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Sun Oct 16, 2016
ladyda asked:
Currant 1 story foot print is 1310sf, so a complete second floor would be an additional 1310sf. The new build would include one bathroom and three additional rooms. No foundation work will…
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Wed Sep 14, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

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Wed Jun 15, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
And your posting in a section for Emeryville, CA 94608?
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Fri Mar 13, 2015
Winnie Tam answered:
Hi Jess

Since you asked this question in 2012, I am sure you have seen your home equity grow !
Let us hope it continues.
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Kristin Ackermann answered:
Hi Babak-

I just checked and it looks like the posting went through three days ago... Are you still having trouble viewing it on your end?

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Sat Dec 27, 2014
Noemy Bengoa answered:
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Sun Mar 9, 2014
The Medford Team answered:
There is no easy way to do this ... you have to input each address into the following link to see which school it goes to:

You can it narrow down by using the map search feature on sites like Trulia or HotPads to locate rentals in the general area, but to confirm each address to a specific school will still be labor intensive. ... more
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Kristen Thompson answered:
The condo market in Emeryville perked up quite a bit in 2013. I would expect a rise in prices again in 2014. I would be happy to send you some market data if you are interested in a more in depth statistical analysis. I'd be happy to help. Thank you, Kristen ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:

You should be very concern. Here in NY the Seller would be expected to get all the required CO before closing. That would mean the building inspector coming out and giving a list of items the seller would have to address.. I have seen building inspectors request the removal of such items a a deck..

The take away, a permit is much cheaper than a retrofit
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Lance King answered:
I agree with Carl. Hold up closing till you talk with an attorney. And make sure it's someone local experienced in this area of law.

Best Regards,

Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Kamal Randhawa answered:

I have worked on several short sales, and the time always differs depending on the bank and seller response. I find that if your loan is with a credit union, it can close as fast a regular sale, but if its with major may take up to 6 months. Chase is notorious for being very very slow in these types of transactions.

If you like, I would be happy to discuss your particular situation with you at no cost. I also provide free loan modification assistance as well if that is an option you would like to explore.

510 932 1066
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
Absolutely. Hoping that you have a Realtor, ask the agent to complete a cancellation form. Both parties have to sign it and sent it to escrow.

If you don't have an agent, call escrow, and they will generate a form for you. Unless there is something unusual in your contract, you should have 17 days to cancel. If you cancel within that time framne, you should get your money back. ... more
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Wed May 16, 2012
Jess asked:
Wondering if anyone has any insight into whether or not property values will increase here.
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Sat Nov 19, 2011
Barbara Brodrick answered:

There are disclosures and REO agents and banks are limited to the amount of material facts they can disclose as they did not occupy the property. However your agent has the fiduciary responsibility to you as your buyers agent to advise and protect you by obtaining all the necessary property inspections at your cost of course. Your purchase contract that you signed if it is a California purchase contract will probably have all parties go through the process of arbitration. I advise you to obtain legal advise from a real estate attorney and start your buyer's agents broker first to try to resolve the issue. You should have a copy of all the disclosures from the REO agent and additional disclosures such as YOUR agent's visual inspection and disclosure advising you to get inspections and waiver signed by you not to obtain inspections if that is what you have chosen to do. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions or need a referral to a real estate attorney who can better advise you.

Best Regards,

Barbara Brodrick
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Sun Aug 8, 2010
Amelia920 asked:
unit. This is a historic 2-story building with 4 1-bed 1-bath units upstairs and 3 storefront type/artist studios downstairs. The property underwent a condo conversion and the City of Oakland…
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Thu Jun 10, 2010
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Im sorry...that's very unfurtunate for you but not much you can do. You can try going to the city to see if anything can be done but most likely they will say no. I can't imagine your frustration as this was such a huge purchase for you. Sorry :)

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Sun Aug 9, 2009
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Hi there!

Your Realtor should provide you with comps so you know what the market value is of that home in the current market. Then it's up to you if you want to bid higher or lower. I've been working in Oakland extensively, and I can tell you right now, you can't find the same deals that existed 6 months ago. Even broken little homes are getting multiple bids so i'ts very important you work with someone knowledgable.. Good luck!

Kamal Randhawa
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Thu Jun 11, 2009
Scott Ward answered:

I think you would be eligable for the 8k - I would call a Title Company - here is one that I find super helpful - Eden Toothman @ 510.527.2453

Good luck and let me know what you find out -

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Wed Feb 18, 2009
Antoine Pirson answered:
Hi Nancy:
It would be better if you could inform me what exactly you are trying to achieve. We can of course guess as to what that is, but I do not work like that. I can only provide a service if I know what you are looking for. I provide real estate investment services in my monthly meetings for free. Just let me know what you are trying to do, and I can inform you how to go about it.
There are several "public" sites you can find info, but the best option is to ask the realtor, as the data is much better.
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