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Wed Jun 7, 2017
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Tue Apr 26, 2016
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Wed Apr 20, 2016
Mike Sears answered:
Hi A,

Are you talking about the Windemere are or are you talking about homes on West side of San Ramon in the actual Bollinger Hills?

Windemere are may have more restrictions in regards to parking because most of those neighborhoods have HOAs and smaller streets as well. It may also depend on if you are looking to park something other than a car on the streets in those areas.

I would be happy to answer any further questions you may have about either area. Please feel free to contact me at anytime. I live off Morgan Dr on the West side of San Ramon so I know the areas well.

Thanks
Mike Sears
Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
925.784.3527
mike.sears@bhhsdrydale.com
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Thu Aug 13, 2015
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Tue May 6, 2014
Kent Turansky answered:
Hello Bernard,

If you are trying to reach customer service it would be customerservice@trulia.com Make sure you have the domain name @trulia.com whitelisted in your spam settings.

Kent Turansky
www.HomesForSaleOakHills.com
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
lalato answered:
Tagging on to Neil's point about BART. Instead of BART, directly from Berkeley, you can take the commuter train Capitol Corridor which stops in downtown Martinez. It's about a 25 minute train ride. The train stop in Berkeley is an easy bicycle ride to campus. ... more
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
Tim Nadem answered:
I would ask the owners, but first they have to be notified that someone is interested. If you are ready and really interested in the property then give me a call

Tim
Coldwell Banker
925-200-0233
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Dean asked:
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 brakes,…
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Wed Jan 2, 2013
Todd Scheid answered:
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-prevention/do-i-live-in-a-very-high-fire-hazard-severity-zone . Obviously Orinda is a wooded community with hills, narrow roads which can make it more prone to fires, but the Moraga Orinda Fire District has an excellent reputation. There was a recent fire in a home where the occupants had taken the smoke detectors down to replace the batteries but never re-installed them, not a good idea.

As for the condition of the gas lines, you can track the progress of PG&E on repairing and upgrading the gas lines here: http://www.pge.com/progress/

I have an original Frank Lloyd Wright designed home for sale in Orinda and while it did have a fire in 1995, caused from a space heater, it has not been harmed by any other wild fires since it was built in 1949. So in my opinion, Orinda is just as safe a place to live as most cities when it comes to fire danger.

Oh yeah, one last comment, today happens to be a Spare the Air day so no one is allowed to burn fires at all, so today is actually more safe than most!

I hope this was helpful, let me know if you have any other Real Estate related questions.

Sincerely,

Todd Scheid
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Mack McCoy answered:
Another problem licensees have is that we are not experts in criminology or public safety, and when we represent ourselves as such, we take on the same liability as an expert.

So, for example, if we tell you - as an expert - that an area is safe, and you use that expert determination to move into an area, and you get robbed . . . who told you it was safe? A state-licensed agent who represented themselves as a public safety expert.

Here's another tip - crime rates are based on the number of crimes per resident, rather than the number of crimes per user. So a downtown area with few residents but many users will have a higher crime rate, even though downtown may be safer than the front of your corner store.

All the best,
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
Bryce Schumacher answered:
Holbrook Heights is a community of 931 homes built in North Concord built in the 1950's. There is a great community association complete with a pool and park for all local residents to use. This is a tight-knit community with many activities and gatherings throughout the year. Homes in the area range in size and design but are currently selling in the $300K range.

The community association webpage is www.holbrookheights.org.

Email me for more information or if you would like a tour of the area.
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Joe answered:
Go to greatschools.net. It it like a Yelp review site for schools so take it with a grain of salt. Some people do not like Buena Vista as many non-English speaking kids attend there and the teachers spend all their energy just trying to bring them up to average level. ... more
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Darrell A. Caraway Architect answered:
Its an equal mix completely diverse as far as I can tell. That is not the problem at all with the department, how well they speak spanish, well, maybe it is. If they learn spanish then they have to learn gang spanish you mean? What going to happen then? ... more
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Darrell A. Caraway Architect answered:
Are you kidding? That town is one of the most notorious and adding the Casino was just icing on the cake. Such a rocky road ahead for that town. Needs a lot of design by an Architect and a Builder or two hundred. ... more
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