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For Rent in Oakland : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 1, 2017
Christine.woods32 answered:
If you want to be sure that your property is in safe hands you need not only to do a background check on all applicants, but also ask their former landlords for references and interview prospective renters. In the blog that I attached below you can find more useful information about renters verification.

And one more tip from me is keep property insured and require tenant to have insurance. Tenants insurance will cover their belonging in case of natural disaster. Your homeowners insurance won’t do it for them.
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Sat Oct 15, 2016
Danielle Sharkey asked:
I am homeless and have a 5 year old daughter...I work and go to school but don't want to move far away from Alameda can I find a suitable home for rent in these areas?…
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Fri Jul 8, 2016
Maricris A answered:

We are a real estate search engine so we don't represent the homes found on our site. Please follow these steps to begin your home search:

1. Click the 'Rent' tab at the top of our homepage.
2. Enter your desired city and state in the search bar and hit Enter.
3. Click 'Max Price' to select what your highest price would be to pay for a home. Click 'Min Price' to set the lowest price you would pay.
4. Select your preferred property type, square footage, etc.
5. Click the red 'Apply' button.

This will begin to pull up listings that are more tailored to what you are looking for.

If you are interested in a listing, click on the "Request Viewing" button. You can also take advantage of our vast network of agents here:

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:


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Mon Jun 27, 2016
jennifer cohen asked:

I had previously requested that our house at 870 Longridge Road in Oakland, CA be delisted. We are now allowing our tenant, Carolyn Keddington, to list our house. If you have…
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Wed Aug 26, 2015
Setcheveres300 asked:
Im a single mom that has 3 girls and lookin for a sec8 home in Oakland i been on sec 8 for 7 yrs now i just need to move out my area. Please help
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Wed May 20, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Kristina, you should flag it immediately to be removed. There are a lot of rental scams. You can turn him in to this FBI internet fraud hotline.

The rentals in Oakland start from $832 for 1bd 1ba apartment, $1,400 for 2bd 1ba apartment and the single family homes start from $1,700 for 2bd 1ba home. The purchase start from 137k for 2bd 1ba single family home which is as low as $700 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score @137k.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve and you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

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.

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. 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.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI).

Your credit scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary. It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Fri Jan 30, 2015
There are a lot of rental scams out there be careful.

But consider the fact that You can buy for cheaper. If you give me a call I can look up the owner and see if he is the person on title for you.

No cost glad to help

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Wed Jan 28, 2015
Manija Kam answered:
You can look on our website, there should be some things hopefully that will pop up. I don't currently have anything within your parameter.
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Be aware that scams do exist; be mindful that such web sites are third party sites, so the information is fed by various sources, therefore data is not really verified. If you choose not to work with an agent of your own always verify ownership before exchanging any money/personal information--make certain they are who they claim to be. Never wire any money, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. For scam related information see link.
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Fri May 23, 2014
Charemel asked:
Landlord Jonathan Krell 1-876-4580-2430
text 1-330-267-7378
To confirm not fraud.
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Randall Ortiz answered:
A lot of agents don't deal with rentals, which may be the reason they are not returning your calls. Try to find an agent that does or maybe contact a property management company.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Rishab Jain answered:
If you would like to find something similar you can feel free to contact me and will assist you in Oakland.

Jain Rishab
RE/MAX Active Realty.
Short Sale And Foreclosure Resource
Phone: (510) 676-4770
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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Your best bet is to speak with a rental agent from a property management company in order to minimize your chances of getting scanned. Google property management companies in Berkeley, and speak to at least two agents.

Here's a start

Good luck
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Check with the property management companies in Alameda. They have will have several rentals including some that may be coming up to accommodate your dog

I rented out my duplex to a lady with a medium-large dog, by using one of these companies. You will have less chance of dealing with scammes who post listings that are not their own. ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Also try craigslist....many property managers advertise there as contact a couple agencies to help you.

Also be very cautious about the ad since there are so many scammers who find legitimate listings then post them as their own. They are usually from out of town/country, and require deposits via Western Union.

Good luck
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Many realtors have experienced having their listings hijacked and then posted as for rent.

If you found this on craigslist, here's their link about scams

Craiglists says:

You can sidestep would-be scammers by following these common-sense rules whenever using craigslist:

DEAL LOCALLY WITH FOLKS YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON - follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.
NEVER WIRE FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM or any other wire service - anyone who asks you to do so is likely a scammer.
CRAIGSLIST IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY TRANSACTION, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification"
NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION (bank account number, social security number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.)
DO NOT RENT HOUSING WITHOUT SEEING THE INTERIOR, OR PURCHASE EXPENSIVE ITEMS SIGHT-UNSEEN - in all likelihood that housing unit is not actually for rent and that cheap item does not exist.

You may consider working with a property management company to help you locate a rental. You can find them on craigslist when they advertise their listings. Call anyone of them. They will ask you to go to their office to get prequalified (yes, you will be asked to complete an application and to agree to a credit check -- after all, landlords will need protection against scams, too)

Good luck.
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Sun Jan 27, 2013
Claire Wills answered:
I live off of Piedmont ave. 94611 zip. You can either walk to piedmont ave or down the rose garden steps to head to grand ave. Lots of great restaurants, shops, and people watching. I would suggest looking on craigslist and putting in piedmont in the search section or also drive and walk around monte vista ave., harrison st., and oakland ave. east of the 580 fwy. You could also look on google maps with the locations I mentioned and see the street view. Best of luck.

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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Melody Simpson answered:
I have been hearing about a new service that will be free to renters where they can check to see if the house is in foreclosure and/or validate who the owner is. Have you heard about this service yet? ... more
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