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Home Buying in Fairfax : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Nov 9, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Mon Apr 6, 2015
miarasor answered:
I'd be interested in know what the commute is like from fairfax to Corte Madera aiming to be at the office at 9:45.
Any thoughts?
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Tue Mar 31, 2015
Filbert Gustopherson asked:
What are are the requirements to convert unfinished space to an ADU? I read that it can be no more than 700 sqft or 30% of the total sqft of the dwelling. Other than that, if you have adequate…
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Sat Nov 15, 2014
ezbeard4 answered:
I haven't commuted to the city for years but I go to southern Marin at 8:30-9:00 most days to the tennis club or the yacht club. My advice: Leave before seven to the city and you will have limited to no trraffic. Coming home the rush hour starts at about 2:00PM, go figure. ... more
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Fri Jul 11, 2014
Spirit Wiseman answered:
Each area has customs and in Marin the buyer pays Title and Escrow. The seller will also have closing costs paid in escrow particular to them.
You can write a contract any way but I have been doing it 18 years here and it is customary for the agents to write this way. In Southern California it is split 50/50 but not here. ... more
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Mon Sep 2, 2013
Susan Paul answered:
In reading, we have to confirm what Mary Kay and Kathy Yamamoto stated the building lot has much to do with the pricing.

My husband, Larry Paul is an architect and he answered your question with a range of $300-$400+/-. ... more
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Susan Paul answered:
I noticed this post, although it's dated...this property flew out the door...within 7 days. The county and city of Fairfax has spent millions of dollars cleaning and clearing the creeks over the past couple of years. Along with neighborhoods working together to keep them clean and free of litter for there are fish in these creeks. Where you the lucky buyer? ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
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Thu Jun 25, 2009
Tristan Celayeta answered:

If the property is a steal, well... figure it is a steal and that the listing agent is fishing for multiple offers. If it looks like a square deal why offer asking price when virtually nothing sells for asking price today?
Your agent will provide very best information, assistance and guidance. If you don't get it...

If you're enamored with Fairfax consider expanding your geographic parameters a bit. There are some coterminous communities/neighborhoods that may tickle your fancy.

Regardless of the type of property it is a buyers market and offering asking price is generally unnecessary. Again, your agent is your main and best source since we've all access to the same information. The only differences between agents are intelligence, experience, integrity and diligence.

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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Blaine Morris answered:
Speak to your mortgage broker. Fairfax tends to be one of the more affordable communities in Marin, and it is definitely the most affordable in Ross Valley. It tends to be appx. 10% less than San Anselmo (except for Cascade Canyon neighborhoos) and 20% less than Mill Valley. Fairfax shares the same school district with San Anselmo. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Blaine Morris answered:
You can look for FSBOs, there are occassionally a few. There are very few foreclosures in Fairfax (or Marin in general). FSBOs tend to *not sell* in Fairfax, for whatever reason, but it's worth a look. ... more
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