Hi Stephanie, there is little inventory in Contra Costa right now (70% less than last year), so Buyer's are having a very difficult time finding places to buy. You would be doing yourself a favor to work with a Realtor that knows the neighborhood you want to live in...often, in this market we are putting deals together BEFORE the property goes on the MLS. I'd be happy to sit and talk with you, or ask your friends and family for a good recommendation of a local, experienced agent they have worked with before. Fell free to contact me with any questions! Michelle firstname.lastname@example.org... more
"Decent" is very subject as it can mean different things to different people. I recommend that first you figure out what your price range is, then use our Crime and Commuter maps to help figure out which neighborhoods are going to be the best fit for you.
Our Walnut Creek Crime Map can help you see what crime rates are like ahead of time: http://bit.ly/X4eRV5
Our Walnut Creek Commuter Map can help you figure out how long it will take for you to get to work from any of the homes you see on Trulia: http://bit.ly/124F79k
And finally, heere are all the rental apartments we have in and around Walnut Creek for you to choose from: http://bit.ly/124Fcdd
When you have more follow up questions, I'd recommend that you try and be as specific as possible so as to give you the best chance of getting the answers your looking for.
Good luck with your search!
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It is not unheard of but in general, rental properties are leased unfurnished with the possible exceptions of fridge, washer & dryer.
Most landlords expect a tenant to sign a 1 year lease and most tenants already have there own furniture. For shorter terms, people sometimes rent furniture or stay at one of the extended stay hotels in the area.
You will find virtually all the rentals of all types on CraigsList.... more
Yes! I can help you (or any other Realtor) - we can narrow down your search via the MLS if you want a long term rental (like a year or more lease)...you can also search on craigslist or on rentals.com. Email me at email@example.com if you would like more information.... more
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I would welcome the opportunity to assist you! Servicing the East Bay of San Francisco providing rentals properties for over 25 years, I have a good selection of condos/townhomes & single family homes available. Please call me with your specific needs and we will can get started on locating your new home! DeAnn J Simpson 925/974-SOLD (7653)... more
as a rule, agents don't rent apartments. Homes and condominiums, we handle. The market is fairly tight, due to the unprecedented number of folks who have lost their homes to foreclosure. Do you have a rental amount in mind? If you would like, I can supply you with a daily update on what is available, prices, photos, maps. Be wary of Craigslist and Zillow. I have had my own rentals 'Hijacked" and posted with different pictures, descriptions and rental amounts. You can contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org. BTW, I used to live on Mercer Island; loved it.... more