Location Archives: alameda-county

Buying A Flipped Home? Mortgage Stipulations To Be Aware Of

House hunting? If your appetite for a turnkey renovated home is a flipped house, you may end up jumping through more hoops to close escrow. What Is A Flipped Home? A flipped property is a situation where the house is acquired usually by a real estate investment company (also could be an individual) and is re-offered […]

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How To Buy A Home By Selling Another

In the last few years, many consumers bought homes with low down payments and have seen a dramatic rise in their home-equity-opening the door to trade up to more a desirable homes and/or locations. Perhaps the family is expanding and or timing is right to trade up. As attractive as the concept sounds, due to […]

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Condos Leading the Charge? Who Could Have Known?

There’s a condo complex in Hayward that I’ve been following the last several years (What’s Going On With Condos!? and preceding posts linked from there). The thing that makes it most interesting is that it had been an apartment complex that was converted to condos in 2005. So virtually all of the 287 units were sold […]

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Bay Area Home Prices and Sales Dip in September

The number of Bay Area homes sold in September fell more than what we would seasonally-expect. Prices also declined from August. DataQuick reports: Bay Area home sales dropped more than usual in September compared with August but climbed slightly above the year-ago level thanks to more robust sales above $500,000 this year. For the second […]

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October Month’s-Of-Inventory Snapshot

Here’s a quick snapshot of the months-of-inventory of homes for sale in Alamo, Danville, Blackhawk, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. These markets are still on fire, however it’s much more of a buyer’s market in high-end Alamo and Blackhawk. If you were looking to sell and move-up to a more expensive area, now is […]

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Where Oakland A’s Fans Live

Facebook shared some interesting data about where sports fans live in the Bay Area. Not surprisingly, the Oakland A’s seem to have the most condensed fan base, concentrated mostly in the East Bay. The blue-collar, low-budget, money-balling, raw-sewaging, Oakland A’s clearly don’t have the mass appeal of the sexier San Francisco Giants. Or, maybe those […]

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