Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

North Berkeley : Real Estate Advice

  • All16
  • Local Info1
  • Home Buying2
  • Home Selling1
  • Market Conditions3

Activity 9
Mon Mar 2, 2015
Sharamack77 asked:
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
I don't find the listing, but that's not important. If the property is a legitimate rental, there should be contact information on the page. Trulia does publish public records for homes that are not currently on the market, so just because you see it here doesn't mean it's available for purchase or rent.
One last note, there are many fraudulent listings on here and other sites. Never send money to someone overseas or far away hoping to get keys or a code by mail. 99% of these are scams collecting deposits from hopeful tenants. They copy legitimate listings but change the contact information to themselves. Best of luck.
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Fri May 16, 2014
Kent Turansky answered:

Appraisals are not based on square footage alone. Other factors that can come into play are the type of a lot, orientation, amenities, construction type, etc.

0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Feb 18, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
As Realtors, we can;t answer that question directly. Go to
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Wed May 19, 2010
James answered:
As former President of the Berkeley Property Owners Association I have a soft spot for Berkeley Real Estate. Our company also sells a large number of apartment buildings near the UC Berkeley campus. I would recommend talking to the Berkeley rent board and investigating the Berkeley Property Owners Association prior to actually buying a multi-unit. There are also exemptions as mentioned by the other professionals here that should be considered very carefully. Our website has various properties for sale in Berkeley. Do not buy until you're comfortable you understand rent control and have the resources necessary to protect yourself.

I'm not a frequent poster. If the link below to our multi-unit buildings is not appropriate, please let me know and I'll remove it.

Depending on the trends you're looking for, we have published Berkeley specific trends, and most local agents specializing in multi-units would be willing to do a search in order to give you data for what multi-units have sold for over a particular time.
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Thu Jul 30, 2009
Kevin answered:
for FHA loans you can visit:
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Mon May 26, 2008
Tean Wong answered:
You should really call a mortgage broker. Every bank operate differently.
1 vote 5 answers Share Flag
Mon Apr 14, 2008
Cheng answered:
Is your house near BART and walk to UC Berkeley campus? My kid just got admitted to UC Berkeley, and we are planning to buy a home at Berkeley.
0 votes 11 answers Share Flag
Sat Feb 2, 2008
Liz Stevens answered:
Search Advice