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Yesenia, Home Buyer in California

What should we look for when buying a home in San Lorenzo? For example, Asbesto?

Asked by Yesenia, California Mon Mar 17, 2008

We're looking into relocating to the East Bay (San Lorenzo or San Leandro), but I'm concerned about Asbestos, Lead, and earthquakes. I know, we live in CA (earthquake state) but I do not want to end up on top of a fault line either. What areas in the mentioned cities should we avoid? What about Asbestos and Lead? Any advise is greatly appreciated.

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I live in San Lorenzo. It is a great place to be. There are different areas to consider, depending on your needs and price range. We have a listing that is not on the market yet at 16134 Via Chiquita. It is in the heart of San Lorenzo in a good neighborhood. It should be listed around $300,000. If you want to take a look at it, give me a call at 510-501-5865 or email me at sandor@kw.com.

As for earthquake fault line, I believe the nearest major fault line is along the Hayward hills by CSU East Bay. The homes in our neighborhood withstood all the major earthquakes the last 50 years+, so we are not too concerned.
There are some minor flood zones along the channel way and in a few spots. I'd have to look at a flood map.

In general, the closer you get to 880 the lower the the home values.


Sandor Verstrepen
Keller Williams Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 4, 2010
According to EPA, if the asbestos is in good condition (no flaking, not broken, etc) it's best to leave it alone. San Lorenzo and San Leandro are adjacent to each other, and there are quite a few homes available for sale in the area so you should have quite a few to choose from. Homes built after 1978 may not have lead in the paint used on the house.

Go to this site to see the fault lines in Northern Califonria (Bay area) http://geology.about.com/library/bl/blwg02map.htm

As for asbestos, visit this site for do's and don'ts about asbestos in a home http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/ashome.html#dosdonts

Depending on what you're looking for and what your budget is, this is a good time to be a buyer because of the many choices.

Let me know if you need additional information. Call or email me.

510 205 2992 cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 21, 2008
Any suggestions? Any advise about the San Lorenzo, CA area?
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