Worried about the minimum credit score needed for home loan programs in Oakland? There are many different home loan and refinance programs available for different credit situations. Due to the improving
Traditionally, real estate commissions have been determined by percentages. In the past you could count on being charged 6% of the sales price of a home. Since then, the average commission has dropped
I might bring it up with your landlord if you feel like it's an expense you can't afford. I would think you would have to replace your own light bulbs though. If it isn't in your contract, I would ask about it! http://www.paclamp.com... more
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Eating healthy and exercising regularly are known to reduce the risk of a heart attack — we all know this. But here’s a heart-smart tip you probably never heard of before: People who know and trust
It's not a necessity to get a lawyer to buy a home. Getting lawyers can help you with going through the process though. They may be able to help you a lot with any questions or confusions you might have too.
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Navigating the home loan process can be a challenge for first time home buyers. There are many different first time home buyer home loan options available in Oakland and most other California areas. If
This home ( The Jordan House) is a very idiosyncratic house designed by Ace Architects for a person who lost their pre-existing home on the site during the great 1991 Firestorm. The home design was developed collaboratively between the owner, a magazine publisher, and Joel and Lucia at Ace, all of whom shared a love of some of the Bay Area's great early 20th Century architects including Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck. The house includes references and homage to buildings by those noted architects that were lost to fires earlier in the century. The roofline supposedly recalls Hearst Hall on the U.C. Berkeley Campus, and the color scheme of the interiors was drawn from Julia Morgan's palette for a cottage at William Randolph Hearst's Wyntoon retreat in Northern California.
A few surviving architectural fragments from the modest Mission Revival Bungalow lost in 1991 including the Batchelder Art Tile on the fireplace mantlepiece and the brass front door hardware were restored and incorporated into the new residence.
When I listed the property, we set the price at $869,000. I expected that it would sell quickly for that, or a little more, due to the excellent and functional residential design quality of the home, its iconic street presence, and its status as a published home, having been featured in Metropolitan Home Magazine, and in Ace Architect's book, Ten Houses.
To my and the seller's chagrin, despite a robust Internet ad campaign, numerous open houses, several
broker tours, and a lot of networking, we were finding that even though we had lots of showings, no-one was offering. As I attempted to find out what was wrong, and to overcome the obstacles, I began to understand that for the bulk of prospective buyers, the house was too aesthetically bold, and the strong forms and colors were too intense for them to be able to imagine themselves living with. All this despite the fact that at open houses, people typically stayed two or three times longer than is usual, and were stimulated and happy while in the house!
At the end of the day, price is the ultimate game-changer, and when we expanded our pool of potential buyers by lowering the price to $799,000, we had multiple offers within a week.
The new owners were said to be thrilled to have found their very own architectural masterpiece in which to make their home, and happy to be living in such a wonderful location!
Drought conditions in California have reached serious proportions. California farmers have even begun to tap into the precious groundwater aquifers to water their crops. Any East Bay homeowner who
If you’re like me, you only have so much time and so many dollars to budget on home repairs. But left undone, these little things can grow into costly repairs. Here are some easy DIY repairs you should
Are you searching for low credit home loans in order to purchase your next home? Having a low credit score can make the home purchase and financing process feel impossible for many home buyers. Fortunately
SHORT SALE Opportunity. 7195 Buckingham nestled in the Berkeley Oakland Hills. Offered at $850,000. Time is running out. We need to get this spectacular home into escrow before this magnificent home
Depending on the city you live in, a lot of places. Some even have people on site all the time to help against bad things happening to your items stored there. I'd look for a place like that, if that might give you more piece of mind.
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