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Home Buying in Belvedere Tiburon : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Tina Lam answered:
It's likely an owner who has held on to the property for 40-50 years. The original cost basis was likely just a few thousand dollars and slowly incremented by annual inflation adjustments. Plenty of families around the Bay Area have made it into the top 1% by selling properties from past generations. Farm land that sold for $100/acre in 1960s are sometimes worth $25-100K/acre today. ... more
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Moe Rubinstein answered:
I am a long time Realtor in Marin.
I am not sure how to direct you maybe another person will know. What you are asking of a Realtor is how to bypass what we do for a living and how we make our living, by selling real estate.
Our job is to get the listing, market it and close the deal. Sometimes this takes months of working with the bank. It is never easy to deal direct with the bank and my understanding is they don't like doing it either. With that said you are trying to buy the house before anyone else knows about it and I applaud you for your insite.
I wish you good luck.

You should be able to go to the county and do a title search. I am sure you can do this online as well through the county.
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