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Janet Calder…, Home Buyer in San Ramon, CA
Janet Calderaro asked:
Can anyone tell me about NACA Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America? I am looking to purchase a home and I am considering going through their Home Buying program. Is it worth it to go through this program or is it a complete scam?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 21, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Oakland Affordability program discriminating because I DON'T have kids?
You need to be more careful when going to the voting booth. It all stems from there you know.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 8, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Cameron Platt, Real Estate Pro in 94610
Cameron Platt answered:
i will to buy michael jackson home
Start by looking at the man in the mirror?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 1, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
CLAIRE WILLS…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
CLAIRE WILLS ® answered:
How much does apartment Inspections cost for a 2 bed 2.5 bath in Fairfield Solano County Ca and if anyone known of a good company.Greta
Here are two websites you can navigate that are great.

www.creia.org
www.nachi.org/CA

Crampton Inspection Services gets rave reviews from many Realtors and Homeowners.
Here is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland Ave/Harrison St
Jodi Selene, Real Estate Pro in 94530
Jodi Selene answered:
Which appreciates faster in which neighborhood? Condo or SFR? Temescal or Upper Dimond?
Appreciation is never a guarantee, and it's a complex issue with many factors that contribute.
In general, a single family home will almost always appreciate faster than a condo, unles ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 8, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Eric H Wong, Real Estate Pro in 94704
Eric H Wong answered:
Moving to the Sequoyah district in Oakland, Ca. Is there a list online of utilities I will need to contact for electricity, cable, phone and police?
Here you go;

Comcast Cable: 800-945-2288 (www.comcast.com)
Chamber of Commerce: 510-874-4800 (www.oaklandchamber.
Electric (Pacific Gas & Electric): 800-757-2200 (www.
Fire Depart ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Home Buying in Sequoyah
Jessica Dela…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Jessica Delaney answered:
On a scale of -10. 10 Being the best how would you rate Crestmont, Oakland, CA?
Are you talking about price? Safety? Schools? What type of rating are you looking for in particular on that 1-10 scale?

Crestmont is a lovely area of Oakland. You can check crimewat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Home Buying in Crestmont
Antoine Pirs…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda County, CA
Antoine Pirson answered:
on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best how would you rate Crestmont, Oakland, CA?
I lived for years on Samaria lane and loved it. Close to the tennis club. Lots of views, Easy access to freeways to go north or south and east and west. Close to the parks. Just not a v ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Home Buying in Crestmont
Liz McFarland, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Liz McFarland answered:
Young family looking to buy in Oakland, schools are an important factor, is under $450K a dream or is it possible?
Hello,
The tricky factor are the schools. As a mom of two boys, I know that kids have different needs. High test scores isn't always the end-all/be-all.. Have a look at greatschools.or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 26, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I buy a house in Oakland Ca. With tenants that not paid the rent for 2months the old owner ask them to live 3 times and they refuse. How do to evict?
Unfortunately, there are some things that carry over with the property when you buy it;
weeds and tenants are two.

The former owner probably cannot be held responsible; they will ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 9, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Eric H Wong, Real Estate Pro in 94704
Eric H Wong answered:
REO Highest and Best offer...bank just trying to eek out a few more thousand $$?
The banks have always done this in multiple offer situations. Are they trying to get more money? Well, yes they are. Who has ever heard of a seller, whether a bank or just a citizen who ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 11, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Devin Ratoosh, Real Estate Pro in Albany, CA
Devin Ratoosh answered:
can i get a home laon with a credit score of 604 and how much?
Hello,

It has become harder to qualify for home loans in the past few years.

Your first step is to call a mortgage broker who will help you discover your options.

Call me on my ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 31, 2013 Home Buying in Oakland
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Hello, I have $100k that I'd like to put toward a home purchase this year, however Ive been told that I need two years employment history and
While many lenders would like to see a two year employment history, some will provide financing with proof of employment and a couple of pay stubs. I recommend you keep asking around. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Hello, I have $100000 that I'd like to put toward a home purchase this year, however Ive been told that I need two years employment history and
While many lenders would like to see a two year employment history, some will provide financing with proof of employment and a couple of pay stubs. I recommend you keep asking around. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Bill and Eli…, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Bill and Eli Fletcher answered:
What are comparable HOA dues in Oakland, CA?
A lot depends on how HOA is managed as well as ameninties. Do the have earth quake insurance? for example. That can add a lot to one's monthly. Low HOA dues usually indicate there wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 24, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Cameron Platt, Real Estate Pro in 94610
Cameron Platt answered:
I really want to buy a home in Oakland - affordability or wait for more $$$ for better location?
With prices at or near the bottom (popular opinion), and rates at or near historic lows, affordability is at an all-time high right now. I would advise you to speak to a knowledgeable ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 20, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Angel Calzad…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Angel Calzadilla answered:
Preparing for pre-approval
To be more appropriate to that question must be addressed by the couple to the mortgage broker, but I still remember just a while ago I had a couple of buyers who were in that same situ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Matthew A. B…, Real Estate Pro in Glendora, CA
Matthew A. Bartlett answered:
DO YOUR NORMALLY SIGN DISCLOSURE PAPERS BEFORE YOU KNOW IF THE SHORT SALE IS APPROVED YET ?
Hello Honeytoast4u,

I personally do not turnover disclosures to the Buyer's Agent on a short sale until I have written approval from the Lender's. That being said, there is nothing l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Tomi Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Tomi Thomas answered:
If the city approves the Coliseum area funding, which neighborhoods will benefit most?
I'm not sure anyone quite knows the answer to this question, nor in what time frame. I would safely expect the Mills College area to benefit. Beyond that, I wouldn't venture a guess.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 20, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
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