First-time Home-Buyers

Megan and Lee Mokri bought their first home in Mill Valley. So why is this news? They love living there. And, they appreciate the service they got from Stacey and Jane. Check out this video:

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VIDEO: Megan and Lee Mokri Buy Their First Home!

Last year, we helped Megan and Lee Mokri buy a home in the Tam Valley neighborhood of Mill Valley. Here is what they have to say about the experience of working with Jane Mermelstein Click here to view video ... Read more

Central Mill Valley

For our intro to Mill Valley, please read the article titled Mill Valley Neighborhoods, which defines the four quadrants of Mill Valley and the various neighborhoods within those areas. The section here will further describe the Central areas of ...Read more

342 Hayes Street, #1A

Located in one of San Francisco's best neighborhoods, this condo has a Walkscore of 94, is close to transportation, City Hall, the Ballet, Symphony, loads of amazing restaurants and unique shopping.  This two level home contains two bedroom suites upstairs with the washer and dryer conveniently closeted in between.  Both rooms are light, bright and spacious.  The main level has an open floor plan living and dining room near the inviting kitchen which has been finished with granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

The layout of this property is ideal and the location is fantastic.  A must see for any urban dweller.

This article was written by Stacey Lamirand.

Purchasing a home is a large investment and buyers are advised to do a careful investigation of the property. There are six areas of potential trouble that should be thoroughly investigated by a licensed home inspector. Sometimes cracks, ...Read more

We're often asked by our clients, "How much should we offer?" This is an excellent question. The answer is not straight-forward, especially in a market like ours.

Pricing, in the late 1990s through the mid 2000s was a bit of a no-brainer. Most agents advised their sellers to price homes ...Read more

73 Badger Street

Traditional & stylish, this tunnel entrance home has much appeal! Bright & inviting rooms include an elegant living space, formal dining room, a spacious kitchen w/ wonderful flow between these rooms. The two bedrooms overlook a pleasant garden! The updated, yet classic,bathroom has a separate shower & tub. A large room (bonus)downstairs completes this home, w/ a spacious garage providing interior access. If you're looking for a lovely, comfortable home, close to transportation, THIS IS IT!

I heard an interesting statistic the other day: Only twenty percent of all short sales that have been approved by the banks ever closes escrow.

Let me start at the beginning. A short sale refers to a home or condo that is being sold, where the purchase price being paid by the Buyer ( ...Read more

On Friday, I received an alert from the California Association of Realtors indicating that the revisions proposed to truth in lending laws, also known as Reg. Z will be going into effect on July 30th. These rules have required that lenders disclose to buyers within a few days of application, ...Read more

"Jane's creativity and negotiating strategy helped us win our dream home"

"As first-time home-buyers, Jane was a real God-send to my wife and me. She held our hand throughout the process, from early open house visits through the signing of the papers. At each stage we always felt that we had someone who was looking out for us, ensuring that we were making the right ... Read more

Minesh Shah and Stephanie Park