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Home Buying in San Lorenzo : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Sep 19, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
If you need more information on specific properties, it usually means you are not working with a qualified Realtor. I really recommend you find one who can provide any and all info you require. It's critical that you get current information - not info that is outdated. ... more
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Fri Mar 9, 2012
John Juarez answered:
The appraiser may have noticed evidence of termite or water damage. The appraiser may be suggesting a pest report be done based on the appraiser’s observations. This may be a lender requirement but is not a requirement of Alameda County. ... more
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Fri Mar 9, 2012
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Wed Aug 31, 2011
David Kelly answered:
Your chances are good, but your purchasing power on a new property will be based on your income alone. If your husband comes into the picture at all for purchasing power then his liabilities ( foreclosure ) will come with it.
I live and work in this area and have multiple excellent lenders that can pre-qualify you and answer the question definitively .

Dave Kelly Realtor ®
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Wed Aug 31, 2011
David Kelly answered:
a property of that size ( 2321) larger for San Lorenzo would sell for mid 300K range. It's currently active on the market at 360K and I think that's appropriate for it's size and location. It's also listed as a 4/3, corner lot with RV parking with a larger than average lot . It's also a regular sale that can close quickly.

If you'd like to schedule an appt. to see the property and come up with an offer price don't hesitate to call. =)
Dave Kelly Realtor ®
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Tue Aug 9, 2011
Anthony Tullous answered:
I wouldnt say at fault. But the contract should be signed if a counter offer was sent out. I would start to question the process because technically, you dont have a contract in place. The seller can still accept another buyers offer and you would be left high and dry. ... more
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Wed Mar 9, 2011
The Medford Team answered:
As stated, a real estate attorney is the way to go with this one.
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Not many people take the time to say thank you, so thank you for saying it--all the best to you.
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Sat Dec 4, 2010
Sandor Verstrepen answered:
I live and specialize in San Lorenzo. You can contact me at 510-501-5865 or by email at

Sandor Verstrepen
Keller Williams Realty
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Sat Dec 4, 2010
Sandor Verstrepen answered:

I live in San Lorenzo. It is a great place to be. There are different areas to consider, depending on your needs and price range. We have a listing that is not on the market yet at 16134 Via Chiquita. It is in the heart of San Lorenzo in a good neighborhood. It should be listed around $300,000. If you want to take a look at it, give me a call at 510-501-5865 or email me at

As for earthquake fault line, I believe the nearest major fault line is along the Hayward hills by CSU East Bay. The homes in our neighborhood withstood all the major earthquakes the last 50 years+, so we are not too concerned.
There are some minor flood zones along the channel way and in a few spots. I'd have to look at a flood map.

In general, the closer you get to 880 the lower the the home values.


Sandor Verstrepen
Keller Williams Realty
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Tue May 11, 2010
Pacita Dimacali answered:

Here are a couple of links for you

Academic Performance Index in Alameda County --to see the school scores by school, by city,Alameda

And crime mapping (you can change the search by zooming in, out, moving the map

Not knowing what's "affordable" by your definition, it will be difficult for anyone to point you in any direction.

So first, determine what you can afford...if you haven't spoken with a lender yet, that's the first step to know what your budget range is.

Then select a realtor who can help you focus your search to find suitable properties, and then to guide you on writing a winning offer.

Good luck!
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Tue Apr 13, 2010
seller0101 answered:
Thanks, I hope that is the case, since I don't want to overpay them.
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Tue Aug 19, 2008
Meena Gujral answered:
Hi David,

I have not heard of that either. If they are doing just a pre-qualification, asking for a depoisit does not make sense. They should be doing a pre-approval and even with that banks don't ask for an appraisal deposit.
We can help you with your pre approval process if you want to call us at 510-279-9580 and ask for Jasbir.

Meena Gujral
Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty
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