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Kendelloo, Home Buyer in El Cerrito, CA
Kendelloo answered:
can a property management company demand a tenant to have renters insurance and make the property management the beneficary?
I personally moved out of an apartment for that reason alone. I was told that I had to get "renters" insurance and list them as the beneficiary. I refused and they gave a 30 day notic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 29, 2015 Rentals in El Cerrito
Catherine Kr…, Real Estate Pro in El Cerrito, CA
Catherine Krueger answered:
Curious about El Cerrito safety.
Hi Graniterootsmedia,

I live in El Cerrito and love it. I am also a realtor specializing in the residential real estate market of El Cerrito AND the current chair of the Crime Preve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 24, 2015 Crime & Safety in El Cerrito
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Curious about El Cerrito safety.
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 General Area in El Cerrito
Roger Grubb, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, CA
Roger Grubb answered:
Sell both properties together?
No way!! Selling together will limit the pool of potential buyers. Commercial moves more slowly than residential and I'm sure you would rather get them sold sooner rather than later.

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0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Selling in 94530
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Where to get disclosure forms to sell lot in California?
There are companies that will do that for you for about $75. Look up "natural hazards report" on Google about 10 companies will show up
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 17, 2015 Home Selling in 94530
Catherine Kr…, Real Estate Pro in El Cerrito, CA
Catherine Krueger answered:
Trying to sell lot on Hagen Blvd what is best way without involving an agent? I did craigslist and Zillow already.
Hi Ali,

I understand that you don't want to use a realtor and Craigslist and Zillows are fine tools to advertise your lot. Builders (if you can find them) are good sources. Putting ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Selling in El Cerrito
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
Is listing at 1751 Liberty El cerrito CA real or maybe a hoax? The owner has contactaed me and it seems a little suspect?
It is a scam!! I have heard the same in other parts of the bay. They would advertise the rent really low and say that we are out of country send the deposit via fedex...
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2015 For Rent in El Cerrito
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
Why is the search engine so limited? I'd ask Trulia directly (it's a web question), but they don't have a Contact Us link. Can anyone supply one?
In terms of the search engine being "so limited" - that's probably a function of the site pulling listings from all over the country. MLS fields are not uniform from market to market ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 30, 2014 Home Selling in El Cerrito
Robert Chome…, Other/Just Looking in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Rent vs buy
The best way to compare rent vs. buy is to first look at average rents for a similar property vs. your mortgage + taxes + insurance (PITI) on a purchase. Two major factors to look at w ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Sep 10, 2014 Home Buying in 94530
Dorothy Coak…, Home Buyer in Davis, CA
Dorothy Coakley answered:
New construction in El Cerrito
Two lots in our hillside community sold in 2004 having been on the market for the first time in 50 years. The consortium that built these "spec" houses alienated the surrounding neighbo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Home Buying in El Cerrito
derbyzack.pz, Renter in El Cerrito, CA
derbyzack.pz answered:
DOES EL CERRITO, CALIFORNIA HAVE RENT CONTROL EVICTION CONTROL?
Does El Cerrito have a rent increase cap? My rent will increase almost 20%. How can this be legal? Thank you!

Pam
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Rental Basics in El Cerrito
Darrell A. C…, Other/Just Looking in Berkeley, CA
Darrell A. Caraway Architect answered:
Is it possible to compare the prices and avg sq footage of homes in El Cerrito Hills v. homes in the flats?
In building, the hillside homes are three to four times more expensive than building on a flat lot.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 General Area in El Cerrito
Darrell A. C…, Other/Just Looking in Berkeley, CA
Darrell A. Caraway Architect answered:
What's the out look on El Cerrito relative to other areas in the East Bay?
Its a quiet hilly fairly inaccessible side path mostly built out if you ask me. I really like the area around the golf course and have done some super modern houses there, near the top ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Market Conditions in El Cerrito
Darrell A. C…, Other/Just Looking in Berkeley, CA
Darrell A. Caraway Architect answered:
Would we be foolish to list our house in North El Cerrito (N. of Cutting) for a price similar to comps in EC that are closer to Albany?
Prices are varied according to view, neighboring properties, age of building, style of grounds and landscape, if it is on the golf course, for instance, we always added a hundred thousa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Market Conditions in El Cerrito
Darrell A. C…, Other/Just Looking in Berkeley, CA
Darrell A. Caraway Architect answered:
I am interested in buying a home in the East Bay, CA. If I had a co-signer for the Mortgage that owns a home could I still qualify for the $8000?
This is out of date (above) , but currently you need about 1/3 of the cost of a project to get a loan for the balance, fixed, at 3% or even lower. If a qualified person like you mention ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in El Cerrito
Darrell A. C…, Other/Just Looking in Berkeley, CA
Darrell A. Caraway Architect answered:
What's the average rent for a 1,700sq single house in El Ceritto,CA?
2 thousand or a little more. Why don't you build a new house if you can afford that you can afford a new house? If you use an Architect and do it on budget you can get a house of your o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in El Cerrito
Darrell A. C…, Other/Just Looking in Berkeley, CA
Darrell A. Caraway Architect answered:
where can i find a Trulia agent to help me to buy such house?
I see places all the time that are going through this process. I would buy and help you buy if you need guidance. As an Architect, it is not impossible to navigate the process, finding ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in 94530
Darrell A. C…, Other/Just Looking in Berkeley, CA
Darrell A. Caraway Architect answered:
There's a property I've always liked. It is not for sale, but I want to contact the owner to see if he might be interested in selling. How?
It is listed on records and you can call them or write them or go to their address and ask them, or an email address will be available in some records in the county and online. It is do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in 94530
Darrell A. C…, Other/Just Looking in Berkeley, CA
Darrell A. Caraway Architect answered:
I want to live in my investment
Nothing wrong with the idea. Why don't you build instead of buying though. Its cheaper. Especially with an Architect that sets the budget with you. The existing properties are always go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in 94530
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