It is a great place to start an investment ,drive around the neighborhood to make sure you feel comfortable investing there.You can also drive around & look for the for rent signs & call to see what the going rent rates are ,good luck ! if you need any assistance please let me know !... more
I live and work in Boyle Heights...My rental has experienced great demand and there is higher price increases for homes in the South West part of Boyle Hts. which is closer to Downtown and the Arts District, as this area is closer to both Metro stations. As far as being the next Brooklyn ....who knows? but check crime rates and there is definitely been an improvement than when I bought here 9 years ago...and people walking dogs are being seen more and more. There is even an art colony on Cesar Chavez and Echandia North side of the street. In my open houses in the area I definitely see folks considering the area who once would not venture East of North Mission Rd. unlike 4 or 5 years ago due to unaffordable homes elsewhere... The beautification project along 1st Street corridor is also helping clean up that commercial street and attracting new hip and fun shops and businesses... Jose Leiva, Century 21 All Stars. :) I could go and on if you have more specific area or street questions.... more
Is the home auction a Trustee Sale,or is it a Bank Owned Foreclosure Auction? Examples of Bank Owned Foreclosure (REO) auctions are, REDC, Hudson Marshall, and Williams& Williams. A Trustee sale you need to have cash. REDC and Hudson Marshall both require a certified check made out for $5000.00 for each house you plan to buy. At REDC they will explain whether the house can be financed, or is an all cash deal. Before attending the REDC Auction you will need to get a cashiers check for $5000.00. You will also need your regular check book if you plan on buying a house over $100,000. Bring your driver's license. I suggest getting a bank pre-approval letter before the auction. If not, Chase and Prospect Mortgage will be onsite. If you have the winning bid, they will ask for your pre-approval letter, or make you pre-approve with one of the onsite lenders. If you can't get bank approval, the home will be back up for auction the same day. Do your home inspection before the sale date. REDC and Hudson Marshall auction contracts do not have a Loan Contigency, or an Inspection Contigency. When you buy a home at a Hudson Marshall auction, you get 30 days to pay cash, or get financing. All offers are treated like cash. You must close once the contract is ratified, or you will forfeit your deposit. Both auctions have a 5% Buyers Premium added to the winning bid price. Just because you have the winning bid, does not guarantee that you will get the house. The banks asset manager has a minumum reserve price that he, or she will accept. It is different from the starting bid amount. I am a home auction frequent flyer.
Coldwell Banker Coon & McCreary Realtors
1954 Contra Costa Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523