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Carmen Di Bi…, Real Estate Pro in New City, NY
Carmen Di Biase answered:
how long are short sales taking now a days? My mortgage is with Wells Fargo.
Sarah,

There is still no definitive time frame for short sales. There is legislation in the works to make the process simpler, shorter, and more appealing to consumers, however, it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 12, 2011 Home Selling in 94501
Philip kaake, Real Estate Pro in ALAMEDA, CA
Philip kaake answered:
Does anyone know anything about the new development opening up on Alameda- Grand Marina Village?
What do you want to know?
This is the official blurb on the Warmington website.
They have developed several other properties in Alameda.

Grand Marina Village - Alameda, CA

Locat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 30, 2010 Home Buying in Alameda
Patrick Thies, Real Estate Pro in Anytown, IL
Patrick Thies answered:
Do I have to pay transfer tax for adding my wife on title?
Check with a real estate attorney. You should be able to add her name to the title. There may be a filing fee involved but that's about it.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 15, 2011 Home Buying in Alameda
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Where do you think mortgage rates will be in summer 2010?
Roger...........If I could predict the answer to that, I'd buy a lottery ticket instead, or head to Atlantic City and the roulette table.!

Do I personally think the rates will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 28, 2010 Financing in 94501
Philip kaake, Real Estate Pro in ALAMEDA, CA
Philip kaake answered:
My family wants to move back west to Alameda. Are there rent to buy options out there?
Dear Clfeather,
Most of the time rent to buy options are between you and the landlord. Most rentals are advertised as just that... rentals. Past experience has shown that it is usuall ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Rentals in Alameda
Joanne Chand…,  in Alameda, CA
Joanne Chandler asked:
Dear persons searching for a home, I have a question for you. What do you like in a Realtor who is assisting you in finding a home or other property? Of course I know you want honesty and respect, but it would greatly assist Realtors in doing their job if you could give your input. Thank you, Jo Anne
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 12, 2009 Home Buying in Alameda
Dania Alvarez, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Dania Alvarez answered:
My husband, myself, and 3 sons (12, 10, & 7) may be relocating to the SF area. My husband would be working in the Richmond/ El Sobrante area.
Dear Mom,

It appears that you have done your homework and know that Alameda has excellent schools and good real estate values . Alameda is approximately 15 miles away from Richmond, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in 94501
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Hamilton, OH
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
buy and bail
That's what you do when you buy a used boat!

No it is when you purchase a property with the intention of not paying on the note for the property you currenty own. The lenders ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 10, 2010 Home Buying in 94501
Jean Powers, Real Estate Pro in Castro Valley, CA
Jean Powers answered:
home rental with option to buy, craftsman 94501
Good Morning,
I am not sure about your question. I do know that Alameda properties are selling and values are increasing therefore sellers will not consider lease options. If a proper ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 3, 2009 Rentals in Alameda
Meena Gujral, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Meena Gujral answered:
We are thinking of relocating to the area from the east coast and are trying to figure out where to look for homes. My husband will work in
Hi Ecfamily,

Three cities come to mind that would meet all your criteria:

Castro Valley - Very good schools, close to 92 (San Mateo Bridge, easy access to Redwood Shores), 880 and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 24, 2009 Home Buying in 94501
Jacob Varghe…, Other/Just Looking in San Jose, CA
Jacob Varghese answered:
Is .75% for LTV more than 0.8 a reasonable way to calculate ballpark PMI cost?
Hello Ebdb,

You can use this link and calculate. In case you have any question please feel free to contact me.

http://web.wn.net/~usr/javafun/calculate.htm
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 28, 2013 Financing in 94501
Daniel Casta…, Real Estate Pro in Lynchburg, VA
Daniel Castagna answered:
What's the process for "shopping around" for a loan?
Thats exactly what shopping around is. you can contact a couple of lenders directly, or you can have them contact you by using a couple of different websites such as lowermybills.com or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 11, 2009 Financing in 94501
Chuck Bianchi…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Chuck Bianchi CRS ABR ePRO answered:
Should I go to a mortgage broker or a bank for a loan?
No I don't suggest lending tree because the people you may speak to may be across the country and not readily available. I do suggest a broker over a bank because a bank is going to sho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 26, 2013 Financing in 94501
Troy Staten, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Troy Staten answered:
Woodstock complex in Alameda
Hello, the Woodstock complex is a co-op, what this meens is your buying a share in the Woodstock co-op with a right to occupy a particular unit. These properties require a 20% down pay ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2009 Home Buying in Alameda
Eric H. Wong , Real Estate Pro in Albany, CA
Eric H. Wong answered:
We currently rent in Alameda and absolutely love the area! We are looking to buy a home now but it looks like
I think it is best to start looking in Alameda first. Find a good agent who really knows the Island, because Alameda has a lot to offer. From the condos and townhouses, to the planned u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 25, 2010 Rent vs Buy in Alameda
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
I am looking for a place in Bayfarm in the range of 700k - 1million. Is now a good time to buy? It seems as
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I reported that Alameda has seen, and probably will continue to see its share of short sales and foreclosures. In 2008, only 8% of all sales were foreclosures. To date in 2009, we ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 18, 2009 Home Buying in 94502
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
FHA Home financing
Your better option where NO ONE will misunderstand YOUR well author statement speak with mortgage broker review entire file. Lender will require 2 years of employment, HOWEVER contact ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 5, 2009 Financing in Alameda
Jean Powers, Real Estate Pro in Castro Valley, CA
Jean Powers answered:
My family is considering relocating to the Oakland, CA area if my husband accepts a job offer. We currently
Good Morning Southern Girl,
There are quite a few great cities in the Oakland area. I live in Alameda and sell not only in Oakland and Alameda but in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 4, 2009 Home Buying in Alameda
Jean Powers, Real Estate Pro in Castro Valley, CA
Jean Powers answered:
where should we live in Alameda for the best schools, neighborhoods w/ 2 small kids, we r out of state now.?
Hello Francie,
I was born and raised in Alameda, been a broker here for over 25 years and I also taught K-5 computers in the district for over 10 years. Although I feel that all of our ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 31, 2009 Home Buying in Alameda
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
How do I find sold homes in my area from october 2007-march 2008?
NRMC

I can help you.

Are you thinking of submitting a request for reassessment for your property taxes? If so, the deadline for submitting your application for 2008 reassessment i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 10, 2009 Home Buying in 94501
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