You can check out Piedmont Community Center -- there's a nice trail that wends in and around the area
So what people say about it http://www.yelp.com/biz/piedmont-community-center-piedmont-2
Also, some streets are close enough to Grand and Lakeshore shops, restaurant, theater. Many folks either walk or ride their bikes and walk around there. I don't know what day or time you were there, but it all depends on where in PIedmont you were driving around.... more
Piedmont, like other cities, has seen its share of drop in market values --- but not as significant as other surrounding areas. The city continues to attract buyers. Properly and attractively priced properties still receive multiple offers. Both areas you mentioned, Piedmont and Upper Rockridge are in excellent school districts. I closed on a 4000 sq ft house sold as a short sale in Upper Rockridge to a couple with two young daughters who sold their San Francisco home. They are absolutely thrilled with their purchase. I also sold a Piedmont house to a family with three young daughters. Although they spent money to renovate some rooms (kitchen, family room) they are very happy to be in Piedmont.
Both Rockridge and Piedmont offer a variety of architectural styles that should suit people who do not like the look of modern and tract homes. Another reason to love these areas.
Property tax rates in all of California, as of Prop 13 in 1978, are based on 1% of the purchase price at the last sale of the property, plus any local add-ons from local counties and cities. For more information on property taxes and anything else you want to know about Piedmont, please call me at 510-604-5728 or email me at email@example.com. I grew up in Piedmnont, currently am a resident and have been a real estate broker in the area for 29 years. I look forward to hearing from you.... more
Try another mortgage broker discuss the circumstance provide a copy of your credit report with scores if new broker pulls your credit it will lower your scores. If your scores, debt ratio also governs % down home purchasing. If all is true then perhaps search for a home in a better market close to where this property is located. SORRY the hear about this. Lenders have tighten restrictions.
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Hi Keith - I live in the 94611 and work in both area codes. I have found that the Piedmont and the Montclair sides are great places to live. It is dependent on what you are looking for and what you need for your cirumstances. Send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking in these areas. I can assist you with your search. Best! Jennifer Atherton, Realtor, Alain Pinel Realtors, Montclair, Oakland, CA... more