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By Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
(Alain Pinel)
Comments 4
Unmotivated tenants can be difficult  When I was looking to buy my duplex, I encountered tenants who were visibly upset that they had to show their place to prospective buyers, and who were obviously unmotivated to move. They looked sullen and impatient. And when I looked at the lower unit, I cou...
By Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
(Alain Pinel)
Comments 7
On the news last night and today is about squatters in an upscale part of Oakland, in the hills. The headline said “Squatters bring crime wave to Oakland Hills”. The squatters took over a home going through foreclosure. The owner had taken a reverse mortgage on it, and when her husband passed awa...
By Ernest Villafranca, Realtor, Real Estate Oakland CA
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Mason McDuffie)
Comments 0
In August of 2009 there was an article about a new way to buy houses. It was called the NationalBLS, buyer's listing service. Like a dating service it tried to connect buyers with sellers."This was the first service for pre-approved residential real estate buyers. It was a service where buyers co...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
Comments 11
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
Comments 7
The Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets was a great game last evening. Robert Vegas Bob Swetz was at the game yesterday evening in Oakland, and it was exciting. Vegas Bob was sure if the Warriors could pull off another win or if they would have to play the Rockets again. Exciting game and Ve...
By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Wells and Bennett Realtors)
Comments 12
Sell My House but the Pipe Organ Stays! Real estate deals come together when the buyer and seller can come to agreement not just in price, but in terms. In this case, it involved a massive pipe organ, to be sold with the house. When you see the photo, it is hard to believe this is inside the livi...
By Ernest Villafranca, Realtor, Real Estate Oakland CA
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Mason McDuffie)
Comments 4
Got a new listing, yay!The property is 1 bed, 1 bath, 955 sq. ft. No backyard. It has a balcony, hardwood floors, gated, no HOAs, 1.5 blocks from BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). It's nice, modern, and it good condition.It's one of those vertical townhouses. It has three rooms and all three are sta...
By Barbara Reynolds, Buyers Agent, Listing Agent, Luxury Homes, Invest
(McGuire Real Estate)
Comments 0
See what homes are for sale now in BerkeleySee what homes are for sale now in OaklandGertrude Stein is said to have said about Oakland:  “There is no there there.”  Well, Gertrude wouldn’t believe what’s happening in Oakland these days.This weekend, I was in Jack London Square, a former ghost tow...
By Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
(Alain Pinel)
Comments 6
My client asked me to take a look at a property he wanted to sell. The location sounded great --- in a historic district near downtown Oakland. I told him I wanted to first see and take pictures of his property which at that time was tenant-occupied.    TRASHED! I made an appointment with the ten...
By Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
(Alain Pinel)
Comments 4
It's the American Dream to own a home My client is a single woman, a social worker serving several cities in Alameda County, CA.  She's not a wealthy woman....she is someone who scrimped and saved for her future. Years ago, she reached for the American dream and bought her first home --- a duplex...
By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Wells and Bennett Realtors)
Comments 4
IS YOUR HOUSE EARTHQUAKE READY? CA Earthquake Authority's Brace and Bolt Retrofit Program   Grants are available and will be offered by a random drawing to 100 Oakland property owners who apply before February 15, 2015. The grant recipients will be single family/duplex, wood-framed homes located...
By Ernest Villafranca, Realtor, Real Estate Oakland CA
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Mason McDuffie)
Comments 4
White House Chief of Staff discussed a few issues on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer The Situation: John Boehner, the speaker, invited Benjamin Netanyahu, Isreali Prime Minister, to speak to a joint session of Congress. Some people said this jeopardized the relationship between our two countri...
By Ernest Villafranca, Realtor, Real Estate Oakland CA
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Mason McDuffie)
Comments 1
    It was a nice 55 degrees out in Oakland CA. I sat outside to meet Activerainers and friends. La Estrellita is a nice Mexican Restaurant and Bar in East Oakland. 50 minutes went by and no one had showed up! Oh well, I thought. The beer and enchilada were delicious so if no one showed up I had ...
By Ernest Villafranca, Realtor, Real Estate Oakland CA
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Mason McDuffie)
Comments 10
I just got an email about the potential end of Zillow. HUH?? What?? Basically is said that Listhub is at odds with Zillow, and it will cut off the listing feed as of April 7th; thus destroying or at the very least diminishing the worth of the largest real estate portal. Zillow, however, is punch...
By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Wells and Bennett Realtors)
Comments 2
The other day, Katie Lance, the owner of Katie Lance Consulting asked a few people she knew if they had a top tech or social tool to share for 2015. Katie used to work for Inman News and after hearing her speak at a local event and falling in love with that she had to say,  I flew to New York to...
By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Wells and Bennett Realtors)
Comments 0
 There is nothing better than having all the data you need at your fingertips so if safety is your concern, please review the helpful links below:   Oakland Safety: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups...   Safety & Security Tips…for Home and on the Road: https://app.box.com/s/qwo5p4tvodirsf...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 0
VA Mortgage Loans in Oakland CA and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans. Here are some of the main features of this great ...
By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Wells and Bennett Realtors)
Comments 3
  Feeling Batty? This one found a cozy spot for Thanksgiving in the Ledger board above this door. One of my services is Property Management. Boy was I surprised when I looked up to see this bat was the cause of the droppings on the exterior door mat. What would you rather find,  a rat or a bat h...
By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Wells and Bennett Realtors)
Comments 0
Alameda County Community Food Bank Donations Barrel is Here!   The OAR is a drop off spot for you un-perishable food items. If you find yourself downtown and want to drop off food for those in need, help fill up the barrel in the Oakland Association of Realtors office  1528 Webster St, Oakland, ...
By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Wells and Bennett Realtors)
Comments 4
  Catch the wave of people! With support from a recent New York Times Article, Oakland is now considered a great place to eat and weather that can't be beat. I love this great press! What does that mean? Well, the word is out and people are no longer so concerned about crossing a bridge. We are s...

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