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Ginny Egan R…, Both Buyer and Seller in San Mateo, CA
Ginny Egan Ranella answered:
I have a legal basement and want to add a kitchen. Can I legally add everything like a kitchen (just without cooking stove/oven)? it is R-1 zone.
Many locations in the Bay Area are now permitting the remodeling of basements and the building of legal In-Law units. Most of the cities that don't permit it legally now "turn a blind e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 11, 2015 Home Selling in Castro Valley
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
How is the rental market in Castro Valley and which is more preferred Single Family or Townhome/Condos. Appreciate your feedback. Thanks
Hello Ravisher, the inventory is quite low currently in Castro Valley and the rentals start from $1,595 for 1bd 1ba apartment, $1,995 for 2bd 1ba condo and up. The choice would be up to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2015 Rentals in Castro Valley
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How do I find out if a listing on your website is legitimate?
Be aware that scams do exist; be mindful that such web sites are third party sites, so the information is fed by various sources, therefore data is not really verified. If you choose no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 15, 2015 Rentals in 94546
Aaron & Cher…, Real Estate Pro in Eau Claire, WI
Aaron & Cheree Tiry answered:
I'm looking for a single-family home or townhouse for rent from 2000-3500k in castro valley. We have dogs, and four kids. Any recommendations?
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check Craigslist.com to see what they have for posted for renta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 6, 2015 Rentals in Castro Valley
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
I'm looking to find a home or townhouse for rent 2500-3300K in the Five Canyon or Palomares HIlls area. Any tips, resources, agents that can assist?
It is a good idea to run an analysis and see if buying is a better option then renting. This also includes taking the tax benefits of buying in to account as appose to renting. After ru ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Rentals in Castro Valley
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Considering a move to Castro Valley from the Peninsula..
Hi Jenna,

Please let me know your preferences (email them via my profile):

Preferences.
1. Price Range
2. Property Type (Single Family, Condo, Townhouse)
3. Area (names of city ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Home Buying in Castro Valley
Murline Monat, Real Estate Pro in Castro Valley, CA
Murline Monat answered:
Can anyone tell me about Castro Valley neighborhoods, or help us pick the ideal town for our family?
Check out my blog site and give me a call. I would enjoy meeting with you and showing you this great community:
www.castrovalleyneighborhoods.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 16, 2014 In My Neighborhood in Castro Valley
Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Purchased our home only 3 years but if we could resell the house for $200k more than purchased price, should we? Thanks!
If there is a purpose to selling the house other than collecting/pocketing the profits then of course. If you plan to purchase similar house in the same neighborhood, evidently prices h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Buying in 94546
Nancy Lucas, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Nancy Lucas answered:
Using comps to support offer
When establishing a sales price the starting point is the most recent, most relevant sales figures for similar homes. What happened a few years ago doesn't have any bearing. And no one ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Buying in 94546
Elisa Uribe, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Elisa Uribe answered:
I'm interested in buying this E Lyndon Loop Castro Valley, CA 94552 4 bed, 3 full bath, 2,379 sqft Condo. How can I get the process started?
HI Mayra, Are you in contract? The property above is pending but I would be happy to help you if you are still in need of a good agent servicing Castro Valley and other east bay areas. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Foreclosure in Castro Valley
Elisa Uribe, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Elisa Uribe answered:
Just how difficult is it to purchase a foreclosure in the Bay Area?
HI Eros, Did you ever by the foreclosures you were looking for? There are not too many around but there are always houses for sale and we can do our best to find you a good deal.

I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Foreclosure in Castro Valley
Lender - Jar…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Lender - Jared Leichliter answered:
Can you still purchase a home after a short sale? How long must you wait?
You can buy a home two years after short sale with a conventional loan and 20% down. If you wait three years you can buy with an FHA loan and only put 3.5% down.

Jared Leichliter
Mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Buying in Castro Valley
Lance Pointes, Renter in Hayward, CA
Lance Pointes answered:
is this is a good location in Castro Valley to raise 2 kids, 7 and 5 years old?
Thats a nice area. You dont have to worry about the neighborhood. I guess one bad thing is that Redwood road is a busy street. But its close to everything. Whatever u need u will be wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Market Conditions in Castro Valley
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
Do people ever enlist the help of a real estate agent when looking for a house to rent/move into?
Maybe. Most Realtors deal with resale only, while a few represent tenants as well. A Realtor can typically represent you with a rental that is posted on the MLS, but those are really ve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Rental Basics in Castro Valley
Thornberry T…, Real Estate Pro in Castro Valley, CA
Thornberry Team answered:
properties in crow creek road, compare to five canyon or palomares?
I think the homes in all of those areas are comparable. The main difference is that the Crow Creek area is a much smaller community and many of them have no front or back neighbors. Cro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Buying in Castro Valley
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
John Juarez answered:
Looking for a house or townhouse to rent in CV, 3 BR (or more), 2 bath. Must be in the CVUSD boundaries. $2K-$2700 range.
There are always lots of offerings for rent on Craigslist.com. Be careful of attempts at scams. The first warning of a rental scam is a price that is too good to be true. I just did a G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Rentals in Castro Valley
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
Just bought my house and got earthquake insurance - I am from NYC and not used to living in an earthquake area. Is this worthwhile?
In my opinion, you would be better advised taking the amount you are paying for premiums and investing it in seismic retrofitting. The area you live in is flat - if you were in the hill ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 29, 2013 Home Insurance in Castro Valley
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
John Juarez answered:
Looking for an affordable (less than $1800/mo) 2 bedroom house in Castro Valley.
I suggest that you do an internet search for “property managers castro valley ca” You will find a bunch of them.

Call some of them and see what they offer.

One propert ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 18, 2013 Rentals in Castro Valley
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