But I would do a walk through for you for a fee and you could see the potential for the property in a long range plan, maybe thirty years. Its the neighborhood. There is basically no appeal if you ask me and we'd be completely starting again if it was possible to do that - but the refinery is belching out some pretty noxious stuff and I wouldn't advise living down wind of it. Check your wind angle first thing. I have a plot of the wind to check the refinery toxic gas cloud for you if you want to start there.
You have to have a way to live there securely and I don't know how to do that myself.
I think this particular area of Richmond has some problems such as higher crime rates and lower rated schools. The building also appears to be close to Amtrak. At the same time there are new developments in that area and housing prices will be significantly lower than elsewhere in the Bay Area.
The Richmond Police has an interactive crime map that might help you assess the crime rate.
I can't find this address any where. Are you sure this is the right address? Do you know what the asking price of the house is? If you can get me this information, I'll be able to help you.
Thanks Veraedwards, and you have a Great day.
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