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Lisa Cartola…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Lisa Cartolano Ellen Diamond answered:
Is removing a bathroom sink a mistake?
Hi,

In terms of resale value, I would not worry about the guest bathroom having double sinks. A renovated bathroom would be a better selling feature than a bathroom with double sinks ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 9:52am Home Selling in Oakland
Lisa Cartola…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Lisa Cartolano Ellen Diamond answered:
Looking for a fixer in Maxwell park or upcoming neighborhood that are changing for the better in the price of 200.000 to 260.000 .. please guild me
Hi,

I actually live in Maxwell Park, it is a great neighborhood. As with many areas right now there is not a lot of inventory in Maxwell Park or surrounding markets. At the $200-$260 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 9:44am Home Buying in 94601
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
We are looking at selling our house in 1-2 years. We want to prioritize improvements. We have some rot in the walls, the extent is not known.
hi, take care of both...get your home inspected for dry rot and wood destroying pests...you may find your problem is not that expensive...

See "ACTIVE" listings for sale in real-time ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Selling in 94609
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
Recommendations for first time home buyer / investment in Oakland, CA?
hi, what is the maximum price you are looking at? get loan preapproved so you know what your maximum price is, learn more here
http://americarealtyonline.com/RealtorWebPage?custompage_ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 20, 2014 Home Buying in Oakland
kenneth.walk…, Home Seller in Oakland, CA
kenneth.walker01 answered:
I need to find a loan ASAP my middle scores is 520,539 and my high score is 620. I need a loan now in Oakland, CA
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Home Buying in Oakland
marciae, Other/Just Looking in Petaluma, CA
marciae asked:
I'm a reporter writing an article about residential solar. I'm looking to do a brief interview w/ homeowners who are considering solar for their homes In California's Bay Area (East Bay, North Bay, Pennisula preferred). You don't have to have your mind made up or know a lot about solar -- just want to talk to people…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Going Green in Oakland
Rosie Nysaet…, Real Estate Pro in Piedmont, CA
After four months of looking at homes every weekend, and making two unsuccessful bids, my clients found another home they wanted to make an offer on.  Finding this home was tough enough; getting it would… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 9, 2014 by Rosie Nysaether Market Conditions Home Buying
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Barbara Reyn…, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
See what homes are for sale now in BerkeleySee what homes are for sale now in OaklandTrendy Food and NeighborhoodWhether you’ve lived in the Bay Area for a long time or you’re just visiting, there… Read more
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
im looking at a house in oakland, ca. It has a conforming unit downstairs. what problems might i run into in getting a loan, or purchasing the?
With a conforming unit you should not have any problems.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Home Buying in 94601
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
Lender is proposing to re-execute our loan more than 6 months after purchase. What are our options?
They are probably using different guidelines and the loan they had originally done probably didn't meet the requirements.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Home Buying in Oakland
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
How can I get a loan in North Oakland?
Loan brokers is your best bet.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Home Buying in Oakland
Rosie Nysaet…, Real Estate Pro in Piedmont, CA
Why does one house get broken into, and not another?  What do burglars look for when scoping out homes? According to SimpliSafe Burglar Alarm systems, burglars first scope out neighborhoods dressed as… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 8, 2014 by Rosie Nysaether Crime & Safety Home Ownership
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Jodi Selene, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Jodi Selene answered:
Is this still available? Any info here would be nice.?
Hi Bill,

Property in the Bay Area now - especially some of the more popular neighborhoods with great amenities - is selling fast! If you're thinking of buying an Oakland condo or ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 7, 2014 Foreclosure in Piedmont Avenue
Joe LoParo, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Highlight - Oakland California - Oakland, is located about six miles east of San Francisco, California. Known for its professional sports teams and news headlines, the city is definitely a standout in… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 7, 2014 by Joe LoParo General Area Entertainment & Nightlife In My Neighborhood
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Tom Chantler, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Tom Chantler answered:
Are there any section 8 rentals in the North Oakland area 3 bed / 2 bath, garage and good yard space/?
Here's a good resource for you: http://www.gosection8.com/Section-8-housing-in-Oakland-Alameda-CA/#.U0Lh9l5HiuY

Best of luck,

Tom48339885
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 7, 2014 Rentals in Oakland
Rosie Nysaet…, Real Estate Pro in Piedmont, CA
Before putting your house on the market, it’s recommended that you hire a pest control company to inspect your home for pest damage.  This is an overall, general term for any damage done to the wood… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 7, 2014 by Rosie Nysaether Home Buying Home Selling Home Ownership
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Sebastian Ma…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sebastian Manivanh answered:
Isn't the point of a prequalify to get a sense of how much home you can afford?
Hi Scott. If you and the Mrs. are serious about purchasing, I would start to gather up all of your financial documents, and have a real live mortgage broker help you with analyzing you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 7, 2014 Financing in 94612
eyes00000, Home Owner in 89145
eyes00000 answered:
what if your home not owned by fannie mae or freddie mac or a fha. Is help still available?
I have a rental property In Las Vegas, NV that is underwater and has an interest only loan until 10/15 and not owned by fannie mae or freddie mac. We have never been late on a payment ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Financing in Oakland
Rosie Nysaet…, Real Estate Pro in Piedmont, CA
I recently ate at the Brotzeit Lokal — a busy German beer garten remotely tucked behind the Homewood Suites, off of 880. When we pulled into the parking lot, a sign, “The Brooklyn Basin” welcomed… Read more
Blogged Thu Apr 3, 2014 by Rosie Nysaether General Area Market Conditions
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