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Greenbrae : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Stefan Schermerhorn answered:
I'd suggest you call a real estate attorney. This is a legal question and beyond the scope of a real estate agent's license to give you any advice whatsoever.
I can refer you to a local Real Estate attorney who is excellent. Let me know if you require his name.
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Sun Sep 16, 2012
Christopher Barrow answered:
Cape Marin is a great sub-division. Most of the homes are within walking distiance to Bon Air shopping center, Corte Madera Creek walking/bike path and there is a community pool. That said across SFD there are a great neighborhoods off La Cuesta and Almenar. I would also open your search to Kentfield, Larkspur and Corte Madera. All of theses cities are right next to each other and share great community spirit and have top rated schools.

Feel free to contact me if you would like some more information:

Christopher Barrow, Broker
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Matt Hughes answered:
The way an offer is composed today could make your offer the winning bid. With limited inventory, multiple offers are the new norm. Let me know if you need help buying, and want to stop just bidding. Good luck! ... more
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Dave Swift answered:
There are several 3 bedroom homes on the market in Greenbrae. Prices range from $750,000 up to $1,400,000. There is one 3 bedroom Condo available for $499,000. With interest rates at an all time low, right now is a great time to be looking.

For more information, please visit my website at www.BayMarinProperties.Com
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
Beverly Shwert answered:
Hi Tm,

Being a Greenbrae resident myself I am happy to try to answer your question from my point of view. Personally I think Greenbrae is one of the best kept secrets in Marin. As a general rule, Greenbrae home prices are lower than those found in Kentfield. The Kentfield address adds some cache therefore usually higher prices. Children in both Greenbrae and Kentfield attend the Kentfield schools and have access to all the wonderful amenities that are offered. My children are now in college (one graduating in June) but I can attest to the excellent schools. The weather in the two communities is very similar and usually warmer than what is found in Mill Valley. Kent Woodlands probably gets more rainfall but the rain amounts in Greenbrae can be pretty similar. I think Greenbrae has better proximity to shopping, transportation, the city, East Bay etc. and is a shorter commute. Kentfield is closer to the wonderful hiking and biking trails.

Bottom line, you can't go wrong in either community and it might just depend on what you can afford. I moved to this area over 16 years ago from the East Coast and am so glad we made the choice we did. If I had it to do all over again, I would do just the same.

Please feel free to contact me with further questions or comments.

Bev Shwert, Realtor Alain Pinel 415-297-7811
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Fri May 11, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
The easy part is the principal & Interest which will cost you $955 each month. Now you need to add in the insurance and taxes and since you didn't tell us what those amount to I can't figure what they will be for you. Just add both together and divide by 12 then add that to the $955 for your PITI monthly payment amount. ... more
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Mon Mar 22, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
First, you either have to trust someone there to do everything or go down and then go back home.
Second, you do not know the area at all.
Third, you do not know local prices
Fourth it is almost impossible to figure out who a decent realtor is
Fifth, you need a job to get a loan and that could be iffy.
Sixth, you may not know about looking at to find out a lot of local information. (good, look)
Seventh, you may not know about weather there, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes?
Eighth, pests. Do you have poisonous critters? Fire ants, red ants scorpions etc.?
Ninth, people. What kind of people live there? Some areas hate outsiders. Some do not mind.
Tenth. Taxes and government fees (verses services) you may be unaware of how some taxes are not what you are sued to. Mello-roos in california, separate school tax in places, you might end up paying a lot more and not know it if not careful.

A lot of people think that renting for awhile when moving to a new area makes sense. Along that line of thinking look at the blog below.
Does it make more financial sense to rent or buy? Put your numbers into the information below to find out.
Things I would find out before buying. It could save you a lot of trouble reading below.
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Sat Jul 2, 2011
Julian 909 996 4470 Lopez answered:
Hello Msmith, my name is Julian Lopez and iam a direct lender. The first thing we want to do is get you pre qualified. Let me know when your ready thanks Julian 909 996 4470
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Fri Jan 18, 2008
Steve Ragghianti answered:
I was just showing a condo on Via Casitas last Saturday and the hill is sliding again. They have one lane of the street closed off for repair vehicles. It appears that they are shoring it up again. The area affected is above the "Tamalpais" retirement building. ... more
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