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Mariah Bradf…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Mariah Bradford answered:
Are there unsafe or unreccomended neighborhoods in Martinez?
In general, proximity to Tosco refinery and houses close to Pacheco Blvd are going to be less desirable. There are many charming neighborhoods in Martinez, some really nice ones where ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 3, 2015 Crime & Safety in Martinez
Neil Case, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
Neil Case answered:
My home has been on the market for 5 months and we have not had one single offer. My home is a 3 bedroom 2
In my humble opinion there is a buyer for every house and there are really only two factors that make up the bulk of the success or failure of it selling. It does not matter what the ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Foreclosure in Martinez
Yasumi Davis, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
Yasumi Davis answered:
I have a rental property I'm looking sell in Martinez. I will take a big haircut since values have dropped since I purchased it in July 2009.
Hello, it does not look like you sold the property yet. The price has gone up since you posted this inquiry two years ago. If you are still thinking about selling, I would like to help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 7, 2014 Home Selling in Martinez
John  Law,  in Walnut Creek, CA
John Law answered:
we recently had to move due to property being sold,and have had section 8 voucher for 10 yrs now,but cannot find a place in the martinez area,Helpleas
I wish I could Candice but I do not do rentals. Google 'Joe Stokley' in Contra Costa County. He only does rentals.

Good Luck to you.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 10, 2014 Moving in Martinez
Kristina McC…, Real Estate Pro in Orinda, CA
Kristina McCann answered:
We are looking for a rental property in the Morello Park Elementary neighborhood. We are hoping to begin renting after the first of the year.
Hi tsmchale! There are rentals on Craigslist, but there are also rentals on the MLS - if you'd like to contact me through my profile, I live right in downtown (Martinez) and can shoot y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 20, 2013 Rentals in Martinez
Gina Brewster, Home Owner in Martinez, CA
Gina Brewster answered:
Rental home needed
Duplex for rent in Martinez on Buckley St. Swing by!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 30, 2013 Rentals in Martinez
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Why must I ask a question????
Pacita - then you better hurry up and ask a question!!!!


1 vote Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Home Buying in Martinez
Christina Ha…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, TN
Christina Hayes answered:
Whats the first step to take for a potential 1st time (military) home buyer with bad credit?
Obtain all three of your credit reports from each bureau. If you look at my blog here on Trulia, I have free credit repair tips to boost your credit score.

Best of Luck & Have a grea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 11, 2013 Credit Score in Martinez
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
First time home buyer
The only thing that is missing from the information below is how did your credit get so bad? Short Sale? Not that it needs to be aired here a short sale, I would simply add that a forcl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 22, 2013 Home Buying in Martinez
Reapusa, Home Buyer in Martinez, CA
Reapusa answered:
I'v heard that there might be some places that are also zoned commercial. Is this a possiablity in martinez?
Are you still looking? Call 925 372-8819
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 3, 2013 Home Buying in Martinez
Gary Wuesten…, Real Estate Pro in Applegate, CA
Gary Wuestenberg answered:
First time buyer, no experience or knowledge of. looking in Martz area for 2-3 bdrm 2 bath but not sure I can afford to buy Help! thanks Anne
Hi Anne. The first step is to get pre-qualified with a good lender. This is a great time to buy with interest rates at historical lows. I work with loan officers from Wells Fargo, Chase ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Home Buying in Martinez
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker answered:
if trustee sale is off the calendar - what does that mean?
It depends on whether you are the seller or buyer. If seller, it may mean a postponement while the bank works on a modification or a short sale. If you are a buyer, it may be an indicat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 9, 2012 Foreclosure in Martinez
Steve Maloney, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Steve Maloney answered:
i am on disability and am now looking for low income housing or section 8 how do i go about getting in with these programs?
Depending on where you would like to live, you'll need to see if that county/ city has a HUD approved housing authority. I work a lot with the Oakland Housing Authority which is the loc ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Aug 20, 2012 General Area in Martinez
Ken Wiggins, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
Ken Wiggins answered:
We are considering moving to either Martinez or Pleasant Hill. (We are looking south of highway 24). As we have school age children, we were
Hello Oskibear,
I grew up in Pleasant Hill and Concord and went to school in the area. The schools in the area are Generally pretty good. Here is a useful website for someone like you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 10, 2012 Home Buying in Martinez
Daniel Stusc…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Daniel Stuscavage answered:
Martinez - pros & cons of buying in this city vs bay point or pittsburg?
Martinez, in my opinion, is a much better place to live for all reasons possible. It is incredibly safer than Bay Point and Pittsburg, no question. There is a nice downtown district i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 30, 2012 Home Buying in Martinez
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
This property is not off the market...currently on MLS Craigslist and can I get it back on Trulia?
You should just try reposting it on Trulia's listing pages. If you need help with it, let me know.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2011 Home Buying in Martinez
Craig Bosse, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Craig Bosse answered:
are there really preforeclosures for 12,000 ?
Chris - You are asking about pre-foreclosures in Martinez right? The answer is no.

Don't listen to an agent from Roseville.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 30, 2011 Home Buying in Martinez
Monir Mamoun, Real Estate Pro in Denville, NJ
Monir Mamoun answered:
I have a bachelors of science in human services management, and I have been an on-site property manager for 2 years, Do I need a license?
Wowsers, better late asking than never.

I found a web site with some info. I cite below and provide the link as well.

Must California property managers have a real estate broker&# ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Oct 4, 2010 General Area in Martinez
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
David Chiles answered:
Are the auctions held regularly? Where are they located? Is there a list of particular properties and corresponding auction dates?
Thank you for your question Victoria.

Auctions are held regularly. Generally, they take place on the Courthouse steps. A list of the auction properties and corresponding auction da ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 1, 2010 Foreclosure in Martinez
Erica Starkey, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Erica Starkey answered:
Our agent always steers us clear of the houses that we find and enquire about .
Very tired,
I would first speak to your agent about your concerns. If your gut is telling you something is not right I would go with what you believe to be true. Unfortunately, there a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 22, 2010 Home Buying in Martinez
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