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Wed Jun 29, 2016
James and Kirsten Alfred asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Sun May 15, 2016
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Sat Mar 7, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
They are not reliable at all. Use another site for rentals. Scams have become prevalent on this site,
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Mon May 5, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Natalie

There is no pre determined limit as it would be Anti Trust.

You can go to another lender other than your primary Mortgage
lender and explore the process or a new Mortgage Broker.

Good luck

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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Rod Nubla answered:
There are several Transits that run from Vallejo to Benicia or to the Ferry.

Bay Llink Transit goes directly to the Ferry Service
Sol Trans goes to and from Vjo to Benicia
Benicia Hopper (May be out of Svc) advertises free of charge but takes tips for Bar Hopping
Vallejo Transit goes from Vjo to FF

and many many more...hope that helps.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Rod Nubla answered:
The Portside Village litigation has been settled and the Builders (lost) are going through a massive construction to Raise the foundation in order to avoid from sinking any further. The current owners are going through a relocation or the ordeal of getting construction done off and on to fix the problem.

I am local Realtor in Benicia and would love to answer any further questions you may have about our Gorgeous town.
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
Please find Trulia's page on Crime in the requested Area (below).

Best of Luck,

Josh Barnett, Realtor
Metro First Realty
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Sun May 27, 2012
Jjmph91 answered:
The Homes in West Manor. Up until a couple of years ago, I owned a home there for 16 years. Very nice neighbor hood, Only accessed one way. One loop street and one side street. So only those who live in the neighborhood come in there. All of these homes were the first of any kind of track homes. They put them up with 4 basic floor plans in the 1942-44 I think. WWII broke out and this area was the edge of town. The Arsenal had closed in 1927 after the WWI need. When WWII broke out, Arsenal was reopened and this little community got huge numbers of military without enough housing. People were housing people everywhere in their back yards, garage apts everything in response. These homes are on a slightly hilly area, and most all were about 800 sq feet originally. The materials used were originally all red wood and cedar. Red wood 2x4s and ceder shake roofs. all had 2 bedroom 1 bath. Some had small garages others had carports. Because the need was so fast the homes were not consistent in that some have the thin 1.5 inch hard wood floors, others had the 2 inch, some had 3 and 4 inch plank type too. Windows were the same issue. All have concrete slip sidings on floating foundations. If you are in there, they did not originally have drainage systems in the yard so some houses have foundation problems that are easily fixed by putting french drainage systems in the yards. People have modified them as i did mine. Some are on a slop so steep that they had basements most do not. if they do have a basement, there is a garage under there too. Lower lying houses need to have water barriers put in too. Water without the drainage system can pool water under them, but again drainage system fixes it easily. Suggest all should have vapor barriers in. All had floor furnises in the originally. some upgraded to wall furnises. Then in my home as with others we upgraded to central air and heat. None had insulation to start. People have added it as they have remodeled. there are manor rules that no one really enforces unless one neighbor gets mad at another and picks a fight. But most all are very friendly. When I first moved in with my son 50% were rentals. in 2009 when we left because of loosing job, 87% were owner occupied. Neighborhood watch exists. Only real problem is parking as the streets were narrow in the days when these were built so if you have 2 vehicles or company, you have to pull up into the yard about a foot so there is clearance. Homes did not have sidewalks originally and so folks are putting them in slowly. all have Telephone/Electrical poles. lighting in neighborhood is good. Very safe area. Cross the street is the Gym as it sits right of the major street called Military drive that runs through town. Grocery stores are about .5 to .7 mi depending on which you prefer. Everything is in walking distance. At the corner of the manor is the major bus stop to pick up busing to go to neighboring towns or access BART across the bridge. Elementary school is less then 4 blocks, HS .5 mi and MS .5 mi. Really no crime rate unless one of the neighbor kids vandalizes something. No Drugs, Mixed balance of Racial Ethic backgrounds and some foreign born persons. I wish I could afford to come back home. Mix of professional people, business owners and retired. Some take care of lawns better then others. Originally each house had a Plate Sycamore in front that is susceptible to fungus, better to replace with a California Sycamore or Maple of some type in that each are from the same genus. Hope this helps. History in city is rich with culture. Higher then average on education in the adults as something like 83% or so if i recall right have at least some college education. many grad, post grad and doctoral degrees in the city and the neighborhood reflects that. original houses were on fuse system, most have been changed out to breakers. some are being rewired to upgrade from Knob and Tube.

Hope this helps you figure out what your looking for. I was a single mom when I moved in with a 9 yo son. I was very very happy there. If my husband had not lost his job as a HS teacher, we would still be there, as we wanted to retire and die there. 5 Buena Vista
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Thu Sep 23, 2010
Karin Carr answered:
First things first - your Realtor did not "allow" the bank to foreclose on your property. The agent cannot force the bank to accept a short sale and some banks are harder to deal with than others. You allowed the foreclosure to happen by not paying your mortgage, whatever the reason may be. So let's not place blame on the agent.

Now, If the bank forecloses and they see that the house is vacant they will immediately change the locks and take possession of the house. I'm assuming you were not living there at the time of the foreclosure. If you leave personal property in the house they legally have to give you 18 days to retrieve your possessions (the condo is in Benicia, correct?) If the bank feels that the stuff in the house is worth less than $300 they will throw it away.

Go by the house and see if there's a notice taped to the front door with someone's contact information. Call them and make an appointment to get your things back. It was not your Realtor's responsibility to have you clean out the house prior to the foreclosure.

Lastly, if the agent put a lockbox on the house without your permission and didn't return messages you can file a complaint with her broker. If you signed a listing agreement that said no lockbox and she did it anyway, you have a valid complaint.
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Thu May 6, 2010
Rick Dillion answered:
I just rencently sold a Waters End home for an astoundingly low price of $505k nearly 4000 sq ft. That is the bottom of the market. The appraised value came in around $550k. The buyer was asked if he would sell right after he closed escrow-he declined. ... more
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Tue Dec 15, 2009
Birnbaum Rachel answered:
Hi Kim.

I just received this question through my e-mail.
Looks like there is a glich in this program.

Did you ever find a home? I would be more then happy to assist you if you haven't.

Rachel Birnbaum
Birnbaum Realty
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Thu Nov 13, 2008
Ginger Renee Kelley answered:
Hi Williams,

Did you ever get an answer to this question on Cambride Highlands? I asked my Broker, who was listing all the new sales, the same question this Summer. I didn't get a definate answer myself, but she did say the limit of renters allowed wasn't reached. If you are still interested, I would be happy to try to find out from the homeowners association.

Ginger Kelley

Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific 900 First St Benicia CA 94510 707-749-4036
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