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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
I'm from out of town and saw a great home on Burnett in SW Berkeley. Are there neighborhood grocery stores, library, or cafes within walking?

Yelp has a moving map that you can pull up for that area, click on "redo search when map moved" and scroll around the area with reviews and details of many places.

Kind regard ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 31, 2015 Quality of Life in Southwest Berkeley
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alex Greer answered:
2063 Dwight Way Berkeley, California
What is your question?

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

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NMLS #1056 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Crime & Safety in South Berkeley
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Taking a course for four months in Berkeley so need a place to live.2 or 3 beds but two bedrooms and in a good area.
Have you also looked at this site? Most of the rentals are furnished and for short-term rental only. Here are some possibilities in Berkeley

https://www.corporatehousingbyowner.com/s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 6, 2015 Moving in Berkeley
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
11621 Julia St. has had so many crimes in the past 2 weeks! Why?
The local authorities can better answer the question, therefore consider a call/visit....
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 25, 2014 Crime & Safety in South Berkeley
Economides +…, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Economides + Hill answered:
Is this area safe for an international student?
We always tell our clients to call the non-emergency number for Berkeley Police( 510-981-5900) and ask for the "watch commander" for the address they are thinking about buying or rentin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 13, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in South Berkeley
Rie Yamaoka, Renter in 95240
Rie Yamaoka answered:
Is the neighborhood surrounding Alcatraz and California (in Berkeley) safe? May have to walk home at night.?
I lived in Berkeley, but not exactly in that area. But I drive through Alcatraz often. I wouldn't consider it safe for a female college student. If you were my sister or daughter, I wou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 21, 2013 Crime & Safety in 94703
Tim Q. Cannon, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Tim Q. Cannon answered:
Where can you park? Any free parking spot?
of course there are....are you willing to walk 15-20 minutes....then yes. Ask a native Berkeleyan
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Berkeley Hills
Maya Karpins…, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Maya Karpinski answered:
Hi, I'm looking for a restaurant live work space in berkeley, california ( September). Do you know any agent specialised in such research.Thks.
Hi, I do not specialize in live work space but I can certainly help. I know Berkeley very well and the commercial spaces that are live work. Please email me for assistance, maya@redoa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 4, 2012 General Area in Berkeley
Tomi Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Tomi Thomas answered:
Is South Berkely a safe neighborhood?
South Berkeley IS a large area, but it does NOT include the Elmwood, which is actually an Eastern part of Berkeley. Southeastern, but no one in Elmwood considers it South Berkeley and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 2, 2012 General Area in South Berkeley
Lauren Schen…, Real Estate Pro in Folsom, CA
Lauren Schenke answered:
how is living in california???
California is amazing. The weather is great, the people are accepting, and there is so much to do. Go skiing in Tahoe, surfing in San Diego, hiking in Yosemite, shopping in Los Angeles, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 15, 2011 General Area in Berkeley
Bill & Elijah…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Bill & Elijah Fletcher answered:
I am looking to purchase an investment property in San Francisco but someone recommended Berkeley as well. What areas of berkeley are desirable from?
Investment property in Berkeley is usually a winner. But competition for available properties keeps property values up. Hard to lose in this town. Be aware of the Rent Stablization B ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 25, 2009 General Area in Berkeley
Peter Bruno, Home Buyer in San Bruno, CA
Peter Bruno answered:
Why are most of the new homes in the Bay Area so unnattractive design-wise?
Hello Keith,

Couldn't agree more with you, although we are not looking in Berkeley or SF, but rather in Silicon Valley. We noticed that many of the new constructions is what they ca ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jul 27, 2009 Curb Appeal in Berkeley Hills
Stefan Birnb…, Real Estate Pro in Moraga, CA
Stefan Birnbaum answered:
Would you rather live in the hills (more seclusion, nice views) or the lowlands (closer to stores, ez access)?

Safety First
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 18, 2008 Quality of Life in Berkeley
The Hagley G…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
The Hagley Group answered:
earthquake and fire insurance 94705
Do you have a specfic question? Looking for pricing?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2008 Crime & Safety in 94705
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