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Home Buying in Alamo : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 17, 2012
Lauryn Eadie answered:
I'm unclear to what the question is...but this is not uncommon... The bank is not required to accept any offer, and they are not obligated to pay for your closing costs. It has become common in this economy and market for sellers to cover some if not all of the closing costs, but the bank has a rigid accounting format on what sales price they can/will accept on a short sale based on the total net to them. You could try to increase your offer price and ask for the closing costs = 300K home, you want 9 K closing costs, increase your offer to 309K...but you might want to make sure it will appraise first. Have your buyer agent run a CMA so you don't waist your time. ... more
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Wed Feb 23, 2011
Steve Dawson answered:
I guess the question is what are you comparing it to? Values and prices coincide with desirable areas because of schools, locations, weather, proximity to work and so forth. The areas mentioned above have the best schools, weather and so forth, so that is the reason why the prices are higher than Pleasant Hill or Concord or even San Ramon, which are the neighboring cities in your question. If you look at the stats, even those areas have come down a lot since the crest of the market, but will always be desired areas to live. If people did not want to live in those areas, then the prices would come down drastically, like Antioch and other areas similar have. ... more
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Wed Feb 23, 2011
Matthew Bartlett answered:
Hello Cchomeowner,

Typically, this is a negotiable item between the Buyer and the Seller. However, if the home you're considering is a bank owned home and you're facing multiple offers you may have to consider covering this cost yourself. The bank may not wish to pay the additional cost and could accept another offer. Consult with your Agent to determine the best strategy possible. Good luck!

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Wed Dec 30, 2009
Bob Wegener answered:

The property on Las Quebradas is listed as pending. The listing agent produced the buyer. This is a short sale transaction.

The most recent listing on Teigland is a land sale. It's a 0.48 acre lot last listed at $349,000, but the current status is expired.

I hope this helps.

Bob Wegener
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Wed Nov 4, 2009
Gary Civello answered:
Robert: I sent you the list of Contra Costa County properties (120 properties in total) slated for auction on Friday, Nov 6th at 10:00 am per your request. I hope that the list helps you. Please keep in mind that the auction for many of the properties will likely be postponed to another day for varying reasons. Also, I suggest learning about the process of bidding on the Courthouse steps before "jumping in the water". There are many professional investor groups represented out there. And, you should take heed that they are very knowledgeable about what they are getting for the money, for the most part.
Good Luck to you.
Gary Civello
Owner/Broker/Realtor (DRE lic # 01467034)
Ironhorse Real Estate Services
Tel #: 925-939-2743; Cell #: 925-984-3715
Fax #: 925-226-1502
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Wed Sep 9, 2009
Renee lamb answered:
I am sure you have found an agent. I just saw your request...a little late...I have been working this area for over 20 years..i live in danville...My contact info is renee lamb...925 457 or go to to see our profile..i would love to help you...renee ... more
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Fri May 8, 2009
Suzanne Looker answered:
Hi Newuser,
The Alamo Bridges condo complex has a pool, the dues are $380 and it was built in the 1970's. I would suggest you take a look if you already haven't done so. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
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Sat Feb 14, 2009
NestoFC answered:
Just saw one of these duets come up...
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2,000 Sq. Ft.
0.08 Acres Lot
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