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Thierry Abel, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Thierry Abel 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?
I am in Marin County...In Larkspur... I am not sure that the Wells Fargo Down Payment Assistance program is available here in Marin County. But there are some other programs that can en ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 5, 2014 Financing in Larkspur
Sylvie Zolez…, Real Estate Pro in Greenbrae, CA
Sylvie Zolezzi answered:
What areas feed into Redwood High School?
Hello Diane, If you live in any of the following cities, your child(ren) will be able to attend Redwood High School: Belvedere, Tiburon, Corte Madera, Larkspur (except for Larkspur Lan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 7, 2012 Rentals in Larkspur
Louis LaGatta, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Louis LaGatta answered:
What are the best family friendly neighborhoods in Larkspur and Corte Madera? (Sidewalks, other families, low traffic, etc...)
Hi - I've lived in Corte Madera for over 20 years and work in downtown Larkspur. There are two excellent family neighborhoods in Larkspur. They are Heather Gardens which is also very c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 2, 2014 General Area in Larkspur
Beverly Shwe…, Real Estate Pro in Greenbrae, CA
Beverly Shwert 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.
Hi William,

You are correct that Larkspur has some of the best weather in Marin. Personally I love the community. The fog in Marin seems to dissipate right about the Larkspur and G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 General Area in Larkspur
Mary Kay and…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Mary Kay and Kathy Yamamoto answered:
Are there any homes in Larkspur that are currently on the market that have a possible rent to own option?
Belle,

There may be some properties listed for sale in Larkspur that could be possibilities for lease options. What price range are you interested in?? what kind of option period are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 3, 2010 Rentals in Larkspur
Kevin Keyser, Real Estate Pro in West Hollywood, CA
Kevin Keyser answered:
Are there 3 bedroom rentals in Marin for $2,500/month or should we just give up?
There is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit in Mill Valley that was just listed for $2,500 on the MLS today, in the Shelter Ridge area. No pics yet and it sounds surprisingly small for 3 beds and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 25, 2010 Rentals in Larkspur
Barbara Van…, Other/Just Looking in Folsom, CA
Barbara Van Duyn answered:
Any tax benefits from buying an investment propety?
Absolutely! Also consider the risks such as loss of rents and eviction process should you end up with a loser tenant. The best place to get advice is from a CPA.

All the Best,
B ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 25, 2010 Home Buying in Larkspur
Thadeus Brew…,  in Scottsdale, AZ
Thadeus Brewer 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
For time savings you can apply on our secure website www.mortgagefundingloans.com. We are approved with multiple lenders & have provided California borrowers with top level service ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 26, 2013 Financing in Larkspur
Russel Lee, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Russel Lee answered:
we are looking at a couple foreclosures in Marin County - how does this process work? How much above the?
If you are buying a foreclosed (R.E.O.) property the process will be much the same as buying a non-foreclosed property. The main difference will be the disclosures. The Banks will not h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 5, 2008 Foreclosure in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith answered:
Can you describe how Larkspur looks and feels for a person that has never lived here?
Larkspur is eclectic and changing. Many of the smaller older homes are being remodelled and enhanced or torn down and rebuilt for functionality of today. Larkspur's planning department ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 General Area in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith answered:
Is crime an issue in Larkspur?
Larkspur is a safe community. You can feel safe walking around town at any time, day or night. Marin attracts people for just this reason. It's not unlike how it was when I was growing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 6, 2010 Crime & Safety in Larkspur
Judy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith answered:
Is Larkspur good for families with children?
The schools and the community are a draw to Larkspur. Joe Wagner Little League field is a focal part of the community. The Larkspur Library may be the most comfortable library you could ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Quality of Life in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith answered:
How are the shopping and local amenities in Larkspur?
Larkspur is a charming small town with an adorable downtown shopping area. Larkspur has some of Marin's best restaurants like Bradley Ogden's Lark Creek Inn, The Left Bank, Picco's, an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2009 Shopping & Local Amenities in Larkspur
Judy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith answered:
How are the parks and recreational areas in Larkspur?
Larkspur purchased the old railraod right of way and turned it into a walking/bike path that circumvents Larkspur/ Corte Madera and leads to the schools, allowing a safe route for kids. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Parks & Recreation in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith answered:
How would you describe the social scene in Larkspur?
Larkspur has easy access to San Francisco via the Larkspur Ferry and the Golden Gate Bridge is a mere 12 minutes away. The weather is superb, free of fog during the day but can roll in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 2, 2014 Entertainment & Nightlife in Larkspur
Judy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith answered:
There is a lot of talk of a softening real estate market. How would you describe the real estate market in Larkspur?
Unlike other areas of Marin and the country, Larkspur has retained a balanced market, because of its desireability. The housing market is eclectic with varying size, condition and age o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2008 Market Conditions in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith answered:
How do I know if I should offer more or less than the listing price in Larkspur?
A good agent will advise the best way to make your offer. A multiple situation will encourage the price to go over asking. However, if you are the only offeror, you may be advised to tr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Home Buying in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith answered:
How do I figure out what home I can afford in Larkspur?
A lender or mortgage broker will help qualify you so that you know what you can afford. A good agent will show you what is available in your price range and which areas to consider.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Home Buying in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith answered:
How do I find the best deal on a mortgage?
Recommendations will lead you to reputable lenders. From there, you can shop for the program most advantageous to meet your needs.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Financing in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Judy Smith answered:
Who are good lenders in this area?
I can recommend direct lenders as well as brokers who are trustworthy and get the job done with your interests in mind first. Alber Saleh at Washington Mutual is one such lender.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 15, 2010 Financing in Larkspur
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