The seller will want to know that the buyer can get a mortgage therefore a pre-approval letter is something that has to be presented. In the case of a cash purchase a proof of fund. letter.
The contingencies will be looked at, are they reasonable or petty?
What is the time frame to get to closing?... more
Marin City has a variety of homes for sale. Neighborhoods run the gamut. Easy access off 101 and the freeway separates Marin City from Sausalito. Good public transportation to SF and Marin with GG Bus System. It is a solid community with good streets and lights and a few parks. The area has suffered from some slanted opinions tending toward negative arsing from its inception as a community that provided housing for Ship Building workers in Sausalito during WW II.. It has good streets, well lit, a Marin Sheriff office is within a block or two of the center area-schools ok to good. There is a shopping center with a large CVS, and a number of smaller food coffee spots. There is also shopping with big stores like Ross. Best Buy just closed, but my guess is that was long planned and was decided with lease running out. There are nice homes and condos with a lot of condos with SF bay views - some of these use a Sausalito Postal Address, but are essentially part of Marin City.
No doubt there are good values for a certain buyer.... more
It all depends where you live. The Norcal Mls has recently gone into affiliation with Trulia in August so the internet listings in NorcalMls are now in Trulia. Check again. Gwen Farrell, Broker Associate, The Samson Group Inc. Santa Rosa, Ca.... more
I'm a neighbor of 330 Donahue, I live up the street a bit. I bought my house over 10 years ago and have seen many seasons! I also work in SF, so I can compare the climates.
The fog here is similar to Sausalito, but not as foggy as San Francisco. We benefit from our location situated below the ridge of the Headlands, and yet still several hundred feet above sea level. The ridge holds back a lot of fog that otherwise rolls straight through the Golden Gate and blankets the city. We're also high enough to rise above low lying fog.
Fog season here is summer through early fall. Other times of the year here fog is not common. The amount of fog during fog season varies quite a bit year by year. Some years we've had lots of foggy days, and other years almost no fog at all. When it comes, usually it rolls in but clears up at some point in the day and is not a perpetual state.
For me, the spectacular views we have up here more than make up for foggy days. I have take many snapshots of the dramatic dream-like fogscapes that billow and flow across Mt Tam and over the hills.
Since you are just starting your search you may not be working with a RealtorÂ® at this time. If this is the case, I believe you will find the post below quite informative:
MLS Data Accuracy â€“ Where to search if youâ€™re â€œwithout RealtorÂ®â€
If you have not done so already, you should ABSOLUTELY obtain a Pre-Approval first. Please be aware there is a â€œnight & dayâ€ difference between a Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval. Unfortunately, many people in the industry use both terms to mean the same thing (especially Retail banks like Wells, BofA, and Chase). They are not the same! Even if the top of the page says â€œPre-Approvalâ€ it may not be. For quick run-down on how these differ please see: http://www.Steven-Anthony.com/GettingStarted Not having a True Pre-Approval will put you at a competitive disadvantage as far as any future offer.
Depending on where you live in Marin, there may be local requirements governing drainage from new construction. Local codes usually follow basic California and case law regarding water rights. Typically downstream owners must accept the runoff flowing in natural channels, including peak storms. However, if an upstream owner has diverted stormwater from another water course, you may have some recourse for downstream damage. The first thing is to assess the nature of any upstream changes (if any). As a civil engineer and real estate broker, I've evaluated a lot of stormwater issues in the Bay Area, so email me with any specific questions.