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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Are Walnut Creek & Lafayette safe, family friendly areas to live in?
Both are absolutely lovely middle class suburbs. I am quite sure that the commute time is going to depend on the day/time,/accidents, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 11, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Dayna Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Dayna Wilson answered:
That is why non-profit fund-raising groups like P.E.A.K. which I am a board member for, are so vitally importantt. My children are in these fine schools and are receiving an excellent e ... more
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Gene Riemens…, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Gene Riemenschneider answered:
I live in San Francisco and know I cannot afford a home in San Francisco where are the best areas to look?
I will be blunt and to the point. You need to speak to a lender first. 100K may not be realistic for what you want. However, 150 to 200K may be realistic and cheaper than your curren ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 19, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Denise Dauph…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Denise Dauphinais answered:
I'm relocating from Washington DC to the Bay Area with my husband and 2 year old son and looking for help to refine the neighborhood to live in.
Walnut Creek has more to offer someone who has lived in big cities like Chicago and Seattle. It is definitely the burbs with an urban feel to it. Most realtors can handle a rental and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 10, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Michelle Sap…, Real Estate Pro in Orinda, CA
Michelle Saputo answered:
Hi my name is rowshan.I am moving to Walnut creek from Davis. I plan to rent a house.Can you help me?How should I start? Thanks.
Yes! I can help you (or any other Realtor) - we can narrow down your search via the MLS if you want a long term rental (like a year or more lease)...you can also search on craigslist or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 25, 2014 Rentals in Walnut Creek
Mike Hill, Real Estate Pro in Clayton, NC
Mike Hill answered:
How far of a commute would it be from Walnut Creek to Berkeley approximately?
Good Morning,
It takes about 25-30 by car, depending on traffic. About 20 minutes by BART but you will have to check the train schedule. During Commute hours BART would be the best way ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
What's the comission split between listing & selling agents in Walnut Creek? Of the 6%, do they split 50/50?
Hi Joe,

That is between the listing and selling agents. It is stated in the MLS or if one of them is not a member of the MLS, they do a Cooperating Broker Agreement. Most split it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 29, 2016 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Can I use 2 buyers agents at the same time?
Unless you've signed an exclusivity agreement with that first agent, you're under no contractual obligation to keep using him. However, if you happen to get lucky and win t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 13, 2014 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Bryce  Schum…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Bryce Schumacher answered:
I've hired an agent to find a house but I always find it before he does
Not all agents have or know all the new listings coming on the market. A good agent will know what the upcoming inventory is in his/her brokerage. Your agent should have a good knowledg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 29, 2016 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Vickie Nagy, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Vickie Nagy answered:
Would Rossmoor be a viable option for us?
Hello Slowfoodisgood,

Are you aware that your monthly co-op (HOA) fees will likely run in excess of $550? While Rossmoor has a lovely set of amenities to enjoy, it also has a lovely ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Home Buying in Rossmoor
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Phil Rotondo answered:
Not disclosing everything about the property...
Your options at this point would be to consult with an attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 4, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Catherine My…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Catherine Myers answered:
Help finding child care in Walnut Creek?
I would say one of the best ways is word of mouth, and to that end, have you considered joining a local mothers club? There area couple of really good ones. I was one of the early me ... more
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Ivan Diaz, Real Estate Pro in 79936
Ivan Diaz answered:
If I try to qualify with someone who may have too high a debt ratio, then try to qualify on my own, will the previous attempt be held against me?

Let me start by saying that you should get fully qualified before answering this question. Additionally, I would figure out what your short term solution and/or long term solu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 21, 2014 Financing in 94597
Emil Huang, Real Estate Pro in wALNUT CREEK, CA
Emil Huang answered:
i am an agent in Seoul South Korea,my client wants to rent 3 bedrooms and 2 or 3 bathrooms with full furnished. my e-mail - geewo67@naver.com
First at all, i would like to know what kind of agent are you ? If you are realtor in SSK and if you do not have CA License than you are not allow to practice as a Realtor in CA.. If I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Rental Basics in Larkey Park
Carolyn Zeig…,  in Danville, CA
Carolyn Zeigler answered:
Payment for time period after old roommate moves out and new roommate moves in?
You can use the $250 deposit for cleaning if she does not clean up the area by the time she vacates the property if the standard CAR contract was used. You should read the leasing con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 3, 2012 Rental Basics in Walnut Creek
John Demarin…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
John Demarinis answered:
Relocating to the East Bay area and looking for the best high schools. I have a freshman that is wanting to go to Stanford.
Monte Vista in danville has a great curriculum. My nephew and niece graduated last year and they both were accepted into highly accredited colleges. Check into school scores, you can fi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Rentals in Walnut Creek
Angel Hernan…, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Angel Hernandez answered:
I'd like to buy a rental property in Walnut Creek or Pleasant Hill.
Any area close to the BART station is always a safe bet. Feel free to contact me for a list of available properties.

A Luis Hernandez
BRE Comercial Real Estate
510-205- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 10, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Francisco Or…,  in Walnut Creek, CA
Francisco Ortiz answered:
I'd like to buy a rental investment property in Walnut creek or Pleasant Hill. But I don't now the area very well.
Both areas are good the question is how much do you want to spend on the rental property and what kind of return are you looking? are you thinking about single family, condo or apartm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 24, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Knicole, Home Buyer in Columbus, OH
Knicole answered:
Question for Hombuyers: If you have been thinking about buying over the last year or several years what is the main reason why you have not?
i am 23 and just found out that as much as i am paying for my apt, i could have gotten a house. i always thought houses were a 2 income type of deal for what id like...i found out i was ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
DeAnn J Simp…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
DeAnn J Simpson answered:
I need help finding a furnished rental for the summer in the Walnut Creek area
I would welcome the opportunity to assist you! Servicing the East Bay of San Francisco providing rentals properties for over 25 years, I have a good selection of condos/townhomes & sin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Rentals in Walnut Creek
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