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Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
Alameda housing market right now 2013? Overbidding?
Overbidding is everywhere in the current Bay Area:

2 posts to read:

Current Bay Area Market NOT A Bubble: Top 5 Buyer Recommendations
http://bit.ly/1460Yzt

Tough Year Ahead: T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 Home Buying in Alameda
Barbara Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Barbara Wilson answered:
what is the weather like in Alameda in the summer?
It is beautiful. Not too hot, 80's often. It cools off at night and really has a great climate. You will notice a lot of people have southern-California types of plants - bouganvilla ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in Alameda
Dave n Donnee…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda County, CA
Dave n Donnee Hankel answered:
how long would it take to get to work in daly city from this listing??
Google shows it is estimated at 34 minutes, as we all know that will depend on traffic, you would want to have a fasttrack for the bridge
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 19, 2013 Market Conditions in Alameda
John-Michael…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
John-Michael Kyono answered:
What is the commute time to Daly City?
I grew up in Daly City and now live in Alameda. The horror stories Im sure are people who are coming from Berkeley and the north bay. If you have fastrak or car pool its about 30 minute ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 18, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 94501
Jean Powers,…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Jean Powers, CRS, e-PRO, SFR, HAFA certified answered:
Are there any 55-and-over retirement community in Alameda or nearby cities, close to Oakland, CA.?
Hi. The closest and best retirement community in my opinion is Rossmoor in Walnut Creek. I checked it out a couple of months ago and it is great. A new community will be built soon I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Alameda
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
how much do you think is worth for 339 broadway #34 ?
Why are you asking, Irene?

Are you planning to make an offer? If so, you should look to your Realtor to guide you and not expect better answers to this question to come from those wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 17, 2012 Home Buying in 94501
Izabella Lip…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Izabella Lipetski answered:
Are there any homes in Alameda for rent with option to buy?
Hello, where are you moving from? What part of Alameda are you looking for?
Regards,
Izabella
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 Home Buying in Alameda
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
What might be the key to getting a response to my inquiries? I've sent several, and not one reply. I am getting frustrated.
Kim

What kind of inquiries were you sending? I live in Alameda and thought I was quick to respond. If you're looking for property management companies who can assist you in finding a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 6, 2012 For Rent in 94501
Brian LeBars, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Brian LeBars answered:
Jumbo (portfolio) loan with 20% down, 2 years after short sale
Hi William...

We currently have a lender that if the file recieves a desk top approval they can do the loan. That is an IF though. If you have further questions feel free to let me k ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Financing in 94501
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
what are the amenities?
If you'll scroll down the link you provided, you can click on more information which will bring up this link

http://www.showmetherent.rentlinx.com/Property.aspx?PropertyID=113442
An ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 11, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Alameda
Dave & Donnee…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Dave & Donnee Hankel answered:
Are interest rates higher if you're trying to buy half a "duet" than if you're trying to buy a SFH?
A duet is 2 SFH, so the loan would be the same if you are buying half a duet or a SFH.
if you were buying the entire duet that would be 2 properties.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 23, 2012 Home Buying in Alameda
Jean Powers,…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Jean Powers, CRS, e-PRO, SFR, HAFA certified answered:
We are renting a home in Alameda, CA and was told it was bought by bank at auction. How much was it sold for?
Hi Celeste....In order to answer your question I need to know the address.
Have a wonderful day. Contact me if you need any other help....Jean
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 7, 2012 Home Buying in 94501
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
We are renting a beautiful home in BayPort (3 years now) and the owners who live across the country, have asked if we want to purchase the house.
Get a realtor to help you prepare comps for the property to get a fair price for the property. If the owner wants to forgo the agents, then he is liable for producing the required discl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Alameda
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Do I pay the Realator a seperate fee for finding a rental property?
Normally the landlord pays the commission just like the sellers do. To buyers and renters our service is free to you - what a deal, right?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 27, 2012 Rentals in Alameda
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
We are looking at moving from Cape Cod to San Francisco. We think Alameda would be a great place. Any advice on this move would be great.?
Alameda has a quaint small town feel yet close to the city. We have some clients who rent in the city now who are looking to buy in Alameda for that reason, plus it's close to the water ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in Alameda
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
We qualify for a VA loan and we are 1st time home buyers. Where do we start, a bank, a realtor? Would like to be in Fernside or Bay Farm Island.?
The first thing to do is to get yourself PreAPPROVED.
This way you know exactly how much home the price of the home you search for should be.
Make certain that you have your DD214 (or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 13, 2012 Home Buying in Alameda
Jean Powers,…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Jean Powers, CRS, e-PRO, SFR, HAFA certified answered:
Is 1002 Otis Drive over priced?
Hi Daniel,
I have been a lifelong resident of Alameda and a Broker for 26 years. I always tell my customers that if a property has been on the market for awhile a property is worth wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Home Buying in Alameda
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
What is considered basic wear & tear. Rented 3 1/2 yrs ago a completely renovated home granite new carpet and linoleum. Tenant says carpet is
Cheryl

Here's a link that may describe what's considered basic wear and tear versus items that would be considered damages

http://rhol.org/rental/WEAR.HTM

Here's another link t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 15, 2013 Rental Basics in 94501
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
how do rental agency look at bankrupcy as potential renters?
I'm a property manager and see bankruptcy and foreclosure on credit reports all the time. As long as the debt has been discharged, we don't include it in the income/expense r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 14, 2012 Rentals in Alameda
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