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Spacious townhouse style condo nestled in El Sobrante. Fireplace in the living room, dining area, balcony with a view of the hills. Nice layout. All bedrooms are upstairs. Hardwood floors. Sewer lateral compliant. Nice side yard. Guest parking. Pool.Listed at $395,000. Accepting cash, conventiona...
Gorgeous Home For Sale on MLK Oakland Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats IDX Search $549,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,714 sqftLot: 2,500 sqftYear Built: 1897MLS #: 40730206 Location 2523 Martin Luther King Jr. WayOakland, CA 94612...
 Home burglaries are on the rise in the Bay Area, and many homeowners do not protect their homes well enough.We got broken into a few years back, simply because we left one of the front windows open by two inches.I'm no expert in the matter but what can you do?  Get good locks. Make sure the door...
 The answering machine answered with, "You have reached number, number, number, etc." No greeting. No name. I was trying to reach the listing agent. It might be OK for our clients to not have a message stating their name, but real estate agents?!Quite a few real estate agents' phones don't say an...
Thanksgiving is coming around again. Soon family will be over. We're scrambling to get things clean right now. Real estate will have to be put on hold.I'm thankful everyday. When I get up and don't feel any pain, I'm thankful. When my senses can perceive my lovely wife, I'm thankful. When there's...
There were four offers at the time I submitted my offer. They got 10. My offer was above asking...10% over, cash, no appraisal and no loan contingencies. Only a two day inspection contingency. Even all of that didn't make me feel any better. I had told the buyer we were still too low, and he repl...
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...
Sometimes I wonder what is going on.Buyer can buy two houses. One needs some updating and is close to work. The other one is in move-in condition but three times as far.The first one may only get one offer at best. The other one has been on the market for 35 days. I'm surprised that in this hot m...
Meetup for real estate professionals in Oakland CA.Got together with another Rainer and two friends at Miss Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant in Oakland CA. It was a nice afternoon. We sat at a table overlooking Grand Ave. There are lots of people walking about. It's a good place to people watch.Miss ...
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...

Ernest Villafranca

3923 Grand Ave. Oakland CA, 510-418-9443
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Real Estate Agent covering Berkeley-Oakland-San Leandro, East Bay in Alameda county. Experienced in short sales, flips, investment properties, probate sales, and the Hispanic market.