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Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
How do i find the number of listings before sept 2014?
Contact a local agent and they should be able to help you with that information. Let me know if you need a referral, we have an office in the bay area.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2014 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Mary & D…, Real Estate Pro in 94941
Mary & Diane Team answered:
what is the best neighborhood in mill valley?
There are many great neighborhoods with different personalities - some popular ones include Sycamore Park, Homestead Valley, Blithedale Canyon, and Scott Valley.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 27, 2014 Home Buying in Mill Valley
premierclubm…, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
premierclubmanagement answered:
Down payment options?
I own 3 homes. 1 is my primary residence.
the other two are rental properties that I have worked very hard to restore for the purpose of taking out an equity line of credit .
The p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Janee Doee, Home Buyer in Washington, PA
Janee Doee answered:
What's up with the high breast cancer rates in the area and the toxic dump that Mill Valley Middle School sits on?
Actually, there's another reason. Women were getting hormone replacement therapy about 15 years ago and rates went up. Now, rates are down quite a bit and the only reason they are a b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 15, 2014 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
What do you think would make a seller want to choose YOU to buy their house instead of another buyer?
I've worked with some very savvy agents and they have asked me to pre-approve all of the financed offers (in addition to the pre-approvals from the lenders the buyers intend to use). A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 30, 2013 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
Running into problems getting pre-approved for a loan as a self-employed person. Anyone have any advice on this matter?
Kristen,

I work with a lot of self-employed borrowers and would be happy to look at your scenario. I'm in Marin and a quick review would involve no cost or obligation, no credit che ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
I am looking to buy a house with the view to leasing it eventually. what is the demand like for long term rentals on 3 Bdr houses in Mill valley?
The market is right with record low interest rates and home prices on the rise which includes rentals. There are very low down payment purchase loans owner occupied with as low as half ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
When looking for a lot to build a residential property on in Mill Valley, what should a buyer look for? Where does one start?
I would think the first place to start is the loans to buy a lot and build a home? It is tough for lot loans and construction loans right now. If your a Veteran, CalVet has an awesome l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Kevin & Jova…, Real Estate Pro in 90069
Kevin & Jovana Keyser answered:
What is the typical premium per square foot paid for a newly built home versus a comparable existing home in the Mill Valley, CA area?
James, Oggi is right- it really depends on the home. There are so many poorly built "new" homes that buyers might find unattractive... and at the same time there are many beautiful olde ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 31, 2012 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
We wanted to find out more about the Patricia lane foreclosure
Vicki

If you are referring to 8 Patricia Lane MV, it's already in contract and there will be no further showings. Here is a link to the listing:

http://norcalmls.rapmls.com/ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 1, 2011 Home Buying in 94941
Andy, Other/Just Looking in California
Andy answered:
Buying a house on a busy road in Mill Valley?
I do not care such busy roads but If I believe later when I sell this house, I would find a buyer who does not care busy road issue, as easy as the seller found me, then I would go ahea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 12, 2011 Home Buying in 94941
Andy, Other/Just Looking in California
Andy answered:
hi there, we saw MV properties here - we are intrested in getting 2 br condo
You need a real estate sales familiar with the local. Marin is a closed and various area. There are so many legal and market concerns that the neighbor counties do not have and each Mar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 10, 2011 Home Buying in 94941
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
Seeking less square footage but want property valued at higher price?
Bigapplechick

Your profile says Mill Valley however, if you plan to rent in SF, there are many cool and urban pockets you may find to your liking. I recommend North Beach, South Bea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 17, 2011 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Liz Williams…, Real Estate Pro in 94941
Liz Williamson answered:
I'm looking at a house in Mill Valley. How concerned should I be if a house is in very high risk fire zone and slope stability zone 4 (least?
Ryan is correct to suggest talking to an insurance agent. Choose a local Insurance agent as well who is familiar with the area. Alot of Mill Valley as I'm sure you've figure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 19, 2010 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Lisa Swanson, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Lisa Swanson answered:
How do I find a Realtor to help me with foreclosures in the Mill Valley area?
Hi Patricia,

You can get excellent deals buying at foreclosure, or buying a short sale, or buying a bank owned property, and now is the time, but you should also know that there are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 6, 2010 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Sylvia Barry, MAS, CIPS, SRES answered:
What if we want to stop working with a buyers agent...Are we obligated in any way?
Hi Jack:

The others in correct - under the situation you have described, you are not obligated to use the agent when you re-enter the market. If the agent brought you to the house y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 25, 2010 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Why are so many agents in Marin such flakes?
Sorry to hear about your situation, PRO's such our office call back with reasonable hours give or take 2 hours from message left.

I am assuming you are leaving a phone number, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 26, 2009 Home Buying in Mill Valley
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