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Tue Sep 5, 2017
Anthony (Tony) Arsondi answered:
Hello Reachnaren.n,
I would love to answer any questions you might have. I specialize in the Livermore area and actually live in Livermore. I used to live in Castro Valley so I know the east bay through the Tri-Valley very well. Unfortunately I don't think there is any way to avoid the traffic in the Tri-Valley (Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton) area.

Traditionally you should always look at a single family home vs a townhouse. Most of the townhomes you find in Dublin will also have a $350 to $450 HOA. Keep that in mind when you are looking at the financing.

Livermore has a beautiful downtown, lots of community activities, over 50 wineries, and so many amenities to offer. Dublin has a TON of shopping. The closer you are to Isabel/84 the faster your wife can get to Bart. I would recommend the communities of Sommerset or Sunset West. These neighborhoods are close to Isabel/84 for quick access to Stanely which will take you the back way to Pleasanton/Dublin Bart through Pleasanton. The deeper you get into Livermore the longer it will take.

Properties in Sunset west:,CONDO/listingtype/Resale%20New/

Properties in Summerset :,CONDO/listingtype/Resale%20New/

I would love to chat for a little bit and answer you questions in more detail if you have some free time.

You can call/Text me at 925-315-8006 or email me through my website

Have a wonderful day!

Anthony Arsondi
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Thu Aug 24, 2017
emmanuel mandelenis asked:
My name is Emmanuel Mandelenis owner of the above property. Zillow, MLS are correctly showing sf on my property but Trulia is not. Please advise me on how to correct it with you. All…
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Wed May 10, 2017
Hello Tom, with a seven twenty credit score and a $1,000,000 Purchase Price, 5 percent down without reserves is a program I originate.
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Mon May 1, 2017
Hello Althetaxman, if it is priced right they are selling quickly but there are other factors. The 2bd 1ba single family homes are priced from 525k for 896sf and up. How many bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage are you speaking?

Any agent can run a CMA, comparative market analysis, which will give you the market price to start and go from there. Are you selling and moving up locally or have to close con-currently as those types of transactions can take a moment longer.

You should consult with agents and loan officers to know all your perimeters to make an informed decision.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
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ALL Loan Programs Available
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Thu Feb 23, 2017
Karen Coleman answered:
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Wed Feb 8, 2017
Hello Sefoley, you did not mention the number of bedrooms or the maximum rent payment your looking to achieve.

The rentals in Livermore for single family home start from $2,200 for 2bd 1ba 910sf home, from $2,650 for 3bd 2.5ba 1,381sf home, from $2,700 for 4bd 2ba 1,550sf home, from $3,800 for 5bd 3ba 2,244sf home and up. You can call, make arrangements and go directly.

Here is a link.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

If you decide you want to buy again you will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. You will need to gather some documentation for each applicant.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You may consider 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 424k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score and up to 2.5 million. You will need 20% down to purchase over 2.5 million.

The purchase in Livermore start from 539k for 2bd 2ba 1,161sf home and up and of course the condos or townhomes may be priced less.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO and Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
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Sun Oct 2, 2016
Shikha asked:
I am looking to buy a property in Livermore but I am concerned on two accounts, Primarily the health of my family and Secondly, my investment, due the very close proximity of the LAB. I…
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Wed Aug 31, 2016
Chihair answered:
check out it is a free digital signature software solution. A website that allows you to sign pdf documents online free , this will save you a lot of time. All you paperwork will be organized online it makes it much easier to deal with. ... more
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Thu Aug 25, 2016
Valli Lopez answered:
Not true, I do have No doc loans but it does come with specific terms. Usually it's an arm loan and you must put a significant down payment down, at least 30%. Also, they prefer it to be a rental not an owner occupied unit.

What is it you are looking to do?

Valli Lopez
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Mon Aug 15, 2016
Gbonnand asked:
I am the owner of the home at 623 Orange Way, Livermore, CA 94550 which is listed on your website. The listing agent you have is incorrect. Jessica Jackson was our agent however she is…
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Mon Aug 15, 2016
Gbonnand asked:
I am the owner of a home at 623 Orange Way, Livermore, CA 94550. The listing agent you have is incorrect. Jessica Jackson was our agent but is no longer. Jack Jackson from Coldwell Bankers…
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Mon Jul 4, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
First, there are no short cuts to success in Real Estate. You can choose to be a listing agent, buyer agent or work both. First you need to promote yourself so people know you are in real estate. Hand written cards to those close to you. A social media presence and start an Active Rain Blog you can promote yourself and tell people what you can offer them. Also write about local events, news and tips to buy or sell. I included a link below that i use. Lastly when you do find clients, offer them great service. ... more
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Tue Jun 21, 2016
Sassymotorider199 answered:
There is an ad on craigslist for this home for 1000 a month and the person claims to be a Reverend who is out on a missions trip with his family. SCAM SCAM SCAM
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Wed Apr 20, 2016
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Tue Feb 16, 2016
Mike Sears answered:

I believe you are asking about the new Shea Homes off of 580. They are Sage - Tranquility. I don't believe that the models are open just yet but should be opening in early Spring.

Purchasing so early at a new community has its pros and cons.

Pro - You will getting in early and probably at the lowest cost. Each new release will see an increase in pricing. You will also have a chance to get some credits when they have their Grand Opening Sales Event. Buy purchasing early you will have more opportunities to be able to purchase the model and floor plan you desire.

Cons - You will be living in a construction zone for several months if not years. If the market shifts you may see others purchasing for a lower price. Your HOA will be higher until the properties fill up.

I would be happy to discuss further with you should you have any questions or concerns, not just about this community but any others.

Mike Sears
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
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Fri Oct 23, 2015
Farzin Yassini asked:
Hello, for the past couple of days, when I try to add a home to my board, my total number of homes saved is reduced by one instead of increased by one. For example, I had 5 homes, added…
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Tue Oct 6, 2015
Cindydavisbroker answered:
If you know it, you need to disclose it. You're disclosing it here on a public website, so of course you need to disclose it. To not do so, would pose a grave risk of being sued.
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Tue Sep 8, 2015
Cindy Jones answered:
Stevec is right. Bought and closed multiple trustee sales. HOA's in CA get wiped out thru the foreclosure process. That does not mean attorneys and HOA wont trying strangle holding you. ... more
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Mon Jul 27, 2015
There are more than one of those. There is a private 2nd and there are several set up through CalFHA. The City Programs are almost all the CalFHA

They have their good points and bad points.

The private one has a higher rate but it will usually close on time. They CALHFA has a lower rate but never closes on a timely fashion, it also requires a higher credit score. I have only done one of these and it closed three months after it was supposed to. I had sellers and sellers agents calling me every day screaming. That was in 2000 I have never done another one. They have such a bad reputation for closing late that many agents advise sellers not to accept offers containing this type of loan. So be ready to make a lot of offers. Your agent will earn every cent of that commission.

So what to do. The problem is that once they CALFHA loans are a week or so late, the sellers cancel the sale and go with someone else. Trust me the stress and hard feelings are not worth it.

But we have the problem of the other one being so expensive. Not such a problem really because in 6 months we can streamline refinance to a less expensive FHA loan ( assuming that rates stay the same. This might not be a good assumptions.)

If you are going to try the CalFHA or Chdap I would recommend going with Sheryl Arndt below, she seems to do a lot of them and so that may be your best bet.
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