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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
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Purchased our home only 3 years but if we could resell the house for $200k more than purchased price, should we? Thanks!
Give me a call to discuss your situation in greater detail...also, see this good information on home owners and sellers tax breaks
http://americarealtyonline.com/RealtorWebPage?customp ... 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
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt 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?
Hello Mayra, you will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. You may qualify FHA from a minimum 580 fico score and 3. ... 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
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford 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 Newark, 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
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford 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 Newark, 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
Murline Monat, Real Estate Pro in Castro Valley, CA
Murline Monat answered:
Is Castro Valley CA a nice area?
See for yourself: http://www.castrovalleyphototour.com/
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 7, 2013 Quality of Life in Castro Valley
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Need for an agent?
Don't try to go "solo" on this.....even though everything seems fine at this point, all you have to do is introduce one challenge and things can become quite tricky....seek the support ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 17, 2013 Home Buying in Castro Valley
Lizmacera, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Lizmacera answered:
Lookng for an affordable (less than $2000/mo) 3 bedroom in Castro valley near the High School.
I have a two bedroom available soon a block from the high school.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 16, 2013 Rentals in Castro Valley
Matthew Smith, Real Estate Pro in San Leandro, CA
Matthew Smith answered:
My wife and I are moving out of sf to accommodate both our commutes. Unfortunately our jobs are in opposite directions! She's in Pleasanton,
You should also consider Hayward, as well as Castro Valley, since it also has BART service and routes to the San Mateo Bridge. A larger market than Castro Valley, it may provide additio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 13, 2013 General Area in Castro Valley
Matthew Smith, Real Estate Pro in San Leandro, CA
Matthew Smith answered:
What are the steps in conducting a home inspection? Are there easy ways to spot problems?
Whomever you choose for you inspections should be certified by either ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) or NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors).
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 5, 2013 Home Buying in Castro Valley
Meena Gujral, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Meena Gujral answered:
How long does it take to get permit for remodel (changes to external wall and lawn) in Alameda?
Congratulations on your new home.

You should call the Alameda County office since they will be answer that question. Agents cannot answer that question since it is not something we h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 13, 2013 Home Buying in Castro Valley
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
Do I need an interior designer? What are the pro's and con's? Also, what are typical costs? I don't need a contractor, just design help.
Glad to hear you finally found a home. Depends on who you ask for help - there are high-end designers who will charge high rates - or, as an example, you can hire our stager - she is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 13, 2013 Design & Decor in Castro Valley
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