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Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
Alameda housing market right now 2013? Overbidding?
Overbidding is everywhere in the current Bay Area:

2 posts to read:

Current Bay Area Market NOT A Bubble: Top 5 Buyer Recommendations
http://bit.ly/1460Yzt

Tough Year Ahead: T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 Home Buying in Alameda
Barbara Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Barbara Wilson answered:
what is the weather like in Alameda in the summer?
It is beautiful. Not too hot, 80's often. It cools off at night and really has a great climate. You will notice a lot of people have southern-California types of plants - bouganvilla ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in Alameda
Jean Powers,…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Jean Powers, CRS, e-PRO, SFR, HAFA certified answered:
Are there any 55-and-over retirement community in Alameda or nearby cities, close to Oakland, CA.?
Hi. The closest and best retirement community in my opinion is Rossmoor in Walnut Creek. I checked it out a couple of months ago and it is great. A new community will be built soon I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Alameda
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
how much do you think is worth for 339 broadway #34 ?
Why are you asking, Irene?

Are you planning to make an offer? If so, you should look to your Realtor to guide you and not expect better answers to this question to come from those wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 17, 2012 Home Buying in 94501
Izabella Lip…, Real Estate Pro in Dublin, CA
Izabella Lipetski answered:
Are there any homes in Alameda for rent with option to buy?
Hello, where are you moving from? What part of Alameda are you looking for?
Regards,
Izabella
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 Home Buying in Alameda
Dave & Donnee…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Dave & Donnee Hankel answered:
Are interest rates higher if you're trying to buy half a "duet" than if you're trying to buy a SFH?
A duet is 2 SFH, so the loan would be the same if you are buying half a duet or a SFH.
if you were buying the entire duet that would be 2 properties.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 23, 2012 Home Buying in Alameda
Jean Powers,…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Jean Powers, CRS, e-PRO, SFR, HAFA certified answered:
We are renting a home in Alameda, CA and was told it was bought by bank at auction. How much was it sold for?
Hi Celeste....In order to answer your question I need to know the address.
Have a wonderful day. Contact me if you need any other help....Jean
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 7, 2012 Home Buying in 94501
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
We are renting a beautiful home in BayPort (3 years now) and the owners who live across the country, have asked if we want to purchase the house.
Get a realtor to help you prepare comps for the property to get a fair price for the property. If the owner wants to forgo the agents, then he is liable for producing the required discl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Alameda
Lance R King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance R King answered:
We are looking at moving from Cape Cod to San Francisco. We think Alameda would be a great place. Any advice on this move would be great.?
Alameda has a quaint small town feel yet close to the city. We have some clients who rent in the city now who are looking to buy in Alameda for that reason, plus it's close to the water ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in Alameda
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
We qualify for a VA loan and we are 1st time home buyers. Where do we start, a bank, a realtor? Would like to be in Fernside or Bay Farm Island.?
The first thing to do is to get yourself PreAPPROVED.
This way you know exactly how much home the price of the home you search for should be.
Make certain that you have your DD214 (or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 13, 2012 Home Buying in Alameda
Jean Powers,…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Jean Powers, CRS, e-PRO, SFR, HAFA certified answered:
Is 1002 Otis Drive over priced?
Hi Daniel,
I have been a lifelong resident of Alameda and a Broker for 26 years. I always tell my customers that if a property has been on the market for awhile a property is worth wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Home Buying in Alameda
Quinn Stone, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Quinn Stone answered:
Moving to southern california. We have 5 children, oldest is 10. Looking for: good schools, family neighborhood, reasonable commute to Chatsworth.Help
Esther, you posteded this in the Alameda category. You'll probably get better results if you post your question in one of the West LA communities. Maybe you already did.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2014 Home Buying in Alameda
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
is it possible to buy a house with social security income as me and my sister both collect it and tired of renting want to own our own house.?
Yes, if you qualify you can purchase; therefore do visit with any loan officer, after reviewing your overall financial information a determination can be made, then go from there.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 8, 2012 Home Buying in Alameda
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Looking for a real estate investor friendly agent
When you say "pull up some MLS info" -- are you looking for specific properties?

Or do you merely want access to the MLS? Try this splash link where you can customize your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 Home Buying in 94501
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Voices Member answered:
Looking for 3/2 (1,700 sq. ft.) home in Fernside. What is realistic price range for that area these days? Would like move-in ready house.?
The last three most recent sales for similar properties:

$678K, $685K, and $553K.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 17, 2011 Home Buying in Alameda
Troy Staten, Real Estate Pro in 94501
Troy Staten answered:
3022 Thompson is listed for $750,000. Do you think it'll go for that much? It's a nice house, but it seems over priced to me?
It's a nice house, in a nice area. In that neighborhood if a property is priced correctly and is marketed correctly it usually gets an offer quickly. My thoughts are if you like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 17, 2011 Home Buying in Alameda
Troy Staten, Real Estate Pro in 94501
Troy Staten answered:
How do I get pre approved for a loan. How do I buy a townhouse in the Woodbridge area around second, Third and Cypress.?
Normally you could talk to a loan broker or a bank but for the co-ops your looking at in Alameda you need to use a specific lender. That lender is NCB Mortgage 866-622-6446. They also ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 11, 2011 Home Buying in 94501
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
can a buyer not signing at escrow when he signed all short sale approval letters?
I'm assuming you don't have an agent of your own--if you do what is he/she suggesting---if you don't, consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 15, 2010 Home Buying in Alameda
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
My short sale contract states buyer (me) will pay for title policy provided by seller selected title company, is this legal?
It's only legal if both parties agree to it.

You as the buyer have the right to choose your own title/escrow company. And generally, you as the buyer pay for your own title insu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 12, 2010 Home Buying in 94501
Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in California
Kamal Randhawa answered:
the home inspection came back, found that 2 AC units, 2 heaters, and a water heater have past their life expectancy. How should I negotiate w/seller?
Hello Homebuyer,

You should talk to your agent and see if the seller is willing to negotiate. Is this an REO, short sale or regular sale, knowing that would help. You may also have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 21, 2010 Home Buying in Alameda
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