Pacita's Quick Bytes of Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - Alain Pinel - BRE 01367196
A REALTOR's perspective on events that shape and affect the real estate market.



Explore Contra Costa County using its interactive map to visit these cities, and see a snapshot of which cities are seeing a ripple --- or a tidal wave --- of foreclosures. Antioch Brentwood Clayton Concord Danville Hercules Martinez - county seat Moraga Oakley Orinda Pittsburg Richmond San Ramon...
Since foreclosures are on every investor's and every buyer's mind who are looking for that proverbial "good deal" this may be a good opportunity to compare select cities in Alameda County, CA. Which cities are truly holding their own and  are suffering the least percentage of foreclosures? And wh...
Alameda CA residents are inclined to say that our market is "holding its own". But does it? Distressed properties were so rare that when we started seeing our share of short sales and foreclosures, it was a surprise to many long-term residents. Just how much has it changed? SOLD PROPERTIES Third ...
Oakland CA real estate market report shows that in the last three years, the number of foreclosures increased. Since everyone interprets information in different ways, it seems easier to paint a picture. These charts are from a macro level, i.e. they represent the movement among resale (not new) ...
FHA ANTI-FLIP? A buyer wrote an offer on a house in Oakland, CA. Because this is a flip, there was concern about how it would play out since the buyer is getting an FHA loan. The buyer was preapproved through Bank of America. But the agent and her seller claimed that BOA can't close this deal bec...
Photo GalleryOpen plan for living and dining roomsVintage home with contemporary flairA full bath on every floorFamily room wth study/hobby areaDining room with built-insFront doorCovered deckMaster bedroom with rows of windowsSeating alcove in the living toomTotally renovated kitchen with granit...
Photo GalleryVictorian on spacious lotNice yard is like an orchardBonus rooms in finished basementUpstairsBonus rooms in finished basementUpstairsBathroom downstatirsSplit bath upstairsPersimmons in clustersApples, persimmons, citrusBack yardDescriptionHere's an opportunity to restore a Victorian...

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