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Brenda Marie, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Brenda Marie asked:
Did I win the house???? I entered the contest along with my daughter and we are so excited to find out if either of us won this house?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Home Buying in 94610
Bemi Faison, Other/Just Looking in 349 Ranch Estates, M...
Bemi Faison asked:
Do prefab homes sell like traditionally constructed ones? There are some neighborhoods where building a prefab home appears less expensive than buying existing ones. Assuming a good builder and no structural issues, how might a prefab home fare…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Selling in 94610
oscar012000, Other/Just Looking in Jersey City, NJ
oscar012000 answered:
I am looking to add a full story (1,100 SQFT including 2 bathrooms) to my house. What type of budget should we have for this project?
hi jimmy am adam from oscar contracting if you really need to do your addition soon i can help you and save a lots of money to you good job fast and good quality just send me an e.mail ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94610
Lisa Cartola…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
The real estate market continues to be a seller's market. Inventory is low most homes are receiving multiple offers, with some going significantly over the list price. The TrendGraphix Report shows the… Read more
Blogged Mon Feb 24, 2014 by Lisa Cartolano & Ellen Diamond General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Myra Tran, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco County,...
Myra Tran answered:
How do I find out what year our house was built? It is 839 York St, Oakland, CA 94610.
Using public real estate website or go to City of Oakland/Building & Permit Department will give you full detail of your home.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 6, 2013 Home Insurance in 94610
Ernest Villa…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Ernest Villafranca answered:
what is the official mls site for Alameda County?
There is not a single official MLS for Alameda county. The county has the unique situation of having three independent, competing MLS’s in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2012 Home Buying in 94610
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
Seller is delaying closing by not signing title, what now?
Hi monstertaco,

Wow, this is like "crossing the border" into a state of confusion!

Clearly, there are details not being shared; and as such, I'll pass on adding to the "clarifica ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 1, 2012 Home Buying in 94610
Cheryl Berger, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Cheryl Berger answered:
What Oakland neighborhoods are most up and coming but are still a bargain? Temescal? Oakland/Berkely border?
We are seeing areas in both Berkeley and Oakland go through a transformation in the last couple of years. In Berkeley around the San Pablo Park area and in Oakland I would say that a bi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 13, 2012 Home Buying in 94610
Ernest Villa…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Ernest Villafranca answered:
Where can I find an agent in Oakland specializing in foreclosures?
Annie,

What do you mean by specializing? That that's all they do? Then you want the listing office/agent. When you see a foreclosed house online or otherwise, call the number they pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Foreclosure in 94610
Sstephens, Home Buyer in Hixson, TN
Sstephens answered:
can i buy a house with a itin # in texas 77038?
Seriously?????? You arn't going to need to worry about these issues when you are residing in prison. Unbelievable.........what some people try to do and some actually get away with. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 Financing in 94610
Tomi Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Tomi Thomas answered:
How bad is the crime rate in the Santa Fe neighborhood of Oakland?
As agents, we are prohibited from taking a position as to whether something is a good neighborhood or bad. This is called redlining, and we just can't do it.

There are great fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 6, 2012 Home Buying in 94610
Tomi Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Tomi Thomas answered:
How can I compete against all cash buyers in a short sale (Oakland / Berkeley)?
I respectfully disagree with a lot of the info below, with the exception of Diane Hicks' clarification about the difference between foreclosures and short sales. Foreclosures and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 6, 2012 Home Buying in 94610
Tomi Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Tomi Thomas answered:
I am buying a new home and the appraisal came in for less than the accepted offer. What are my options?
I'm with Liz (below) on this. The first thing you and your agent (you did use an outside agent, I hope) should do is review the appraisal. Did your appraiser live withing 20 miles ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 6, 2012 Home Buying in 94610
Chimere Wash…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Chimere Washington answered:
Could someone tell me more about NACA - non profit organization to help people borrow money for mortgage?
Hi Bunnyin,

NACA is an awesome program. I have 4 clients who are currently going through the process of purchasing a home through NACA who are very pleased thus so far. If you have a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 18, 2010 Home Buying in 94610
Steve Larson, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Steve Larson answered:
No doc loan or investment property loan?
If you are living in one unit, the property is owner occupied, which is the best scenario for financing. It is confusing to some inexperienced lenders since there is income from the sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 17, 2010 Financing in 94610
Jes Sierra,…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Jes Sierra, B.Sc. answered:
so when is this phantom shadow of reo properties supposed to hit the market why haven't we started to see them
Danielle,
The reason the banks have not flooded the market with foreclosed properties is that it will not drive the bidding frenzy. That is the reason banks or trusts are trickling RE ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 10, 2009 Foreclosure in 94610
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
can i find my own lender for a bank owned property?
Yes, you can find your own lender for a bank owned property.
The issue with the owner only being willing to do a 203K for that property sounds odd, unless it is the only renovation loa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 3, 2009 Home Buying in 94610
Jessica Dela…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Jessica Delaney answered:
Why some prices for Just Sold properties are so ridiculous low - a 2k sf SFH in 94610 sold for 20K?!?
Don't worry we LOVE newbies on Trulia! It is helpful to give as many specifics as you can when asking a question so that the folks who respond can be sure they are giving you the right ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2009 In My Neighborhood in 94610
Jessica Dela…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Jessica Delaney answered:
Bank-owned property in disrepair - is it normal that a bank won't give you a loan?
Are you trying to get financing from a bank who already owns the property (REO)? Or is it a problem that your lender is having with the condition of the property you wish to purchase?
... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2009 Home Buying in 94610
HappyHome, Home Buyer in 94704
HappyHome answered:
Can a previous homeowner qualify as a first time buyer?
And Rob wrote a full explanation on his blog. Awesome dude! Thanks
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 14, 2009 Home Buying in 94610
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