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Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
interested in 3rd St. house for listed for $64,935.
From time to time, there will be properties sold at Woodstock Cooperative in Alameda. This property is one of them. There's another one for sale on 1813 rd St listed for $309,500 (NOT $ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 29, 2013 Home Buying in 94501
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
how much do you think is worth for 339 broadway #34 ?
Good answers below - I would also reiterate that even if a unit WAS on the market, we cannot provide valuations in this venue. Hook up with a good Realtor, have them assist you with sea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 17, 2012 Home Buying in 94501
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
John Juarez 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?
Either the house was purchased by a third party buyer as an investment or it was purchased by the bank to protect their loan. In either event, the price is not relevant to you since you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 7, 2012 Home Buying in 94501
Fl,  in Alameda, CA
Fl answered:
Looking for a real estate investor friendly agent
Latenighter,
I am not only real estate investor friendly, investors are my specialty.
I have been an investor myself for 17 years, covering the whole Bay Area from Alameda County to S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 Home Buying in 94501
Jose Cerda-Z…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Jose Cerda-Zein 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.?
Good afternoon Joan. You can give me a call directly at 510.523.5673. We can set up a consultation to get you into what you want. I look forward to talking to you soon.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 11, 2011 Home Buying in 94501
Brian LeBars, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Brian LeBars answered:
Want to be my buyer's agent?
Hi Roger...

You are a popular guy tonight. I work with an Alameda native agent. It is a unique area that takes a personal touch. If you would like a referral please let me know. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 16, 2010 Home Buying in 94501
Kirk Knight -…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Kirk Knight - REALTOR answered:
How does it make sense to buy in CA, given the possibility of getting wiped out by an earthquake?
Eb,
If you were my client I could attempt to quantify your question and reduce it to a risk algorithm, but at the end of the analysis it's an emotional decision for you. "Can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 16, 2010 Home Buying in 94501
Salena, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
Salena answered:
My short sale contract states buyer (me) will pay for title policy provided by seller selected title company, is this legal?
Thanks to all of you. My post was a result of agent believing that there was no contradiction. I contacted the RESPA division of HUD, who responded that what has occurred is a clear vio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 12, 2010 Home Buying in 94501
Tara-Nicholle…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Tara-Nicholle Nelson answered:
buy and bail
It's a violation to the lender on the existing mortgage, not the new lender, to my knowledge.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 10, 2010 Home Buying in 94501
Tara-Nicholle…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Tara-Nicholle Nelson answered:
My husband, myself, and 3 sons (12, 10, & 7) may be relocating to the SF area. My husband would be working in the Richmond/ El Sobrante area.
For your dollar, Alameda, Albany, Berkeley and Lamorinda (Lafayette/Orinda/Moraga) have the best public schools, all the way from K-12, within a reasonable commute from your husband ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in 94501
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
We are thinking of relocating to the area from the east coast and are trying to figure out where to look for homes. My husband will work in
Michelle

Wherever you go, at least one of you will be challenged by a commute. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you can telecommute a few days during the week?

Castro Valley and F ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 24, 2009 Home Buying in 94501
Troy Staten, Real Estate Pro in 94501
Troy Staten answered:
How do I find sold homes in my area from october 2007-march 2008?
You can go to the county recorders office but the easiest way is to ask a Realtor to help you. If you would like I can help you with this. It would help to have your address so I can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 10, 2009 Home Buying in 94501
Jean Powers,…, Real Estate Pro in Castro Valley, CA
Jean Powers, CRS, e-PRO, SFR, HAFA certified answered:
I saw a townhouse on your listings and now I can't find it again. What happened to it?
Buyers also need to becareful regarding multiple offers. I have been a broker for 25 years (raised here) and felt that during the time when properties were skyrocketing it was because ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 3, 2009 Home Buying in 94501
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
How do you appraise a house w/out 6 mos.sales in the area and 48% price drop in less than 1 yr?
If your question pertains to the city of Alameda, and not the county of Alameda, the comparable search should yield some results in the vicinity. But if you're looking only in very spec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2008 Home Buying in 94501
Michael Chri…,  in Las Vegas, NV
Michael Christensen Las Vegas Real EstateAgent answered:
What's the process for buying a REO from the bank?
I always shoot for 20% under asking price. It's a good place to start. You can also send a copy of the homes for sale in the area to justify your offer. In this market, you never know w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 24, 2007 Home Buying in 94501
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