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Roger Grubb, Real Estate Pro in El Cerrito, CA
Roger Grubb answered:
is carriage hills north in E.S. or Richmond ?
If you plan to purchase a home in Carriage Hills, be sure to check the tax records. My first deal in C.H. the listing Agent incorrectly wrote down "El Sobrante" instead of "Richmond" in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 24, 2015 Home Buying in Carriage Hills North
Ricardo Vela…, Real Estate Pro in Pinole, CA
Ricardo Velazco answered:
Why do West Unified Schools suck so bad ?
The school district is to big for its own good. However I hear the monies received from Chevron have a lot to do with it. At one point Hercules tried to break away and it never happened ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 4, 2015 Home Buying in Carriage Hills North
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Seller wants to cancel contract one day before close of escrow. Time to hire an Attorney?
Yes in my 25 years or so in the business. about 17 years ago I have had this last minute title search get me. I now call the title company in advance, and ask them to do the search up f ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jan 2, 2015 Home Buying in Richmond
Jeff Kim, Real Estate Pro in Hercules, CA
Jeff Kim answered:
New Pulte condo homes in Marina Bay, Richmond?
It seems as though Pulte is willing to offer some great deals to close out their inventory at Marina Bay. I just checked their website and they are providing a move in special as well a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 17, 2014 Home Buying in Marina Bay
valerieesl50, Both Buyer and Seller in El Cerrito, CA
valerieesl50 answered:
I heard the neighbor say that the previous owner die in this property. Is it true?
For some reason this question comes up when searching a different property on Northridge Dr.
Please note that there has not been any death in the Northridge Dr property that is current ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Sep 2, 2014 Home Buying in Hilltop Village
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
What are the crime rates?
You can visit www.CrimeReports.com and www.SpotCrime.com for in-depth stats.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Home Buying in Parchester Village
meggie.nick, Home Owner in Richmond, CA
meggie.nick answered:
Does the Annex feed into El Cerrito Schools?
Yes, the entire Richmond Annex and most of the surrounding neighborhoods attend El Cerrito High. The entire annex attend Fairmont Elementary, in El Cerrito.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in Richmond Annex
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
are there any gated upscale communities in Marina bay area that offer condos with 1 floor living, 2-3 bedrooms, 2-2 1/2 bath parking for 1-2 cars?
Yes. I would be more than happy to set you up with a custom search link. Just send me an email if you have any further questions.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

http://ww ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 29, 2014 Home Buying in Point Richmond
meggie.nick, Home Owner in Richmond, CA
meggie.nick answered:
Is Richmond Annex a good buy in today's market? Do children in the Annex attend El Cerrito schools? Thanks.
The children in the Richmond Annex and Southwest Richmond Annex both go to the same schools as nearby parts of El Cerrito. I would say this area is a best value for many people, especia ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Buying in Southwest Annex
Liz Stevens, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley Hills, Berk...
Liz Stevens answered:
a question for Liz Stevens, you seem to have good info about the Marina bay area of Richmond, need help in long-term rental.
Hello Sam, my colleague Carl Medford sent your name and email address my way, but I must tell you, carl medford knows that area as well as I do, and I am managing an office full of ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 31, 2013 Home Buying in Marina Bay
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in 92870
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Has anyone ever heard of a company called Standard, who is offering homes in different areas as pre-foreclosures.
I completely agree with Steve's answer. Pre-foreclsoure just meams the owner is behind on their payments. It does not mean they are for sale.
Good luck,
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 27, 2013 Home Buying in 94804
Glen Bell, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Glen Bell answered:
I am thinking of putting my townhouse in Marina Bay for sale. Is it kind of late for the selling season? Should I wait till next year?
Inventory's going up, interest rates may be up in the spring and how lenders qualify and process loans will be changing next year. (All point to a challenging spring for sellers). The t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 20, 2013 Home Buying in 94804
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
Can I buy a house with my itin number?
There are lenders like myself that are able to give you a loan with just an itin number. I would need to speak with you about other information as well to be sure, but it's definitely p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 4, 2013 Home Buying in Richmond
Clark Goodri…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Clark Goodrich answered:
Does anyone know the cost for monthly HOA fees for Marina Bay? Thanks, T.
I guess the first thing you should know about Marina Bay is that it is a neighborhood not, as the other answers below imply a single condominium complex. There are currently 11 existing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 15, 2013 Home Buying in Marina Bay
Rishab Jain, Real Estate Pro in California
Rishab Jain answered:
Are there more listings in the area? Any foreclosures?
There are various short sale and foreclosure list. Just send me an email or shoot.

Regards

Jain Rishab
Realtor
RE/MAX Active Realty.
4056 Decoto Road
Fremont CA-94555
Phon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 7, 2013 Home Buying in Marina Bay
Ernestina R…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Ernestina R Vadillo answered:
was a short sale. but no longer due to lots of buyers. this home also will never appraise at the asking price. are we crazy to bid well above asking?
It was a Short sale, is not longer? it means is Bank Owned? if there are a lot of buyers the bank will accept the high offer. (the market is going up so fast). is up to you to bid over ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 1, 2013 Home Buying in East Richmond Heights
Ernestina R…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Ernestina R Vadillo answered:
anyone know how much the hoa fee is on this home?
As of 2012, it was $110.00 it including exterior mantainance.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 4, 2013 Home Buying in Hilltop Village
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
THE HOME AT 3147 MOYERS IS IT UP FOR SALE RICHMOND CA
Dennis,
Please e-mail my Broker, Mike Rowland, at mikerowland@windermere.com
or call 510-222-9150, and he can check the MLS for you.
I do not have access from down in the Valley.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Home Buying in Fairmede/Hilltop
Darrell Cara…, Other/Just Looking in Richmond, CA
Darrell Caraway Architect AIA answered:
How safe is the iron triangle?
It is not a place I would wish anyone to have to live in (A) the downwind from the refinery of course (B) residual from ship building WWII is slow to transform and (C) poor southern ori ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 23, 2013 Home Buying in Iron Triangle
Salim Vasani, Real Estate Pro in Vallejo, CA
Salim Vasani answered:
What's the best way to get an offer accepted in a seller's market?
All of the below and send a concise cover letter with your offer listing all documents and the order they are in. Make life easy for the Listing agent.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in 94805
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