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Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in El Sobrante, CA
Kamal Randhawa answered:
What kind of an area is that section to the left side of San Pablo Ave, across from Hilltop. I see a lot of new stuff going up.
Hello Ned,

This is a question coming up more and more often, however as Realtors, we are not allowed to answer about crime rates or such. I can send you a complete demographics rep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 11, 2010 Home Buying in Richmond
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Loan Modification assistance
It's possible some local non-profits might. Or you might check with your state or city/county government to see if they offer (or can refer you to) any assistance.

Keep in mind, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 10, 2010 Home Buying in Richmond
Patrick Thies, Real Estate Pro in Anytown, IL
Patrick Thies answered:
Short Sale time frame
The short sales are getting a little better, but not much. They still can take about 3 months and sometimes more. New guidelines have been put into place to improve the process, but h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 10, 2010 Home Buying in Richmond
Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in El Sobrante, CA
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Are there homes under $250K still available in the Tara Hills Area? If so, what condition are they in?
Hello Ned,

There are still some homes in that area in that price range. If you would like a list of homes for review, I'd be happy to send them to you. Good luck :)

Kamal Ran ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 8, 2010 Home Buying in Richmond
Arthur G. Wh…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Arthur G. White answered:
I am interested in the house on Sonoma st, this has 4 br and 2ba 2.088 sqft, it's this house for sale?
Hello Annie,

It's still available and has some nice updates. Are you working with anyone? I would be happy to get together with you and show the home. I can also e-mail so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 15, 2010 Home Buying in 94805
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
how does the owner occupancy rate at a condo development affect my getting a loan in CA?
Banks do not like knowing a building is mostly investor owned. Same applies when you have a condo building and FHA. Banks dont want to lend to a building that is 90% financed with FHA ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 Home Buying in Richmond Annex
Johnny Huang,…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang, MBA answered:
I'm looking at a 2 brdrm 1 bath house about 860 sq ft, in the metro richmond village, ca very cure, granite counter tops, painted, in good
What does your agent say? If you don't have any agent, did you run your own comparables to determine of the home is fair market value? Do the comps (similar style homes sold within ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 7, 2010 Home Buying in Metro Richmore Village
Johnny Huang,…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang, MBA answered:
where does Trulia get it's home information?
Either listing agents that input their own listing information, feeds from postlets.com, realtor.com, and other such sites and foreclosure deed of trust listings from Realtytrac.

You ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 23, 2010 Home Buying in Richmond
Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in El Sobrante, CA
Kamal Randhawa answered:
when was this house built 2548 moyers rd richmond ca 94806?
Hello Ali,

According to the MLS, it was built in 1956. If you like, I can email you the complete details of this home. Please feel free to call or email me anytime for further info ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 17, 2009 Home Buying in Richmond
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
What will be the total buyer's closing cost for buying in Marina Bay 94804?
Questions for you:

Are you represented by a realtor? If so, your realtor and a title company should be able to estimate your closing costs which will be based on:

How much is the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 22, 2010 Home Buying in 94804
.,  in Columbus, OH
. answered:
Any way of determining recent sale prices for Pulte/Marina Bay properties? I'm an interested buyer but worry that their listing prices are
You can certainly do your own research, via sources such as realtor.com, your local county auditor, zillow.com and so on. However, I highly recommend you team up with an experienced, k ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 27, 2009 Home Buying in Richmond
Jesse Sierra, Real Estate Pro in Chino Hills, CA
Jesse Sierra answered:
Anyone knows more about this property? Who is the listing agent? Showing
Nancy,
Talk to a local Realtor®, I could find it on the MLS.

Best Regards,

Jes Sierra, B.Sc.
Realtor®
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 18, 2009 Home Buying in Marina Bay
Dave Sutton, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Dave Sutton answered:
I am thinking buying a condo at Marina bay. Should I do termite inspections for condos?
For the $150 or so that it will cost (typically paid by the seller, but you if not), your peace of mind is worth it (or at least mine would be). Then you don't have to worry wheth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 15, 2009 Home Buying in 94804
The Hagley G…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
The Hagley Group answered:
signature properties' anchor cove community in marina bay area continue to build new townhomes. this project
It depends on how much the "bad reputation" and resale value means to you.

You can buy single family homes in Richmond for $30,000......for a reason
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 8, 2009 Home Buying in Richmond
asked:
Legal or illegal room conversion?I am buying a house in the city of Richmond, Ca. After a walk through, i noticed the garage was converted to two different bedrooms. How can I find out if the conversion was legally converted? If a permit was not obtained, can I still purchase the house?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 1, 2009 Home Buying in Richmond
Voices Member,  in Benton County, OR
Voices Member answered:
PROPERTY LOCATED IN A SEISMIC HAZARD ZONE, BUT THIS WAS NOT DISCLOSED UNTIL THE DAY BEFORE CLOSING, AFTER I
I'm wondering why you did not check on this, didn't you know the information was available or that there were Seismic Hazard Zones in the Bay Area?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 Home Buying in Richmond Annex
Joe Nernberg,  in Calabasas, CA
Joe Nernberg answered:
I AM IN CONTRACT TO PURCHASE A HOME IN RICHMOND CALIF, I NOTICED THERE ARE SOME CRACKS IN THE CELING. THIS
The bank/lender/listing agent must disclose information contained in previous inspection reports, if there are any previous inspections. Find a local home inspector at www.creia.org. Cr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 18, 2009 Home Buying in Richmond
Johnny Huang,…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang, MBA answered:
Do general contractors complete plumbing? should I be asking for more proof of the work completed?
Doesn't hurt to get a second opinion on inspection. Does the invoice show itemized work detail? Did you double check his license in the state's website? I've linked the site to check th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 Home Buying in Richmond Annex
Darrell Cara…, Other/Just Looking in Richmond, CA
Darrell Caraway Architect AIA answered:
I just had a my bankruptcy discharged 2 years ago. Will I be able to qualify for a 100k loan to by a?
You'd have to build up from the beginning start with a small appliance loan for instance, and work your way up to the trust of those who loan money using the system the way it is design ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 Home Buying in Richmond Annex
Jerry Flynn, Real Estate Pro in Clayton, CA
Jerry Flynn answered:
2859 Andrade Ave, Richmond California is listed at $129,000. What buying price should be offered? Thank you.
House101,

I would be happy to help you with the offer on the property. Give me a call and I'll give you my opinion on the price you can offer.

Thanks House101 and have a Great Day ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 5, 2009 Home Buying in North and East
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