It looks like Sheryl would be an excellent fit for you as a loan professional, Molly. I would start with her consultation. That will further nail down what price point you will be looking at. I'm currently working on a transaction for a 1 bed/ 1 bath condo in Oakland for $145,000 that is one block from Piedmont. A 2 bed/ 2 bath in this area should be doable in your estimated price range. Feel free to contact me when you've procured a loan with Sheryl. I'd be happy to show you around the area and help you find a place that will fit all your needs.
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