Best place to start is to hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent. EBAs only work with homebuyers and there is never a conflict of interest that will jeopardize your negotiating position. Visit www.naeba.org for a referral to an Exclusive Buyer's Agent in your area.
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Oh yikes, Clinsen. What is going on with your credit?
What kind of loan FHA ? VA?
We may want to look at what is going on with the credit scores.
There may be a way to bump these up a bit? Is it high balances? Is it collections? Is it late payments?
How fast is ASAP to you?
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Here is a link for crime information in that area: http://www.spotcrime.com/#lawlor%20street%2C%20oakland%2C%20ca
Elementary school is Grass Valley:
Middle school is Frick:
Please look at other parent's review of the school to determine whether these are the right schools for your children.
If you have any further questions or would like more information, please be in touch Jamie :)
It has been narrowing in the last few months. I'm assuming you're looking at the condo market. If so, median list is currently $319k and median sold is $357k. I'll email you a chart of historical data shortly.... more
Hello Travis, These links may assist you with crime statistics:
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This is a rather subjective question. If someone asked me to describe this neighborhood I don't think my response would be "Safe and Peaceful" however it also would not be on the opposite end of the spectrum. Oakland is an urban city and there is crime in each of Oakland's neighborhoods. From my research on websites such as Oakland.Crimespotting.org, the crime rates tend to be higher in East and West Oakland, I would consider this neighborhood to be more of central oakland. The best thing to do is to spend time in the neighborhood and speak with people who live there. What is acceptable for one person may not be for someone else. Best of luck!... more
I had a similar issue and then paid Trulia $20 to make my new listing a featured listing. This not only allowed me to claim my listing it improved my listings exposure on Trulia and showed me as the contact person for the listing in the upper right hand corner rather than three other agents. Take a look at 4800 Walnut Street, Oakland and you'll see what I am referring too. Hope this helps.... more