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Mariah Bradf…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Mariah Bradford answered:
Do you have a favorite pest inspector that you like to use?
Absolutely yes. Frank Wojcik from San Miguel in Concord. He has decades in the business, and I have had to call him out against other companies in the past (when there was a major dis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2015 Agent2Agent in Orinda
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
How do I find out prices and dates of sale going back over 3 years?
Hi,

Your local agent for Orinda can look back in time at the MLS sales for a particular area.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 23, 2015 Home Selling in 94563
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Does anyone know if there is a realationship between what you post on Trulia's Active Rain platform and what you post directly here on Trulia? Thanks
If it helps, I was contacted by Trulia to see if I wanted to pay to advertise.
I said..without the Blogs I was not interested.
The sales rep did not realize the Blogs were removed....
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 11, 2015 Agent2Agent in Orinda
Tristam Biel…, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, Los A...
Tristam Bielecki answered:
Because reputation is everything, what are some do's and don't that will affect your reputation with agents and other real estate professionals?
Not returning calls is the biggest offense - I have tried getting showing appointments with Realtors that wont call or email you back. If they cant even respond to those requests - how ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 8, 2014 Agent2Agent in Orinda
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
Does anyone know Trulia's algorithm for the order the list agents in an area?
I don't think it's been updated in ages. It seems stuck on past rankings.
1 vote Share Flag Sun Dec 7, 2014 Agent2Agent in Orinda
Simon Watson, Real Estate Pro in 94596
Simon Watson answered:
Orinda or San Ramon - both seem to have great schools (elem through high). Any opinions on which place is better to live in?
If I had to choose its Orinda, for location, schools and value, no question about it.

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
BRE 01881304
sim ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Buying in Orinda
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Hi, I'd like to know what is the period of line chart about the number of sale. In addition,about the vertical axis, I'd like to know what
Identification of or a link to the chart in question will prove extremely helpful.
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Market Conditions in Orinda
Steve Stahle, Real Estate Pro in 94549
Steve Stahle answered:
How is the rental market in Orinda? I am thinking about buying a house there,rent it out for now. We are planning to move there 6 years later.
Hope you bought in 2010! Market has taken off in the last 3 years
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 7, 2014 Home Buying in 94563
Jim Mcintyre, Home Buyer in Orinda, CA
Jim Mcintyre answered:
Need advice on buying a lot that has expired building permit Vs buying a house that is in move-in condition
Building or buying what you want is a function of a number of variables, Buying an existing house requires compromise, you probably won't find your "vision" of the perfect home. On th ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in Orinda
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Dublin, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
How much does it cost to build hopme on average in Orinda, a 2000 sqft?
Did you end up buying a land and building a house? would love to hear the experience..
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in Orinda
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Dublin, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
I'm wondering if an agent would be interested in working with a family interested in purchasing a lot/land on a relatively modest budget?
Angela,

Everyone has a budget and a comfort line! I think it is a great strategy to buy a land and build from ground up. You not only input your taste in to the house but also make ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in Orinda
Swim and Com…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Swim and Company Real Estate answered:
Are the home burglaries concentrated in a certain area of Orinda or entirely random throughout the city?
In answer to Stevens question, which is still relevant - Orinda home burglaries do remain a problem. As mentioned by other posters they are predominately, but not limited to, the exit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Crime & Safety in Orinda
Linda Friedm…, Real Estate Pro in Orinda, CA
Linda Friedman/Peggy Harmatz answered:
Are there times of the year when rental inventory in Orinda tends to be higher? What's the best way to find homes for rent?
Generally, there is never a plethora of rentals in Orinda, regardless of the time of year--it just does not have a large base of rental stock. However, as long as one avoids the "dead ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Rentals in Orinda
Hector, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette Hills, Laf...
Hector answered:
Which neighborhoods in Orinda are the sunniest (least foggy)?
Orinda is a tiny city, the weather is the same in the whole city, its not as hot as Walnut Creek/Concord but less foggy and warmer that San Francisco. Orinda is a high income area with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Orinda
Mike Linkena…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Mike Linkenauger answered:
Can the buyer's broker lower their commission fee to sweeten the deal for the bank in a short sale? Or, is it already written into the contract.
Yes. In many times, it may be negotiated to appease a lender.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Orinda
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
Buying a house in Orinda--market trend (summer through winter), financing with 10% down, foreclosure houses?
Hi Mike:

(1) Should we expect to see more houses coming on the market during the summer months through fall and winter in this price range?

Looking back 2 years, for 3bed/2bath p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Orinda
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Orinda or Lafayette for tight-knit, family-friendly community and excellent schools?
If I had to choose between the two, I would probably go for Lafayette. Schools are pretty equal and so are the neighborhoods but Lafayette has a much wider variety of neighborhoods and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Buying in Orinda
Gretchen Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Gretchen Scheid answered:
is there fire danger? Also, what condition are the gas lines?
To answer your first question, you can go to this link and enter your address and it is supposed to tell you the fire hazard for that particular spot: http://www.mofd.org/fire-preventi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 2, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Overhill
Kyle Quesnoy, Real Estate Pro in Piedmont, CA
Kyle Quesnoy answered:
What are the market conditions in Orinda? We have a 3000-plus sq. ft home built in 2000, with high-end
Orindares,

Many people forget to consider that while home prices in Orinda have declined a small percentage, most areas in California and the U.S. in general have declined by an even ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 28, 2011 Home Selling in Overhill
Kyle Quesnoy, Real Estate Pro in Piedmont, CA
Kyle Quesnoy answered:
Does anyone know if you can get a decent three bedroom in Orinda for under $700,000.00 and if so how difficult is it to find financing for a home if
As far as finding a decent 3 bdrm in Orinda for under 700K, you're best bet would be to find a pre-forclosure/short sale home. Because short sales are currently still occupied by t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 28, 2011 Home Buying in Orinda
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