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Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
Seeking less square footage but want property valued at higher price?
Chick,

Renting first is a great idea if you don't know the area well enough to decide where you want to live. Although interest rates will likely rise over the next year, I don& ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 17, 2011 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
What will the inpact of the foreclosures be to the Mill valley housing market?
Well, an interesting website you might want to check out is www.realtytrac.com where you can either just enter your town or address and map out all the foreclosures and pre-foreclosures ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 31, 2012 Foreclosure in 94941
Ryan Smith, Real Estate Pro in 92563
Ryan Smith 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?
It would be a good idea to talk with an insurance broker that can rate the property with multiple carriers and let you know the rates, some carriers may not even insure it. We have are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 19, 2010 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Beat Bossart, Real Estate Pro in Corte Madera, CA
Beat Bossart answered:
Anyone know what it's like to live in Strawberry? How does it compare to living on the other side of the freeway - in Mill Valley?
The Strawberry neighborhood of Mill Valley is primarily appreciated for its convenience in terms of transportation as well as its proximity to the Strawberry Shopping center. While that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 28, 2013 Quality of Life in Mill Valley
Kevin & Jova…, Real Estate Pro in 90069
Kevin & Jovana Keyser answered:
What happened to Mill Valley?
Hi Jamie,
While some may disagree, you definitely make some valid points about the changes in Mill Valley. You are right that it is still one of the most beautiful towns in the country ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 18, 2013 General Area in 94941
Liz Williams…, Real Estate Pro in 94941
Liz Williamson answered:
Can one get between Larkspur Hotel, Mill Valley and downtown San Francisco via bus or ferry fairly quickly and easily?
Yes, if you exit the hotel, go left and head underneath the freeway, you will see a bus stop. The Manzanita Bust Stop, is also for The Airporter. You will also see a parking lot, thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 21, 2010 Traffic & Public Transportation in Mill Valley
Michael Krot…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Michael Krotchie answered:
Can I refinance while my house is listed?
Jas,

You shouldn't have to wait to call a lender about refinancing, you'd just be calling to discuss options anyway.

- Michael
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 9, 2010 Financing in Mill Valley
Kevin & Jova…, Real Estate Pro in 90069
Kevin & Jovana Keyser answered:
How do I find a Realtor to help me with foreclosures in the Mill Valley area?
Hi Patricia,
We have experience helping buyers with foreclosures. One thing that is really important: if you find a home you like, and get an accepted offer, be very careful to read th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 6, 2010 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Lydia Puller, Real Estate Pro in 94941
Lydia Puller answered:
How far north do I need to go in Mill Valley to avoid the fog? I live off Shoreline Hwy at present and July/Aug are cold. Does downtown MV get foggy?
Hi Rachel,

Mill Valley does get foggy however in my opinion I think that your best bet for less fog would be in the Altos section (near Horse Hill) that's where I decided to liv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 2:39pm Quality of Life in 94941
Tristan Cela…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Tristan Celayeta answered:
What premium does a new house have over a remodeled house with the same sq.footage within 1/2 mile of each other?
Without specifics you won't get a reasonable response. It depends on the particular homes, their location, their quality, etc. Virtually any REALTOR® will be happy to give you t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Selling in Mill Valley
Tristan Cela…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Tristan Celayeta answered:
Comparing 2 'like' homes in Mill Valley; but one faces south/is sunny, the other gets sun for 4-6 hours of sun a day; how much $$$ does the
There are views and there are views.

Assigning value to views, aspect, slope, site, quality, etc is NOT science. Value is in the eyes of the beholder and there are lots of pairs of e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 21, 2010 Home Selling in Mill Valley
Kevin & Jova…, Real Estate Pro in 90069
Kevin & Jovana Keyser answered:
HelloWhere do you see home prices and values in Mill Valley and Marin County in the next few years, compared with the rest of Bay Area?
Hi Christine.
It is hard to say where prices will be in the next few years anywhere... which seems like a real great way to dodge the question... but Mill Valley is one of the most des ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 7, 2010 Home Selling in 94941
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Mill Valley: Tam Valley or Shelter Ridge, any feedback?
Keep in mind that opinions are often suggestive, consider--visit the areas more than once and at different times of day, look at everything that is important to you, and if the opportun ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 3, 2010 In My Neighborhood in Mill Valley
Maryann Pear…, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Maryann Pearson answered:
How do you select the field "NEW CONSTRUCTION" when posting your listing? Can the listing be edited later to include this field?
When you enter a new listing, after adding the address and city and clicking on the "check address" button you will see an entry for "type". The box shows "res ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 23, 2010 Home Selling in Mill Valley
Madeline Sch…, Real Estate Pro in 94925
Madeline Schaider answered:
What is the approximate cost per square foot to build a home in Mill Valley, CA?
Hello,
It really depends on the type of finishes one uses. But on average, I would say in this county approximately
$350 (+-) per sq ft. There are high end homes in this county that f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Mill Valley
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
Possible relocation to Mill Valley - Rent larger now or buy small and live cramped until things turn around?
You have a better chance of losing money in california by buying a house now.

look at the site below. It shows predictions for prices in cali in 2010.
http://www.housingpredictor.co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 28, 2010 Rent vs Buy in Mill Valley
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
What if we want to stop working with a buyers agent...Are we obligated in any way?
Check to see what the agency agreement says. You should have signed one that outlined the relationship between you and your agent.

All have expiration dates. See what the document ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 25, 2010 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Tristan Cela…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Tristan Celayeta answered:
What would the commute be like from Mill Valley to Redwood City? Too crazy?
Hey Dryfly,

Years ago I was a tenant in Laguna Beach. My landlord commuted to Santa Monica. Personally I thought he was mad but...

I live in Mill Valley and my wife commutes to th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 21, 2011 Traffic & Public Transportation in Mill Valley
Jes Sierra,…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Jes Sierra, B.Sc. answered:
Why are so many agents in Marin such flakes?
Hi Joe,
That really sucks, that bothers me too. I am dealing with the samething.
You will think they will try to sell a property as soon as possible.

Hopefully you will find an awe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 4, 2010 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Greg Corvi, Real Estate Pro in 94904
Greg Corvi answered:
We are moving to Marin County. We are considering renting in Mill Valley, Tam Valley, Larkspur, Corte Madera
Alex,

Email me and I will provide you with my phone number. I can probably answer most of your questions regarding these areas. There is far too much to try and write about in this f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013 General Area in Mill Valley
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