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Maryann Pear…, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Maryann Pearson answered:
what is marin county's property tax rate?
Hi Leora,
In all of California (at this time) the tax rate is based on 1% of the purchase price, and is adjusted by the tax collector annually, but cannot increase by more than 2% per ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 General Area in Mill Valley
Wayka Bartol…, Real Estate Pro in Corte Madera, CA
Wayka Bartolacelli answered:
Can seller get out of contract to sell house?
this is a question for an attorney. If buyer has removed all contingencies and is closing on time, seller really has no alternative than to close the sale. BUyer could sue for "specif ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Home Selling in Mill Valley
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
Down payment options?
Hi dgraviano, yes there are.

FHA financing just requires a 3.5% down payment (there is also some down payment assistance options which can provide you with 3% to reduce your down pay ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Mary Kay & K…, Real Estate Pro in 94949
Mary Kay & Kathy Yamamoto answered:
Running into problems getting pre-approved for a loan as a self-employed person. Anyone have any advice on this matter?
Kristen,

Qualifying for a loan as a self employed person has become much more difficult over the last few years!! There is a lot more documentation required for anyone applying for a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Joe Sherer, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Joe Sherer 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?
You can find available lots and home ideas on our website LegacyBuilders.com. Since most flat lots will cost quite a bit of money, consider a down sloping lot with minimal retaining wal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Miguel A Par…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Miguel A Paredes III 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?
Brett,

There is a big demand right now. Email me your criteria. I will email you homes and what you can rent them for.

Warm regards,

Miguel A Paredes III
mparedes@fhallen.co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Amy E. Glaser, Real Estate Pro in Greenbrae, CA
Amy E. Glaser answered:
This may be a redundant question and apologies as I'm new to marin but what areas of mill valley are the warmest/have the most sun exposure?
Hi Brett,
The warmest areas of Mill Valley are Middle Ridge the area North of downtown in between Cascade Canyon and Blithedale Canyon and Scott Valley. Scott Valley is off of Camino ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 11, 2012 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Paul Bragstad…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Paul Bragstad & Anne Knuut answered:
Listing turn-key Homestead home in May. What should I be aware of if broker represents both seller & buyer?
Our company Pacific Union International represents more buyers and sellers in Mill Valley than any other broker, so dual agency comes up alot. One company representing the buyer & selle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 30, 2013 Home Selling in 94941
Calebsmum, Other/Just Looking in Pleasanton, CA
Calebsmum answered:
Is the Mill Valley middle school really built on a toxic dump ground?
I'm interested in this as well. It surprises me that so many people would be ok with their children spending so much time in a toxic zone. It also surprises me that no one appears to ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 General Area in Mill Valley
Kelley Eling, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Kelley Eling answered:
what is the commission on a 1.2 million dollar home in marin
Commissions are negotiable. However, you can typically expect to pay 6% of the final sales price.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 General Area in 94941
Gabrielle Da…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Gabrielle Dahms answered:
I have a home and i owe more than it is worth. Is foreclosure an option becasue if I sell to cover the mortgage I cannot pay capitol gains?
The short answer is yes. Your best option is likely a short sale. As far as tax consequences, it's best to consult with a CPA. In order to answer your question better, please provi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Foreclosure in 94941
Amy E. Glaser, Real Estate Pro in Greenbrae, CA
Amy E. Glaser answered:
Interested in house along Hwy 1 in Tam Valley. Should I be concerned about frequent heavy traffic (to/from house) due to Stinson/Hiking?
Hi Sue,
I also live along Hwy 1 in Tam Valley and those of us who live here have ways of getting around without competing with Stinson, Muir Woods/Beach, Mt. Tam traffic. But, I hesit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 16, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Mill Valley
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker 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?
You are best asking a local pro like http://www.carriesherriff.com/ or http://www.marinmodern.com/renee-adelmann.php
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 31, 2012 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Barbara Major, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Barbara Major answered:
what is the best neighborhood in mill valley?
That all depends what you personally like, do you have children, do you need a yard, do you prefer the hills. To be honest, there really is no one best area. Sycamore Park is great beca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 27, 2014 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Sunnyview, Other/Just Looking in Friendly, WV
Sunnyview answered:
commute time
I would suggest asking this question on the Marin City-Data forum http://www.city-data.com/county/Marin_County-CA.html and seeing if you can look up the point to point commute informati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2011 Traffic & Public Transportation 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
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
hi there, we saw MV properties here - we are intrested in getting 2 br condo
It sounds like you have not enlisted the aid of a Realtor:

Please call Mike Rowland, Windermere Rowland Realty, 510-501-9133

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 10, 2011 Home Buying in 94941
Barbara Major, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Barbara Major answered:
Any preschool recomendations for preschools in southern marin?
They are all pretty good, but at this point in time, definitely all full for next year. However, Marin Day, in my opinion, the campus on Lomita, is by far and away the best. I know them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Traffic & Public Transportation in Mill Valley
Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Sylvia Barry, MAS, CIPS, SRES answered:
I'm a broker in Colorado, looking to relocate to Mill Valley...can I earn a decent living there right now?
Absolutely!!!

Takes a little to get familiar with the area and get established, but work hard and work smart as always, you will make a great living.

Good Luck!
Sylvia Barry
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 4, 2011 Traffic & Public Transportation in Mill Valley
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
Does it make more sense to buy or build a family house (price wise) in Mill Valley, CA?
Marzena,

That all depends on the square footage, location, size and condition of the lot, number of levels, quality of finishes, etc... Do you have specific needs that are not readi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Mill Valley
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