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Dean, Renter in Pinole, CA
Dean asked:
What gives? Bad idea...It's dark outside, can't read OR locate the apparently non-reflective brown-in-color street-name signs in OLD TOWN PINOLE? I'm curious if anyone else has experienced the frustration of driving down this or that street, maybe it's just San Pablo Ave, and you either drive right past, or have to slam on your b...
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 4, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Pinole
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
what about the crime rate in zip code 94519?
Are you asking if there is a crime rate in that zip code?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 94519
Bella Realty, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Bella Realty answered:
what do you know about the Holbrook area in concord?
This is a quiet, established community in Concord. I have a relative who lives there and refuses to move because he loves how he is close to everything such as bart, freeways, restauran ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 94519
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
how is the crime rate in san pablo ca 94806?
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 94806
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
WHAT TYPE OF NEIGHBOHOOD IS THIS?
This is not a question that a Realtor can answer, for two reasons:
1. It could be construed as STEERING if a Realtor directs you toward, or away from, a neighborhood for any number of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 24, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Applewood
Wolfgang Cro…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburg, CA
Wolfgang Croskey answered:
which house it the one on the right or left and are there more pictures.
Which house are you referring to? If it is an open listing, I would be happy to help you get more pictures.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 1, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 94565
Todd Scheid, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Todd Scheid answered:
is there fire danger? Also, what condition are the gas lines?
To answer your first question, you can go to this link and enter your address and it is supposed to tell you the fire hazard for that particular spot: http://www.mofd.org/fire-preventi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 2, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Overhill
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Who is the HOA for Villa Paseo in gale Ranch?
Hello Sam:

You should have been provided all this by your buyer agent during the course of the escrow. Didn't you get copie sof the HOA meeting minutes and CC&Rs?

The HOA is Peach ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 27, 2012 In My Neighborhood in San Ramon
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I am helping my daughter find a home.. Where is Martinez in reference to Berkerley?
Northeast
On the water, at the toll bridge.
Next to Pleasant Hill, on the south
Next to Benicia of the west
Next to Concorn on the east

Part of Contra Costa County
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 1, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 94553
Maria Fernan…, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, CA
Maria Fernanda Semeraro answered:
is it possible to buy 307 L Street Antioch ca 94509?
Cynthia,
Sure! Are you just interested in that house, or you want something around that price or neighborhood??
There are lots of possibilities, let me know if you want to search my M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 10, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 94509
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Im approved 225k 4 a home loan. There are a lot of short sales and foreclosures available in my area. Should I make offers on houses 250k-260k?
Tybud,
This is where a good agent is valuable. Some homes are overpriced, some under and a few are just right. Short sales should go for less than other homes that are essentially s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 29, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Carriage Hills North
Jolie Muss, Real Estate Pro in Upper West Side, New...
Jolie Muss answered:
IF I BUY 2460 SKY WHAT SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL MY KIDS BE IN?
Barbara,
I am surprised you are asking this question, as you say you are a broker and must know that by law Real Estate professionals cannot answer questions about schools! This inform ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 11, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Larkey Park
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
We are in contract for a home in the 94523 zip. Just noticed a huge crack on the garage floor. Another Homeguard inspection is scheduled. I hear
Hopfully your purchase is contingent upon a home inspection, the inspector will easily be able to tell you if this is a settling crack or something structural. They should be able to te ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 19, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 94523
Gene Riemens…, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Gene Riemenschneider answered:
Can you give me a rough idea of what living on Bethel Island would be like?
Bethel Island is a little on the rural side. Some of the homes tend to be older. There are lots with land. There are also deep water dock homes. Some of the homes are smaller and ol ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 25, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 94511
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
As an African American female moving from San Francisco, would I feel comfortable in May Valley, or should I expect some form of racial problems. I
Mary, real estate licensees cannot steer you to or away from neighborhoods based on either ethnic composition or your own ethnicity. And nobody is going to guarantee that your yard woul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 25, 2011 In My Neighborhood in May Valley
Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in California
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Do most people in Oakley own their homes or are there alot of rented homes?
In Oakley, CA...most homes are occupied by owners. There has been a flood of foreclosures there recently, this would be a good time to buy.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 15, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 94561
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
What are the recent comps for the Cherry Lane neighborhood,near Elmwood Road?
Hello April:

You are correct in that there are few comps for this area. A 2800 sq.ft. single family home on Cherry Lane sold for $299/sq.ft. in September and that is about it. Given ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 2, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 94597
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
What is the demographics of the Richmond Ca Police Department, How racially and ethnically diverse is it in comparison to the City population?
This is a question we cannot answer in this venue. I'd recommend you call the city police department directly.

Here is a post that may be helpful:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Imp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Richmond Annex
Paul DeMaria, Real Estate Pro in Oakley, CA
Paul DeMaria answered:
any homes for sale with no back side neighbours, away from traffic and schools?
Hi,

I'm sure you have a good idea of what your looking for in a home. Unfortunately, you question is too vague for me to say yes or no. How far away from traffic and schools, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 13, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 94561
Gilbert Rich…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Gilbert Richards answered:
How do I get in touch with the HOA for Rose Garden Estates. Just bought a home there and would like to use the pool. No info given.
Your realtor should have given you that information. You can also call the escrow company you used and they should have the information.

By the way did they provide you keys to the p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 22, 2010 In My Neighborhood in Brentwood
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