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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I am looking at townhouses in oakland (jade at Monte Vista Villa?) and Hayward (Avila at Parkside). Any advice? Thanks. NS
Please tell us that you have a good Realtor in your corner!
Otherwise, looking is just looking.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
What can a landlord charge a tenant for when the tenant moves out. The property has been rented for 14 years. Paint and drapes original.
Are you talking about getting a new tenant?
And are you on the list to rent only to Section 8? If so --- you should consult with the local agencies managing Section 8 rentals to find ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 15, 2012 Rental Basics in Oakland
Paul Singh, Real Estate Pro in Alameda County, CA
Paul Singh answered:
the estimated payment amounts listed on the website appear to me as though they include things like insurance and taxes, is that correct?
Hello Matt,

Yes you are right, when calculating payments on an online mortgage calculator it does had your tax and insurance. This is actually to help the consumer understand all ex ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 27, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Lisa Cartola…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Lisa Cartolano & Ellen Diamond answered:
What happened to the Crime statistics that used to pop up on the map?
Hi,

The City of Oakland's Police department actually has a website where you can look up crime stats. http://www.oakland.crimespotting.org

From this site you can look up crimes t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 12, 2012 Home Buying in 94605
Janet Calder…, Home Buyer in San Ramon, CA
Janet Calderaro asked:
Can anyone tell me about NACA Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America? I am looking to purchase a home and I am considering going through their Home Buying program. Is it worth it to go through this program or is it a complete scam?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 21, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
CLAIRE WILLS…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
CLAIRE WILLS ® answered:
Where are the best neighborhoods to live, if you don't have a car?
Piedmont Ave, Grand Ave, Lakeshore, Adams Point, Glenview, Park Blvd. These are all great neighborhoods, that have parks, great restaurants, banks, stores, specialty shops and more. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 11, 2012 For Rent in Oakland
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Oakland Affordability program discriminating because I DON'T have kids?
You need to be more careful when going to the voting booth. It all stems from there you know.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 8, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Rich Homer, Real Estate Pro in 34108
Rich Homer answered:
How much does it cost to knock down a wall that separates the kitchen from the dining room to create a better flow for a small home?
This number could be quite variable. I would find a local contractor in your zip code (search remodel and your local zip code) to get an accurate answer. http://www.naplesrealestateguys ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Oakland
Ellen Lynch, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Ellen Lynch answered:
HOW DO I REPORT A LISTING FROM A SCAMMER?
Ane, can you elaborate? If this listing is not a legitimate real estate listing and you think there may be some violation of law, then I would contact The Department of Real Estate, t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 For Rent in Oakland
Ellen Lynch, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Ellen Lynch answered:
how much should i be getting paid for trashout, property preservation for foreclosed homes?
Hi littlewillo,

I understand from REO agents I know, as well as the folks doing what you are doing, that "peanuts" is the going rate.

When the foreclosure crisis hit and banks sta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 24, 2015 Foreclosure in 94602
Cameron Platt, Real Estate Pro in 94610
Cameron Platt answered:
i will to buy michael jackson home
Start by looking at the man in the mirror?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 1, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Larry Benede…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Larry Benedetto answered:
What is the process to add a half bath to a home in the garage?
I do not feel that adding a 1/2 bath to a home in a gargage is going to be simple. First you need a plan, then permits from the city, then you need to bid the work out and if you are lu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 20, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 94611
CLAIRE WILLS…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
CLAIRE WILLS ® answered:
How much does apartment Inspections cost for a 2 bed 2.5 bath in Fairfield Solano County Ca and if anyone known of a good company.Greta
Here are two websites you can navigate that are great.

www.creia.org
www.nachi.org/CA

Crampton Inspection Services gets rave reviews from many Realtors and Homeowners.
Here is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland Ave/Harrison St
Antoine Pirs…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda County, CA
Antoine Pirson answered:
Are there real estate agents in oakland california that can help with foreclosures and auctions?
Any agent can help you with auctions. They may have to register with the auction company and may have to accompany you at the auction. I just completed an online auction for my buyer in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Foreclosure in Oakland
Jodi Selene, Real Estate Pro in 94530
Jodi Selene answered:
Which appreciates faster in which neighborhood? Condo or SFR? Temescal or Upper Dimond?
Appreciation is never a guarantee, and it's a complex issue with many factors that contribute.
In general, a single family home will almost always appreciate faster than a condo, unles ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 8, 2012 Home Buying in Oakland
Lance R King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance R King answered:
TIC loans in Oakland, CA
I don't know of any lenders specific to Oakland for these products. I think Sterling Bank and NCB are the only ones who do these loans.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 23, 2013 Financing in Oakland
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Is this a safe neighborhood?
Hi, Agents are prohibited by license laws from talking about safety in a neighborhood. We can be the source of the source though. You can visit www.HomeFair.com and click on the city ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Mosswood
Eric H Wong, Real Estate Pro in 94704
Eric H Wong answered:
Moving to the Sequoyah district in Oakland, Ca. Is there a list online of utilities I will need to contact for electricity, cable, phone and police?
Here you go;

Comcast Cable: 800-945-2288 (www.comcast.com)
Chamber of Commerce: 510-874-4800 (www.oaklandchamber.
Electric (Pacific Gas & Electric): 800-757-2200 (www.
Fire Depart ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Home Buying in Sequoyah
Jessica Dela…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Jessica Delaney answered:
On a scale of -10. 10 Being the best how would you rate Crestmont, Oakland, CA?
Are you talking about price? Safety? Schools? What type of rating are you looking for in particular on that 1-10 scale?

Crestmont is a lovely area of Oakland. You can check crimewat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Home Buying in Crestmont
Antoine Pirs…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda County, CA
Antoine Pirson answered:
on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best how would you rate Crestmont, Oakland, CA?
I lived for years on Samaria lane and loved it. Close to the tennis club. Lots of views, Easy access to freeways to go north or south and east and west. Close to the parks. Just not a v ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Home Buying in Crestmont
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