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Central Richmond : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Trulia Miami Beach answered:
Hi Carl,

That's a good question! You should work directly with an agent who can help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!

Ali, Trulia Voices Community Manager
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Jae Ng answered:
There are many posts for one br apts in central richmond on Craigslist. You can do a CL search of apts / housing at with the neighborhood limit of inner richmond / richmond sea cliff.

There are also agents that can help you find an apt for a fee.
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Eddie Adams answered:
If you are a commuter this is a great place to be. You are close to the 38 Muni bus line that runs all day and night to downtown SF and Ocean Beach. You are also near the 29 Sunset bus line which can take you to San Francisco State University and Candlestick Park. Culture-wise, you are near lots of mom-and-pop businesses run by Russian or Chinese immigrants. Lots of families live in this area and there are plenty of places to eat around. For recreation, you are near a couple of parks and a short drive to Baker Beach. ... more
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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Eddie Adams answered:
The weather! It is almost always foggy and cold in this area of San Francisco. Get used to not living with the sun. And because this is a family area, the nightlife is pretty non-existent. There are a few bars here and there but for the most part, life shuts down at 10 p.m. Another problem may be parking. Usually parking is fine but on street cleaning days (which happen weekly), good luck finding a spot to park. ... more
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
Trulia asked:
Are home prices in Central Richmond going to appreciate or depreciate? What are the current market conditions for buying or renting?
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Tue May 26, 2015
Robin Wilson answered:
Homes in foreclosure are often owned by the bank or an intermediate. You can purchase it the same way you buy a home from a seller. Collect your down payment, get pre-approved and find an full time agent who works the market your are interested in so you have an expert on your side when you make an offer.

Be prepared for a time line with no measure. I've had bank-owned properties which close within a few months, and I just encouraged a buyer walk away from from a negotiated short sale which we agreed to the terms in July 09.

Buyer beware is the best advice in a short sale/foreclosure purchase. I encourage my clients to do dual duty if they want to go forward with a short sale. Most often we continue searching for a "regular sale" and whatever happens first, so be it.
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Sat Sep 12, 2009
VirtualTourCafe answered:
Hi Mainemom,
Many people can and will give you their opinion on schools but please remember, it is still just their opinion. I always recommend to my clients to research the schools in multiple ways. You can start by using a comparison of other schools in the same neighborhood. You can do this on my website at: You can also use the national site, which provides a great service and reviews of all the schools in an area for easy comparison.

You can also reach this site through my website on the Consumer Links page or visit my Realtor sisters website at! We work together to provide unbeatable service and support to our clients!

I hope this helps and I wish you all the best. If I can be of any further service or refer you to a great real estate professional (which of course would be my sister, Suzan) in the area, please let me know.

Tim Denbo, CDPE
Realtor, e-Pro
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Fri Aug 14, 2009
Jed Lane answered:
There isn't enough information to give you a realistic answer. Many other criteria such as how was it remodeled, finishes etc all matter. Next the market is not favorable to jumbo loans for homes in the million plus range so it then would depend on how badly you needed to sell and what you paid for it. That would go a long way to determine what to offer it at.
Let's assume you've owned it for decades and need to go quickly it would sell quickly for under a million. If it is tricked out and you could wait for the right buyer it could go for 1.2 or 1.3 or even more if it has views, is on a good block.
You see every home is different in this town. You, the owner can determine the value by looking at homes on the market and paying attention to the sale prices. Comparing your home to the others is the best way to set a value - but we are in a tight money market right now so that affects the sale timeline.
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Sat Jun 6, 2009
The Medford Team answered:

This is a hard question to answer without actually seeing the property. Sounds like you are doing the kinds of things that will provide the most return on your investment. Make sure you address the kitchen and front yard as well. There are number of things you can do in a kitchen that are fairly inexpensive, but again, without seeing it, it’s a bit hard to give concrete recommendations. ... more
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