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Sat Jan 26, 2013
CodyFornari answered:
I would say yes! I have always thought it to be a wonderful place. If your looking for a rental or a place to buy send me an email and I can probably help you out.
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey Ron,

I'd recommend that you reach out to the Trulia Customer Service team directly:

Please call us at 888-466-3501 Monday - Friday 7am to 4pm PST, or

Ali, Community Manager
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
well, first of all - what is the list price?

There is a huge difference between a 300,000 listing appraising out for 200,000.... and a 1.2 million dollar house appraising for 1.1

But - the list price is irrelevant.

You ask...........Is it common for a house to appraise out for less than the list price?
Yes, it happens.....but that's not the real issue....more importantly, does it appraise out for the SALE price.No one cares about the appraisal vs the list price.............unless it sells for full asking.

Finally, if the house doesn't appraise out for the agreed-to sale price, most likely the buyer will not be approved for the loan (especially if there is a "satisfactory appraisal" contingency in the contract)
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Deanna Dudley answered:
Yes there is a bus to the ferry terminal in Vallejo and also to a few bart stations. Here is a link

please let me know if I can assist you with anything further.

Deanna Dudley
Birnbaum Realty
833 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
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Mon Sep 5, 2011
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Hi Cassidy,
You need to reference an address for us. We cannot tell what you are referring to.
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Robert Chomentowski answered:
You don't have to move out on that exact date. After the auction either and REO broker will be calling you (if the property when back to the bank) or an investor if the investor bought the property at auction. At that point you can speak to them about moving out. ... more
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Sun May 27, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods, consider revisiting the area more than once, and at different times of day; for any safety related concerns, do contact/visit the local authorities and ask all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand--keep in mind opinions are often subjective, what may be good for one is not necessarily the case for another. ... more
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Steven Ornellas answered:

I would suggest you review the responses in this related post:
"My home was foreclosed on in Sept 2009. My HOA JUST sent me a bill for unpaid dues.."

Bottom Line: you may want to speak to a Real Estate lawyer for a legal opinion.

Best, Steve
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Wed May 11, 2011
David Cooper answered:
Don't sign anything until it is correct on all documents. That mistake is inexcuseable. I had a problem between ave and road and had to spend time to correct it after the sale.

David Cooper..Las vegas Foreclosure Investor in Bank Owned REOs with Cash Flow. email or call for FREE daily list. +1-7024997037 not a real estate agent
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Sun Jan 23, 2011
Tony McMahon answered:
That can only be determined by you and your individual criteria. Realtors are prohibited from discriminating against or stigmitizing locations , homes, etc.. You can very easily Google schools, crime, etc. for info, to draw your own conclusion. ... more
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Nicole Monary answered:
I can't give you an exact answer for how ofter Trulia updates the solds on their website. As an agent, I have access to that information on a daily basis. Here are all the properties that have sold in Benicia since September 1st. and their selling price.

20913426 WEST K St Benicia, 825,000
21005458 Orchid Ct Benicia, CA 94510 411,000
21009016 Shirley Dr Benicia, CA 94510 150,000
21013840 W K St Benicia, CA 94510 874,500
21015372 Mountview Ter Benicia, CA 94510 540,000
21016512 Snapdragon Dr Benicia, CA 94510 410,000
21017656 Del Centro Benicia, CA 94510 141,500
21018343 Devonshire Dr Benicia, CA 94510 251,000
21019388 Dartmouth Pl Benicia, CA 94510 349,500
21021006 E 7th St Benicia, CA 94510 170,007
21019967 Devonshire Dr Benicia, CA 94510 250,000
21020526 Charles Ct Benicia, CA 94510 569,000
21022151 Lansing Cir Benicia, CA 94510 580,000
21022753 McAllister Dr Benicia, CA 94510 605,000
21023414 Southampton Rd #11 51,010

If you are interested in knowing more about the trends in the Benicia market as well as getting updates on new listings or solds, please contact me at 707-337-2249. Or my website:
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Candice Estey Swanson answered:
Portside Village, on the marina, is proceeding with litigation against K-B Homes. No lender, that I know of, is lending in this complex until it is final. Our recent sales have been all cash, no lender involved. Prices are low due to this issue. Estey manages for many owners that are waiting for this issue to finish and hopefully prices will again reflect the wonderful location and unique characteristics of Benicia.
There was an outside of the area listing agent that stated in her listing that Benicia Marina Condos had litigation pending, she was not familiar with Benicia, but that has been paid and closed. These units are not FHA approved. Always use a local Realtor for your rentals, your sales or your purchasing. They know the town and the market.
I hope this helps
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Wed Feb 24, 2010
Cyndi Broschat answered:
Eventually. It takes awhile for the bank to get it together and get it on the market. It sometimes takes several months.
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Mon Jul 1, 2013
Delicia Thompson answered:
Go to the circuit court and have them pull your case number. Once you get the file, look at the report of sale. It's about 2 pages.
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Tue Dec 15, 2009
Wendy Widhalm answered:
Hello Kim,
Currently there are no homes listed that are single story in Waters End. There are 2 story homes and if you would like I can send you the current listings in Waters End or I can notify you of when single story comes on the market. Shea homes are currently building in the area and I can find out for you if they project any single story homes to be built or come on the market as new construction for you. If any of these options are of interest, I would be more than happy to help you out.
Hope this helps,
Wendy Widhalm
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Thu Jan 15, 2009
Herman Rod answered:
You do have to rent the space. It varies from space to space, but it's usually close to $600/month. The space rent typically goes up slightly when ownership transfers. You must be at least 55 years of age to live there and must also be approved by the park management (they usually do a credit/income check as they want to verify that you have at least three times the space rent in verifiable income).

If you have further questions, feel free to contact me at 707-747-6600.
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Wed Dec 10, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:

There are two factors that are major contributors to the declining value as we see it today. First and most obvious is the present economic down turn that has been felt by the housing market for nearly three years. With this said, our understanding needs to be that the majority of homes nation wide have decreased in value...this would include historical homes. Which we have been owners of since 1980.

The second factor is one of declining interest in historu in general. During the Bi-Centennial era history was "hot" and the public looked for ways to connect with anything related to the topic of history-antiques, geneology, homes, etc. collecting anything old became nearly a national pastime.

What we have witnessed over the past 10 years is a gradual shift away from history and a fascination with newer, better, and functional.

We feel this is a trend that will once again shift and bring history and historial homes back into the lime light. Historical items will always have appeal and hold their value....provided they are protected and cared for.

Good luck
The Eckler Team
Michael Saunders & Company
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