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Liz Mccarthy…, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Liz Mccarthy (415) 250-4929 answered:
What is the foreclosure market like in the San Anselmo area? What's the process for buying a foreclosure?
The amount of possible foreclosed/short sale homes has decreased dramatically in the last 6-12 months. It's hard to "target" a distressed property, unless you have cash and can purchas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 15, 2013 Home Buying in San Anselmo
Denise Monta…, Real Estate Pro in San Anselmo, CA
Denise Montalvo 415-640-1850 answered:
For those that live on very busy 4 lane road, do you have concerns regarding exhaust pollution from the traffic being a health risk for your family?
It was suggested to me once that if you are on the east side of the road you may get more pollution as the winds come from the ocean and move eastward.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 13, 2013 Market Conditions in 94960
Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Sylvia Barry, MAS, CIPS, SRES answered:
How do I find homes that sold earlier this year in the area? Particularly between Jan and March/11
Hi - Can you let me the specifics about the homes you are looking for? I can run a quick search for you.

If you are looking for data to support property tax re-assessment, that in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 1, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 94960
Jacob Varghe…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Jacob Varghese answered:
I am refinancing my home. The appraisal is enough to cover the LTV. But the loan does not have cash out. I need 70K to pay off bills can i use my ira?
The IRA and Real Estate are two different kinds of Assets, unless of course you bought the house in a IRA account.

IRA rules are different and so please consult your Financial Plann ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 2, 2011 Financing in San Anselmo
Madeline Sch…, Real Estate Pro in 94925
Madeline Schaider answered:
is 94960 an upper middle class neighborhood?
San Anselmo, CA is one of the most charming towns located in Marin County, just N. of San Francisco. It's noted for it's small town character, excellent schools, culture, and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 21, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 94960
Cecile Hawki…, Real Estate Pro in Corte Madera, CA
Cecile Hawkins answered:
Where can I find listings of recent sales and foreclosures in San Anselmo?
I can give you the recent sales and foreclosed sales in San Anselmo when you contact me. There are websites where you can research recent foreclosed homes in Marin County and see what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 10, 2013 Financing in San Anselmo
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
My friend's husband is hiding financial info from her. How can she research mortgages on their 2 properties in California?
She should run a credit report on she and her husband.
And she may go to the county recorder's office and do a search on her properties.
A title company or her favorite real esta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 17, 2011 How To... in San Anselmo
Kenny Tan, Real Estate Pro in Diamond Bar, CA
Kenny Tan answered:
How does one begin an arbitration against a buyer or seller. Does an attorney have to be hired?
You begin an arbitration by making a written demand on the other side to arbitrate the dispute. Of course, there must first be arbitration clause -chances are it's there if you hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 5, 2011 Home Buying in San Anselmo
Shawn Sidhu, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Shawn Sidhu answered:
Appeals process? Lower than expected assessment of home value stopped our refi cold. What is our recourse? Any suggestions?
David,

Yes, your loan agent should be able to assist you in terms of filing an appeal with the appraisal management company. They usually have a form that is filled out in regards to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 27, 2011 Financing in San Anselmo
Joseph Jones, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Joseph Jones answered:
How does a short sale work for the buyer?
Hello Scott,
A Short Sale from the buyer's perspective is very similar to any other type of transaction. You make an offer - the seller accepts, rejects or responds with a counte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Home Buying in San Anselmo
Kelley Eling, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Kelley Eling answered:
How does a short sale work for the buyer?
Scott, in order to give you a meaningful answer to your question, you will have to be more specific. Until then, when a buyer makes an offer on a short sale it is more or less the same ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 3, 2010 Home Buying in San Anselmo
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
condo lost almost $150,000 in value.Current loan is interest only and will adjust in 2011. Refinancing is impossible.short sale or loan modification?
Try for a loan modification before considering a short sale.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 28, 2010 Foreclosure in 94960
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Can I buy a house through a second broker if a different broker originally showed me the house? No agency agreement was signed.
Since you stated you spent a week or two e-mailing the one agent after he/she showed you the property-- even though you didn't have a signed agreement an implied agreement could co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 11, 2010 Home Buying in San Anselmo
Amy E. Glaser, Real Estate Pro in Greenbrae, CA
Amy E. Glaser answered:
buying agent dilemma
The truth is, as a buyer are you are entitled to work with an agent of your choosing. Without a "Buyer/Broker Agreement" you have no contractual obligation to work with a spe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 8, 2010 Home Buying in San Anselmo
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Red Bank, NJ
Deborah Madey answered:
is my landlady required by law to pay interest on the last month rent deposit she has held for 20 years? I
It would depend upon the laws that applied at the time the lease/rental contract was written, and any changes to the laws since then. Changes in law may be retroactive, or may not be.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Financing in 94960
David Formic…, Real Estate Pro in San Anselmo, CA
David Formichi answered:
Can you describe how San Anselmo looks and feels for a person that has never lived here?
San Anselmo has 3 distinct neighborhoods: Sleepy Hallow which has many ranch-style homes on often larger lots. Downtown which has proximity to great schools & a walk to pizza, the ice ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 12, 2012 General Area in San Anselmo
David Formic…, Real Estate Pro in San Anselmo, CA
David Formichi answered:
Is crime an issue in San Anselmo?
San Anselm has a low crime rate & is definately a strolling city. Most areas feel very safe.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 6, 2010 Crime & Safety in San Anselmo
David Formic…, Real Estate Pro in San Anselmo, CA
David Formichi answered:
Is San Anselmo good for families with children?
An amazing city for families! Great schools, parks, & a small town feel are very appealing.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2008 Quality of Life in San Anselmo, CA
David Formic…, Real Estate Pro in San Anselmo, CA
David Formichi answered:
How are the shopping and local amenities in San Anselmo?
Extreamly charming historic town. Many cozy cafes & upscale food options.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2007 Shopping & Local Amenities in San Anselmo, CA
David Formic…, Real Estate Pro in San Anselmo, CA
David Formichi answered:
Are there any major traffic problems in San Anselmo?
The Sleepy Hallow neighborhood has larger lots, but only one entrance, so it can be slower to get into & out of duryhuhy
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2008 Traffic & Public Transportation in San Anselmo, CA
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