometim ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 13, 2012 Home Buying in San Rafael
Inna Ivchenko, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Inna Ivchenko answered:
How much HOA per month for this property?
We don't see the address.
But my suggestion: just google the address of that community. You'll get a basic idea about HOA fees.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 13, 2012 Home Buying in San Rafael
Sarah_bellet…, Home Buyer in San Rafael, CA
Sarah_belletto answered:
Good Afternoon, Need an agent that will find a good fit for my family. We are professionals and will be moving to San Rafael in the next 2 months.
We have a 2-story, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in San Rafael; contact Tam Property management. House is in move-condition
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Moving in San Rafael
Mary Holman, Home Owner in San Rafael Hills, Gl...
Mary Holman answered:
Are there any major traffic problems in San Rafael?
Now that the freeway expansion is done, I get from Terra Linda to Greenbrae in about 12 minutes during commute hours.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in San Rafael
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
what is the commute time from San Rafael to the Presideo in the morning rush hour (and back in the afternoon)?
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1 vote Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in San Rafael
Kathleen T D…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Kathleen T Diringer answered:
Can lenders come after us in foreclosure or short sale?
1. Short Sale Basic: To do a short sale, all lien holders must agree in writing. If they All do, then they can NotT come after you for a deficiency judgement. This applies to ANY loan. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 3, 2012 Foreclosure in 94901
Tom Bohlmann, Real Estate Pro in Wake Forest, NC
Tom Bohlmann answered:
What is the percentage of rent to own success rates and are companies like ownerwiz.com a predatory scam?
David has provided a good answer. as I think 10% success is very high.

with low interest rates it is still much easier to qualify for and purchase through conventinal means.

The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Home Buying in San Rafael
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Is it possible to get a decent interest rate on a FHA loan with only 3.5% down for a first time homebuyer with good income and credit?
Absolutely, the FHA rate is veru close to the conventional rate. I agree, it's the time to buy!
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 15, 2012 Financing in San Rafael
Carefreesale…, Real Estate Pro in San Marin, CA
Carefreesales23 answered:
We are in the market to rent a home in San Rafael, Ca. for $3,000/month or less. 3 bedroom home in which the owners will accept a small dog- ideas?
we have new 3bdrm2bath modular home $2150mo plus util/1yr lease $700 sec dep credit check-pets ok/pool/clubhouse/spa/suana--Dixie Schools--near Northgate Mall/Mcinnis park--415-479-6816
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 General Area in San Rafael
Carla Giusti…, Real Estate Pro in 94904
Carla Giustino answered:
Looking for an agent to help my father-in-law price and sell a property in San Rafael
Hi Ken,
I have been with Frank Howard Allen for 16 years as one of their top producing agents. i have lived in San Rafael for 30 years and love where i live! I have sold over 100 mill ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012 Home Selling in San Rafael
Larry Martin…, Real Estate Pro in Corte Madera, CA
Larry Martinez answered:
Lender with experience with forgivable loans from employer
Hi Dee

2nd loans can usually be subordinated at a very small cost. An employer forgiveable loan should be no exception as long as the term is at least 5 years and the loan is recorde ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 26, 2011 Financing in 94903
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