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Agent2Agent in San Ramon : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Taken Advantage Of answered:
I have an issue at one of Shapell apt. complexes in San Ramon. Falcon Bridge.
There is mold in the apartment. One place it was found was on the bottom of my daughter's mattress.
They did do remediation and told me the mattress was the source. Even though the hallway had a higher reading for mold. They took the mattress, disrupted my life and did not find out where the real cause was coming from. Now I am told if I want to move to a new apartment I can at my own expense.
If I do they will rent this apt. to some unsuspecting person and they will go through the same thing.
I have headaches, a cough, my daughter has asthma and rash break outs.
I will continue to write whoever I can until I get some real results. This is a cover-up and they tell you one thing and do another. Who can help me.
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Bernard Gibbons asked:
I need to find out what single family homes were selling for (on average) in San Ramon, back in 1987. MLS and even records that Title Companies can acces don't go back that far. Any…
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Tue Dec 14, 2010
John Souerbry answered:
Not a "marketing system," but a marketing approach. On a map, I draw a line around neighborhoods that I think will go up in value. I drive the neighborhoods looking for homes that appear neglected, using the "worst home in the best neighborhood" measuring stick. Once I find properties that fit my profile, I contact the owner, typically by mail, to determine if they might be interested in selling. Since money is made more during the purchase of a flip than during the sale, it may take a lot of looking to find owners who will sell at the price you need to make the flip profitable.
The key is to buy in neighborhoods where there is enough demand to attract buyers, thus reducing your resale risk.
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Thu Sep 17, 2009
Calgary answered:
If you find the Mortgage calculations for the Treo Pro I wll let you know, If you find it please let me know. I am looking for the same product.
Thank you
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Tue Sep 1, 2009
Bob Herd answered:
In the early 1980s when cash was somewhere between scarce to non-existent, I had an artist for a client. He paid me in atr work he had done. I sold some, traded some for second trust deeds (which were VERY high-yield at the time!) and kept some. I still have about 5 paintings today and they are holding nicely. Ah, those were interesting times! ... more
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Thu Jul 10, 2008
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I never meet a prospective buyer outside of the office for the first time. I go to listing appointments with another agent, never alone. Someone at the office always knows where we are going, and when we should return from that appointment.
I'ts best to go with your instincts, if you don't like the situation...for whatever reason..get out of there!
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Tue Apr 8, 2008
Anthony asked:
I've got some clients very interested in purchasing one of these homes. If there are any Realtors who know of one coming soon, please let me know.
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Fri Apr 4, 2008
Zia Chernyak answered:
Dear Rp,

Here is the response to your Oliveta question about the Release tomorrow April 5th at 10:00am based on information provided by the Community Sales Office. The status of all lots listed below are Move-In November:

219 1A 5,799 $895,900
198 1B 7,139 $875,900
199 2C 7,141 $895,900
200 4A 13,644 $985,900

Prices are for Release 13 effective 10:00am April 5th, 2008. All the usual builder disclaimer(s) are in effect including all square footages being estimates etc.

Hope this is helpful.

Thank you.

Warm Regards,
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Thu Mar 20, 2008
AJ Cohen answered:
Hi Tom,
Funny that you should reply. you just sent me an email on the 92.7% current mortgages. In answer to that, I was told that Contra Costa was following the national trend very closely which is 92.7% current supplied by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. In reality I think that our numbers may be a little better because I believe that when you compare us to locations like Brentwood, Pittsburg, etc. we have a much higher mortgage retention rate.
Moving on to your 2nd question about CamptonI have I have two quotes, one on a plan 1 that is an incredible deal and still allows the new buyers to pick the counters and flooring and also another on a plan 3 with the same counter and flooring choice to the buyer. Just like Love Bay Area noted in his response the strongest deal I have price wise is on the one that just fell out. Contact me directly at and I can share the details with you.
AJ Cohen
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Fri Sep 7, 2007
Scarlett Justice answered:
I had a Tablet that was stolen so I purchased the I phone when they first came out. I have had nothing but trouble with it. I have had it lock up on me several times. The touch screen is blank and my phone is ringing and I can't answer it! How frustrating is that? I have tried to access several web pages and it takes forever to download, then I can get to the login page and that's it for the MLS. That is what I bought the phone for in the first place to be able to access the MLS on the go. I have called Apple support several times and they are helpful, but they do not know what the problem is. When I get my next phone I am going back to my TREO!
Scarlett Justice
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Sun Aug 26, 2007
Ruthless answered:
Carrie, you are not the only one. I wish I could remember what the other error was. There was one day that seemed every thread I read had at least two of each of the same common mistakes.

Jim, did you see my other post today where I admitted to being Dyslexic? Your post is how all of them look to me. That's why I finally brought up "alot". For it to stand out to me, it's got to be pretty bad. I was getting worried about you Jim. You have been far too serious lately.

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Mon Aug 6, 2007
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Durring my last recert I was in a continuing ed class and the instructor had a funny way to look at this. Basically he said when you take an over priced listing your saying, "I know the home won't sell for this price, I'll spend alot of my own money and time marketing and advertising the property, but I'd better do this because I wouldn't want one of my competitors to waste their time and money and reputation". Kinda funny when you look at it in that perspective. If you do have a seller who won't take your professional advice seriously perhaps offer to refer them to another agent who might. If you were completely wrong you might still get a referral and still have a happy seller. Just a thought. ... more
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Sun Jul 29, 2007
Megan Manly answered:
Great question Cindi! I love it! I actually do shorter term listing agreements for this very reason.
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