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Home Buying in Marin County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Feb 21, 2017
Dianne Andrews answered:
The houseboat communities are unique, and each houseboat is its own unique design and has its own character. As always, IF the houseboat shows well and is priced right for the current market, and the buyer likes the style of that particular houseboat, it will take from generally 60 days to 90 days to sell. Happy to help you! ... more
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Wed Nov 9, 2016
Angelica P answered:

Please follow these instructions on how to edit your home facts.This includes editing the number of bedrooms/bathrooms, square footage, home features, description and more.

Sign into your Trulia account. If you do not have an account, you must first register in order to update your home facts.
If you haven't already claimed your home, navigate to the property page, go to the "Edit Home Facts " button and verify ownership.
If you have claimed your home, click on the same "Edit Home Facts" button to update your home facts.
Make sure to select Publish Updates at the bottom of the page.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

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Wed Sep 14, 2016
Dan asked:
I know Fairfax is famous for mountain biking and Ross has great access to Mt. Tam, but which of the Mill Valley neighborhood would have the most families dedicated to athletics? A neighborhood…
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Tue Sep 6, 2016
Jilltaylorkeck asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Mon Aug 29, 2016
3tm asked:
re: Los Ranchitos neighborhood in San Rafael -- Looking for the warmest of neighborhoods within San Rafael. Is this one of them? And info about Los Ranchitos: general size of homes, lots?…
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Sat Jul 16, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Bijan,

You would want to work with a builder to verify that what you have planned would be buildable on a certain property and verify all the details, and then also ask for a cost estimate and a time estimate.

Kind regards,

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Wed Jun 1, 2016
Leslifullerton asked:
1052 Los Gamos Rd and 260 Merrydale Rd in San Rafael, CA are both pending, if they haven't actually closed. Why do they both keep coming up on my search as still for sale?
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Thu Mar 17, 2016
Rosemary Silvia asked:
your info is shockingly incorrect stop harrassing me
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Wed Mar 16, 2016
Richard Littlefield answered:
There are two excellent online services Trulia and Zillow. They are both owned by the same company now days but they seem to have two different pricing models as they used to be separate companies. I could be mistaken but here is what I have observed or so it appears to me:

Zillow seems to based it on what has actually sold. An appraisal for a refinance will be close to this number.

Trulia seems to project the value based on the trend. If you are selling this will help you price the home to get the most out of your home as quick as possible.

So if you are refinancing use Zillow if you are selling use Trulia

But also realize that both services are merely going by the average price of a homes. They can not see those homes, and the condition of a home can make the value swing by $100,000 . So you must adjust your value based on the condition and upgrades of your home.
If you have a lot of foreclosures then the average house is probably not in good condition, if there are more regular sales then the average house has at least a fresh coat of paint. Therefore it helps you to understand that the average house sold may be better than yours as people tend to fix the houses up before they sell them, so it is best to assume that your house may not be as good as the average and adjust based on that. If you keep your house spotless and have nice upgrades you need to add to your value based on that.
Some upgrades are more valuable than others. For example a home with fresh paint is probably worth $20,000 more than a home without it. If you have recently painted your house, you do not get to add $20,000 as most homes for sale have fresh paint, but if you do not have fresh paint you must subtract for it. Unless most of the homes that have sold were foreclosures. That is because the values are based on what has sold.

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Mon Feb 29, 2016
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Are you an agent?
Only agents can post or edit listings here

if you're an agent go to the top right hand corner of this page, and let the mouse hover over "My Listings"...then click on Manage may then edit your listing ... more
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Mon Feb 29, 2016
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
sadly, no one from Trulia will see or respond to your question here - there haven't been any moderators in a long time...a very long time

No one will fix anything here anymore
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Tue Feb 16, 2016
Clinicalpro answered:
quoted from Wikipedia "The racial makeup of Marin City was 1,037 (38.9%) White, 1,017 (38.1%) African American, 15 (0.6%) Native American, 287 (10.8%) Asian, 21 (0.8%)". It is a diverse place that liberals will very much appreciate. ... more
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Tue Dec 29, 2015
Aminah asked:
surrounding areas of CA as well. I don't want that many emails coming in but I don't see a way to untick "surrounding areas" or change this some other way. Please advise.…
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Wed Oct 7, 2015
89jackmoore answered:
A lot of that comes down to your PERSONAL value of the elevator. If it's something you're going to use, or even need (depending on how many floors the house has) then it will be worth more. If it's just wasted space and you're really only going to use it to move furniture in, maybe it's worth less. If you move furniture fairly often, have any mobility issues (or relatives/friends with them), or the house has three or more floors, it would definitely be worth it. ... more
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Fri Aug 21, 2015
Kathleen Diringer answered:
Kentfield Gardens, as the neighborhood is called, is in a Flood Zone Per JCP Natural Hazards Report. Cost for insurance is something you can contact any insurance agent in Marin to discuss. The creek is part of the open space marsh lands in Marin County. We have numerous locations such as Corte Madera, San Rafael, and Novato. In regards to landfill, some dirt was brought in long ago in the 50s to compensate the high water mark in the area. The area was a race track in the old days - with many saloons. :) ... more
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Tue Jun 16, 2015
Oggi Kashi answered:
Price per square foot number will only make sense if based on a defined range (2,000-2,500, 2,500-3,000 ... etc.)

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Sat May 30, 2015
IJsellsHomes answered:
Is this for the purchase of your home? If you want more direct, personal service I would suggest going with a mortgage broker. Make sure to shop around within 1-2 weeks when looking for lender. Ask if they can give you their fall out rate of contracts in their office. They probably won't want share or won't know off hand but it's good to at least put it out there. ... more
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