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Sat Feb 18, 2017
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I don't know about lease options or seller financing now in 2017.

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Mon Jul 7, 2014
Adrian Barrow asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3061316625-10-Southwood-Ave-Ross-CA-94957
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
diana hammer answered:
Hi Marinlover,

People don't vary much in any of the towns you have mentioned. They all love their children and have made sure they have excellent schools and supportive communities. The two major differences in the communities you are looking at are weather and distance from San Francisco. Ross is farther and warmer. Tiburon and Mill Valley have varying weather patterns within the two towns so it is valuable for you to find a realtor who is aware of the different mini-climates. Also hiking and mountain biking is more interesting around Mill Valley and Ross than Tiburon which is farther from Mt. Tam, though of course sailing is better in Tiburon!

The other major difference is in the sizes of the southern towns and Ross. Ross is very small with only about 750 homes. The school has usually only 2 classes per grade, occasionally 3 whereas, Mill Valley for example has 5 K-5 schools. If you really like the weather better in Ross I would suggest you widen your search to Greenbrae and Kentfield as well as Corte Madera and Larkspur.

Brainstorming is what I do, so if you just want to talk, feel free to call 415-259-7007.

Warmly,
Diana Hammer
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Kathleen Diringer answered:
$6,000 - there is 147 Crown Road has the best views in Kent Woodlands on Mt. Tam, hiking/cycling trails across the street in quiet neighborhood. That is for rent for $7,600. Nice Home.

In Kentfield a basic home in the flats is $5,000 3/2 2700 sqre feet. If you would like me to search for you, I can. Else Craigslist and the major property management companies are a good source. Right now, nothing really on MLS. I would need to make some phone calls. Cheers, Kathleen
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Margaret Wynne answered:
The answer is YES. You should make sure you are in the school district before you make an offer.
Example. In Ross parts of Kentfield are in the Ross School District.
Be careful.
Ask you Agent and check with the school of your choice.
You will love having you children walk to school. Good choice on your part. I did just that with three young boys while living in Ross. Best thng I ever did for me and for them.

Margaret Wynne, Bradley Real Estae , Marin County, Marin County Real Estate Agent with many years of experience. Contact: margyburkewynn@aol.com # 415-461-1306
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