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Paul Talbot, Real Estate Pro in 94702
Paul Talbot answered:
How do I determine what homes have a bonafide panoramic view of the bridges, SF, the bay, etc?
Hi Louis,

The realtor you choose to work with should be going on a broker's tour to find you homes with a true panoramic view of the bay. Whenever I have a client with a specific req ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Home Buying in Berkeley Hills
Paul Talbot, Real Estate Pro in 94702
Paul Talbot answered:
Thanks for telling me what will be the total cost to me an house sold for 1000 000 dollars regards
Hi Sylvie,

You need to assume between 2.5-5% for closing costs and inspections. Depending on what improvements you decide to make or negotiations made during the transaction, it is d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Home Buying in Berkeley Hills
Tomi Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Tomi Thomas answered:
is there some convenient short term rental for someone coming into town for a prolonged search for a house?
The short answer is no...but there are some good resources for looking. Start by having the agent you choose (always your first and most important search because that is the start of a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2011 Home Buying in Berkeley Hills
Tomi Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Tomi Thomas answered:
I am looking to buy 1609 Bonita Ave Unit#5. This is a TIC with restrictions on condo conversion & rentals . Are there any specialist appraisers?
Ditto on the importance of working with a local agent to help you with the valuation and negotiation. If you are getting a loan, you've already discovered the number of lenders wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2011 Home Buying in Berkeley Hills
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Dear agent! I am very much interested in 1156 Grizzly Peak . I will like to know if it is still on the market or not . Please reply ,.
I'm sorry, but this lovely home went pending three days ago. Is there something else I can help you with?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 3, 2011 Home Buying in Berkeley Hills
Marc Guay, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Marc Guay answered:
If I buy a home in Berkeley where tenants are living, can I evict them?
Hi Stephanie,

No

If the property is not intended to be owner (you) occupied.

I have been selling and owning RE in the Berkeley area for a 32 years, you have to buy the Tenants ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 15, 2010 Home Buying in Berkeley Hills
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
where can I find auction listings in the SF Bay area?
Hi Db,

Auctions are a different animal all together as compared to other distressed options (Short Sales and REOs). Auctions are a good option; however, strong stomach for mystery an ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Oct 26, 2009 Home Buying in Berkeley Hills
Von Saam, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Von Saam answered:
Where is the best place to live near Berkeley University for a young couple with a one year old?
This is a great time to buy a bank-owned foreclosure. Buy it for less than the usual over-inflated Berkeley prices. It may take some time so why not rent while you look for the right ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 22, 2009 Home Buying in Berkeley Hills
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