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Market Conditions in Contra Costa County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 17, 2017
Jesu49 answered:
Neither matters much. Appraised value is what the banks look at.
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Be-elzebub answered:
Update 2015! The bulls are back and San Ramon is selling like hot cakes!
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Be-elzebub answered:
If you can afford it, buy a new home from a developer in Gale Ranch or Windemere where the prices are already set. Be aware that Windemere does have higher property taxes than Gale Ranch. You pay a premium for a new home, so you have warranties and you'll probably do some landscaping. Just my 2 cents. ... more
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Be-elzebub answered:
Next door to me in San Ramon, the owner of an 1880 square foot home is renting for $3300 per month. Home is near its original condition since 1979 with pumice rocks for front yard landscaping. I know that he has positive cash flow because he purchased in a down market. I've lived here since 1995, so its definitely a hot rental market. ... more
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Curt Bulloch answered:
In addition to the knowing the CAP rate, know what the insurance cost will be, this will help you with your break even point on cash flow. Having the correction insurance coverage to protect your investment is important, have at least $ 1 Million in liability coverage and coverage for loss of income and rents, plus wrongful eviction. We work with many carriers to find the best coverage for the right property. ... more
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Sun Sep 28, 2014
Fundriver answered:
It's correct that this home was built and sold in 1991 but Marie Santos has nothing to do with it. Check the records and you will find that it was bought new and that the purchaser still resides there. ... more
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Mon Sep 22, 2014
LaDonna Azagra and Carlos Ramirez answered:
Depends on the size and year built of the home as well as condition.

For a normal size home 900-1000 home and a home age of 1950-1970 (which is a normal age in that area), and also considering it to be in a good condition,

Youre looking at $220,000-$260,000.

Contact me for specific details.
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Mon Aug 11, 2014
Mai asked:
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Thu Aug 7, 2014
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
James Collins answered:
Knowing the last selling price of a property that you're interested in buying is an important thing to find out in regards to what the seller can accept. But don't stop there. Finding out the current loan amount, who is on title, if there's a delinquency in the payment or homeowners association dues and most importantly trying to find out the motivation for selling. All of these questions should be answered by a real estate agent. ... more
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Wed Jul 2, 2014
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Tue May 27, 2014
Nelson Khan answered:
There are no HOAs (Homeowner association fees) on this property according to the local MLS.

More questions? I'm happy to help:
925-752-3969 ... more
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Tue May 13, 2014
Patrick Ryan answered:
Hi. Ask your Realtor to pull up relevant properties in the area that are occupied. Once you have those submit a request to CA utilities to request the yearly bill of the property. That will give you a rough idea. I agree with Kent that many factors can impact the bill. If someone works from home electric would be more. If the house faces a direction that gets a lot of direct sun then the AC will need to be run more and that will increase the number. But requesting a yearly summary will give you a start. ... more
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Mon Apr 7, 2014
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Wed Apr 2, 2014
I see this post is an old post. If you were to ask today, the inventory levels have decreased because much of the distressed housing has worked its way through the market. With better weather coming, and Summer, the market should improve. Interest rates are increasing so if you were looking for a key moment to jump in, now would be the time. Hope this helps. ... more
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Tue Apr 1, 2014
Ali Qureshi answered:
Hi Bhawana,

Do you have a specific questions about the home in the link? Please advice,.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
You would have to call the local township's sheriff's office to find out.
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Tue Feb 25, 2014
Keith Bosworth answered:
I just came across your question and wanted to know if you were able to attend the open house? If not you most likely need to speak with a Realtor that can help you. Sometimes the information to enter a gated community is listed on the MLS. In the future, if you need assistance and would like a list of open houses feel free to call me or send an email if it is more convenient.

Keith L. Bosworth
Arise Realty
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
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