It all depends what area you are looking to buy a home in. Are you looking to buy in the Oakland area, or would you consider some different areas? I have had no problem with buyers using the FHA Loan. If the [property is in half way decent shape there shouldn't be a problem using the FHA Financing.
There are a lot of properties that qualify for the FHA Financing, and just about all of the bank owned homes accept the FHA also.
If you need help, give me a call.
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Old West Realty Inc.