I love south berkeley! The energy is awesome. Loads of diversity , New cafes new restaurants. Now there's the tuesday evening farmers market As far as safe goes , You have to decide for yourself. city of berkeley has a website that has a crime map on it. I suggest you check it out and I suggest you check out the neighborhood that you're interested in. go there different times of the day see what's going on. Pay particular attention to about 5 o'clock on a friday afternoon because that's prime dealing time. I have a house on fairview street and I love it. But keep in mind there is really no safe neighborhood anywhere.... more
Hopefully you are aware of this portal too: https://calrentals.housing.berkeley.edu/UCBOCH/och.htm Best of luck and enjoy your stay in the U.S. If a property I manage becomes available, I will let you know. Thank you.... more
This sounds like a situation that is too complicated to be answered simply in an email. You need your experienced agent, home inspector, pest inspector, a structural engineer to help assess if the work seems done to code. Without the homeowner's cooperation in this situation, it is very difficult to accurately evaluate your risk.
Mary Canavan, Broker
Thornwall Properties, Inc
Stephanie: You ask a good question, and one that is shared by many potential home buyers. The following link to Neighboroo will provide some answers to your Berkeley questions as well as a link to the site:... more