Property in the Bay Area now - especially some of the more popular neighborhoods with great amenities - is selling fast! If you're thinking of buying an Oakland condo or home, the best thing to do is to have a local realtor send you listings on a regular basis and get to know the values here, the neighborhoods and what you like. Then, be prepared to pounce when the right one comes along because we are experiencing multiple bids on almost everything now and one has to be quick and the highest & best offer to obtain a little piece of Oakland.
I'm happy to help you, if you like. I moved here from Nevada City and have been buying and selling real estate for myself and with clients for 7 years.
Why do you think the Piedmont Avenue district is a high-crime, dangerous place to live? If you do your research (any of the below mentioned crime data sites), you'll learn the true picture for yourself. This is a really a rather popular area, with a thriving local business community and great shopping and dining venues.
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