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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 Jul 22, 2014
Cindy Davis answered:
Thu Jan 2, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
How did things turn out ?

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Thu Aug 1, 2013
Mitra Niadj answered:
$675,000 on July 22/ 13.
Please let me know if you have any other question?

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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Kathleen Diringer answered:
how big of a home do you need? You can purchase a larger home in San Rafael. San Anselmo base prices are higher due to a number of different factors. Great question, many factors - suggest you look at both areas. ... more
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Kathleen Diringer answered:
1. Short Sale Basic: To do a short sale, all lien holders must agree in writing. If they All do, then they can NotT come after you for a deficiency judgement. This applies to ANY loan. This law is good for all short sales in CA thru 2013. This great law may not be extended, we will not know until...the end of this year!
Do your short sale now.

2. Foreclosure - Usually its the first lien holder who forecloses. Any balance money notneeded to pay back 1st lien in full then goes to the 2nd lien holder, and isf any left to the 3rd leien hodler. In CA, the Deed of Trust states the holder only gets the house OR the money, not both. So 1st usually goes away, but those pesky 2nds and 3rds can come after you.

Try a short sale. Its best. Call me with any more questions, been doing this for quiet sometime.

PS- new law CAR is trying to get approved......If you have a PrerApproval short sale letter from all Lien holders..they can not foreclose on you. At this time, the short sale is never complete until the lien holders receive AND accept the money paid to them. You want your escrow to confirm this.

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Tue Aug 9, 2011
Hermine Boyadjian answered:
Each sub-area in San Rafael has different features such as views. Avg. price is just a statistical concept in San Rafael. It is not that useful.
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Sun Nov 7, 2010
David Poulsen answered:
The best way to track a house not on the market is to work with a Realtor, who can keep watch daily for that property or others that are similar in the neighborhood that may come on the market. I happen to work that market in Marin County and would be happy to help you. Give me a call. ... more
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Tue Nov 10, 2009
Kelley Eling answered:
I have a really good listing at 6 Meadowcroft in San Anselmo that we just reduced the price on. Could be perfect for you: ... more
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Mon Aug 17, 2009
Patricia R answered:
Hello Adzling,
I am a mortgage loan officer for Bank of America in San Rafael, CA. How did you decide on your price range? You had stated that you can't document income. I work with a lot of self-employed people and being self-employed doesn't disqualify you for a loan. How much can you document? Do you file a schedule C and write everything off? Lenders are asking for tax returns for loans so your write offs may affect the adjusted gross income for you and your husband. When you are ready, you may call or email me for more information on what loan options you have for buying your first home. FHA loans allow higher ratios than conforming loans so if you are adamant about purchasing a home in the price range you stated. This might be an option for you.

You can reach me at (415)482-0420, ext 231 or by email:

I look forward to helping you answer your home loan questions.


Bank of America Home Loans
1299 4th St, Ste. 502
San Rafael, Ca 94901
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Tue Jun 30, 2009
Scott Cherry answered:
The last sale there was 18 Chapel Cove that sold for $1,800,000. It wasn't quite the asking price of $1,895,000. It was on the market before but this time it was on for 81 days. I have been selling East San Rafael since 1974. I would like to meet with you so I can present a current CMA for Chapel Cove and East San Rafael. You can reach me direct at 415-257-2042

Most Sincerely,
Scott Cherry
Frank Howard Allen Realtors
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Fri Jan 23, 2009
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Kieran,

As Tristan noted in his answer below, not all properties that appear on Trulia are for sale. This is the case with this property. It is not included within our for sale search results and only shows information that is public record.

If you believe that any of the information we show for this property is incorrect, please contact your local county assessor's office to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information on file for your home. Once they make any necessary updates to their data, the information shown on our site should update automatically thereafter.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Fri Jan 25, 2008
David Dorfman answered:
IF you're greedy, keep it and never see the client again.Not even worth the breath to argue over it.

This is REAL problem with "regular" agents.

A commission should be earned when it's PAID by the tenant. This is more so in commercial real estate.
Most agents/brokers will ask and get paid a comm when the deal is signed - for the LENGTH of a contract.

So assume a 50,000 year lease for 5 years - $250,000 total rent.

At 5% (most comm want more) that's $2500 per year or $12500 for the term over 5 years - what if ten years? $25,000 per year.

Well, what if the tenant leaves after 6 months and the landlord paid you a $25,000 commission.

Guess how my broker who has been around for 40 YEARS handles this - WE TAKE commisison on the anniversary of the lease. IF THE LANDLORD MAKES MONEY< WE MAKE MONEY - YEAR AFTER YEAR.

It's an annuity.

I get MORE listings working this way, have a great tax planning, and know I have incomefor the next 12-18 years - assuming my tenant who I swore to is a GOOD tenant today and tomorrow.

It builds TRUST.
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Sun Dec 16, 2007
Jennifer Kretschmer, AIA answered:
The Marin County Community Development Agency is responsible for Planning, Building and Environmental Health. Building inspections are handled through their office as well as all permitting. Contact them directly.
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