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Home Buying in Mill Valley : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 24, 2017
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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 Dec 29, 2015
Aminah asked:
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Mon Oct 6, 2014
Randall Ortiz answered:
Contact a local agent and they should be able to help you with that information. Let me know if you need a referral, we have an office in the bay area.
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Tue May 27, 2014
Marin Home Team answered:
There are many great neighborhoods with different personalities - some popular ones include Sycamore Park, Homestead Valley, Blithedale Canyon, and Scott Valley.
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Sun Mar 9, 2014
premierclubmanagement answered:
I own 3 homes. 1 is my primary residence.
the other two are rental properties that I have worked very hard to restore for the purpose of taking out an equity line of credit .
The purpose of which was helping my children purchase a first home, and using the heloc to gift them a down payment.

I'm running into questions as to whether or not the heloc is ok to sorse the down, if I co sign for them in support.
Your advise would be appreciated and options welcome. I want to make this work for my Kids.
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Janee Doee answered:
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Robert Spinosa answered:
I've worked with some very savvy agents and they have asked me to pre-approve all of the financed offers (in addition to the pre-approvals from the lenders the buyers intend to use). And sometimes those financed offers have beat out all cash. In each instance we have performed and closed on time. So, in my experience, I think wise sellers trust their (wise) agents and go with the offer that meets the most of their requirements. Some of these criteria include; price, timing, and believe it or not, emotion. Hard to pass up a rock-solid, above asking offer from a couple with young kids who mirror the sellers themselves from 25 years ago.... For example....

I tell all my buyers never to lose faith. You never know when the seller will recognize your true value, and that above all others. You have to play to win.

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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Robert Spinosa answered:

I work with a lot of self-employed borrowers and would be happy to look at your scenario. I'm in Marin and a quick review would involve no cost or obligation, no credit check and maybe just ten minutes of your time. Get in touch if you think I can assist.

Rob Spinosa
RPM Mortgage
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Oggi Kashi answered:
The rental market is hot right now however, it sounds like you are planning to lease the house quite a while form now. If that's the case, it's difficult to say how the demand will be say in a year or two. That said, the MV school system is great and 3br houses should usually be in demand for renters with children. ... more
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Michelle Klurstein answered:
A great agent needs to help the buyer understand the differences in neighborhoods; their values and influences like weather, proximity to schools and downtown, lot sizes; view or no view?;... and resale possibilities down the line.

One also needs to understand the buyers budget....which controls the options a buyer can approach. Flat lots cost more than hillsides in MV. The agent needs to be very well connected to the current market and other agents to snoop out things not currently for sale and should specialize in Mill Valley.

I have been a top producing agent in Mill Valley for 12 years...and understand the nuances. Please call me for more specific advice.

Michelle Klurstein
Alain Pinel Realtors, 32 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley (downtown MV)
415 250-0895 cell /
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Kevin Keyser answered:
James, Oggi is right- it really depends on the home. There are so many poorly built "new" homes that buyers might find unattractive... and at the same time there are many beautiful older homes that were built with more quality materials... A new home does not always command a premium. Some well-built new homes do, but many are built cheaply and with poor taste in materials. It all depends on the specific home. ... more
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Sat Aug 11, 2012
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Thu Sep 1, 2011
Oggi Kashi answered:

If you are referring to 8 Patricia Lane MV, it's already in contract and there will be no further showings. Here is a link to the listing:

It has been on the market for 103 days now. Here is a link to reliable property search in Marin:

Oggi Kashi
Paragon Real Estate Group
CA DRE 01844627
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Fri Aug 12, 2011
Andy answered:
I do not care such busy roads but If I believe later when I sell this house, I would find a buyer who does not care busy road issue, as easy as the seller found me, then I would go ahead to buy it.

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Wed Aug 10, 2011
Andy answered:
You need a real estate sales familiar with the local. Marin is a closed and various area. There are so many legal and market concerns that the neighbor counties do not have and each Marin's city has some unique things too. Also, the house you want is a condo. That makes the paperwork more completed.

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Thu Mar 17, 2011
Oggi Kashi answered:

Your profile says Mill Valley however, if you plan to rent in SF, there are many cool and urban pockets you may find to your liking. I recommend North Beach, South Beach, parts of the Marina, Pac Heights, Hayes Valley, Mission, Yerba Buena and Nob Hill. Here is a link to rental listings:

Good Luck,

Oggi Kashi
Paragon Real Estate Group DRE 01844627
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