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Vickie Nagy, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Vickie Nagy answered:
Need rental information for an investor in N. Calif.
Suzanne, I use Craigslist as the monitor for rental rates. It's the preferred advertising method for lots of private investors and shows lots of comparables.
Vickie Nagy
Empire Realty ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 1, 2009 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
walnut creek, ca vs Lafayette, ca: quality of life; school districts; cost of living; commute to Alameda
It sounds like Lafayette would be just about perfect for you. Great schools, medium size attractive downtown with quality shops, restaurants and a new library coming soon. 20-40 minute ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 7, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
John Harper, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
John Harper answered:
This looks like a great opportunity... What do I need to do? Will I need cash?
I am not sure what exactly you are referring to - the Walnut Creek market, a specific home, W.C. foreclosures, interest rates,...

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0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2008 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Alex Barraza, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Alex Barraza answered:
What are some recommendations for good neighborhoods in Brentwood, ca?
You can check with the Brentwood Police Dept.

Maria Leonor Barraza
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 1, 2008 Quality of Life in Walnut Creek
Eric H Wong, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Eric H Wong answered:
Has the REO market in the East Bay shifted?
I don't think it has shifted to a Seller's market as much as all the agents have gotten a lot more savvy on the listing side. They know that if they want an REO to sell, they have to dr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 27, 2008 Market Conditions in Walnut Creek
Dave Sutton,…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Dave Sutton, Windermere, Portland answered:
Does anybody know anything about pricing and due date for 555 Ygnacio Valley Road (555yvr.com)?
My office is adjacent to that project, so we've seen it go from the teardown of the previous building through the current nearly finished stage. It's my understanding they will be fini ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 30, 2009 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Elias Anguia…, Real Estate Pro in Vacaville, CA
Elias Anguiano answered:
Remodeling Loan in present market condition
You may try a rehab loan although they might also take a look at the equity of the home. There is not going to be an easy find if you are going to use the home as colateral. You might ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2009 Financing in Walnut Creek
Ailynne PeBe…, Real Estate Pro in San Leandro, CA
Ailynne PeBenito answered:
I currently live in Chicago and am considering a relocation for my family. I feel like Walnut Creek looks
I have a colleague that works in that area that would probably be able to assist you in that area.
His name is John Petrocelli
http://www.petrocellihomes.com/
Contact him at this #5 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 5, 2008 Home Buying in Walnut Creek, CA
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
Help: Benicia or Walnut Creek
Yes! Walnut Creek is much better in terms of arts, culture, theater, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and more! I just sold a bbeuatiful 4BR/3BA home in a great neighborhood for $8 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 31, 2008 Home Buying in Walnut Creek, CA
Vickie Nagy, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Vickie Nagy answered:
Walnut Creek to Pleasanton commute
You're good to go in the AM. The 5:00 northbound trip is not so rosy. The 24 junction simply causes ugly backups. It might be 40 minutes on some days.
If you have other questions, cont ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2008 Traffic & Public Transportation in Walnut Creek, CA
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Does anyone know about a foreclosure property on San Miguel in Walnut Creek?? I saw it on on of those pay
If you can provide a street address where a local Trulia realtor can search MLS. Paid websites are GREAT reference guides however many could have outdated information. If a property i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2008 Home Buying in Walnut Creek, CA
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
What is a tax lien? I have seen some in the Walnut Creek area, but am not sure how that applies when it
A tax lien happens when a homeowner has not paid his property taxes. A lien is placed against the property and it has to be paid from the proceeds when the home sales. The state cal als ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2008 Home Buying in Walnut Creek, CA
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
What is rent with the option to own?
This is also known as a lease option...here are the basics....

Buyer pays the seller option money for the right to later purchase the property. The lease option money may be substant ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2008 Home Buying in Walnut Creek, CA
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
We are first time home buyers with a 500k budget. We LOVE Walnut Creek, Lafayette, San Ramon, Danville, but
You may be able to find a single family home in the flats of San Ramon. A couple of other suggestions:

Have you considered a townhome?

Dublin may be another area for you to consid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 1, 2008 Home Buying in Walnut Creek, CA
Debt Free Da…, Real Estate Pro in 85260
Debt Free Dave answered:
I am looking at foreclosed and REO homes. How much negotiating power do I have with these types of?
Tough question, it depends on the bank who owns it and how long it has been on the market.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 2, 2008 Home Buying in Walnut Creek, CA
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
We are first time home buyers with a $600K budget for the Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Danville, Lafayette areas.
Not insulting...just a waste of time. Homes in these areas move rather quickly and sell 98-99% of list price. There are some great homes in the flats of San Ramon that meae your needs. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2008 Home Buying in Walnut Creek, CA
Grant Alvern…, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Grant Alvernaz answered:
what is the sales trend for Walnut Creek, CA for single family homes...chances of finding decent home east of
I have sales trend charts for any specific area of the East Bay, that I'd be happy to provide via email. If you'd be interested in that, contact me at GrantA@apr.com. Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 11, 2008 Home Buying in Walnut Creek, CA
Barbara Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Barbara Wilson answered:
Considering Rossmoor but I am wondering how the younger (55) ages are received by the community given the
I had some friends from my tennis team move there a few years back, and they found a combination of things, much like you'd find in any community. In their experience, your immediate n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2008 Home Buying in Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, CA
Tom Schieber, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Tom Schieber answered:
How much does a school district affect property values?
Mary - if you can buy into a neighborhood BEFORE the switch to a better school district is made, that could turn out to be a great investment. There are significant differences (10% or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 11, 2008 Home Buying in Walnut Creek, CA
Eric Bryant, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Eric Bryant answered:
How much does a school district affect property values?
I disagree with the prior answer, a school district typically has nothing to do with property value. The desire to go to that school may increase the demand for the area, but not the va ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 8, 2008 Home Buying in Walnut Creek, CA
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