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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Shirley Kraus answered:
Hi Brooke, there are beautiful tree-lined streets in San Carlos ... Carmelita, Alma, Tamarack, Knoll, Elizabeth, ... just a few that immediately come to mind. The best way to find a great home on a great street in San Carlos is to have a Realtor who is constantly on the look out for you. I'd be happy to assist you with your home search, please contact me at your convenience. Shirley Kraus, Intero Real Estate Services, I look forward to meeting you! ... more
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Sylvie Zolezzi answered:
Hello Diane, If you live in any of the following cities, your child(ren) will be able to attend Redwood High School: Belvedere, Tiburon, Corte Madera, Larkspur (except for Larkspur Landing area and Drakes Cove), Greenbrae, Kentfield and Ross.

Let me know if I can be of assistance.

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Tue Jun 5, 2012
Dodie Williams answered:
Call Dan Meyers at Meyers Construction, a licensed contractor, at 650-368-0776 and he can give you an estimate. Please let him know that I referred you to him.

Thanks, Dodie Williams
Zip Realty
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Wed May 30, 2012
Jonathan Y. Lee answered:
Welcome to California Frank!

Well....based on where you are coming from, I imagine that you would prefer the warmer climate. So, you best bet is staying in between Millbrae to Redwood City given your specified price range. Let me know what else you would like to find in your next home and I would be glad to assist in your relocation.

Call me anytime at 650-619-9255.
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Sat May 19, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
WHAT!! Your're back! I thought you were out closing a deal somewhere because a couple of other questions actually surfaced since your previous question. I HAT to say it but I have a feeling you're going to be around for awhile. LOL!! ... more
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Sat May 19, 2012
Saundra Allman asked:
Living in Humboldt County I really enjoyed volunteering at the local Sequoia Eur ... volunteering on Halloween night with my church Foursquare Eureka Faith Center at the Redwood Acres Fair ...
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Chuck Gillooley answered:

Pls email me - I have something coming up that may be a perfect fit. chuck @


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Sat May 26, 2012
Liz McFarland answered:
The tricky factor are the schools. As a mom of two boys, I know that kids have different needs. High test scores isn't always the end-all/be-all.. Have a look at to identify what suits your familiy needs. If you're looking for an API over 850 and a 3/2 (even with sweat equity) under $450K may be a dream. You will need to go further out (Castro Valley, for example).

However if you're open to charter schools and schools showing improvements in other areas, you can find some lovely homes in North Oakland, Maxwell Park and other areas.
Let me know if I can help in any way and best of luck,
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Mon Mar 30, 2015
David Tapper answered:
Star, other than looking on Craigslist, find a real estate agent or property management company to help you.


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Mon Dec 31, 2012
Swao answered:
I agree. This is a low crime area with nicely kept homes and feels more like suburb than city
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
val krysov answered:
Hi Dan,
I would be happy to help you!
Here is the list of available properies in San Mateo as of today - April, 21.
3bed/2bath, 1500sqft and in the price range you've mentioned

you can call me at 415-385-8949 or email to
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Beverly Shwert answered:
Hi William,

You are correct that Larkspur has some of the best weather in Marin. Personally I love the community. The fog in Marin seems to dissipate right about the Larkspur and Greenbrae communities. Parts of Corte Madera tend to have more wind and fog than Larkspur and Greenbrae do, but that also depends upon location within the community. This is not to say there is never fog here but this area of central Marin has quite possibly the best weather. I know because I live here.

That said, it seems that areas of Larkspur are either sunny or dark. Areas of Madrone Canyon and streets west of Magnolia Ave. such as Madrone and others can be rather dark. There are nice homes in the area but the darkness can turn off some people. It is based more on the neighborhood than it is based upon how high up one might be.

If you are interested, I'd be happy to give you a tour of the area and point out the different areas so that you can understand better.

I hope this helps.

Bev Shwert
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
When in your position, (25 years ago), we said that we wanted a "stepping stone".
We ended up staying there 15 years, it saw our son through High School, and then we moved on.
The ideal situation would be that you love it enough to stay, but flexible enough that you keep your options open.
It is a great feeling, looking back at something you did to the house many years previous and it is still there: I built a gigantic redwood deck, three tiered, out of con-heart, with all hidden screws. I was so proud; it took me 1 1/2 years to do.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sat Jun 16, 2012
Lucy Armentrout answered:
This is a sort of crystal ball question and any responses are only going to be based on an agent's experience and best guess. With that caveat in mind, I'll say that I feel generally bullish about the Oakland hills, but I think the most appreciation will occur in neighborhoods fairly close to downtown (easy commutes to downtown Oakland or SF), with good elementary schools, that are safe but currently undervalued. Montclair is not inexpensive but has been a bit underappreciated for the last few years, so I see appreciation potential there. (In fact, I already see prices rising in the Montclair hills.) Going a bit further south, there are great neighborhoods with good schools (like Redwood Heights) and I expect these areas to rebound quite well as the economy picks up.

Feel free to give me a call or email if you'd like to talk more about Oakland hills housing trends.
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Thu Mar 22, 2012
Nick Richardson answered:
You can check property records for Clark county here -
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Thu Nov 1, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
For school information see links When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Hello ,

We, as Realtors are prohibited by ethics to make comments on any type of area but here is a link for you to check details the crime rates and such in any can even type in a house address and it will run a check for you.

Please let me know if you would like to receive information on properties to get started :)
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Jan Maddock answered:
San Francisco is an area of diverse micro climates. They generally divide by North Bay, East Bay, South Bay and Peninsula. The Peninsula is what most people think of when mentioned San Francisco. It is Foggy in the summer and warm in the spring with very little rain in the winter temperatures generally range from 50's to 70's. The other parts of the San Francisco Bay area have less fog, more heat and more rain depending on how far away from the water you are.

Hope this helps. Why do you ask??
Jan Maddock
Prudential CA Reatly
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Tue Feb 21, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Qoting Mark Twain;
The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.
The farther south you go the better.
If you go over to the coast, you'll get the fog.
You won't see the warmth until you get down to San Mateo/Belmont.

Good luck and May God bless
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Sun Nov 18, 2012
Yu Lam answered:
Your agent should be able to help you to ask for extension on the time required to get the 30 yrs fix. If that's not an option, better go with the 7/1 ARM or cancel the contract before the loan contingency date. ... more
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