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Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
Is it possible to talk to a live PERSON?
You can contact me 916-529-3707. I can guide you in the right direction.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 Home Buying in Larkspur
Ramsey Messi…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Ramsey Messieh answered:
Can you recommend a broker in Marin County who is familiar with Wells Fargo's down payment assistance programs for a first time buyers?
Not sure if this will help you with this particular client, but I have a lender with a New program that just came out a few weeks ago that is a portfolio product (non-agency loan) tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 5, 2014 Financing in Larkspur
canyongal, Other/Just Looking in Larkspur, CA
canyongal answered:
How would you describe the social scene in Larkspur?
You do not want to be single in this town. I've been here 25 years and for a single person this just doesn't work. It's a family oriented place and very few singles live here.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 2, 2014 Entertainment & Nightlife in Larkspur
canyongal, Other/Just Looking in Larkspur, CA
canyongal answered:
What are the best family friendly neighborhoods in Larkspur and Corte Madera? (Sidewalks, other families, low traffic, etc...)
Don't forget to look at Madrone Canyon full of redwoods...it's worth looking at many families are very happy there. As a child it would be a magical place to grow up.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 2, 2014 General Area in Larkspur
canyongal, Other/Just Looking in Larkspur, CA
canyongal answered:
How easy it to get around Larkspur with public transportation (buses, trains, subways, etc)?
It's possible but depends on where you live. Generally speaking it's a suburban situation. I would think it would be difficult to carry a lot of groceries to where you live with that sa ... more
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Rebeccatrulia, Renter in United Amigos, Mesa,...
Rebeccatrulia answered:
Can you recommend a mortgage broker in Marin County that is good? I don't want someone who asks you to provide the same paperwork 5 times or
Yes. You can discuss before you take any decision.

http://www.reversemortgagelendersdirect.com/california-reverse-mortgage/
http://www.reversemortgagelendersdirect.com/reverse-mor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 26, 2013 Financing in Larkspur
Anne Mosnier…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Anne Mosnier Kennedy answered:
What areas feed into Redwood High School?
We moved here from Austin 4 years ago when our son was starting at Redwood. The towns that feed to Redwood are Tiburon, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Kentfield, Ross and Belvedere. We rented ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 7, 2012 Rentals in Larkspur
canyongal, Other/Just Looking in Larkspur, CA
canyongal answered:
Are there different micro-climates in Larkspur (Fog, Wind, Sun, Temp) based on which neighborhood you are in? Thinking of moving there from SF.
it's hard to beat Larkspur for weather. I have lived in Madrone Canyon for 25 years and love the weather but winters can be very wet. In general there aren't drastic changes and the wea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 3, 2012 General Area in Larkspur
Don Maclary -…, Real Estate Pro in 23451
Don Maclary - Realtor* ABR* answered:
Are there any homes in Larkspur that are currently on the market that have a possible rent to own option?
If you had a good downpayment it may be doable and if your looking in that area you might check out 1105 Luke Drive where Edwin meets Providence
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 3, 2010 Rentals in Larkspur
Tristan Cela…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Tristan Celayeta answered:
Are there 3 bedroom rentals in Marin for $2,500/month or should we just give up?
http://www.housingmaps.com/ is a mashup of the Craigslist database upon Google maps. Check North Bay rentals.
Google maps has more rental properties - see below. The database is princ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 25, 2010 Rentals in Larkspur
Anne Mosnier…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Anne Mosnier Kennedy answered:
Any tax benefits from buying an investment propety?
Dear Paula,
There are many types of tax benefits depending on the property type, how is it used, how it is held (ownership type), how long it is held, if it is eventually sold for anot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 25, 2010 Home Buying in Larkspur
Tristan Cela…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Tristan Celayeta answered:
How are the shopping and local amenities in Larkspur?
J.P.

And...

All the communities of the Ross Valley are co-terminous, each abuts others. On the ground it is often invisible where one ends and another begins. Greenbrae, Corte Mad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2009 Shopping & Local Amenities in Larkspur
Sylvie Zolez…, Real Estate Pro in 94904
Sylvie Zolezzi answered:
There is a lot of talk of a softening real estate market. How would you describe the real estate market in Larkspur?
As is the case in most areas of Marin County, the market in Larkspur has been changing in the past three months. It has evolved from a strong buyer's market (less than 15% of listings ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2008 Market Conditions in Larkspur
Liz Williams…, Real Estate Pro in 94941
Liz Williamson answered:
we are looking at a couple foreclosures in Marin County - how does this process work? How much above the?
Overall there are not that many foreclosures in Marin County. Right now, there are alot of what we call "short sales" A short sale is a home that the seller needs to sell and is on th ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Mar 5, 2008 Foreclosure in Larkspur
Eduardo Gute…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
Are there any major traffic problems in Larkspur?
Straddling Magnolia Avenue, if there is one issue Larkspur cannot escape it's traffic. The town is so beautiful it attracts its share of tourists, and any locals who want to pass throug ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Traffic & Public Transportation in Larkspur
Judy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith answered:
What are the benefits or drawbacks to expanding my home search to include FSBOs and foreclosures?
A good agent will show you a FSBO if it is the kind of property you are searching. As direct sellers are less knowledgable of the selling process and all that is required, a buyers agen ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Foreclosure in Larkspur
Eduardo Gute…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
How do I find the best deal on a mortgage?
Have your local agent refer you to at least three different brokers they have used or have been recommended. Choose the best based on what you feel comfortable with, and what your accou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Financing in Larkspur
Eduardo Gute…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
How do I figure out what home I can afford in Larkspur?
That seems like an easy one. Your accountant and mortgage broker will be able to answer that question for you. But I can say that because of the historical rise in prices over the last ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Home Buying in Larkspur
Eduardo Gute…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
How do I know if I should offer more or less than the listing price in Larkspur?
Even with prices falling in other parts of the country, prices in Larkspur and Marin County are edging up. As for offering an amount, a good look at comparables of recent SOLDS and ACTI ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Home Buying in Larkspur
Eduardo Gute…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
How are the parks and recreational areas in Larkspur?
Dolliver Park is a tiny park for small children nestled beneath towering redwoods, a shady hideaway at the entrance to Madrone Canyon and the mountain hiking trails. Piper Park is a hug ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Parks & Recreation in Larkspur
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