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Foreclosure in Oakland : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 25, 2016
Susanifisher asked:
Tue Jan 12, 2016
Lillian Jacobson asked:
Thu Dec 3, 2015
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Thu Oct 15, 2015
Rena Estes answered:
Look on I was just on the site this morning. I didn't see Peralta Hacienda, but there was a duplex on 35th Ave, Oakland.
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Wed Sep 16, 2015
Javier Montiel - Top Local answered:
Contact a local Realtor from the area.
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Sat Aug 22, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Sun Jun 7, 2015
Karron Martin answered:
First you have to get pre-approved for a mortgage with a bank, credit union, etc. You have to get this done prior to making an offer on a home. All sellers will want to see that you have been approved for a mortgage before considering accepting your offer. Next, you'll actually put the offer together by filling out a purchase contract and submitting that to the seller. There are a few other documents that are to be submitted with your offer. You'll get all of this done with a buyer's agent (Realtor). Are you working with a Realtor? I'm a buyer's agent and I happen to live not far from the Millsmont area. Send me a message at: I can tell you more and successfully guide you through the process. ... more
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Interested in buying a property that is being or has been foreclosed?

First, we need to identify if the property is listed for sale. When banks foreclose on property, they always engage realtors to list the property for sale, and to upload that information on the MLS (Multiple listing service) to enable all realtors and their clients to get access to the property.

Sometimes, you may find that a property is actually in pre-foreclosure which may mean that the owners are delinquent or in default --- but that doesn't mean the property is being foreclosed, yet.

Your best bet is to engage a realtor to help you find properties that are available for sale and within your budget range. May I help you?
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Sat Jan 24, 2015
Fieldrep answered:
These days it's easier to figure out how much you should get paid. I try to stay in the 25.00 to 40 range. Companies like to offer 10 to 20.00 cyd but that really isn't sufficient after gas, cost to dump debris, and paying people to help you remove the debris. Even if you are doing the trashout by yourself it doesn't add up to take 20.00 unless that's the best that can be done.

Just remember if you are a quality company(old or new) you will have options. Just work on building your reputation with each order and the correct opportunity will come.
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Mon Apr 7, 2014
Jodi Selene answered:
Hi Bill,

Property in the Bay Area now - especially some of the more popular neighborhoods with great amenities - is selling fast! If you're thinking of buying an Oakland condo or home, the best thing to do is to have a local realtor send you listings on a regular basis and get to know the values here, the neighborhoods and what you like. Then, be prepared to pounce when the right one comes along because we are experiencing multiple bids on almost everything now and one has to be quick and the highest & best offer to obtain a little piece of Oakland.

I'm happy to help you, if you like. I moved here from Nevada City and have been buying and selling real estate for myself and with clients for 7 years.

Jodi Selene R01876775
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Matt Vance and Peter Ashbaugh answered:
Also, as far as grocery shopping -- there is a Safeway located on Fruitvale Avenue, just north of MacArthur, as well as two locations of Farmer Joe's on MacArthur (a small local grocer). Further down on High Street is a Mi Pueblo supermarket as well. All are within a 5-10 minute drive. ... more
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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Alexander Greer answered:
I was just looking through old post and I noticed yours. If you were not able to refinance at the time of the post, I can certainly help you out now. You can call me at 408-352-5147 or email me at You can check us out at I will look at your situation and present you with some options.

Alex Greer
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Fri May 10, 2013
Randall Ortiz answered:
You wouldn't have to go through the loan process, which can drag on sometimes and take longer than planned.
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Fri May 10, 2013
John Juarez answered:
Are you familiar with the Magic 8-Ball system of telling the future? When I was a little kid I was fascinated by the Magic 8-Ball. I thought the darn thing could answer my questions. Naïve, huh?

Well, let’s dust the old Magic 8-Ball off and answer this question.

I shook it. I put it down. And… the answer that floated to the top was “Ask Again Later”.

Will I ever learn not to trust the Magic 8-Ball.

For those of you too young to know about the Magic 8-Ball
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Jason Schwager answered:
I know the 94607 zip code very well. If you like, we can talk (415.999.0030). Glad to hear so many of my colleagues here made excellent suggestions. I urge you to read all their responses. If you do, you will have a miniature college course, like Cliff Notes, in the current market.

The bargain foreclosure market is waving goodbye. Another marker of that fact are the current demands from "our" quasi-governmental organizations, for example Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association) which is now demanding absurdly high prices for their seized properties.

Get a good agent you can communicate with or call me.
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Rich Homer answered:
Your best bet is to contact a local Mortgage Broker at "Find a Pro" in the header of this website.
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Rich Homer answered:
Your best bet is to contact a local Mortgage Broker at "Find a Pro" in the header of this website above.
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
The primary property address is 5711 E 15th Street. It shows on the tax record as a multi-family building. A search of two separate foreclosure databases did not reveal any pending foreclosures or notice of default for this address.

You can go to the County Recorder’s office and do a quick search yourself.
1106 Madison Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm (except holidays)
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