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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Can I be evicted if: owner invited me to live in adj. apartment as compensation for work in a partnership with him. I have an agreement in writing
Hello Krissy, this is a rather unique and legal question. You should consult with an attorney but there is a free legal advice service that can answer your question. Eviction takes abou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Rental Basics in Oakland
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hi I make like $40,000.00 a year, is there any programs for Alameda residents to get pre-approved for a first time home buying funds with no down-
You may qualify FHA from a minimum 580 fico score and 3.5% down or even as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may qualify for CHDAP .5% half percent down payment program ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 7, 2014 Home Buying in 94601
jessievera10, Renter in Jacksonville, FL
jessievera10 answered:
Where are some trustworthy storage units?
I really like the storage units I am renting out for the summer. They are sturdy and have air conditioning which is important for what I am storing. I feel that it's pretty trustworthy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 30, 2014 Rentals in Oakland
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Are realtors intentionally listing homes lower than their actual value to increase demand and create a 'silent auction'?
There is no "actual value" until a ready willing and able buyer makes an offer. There are sales strategies that suggest listing a property below what you believe the fair market value i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 30, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
I need to sell my house. What should I change or not change to sell it fast? I am thinking of granite tile
I would have to see the home to give you a meaningful opinion...every home is unique

Example; $15,000 Buyer Rebate, or $22,500 Seller Discount, on $1 mill home;
Click to see the det ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 28, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Jaime Novoa, Home Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
Jaime Novoa answered:
sewer lateral inspection we did not know, in Oakland
http://www.oaklandplumbingandsewerrepair.com/trenchless-sewer.html
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 25, 2014 Home Buying in 94603
oscar012000, Other/Just Looking in Jersey City, NJ
oscar012000 answered:
I am looking to add a full story (1,100 SQFT including 2 bathrooms) to my house. What type of budget should we have for this project?
hi jimmy am adam from oscar contracting if you really need to do your addition soon i can help you and save a lots of money to you good job fast and good quality just send me an e.mail ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94610
garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
Do you need a lawyer to buy a home?
It's not a necessity to get a lawyer to buy a home. Getting lawyers can help you with going through the process though. They may be able to help you a lot with any questions or confus ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 20, 2014 Home Buying in Montclair
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
in oakland ca can landlord charge for fire sprinkler alarms and water
Is the landlord asking you to pay for water? I don't see anything wrong with that. Water, like electricity, gas, cable, phone are utilities that tenants are expected to pay unless the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 20, 2014 Rentals in Oakland
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Buying investment properties in West Oakland
The best approach is to identify a specific property and evaluate its potential...cash-flow, ROI, IRR, etc.

Example; $15,000 Buyer Rebate, or $22,500 Seller Discount, on $1 mill home ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jun 19, 2014 Home Buying in Oakland
Pat_sha, Renter in 95821
Pat_sha answered:
hello, Is landlord or tenant responsible for changing light bulb? this house is rented in Oakland, Ca. Thanks
I feel that if you use the light, you should replace it. All this said after owning for 20+yrs and now renting. My landlord does not pay my power bill, why should I expect him to pay fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Rentals in Oakland
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
is it a property law to install a stove in a REO property?
Cindy is correct. No law requires it and your new lender will not require it, either.
Lenders only require that there is an operational hook up.
We just closed a loan without a stove ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Buying in 94619
molley3030, Home Buyer in Oakland, CA
molley3030 answered:
I need to find a loan ASAP my middle scores is 520,539 and my high score is 620. I need a loan now in Oakland, CA
i live in connecticut. my credit score is 640. i am tired of living in my car. i do not have a down payment. i need help
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 15, 2014 Home Buying in Oakland
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
How do I find a trustworthy Realtor?
hi, get a true loan preapproval to make your offer strong and the winning offer...learn more here
http://americarealtyonline.com/RealtorWebPage?custompage_id=1547137122
get a Realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Buying in Oakland
Nanalemondrop, Home Owner in Oakland, CA
Nanalemondrop answered:
is redwood heights (lower price end) a good place to live? Is it safe?
It is a great place! There is not a lot of traffic. There are not many apartmrnts, so the community is pretty stable. It is a residential area with mostly custom homes, and middle cl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2014 Home Buying in Redwood Heights
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
I just made an agreement to look at a house found on 5821 Fleming Ave , Oakland, Ca 94605. let me know if this posting is legitimate.
Hello Charemel, it appears to be a rental scam listing you are speaking of. The owner is not the name you give and the name and number comes up to someone in Jamaica so don't send any m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2014 For Rent in 94605
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Recommendations for first time home buyer / investment in Oakland, CA?
Hello romangregory, These links may assist you with crime statistics:
http://www.crimemapping.com
http://www.crimereports.com
http://www.everyblock.com/
http://www.localcrimenews.co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 22, 2014 Home Buying in Oakland
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
We make $140k, I have a foreclosure 1 year ago. I own a home I am renting, can I borrow against it?
Hello Jared, it only takes a few dozen questions to qualify and go over your options. It will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, equity, LTV and r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 20, 2014 Home Buying in Oakland
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
What are the pros and cons of previous and new owners contacting one another directly?
It just depends upon the parties in question. There are times when a meeting is advantageous, others..not so much. Under normal circumstances with wonderful buyers and great sellers, a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 7, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Austin Quirk, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Austin Quirk asked:
Buying in West Oakland. Hi All - I currently rent in SF, but could probably afford to buy. There are a few new developments in this zip, and it seems like there may be more in the future. But is there any way I…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 28, 2014 Home Buying in 94607
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