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Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Do anyone know status of property 1460 56th ave Oakland Ca , #units detail and how much. Thanks.
LaSalle Bank foreclosed in March 2010 for $140,250 (probably for the balance of what was owed). This is a legal triplex. According to public records. there is a combined total of 4 bed ... more
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Kenneth Lee, Real Estate Pro in Piedmont, CA
Kenneth Lee answered:
2334 84th Ave oakland ca, is available for sale?
Hello May,

This property was withdrawn temporarily on on June 1st of this year. I'd be happy to contact the listing agent on your behalf if you are interested in this property. ... more
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Troy Staten, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Troy Staten answered:
Does any one know if the property 2334 84th ave oakland ca is for sale?
Not currently. This property was listed on the local multiple listing service but it has since been foreclosed on and is now bank owned. It will probably come back on the market as a ... more
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John Mondello, Real Estate Pro in Prairieville, LA
John Mondello answered:
What programs are available to purchase a condo with $0 down?
VA Loan, that's about it, at least that i'm aware of. If a condo qualifies for FHA, you could get in as little as 3.5% down.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 22, 2010 Home Buying in 94601
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
What is a natural hazard disclosure and at what time in the process of buying a home would that information be available to potential buyers?
The NHD is a disclosure provided from sellers to buyers disclosing long term hazards resuling from natural occurrences such as earthquakes, flood innundation, wildfire hazard, etc. It i ... more
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Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
We made an an offer on a house that was below asking. They countered back a bit higher, we refused and then they accepted our initial offer. Now we
My offer was based on a house that did not need this kind of work. Since it needs new plumbing, wiring, roof, and a furnace which will cost at least $xxx either we need to have the sell ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Oakland Hills?
Keep in mind that opinions are often subjective and what may be good for one is not necessarily the case for another--Visit a neighborhood several times and at different times of day to ... more
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Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in El Sobrante, CA
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Condos in Downtown, Old Oakland and Jack London Square: what's a good value?
Hello Jaded,

Best way to do this is to start receiving reliable listings from a Realtor and narrowing down your search little by little until you are ready to actually buy. Since th ... more
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Lexie Longst…, Real Estate Pro in Charlotte, NC
Lexie Longstreet answered:
My husband and I submitted the documentation requested to our broker on Wednesday (3:00 in the afternoon) to get the process started for an FHA loan.
You probably should have heard something by now... at least asking more questions if they have them. Lenders are being extremely cautious these days and double and triple checking all ... more
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Eric J Soder…,  in Pleasanton, CA
Eric J Soderlund answered:
I just looked at the new Jade Town-homes at the Monte Vista Villas in Oakland. They looked nice. Are there any comparable 4 bed townhomes in the area?
Hi Lisa,

I have helped clients get into those in the past. I just spoke with one and he still loves it. I did an MLS search for you and there really isn't anything under 450k th ... more
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Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Does anyone know about 1200, 1210 and 1220 Ariane court in Oakland CA 94619? Seems like they have been on the market for awhile. Are they good buys?
Only you can decide if a property is a good buy --- if it meets your needs and if it meets your criteria for a "good" buy.

1200 Ariane Court has been on the market for 125 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 7, 2010 Home Buying in 94619
Bill & Elijah…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Bill & Elijah Fletcher answered:
I have heard that houses are going for much more than the asking price in Oakland. I am looking at houses in the $100,000 range are these being bid u
Hi,
The short answer is yes, in most cases. If the property is way undervalued it will have multiple offers. There are still a large number of cash buyers out there competing for these ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 25, 2010 Home Buying in 94601
Antoine Pirs…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Antoine Pirson answered:
What's happening with the single family house values in the Ridgemont/Caballo Hills area of Oakland Hills? Do we still have a ways to go down? .
Hello Home buyer:

Prices here should look cheap for you New Yorkers, no? Anyways, no one, and I mean no one, can determine the bottom of any price decline. Many have tried ands faile ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 19, 2010 Home Buying in Oakland
Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in El Sobrante, CA
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Is purchasing a small 1/1 home (610 sq ft) in a good area of Oakland a good investment? Or does its small size limit its resale/rental possibilities?
Hello Tacmc,

It really depends on what kind of a deal you're getting on this home. If prices appreciate, so will this little home along with other properties.

Kamal Randha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 17, 2010 Home Buying in Oakland
Arthur G. Wh…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Arthur G. White answered:
We are looking at a transfer from Pittsburgh to Berkeley, CA. We are a late 50's couple and would like to rent for a couple years. We are
Hi, or should I say Howdy,

I suggest that you look in the neighborhoods around Solano Ave. That means looking in both North Berkeley and Albany. You might be priced out at the eas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 5, 2010 Home Buying in Oakland
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
How likely is it that more condo complexes in Oakland will become FHA approved?
FHA approvals are taking time. They are very likely to get FHA approved.

Best Regards
Perry
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 30, 2010 Home Buying in Oakland
Bill & Elijah…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Bill & Elijah Fletcher answered:
Buy single home/duplex rental in Oakland border san leandro in the 100-200k. Is areas clean up,changing,Is it easy finding renter, property manager.?
That area is block by block. Finding renters is easy if the price is right! Same with property managers....if you're willing to pay....
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 28, 2010 Home Buying in Oakland
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Looking to convert commercial space to live/work in 94608 or 94609. You know of any properties or agents or websites that specialize in this? thanks!
I have a short sale listing at 345 Lewis in west Oakland. Although it has an offer accepted by the owner, the final decision rests on the lenders approving the short sale. http://www.al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 25, 2013 Home Buying in 94609
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Condo that I am in is under the water over $100,000. Bank would not negotiate it down, so I am going to let them have it. As a result my credit
Use a lawyer.

(So you can put down $50,000 and pay $3,000 a month but you don't feel like fulfilling your obligation to pay the debt you willingly assumed? But that's a lec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 21, 2010 Home Buying in Oakland
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