I am aware of several East Bay lenders offering lot and new construction loans. Let me know if you would like a referral.
Thanks to Prop 13, passed by the voters in 1978, taxes are only reassessed upon sale and are based on the recorded sale price.
That would be helpful, indeed! Many of my clients are looking to buy a home or condo within wailing distance to BART. I or any competent Realtor can easily set you up with a Property Alerts Program that will send you listings from the MLS of "BART-able" properties.
I'm sorry this happened to you, hope you're ok! Yes, disclose this event. Any well informed potential buyer will know that crime occurs in virtually every neighborhood, unfortunately, and if your property is otherwise well marketed by your agent and properly priced to sell, the "pluses" will outweigh the "minuses. The purpose of disclosure is to protect yourself. Failure to fully disclose is the number one cause of lawsuits...don't become a victim a second time!
From my perspective as a Realtor, showing homes & condos almost every day to prospective buyers, I think living space is more important. Buyers are usually more focused on sq. footage and price per sq. ft. Than on how many closets there are. Plus, there are so many options for storage, from fancy closet systems to inexpensive long-term storage warehouses to parental basements!
I want to see a list of homes in my area whose owners have entered a Make Me Move notation. Where on the site do I go?
I'm looking for some ideas for 2 sorts of organizations to join: a charity and a professional org. I'd like them both to have members who are well off, high net worth, &/or very well connected. I live & work in the East Bay near S.F. Anyone have any suggestions?
I suggest you speak with a local, direct lending mortgage banker. I work with several excellent ones & would be happy to refer you of you like!
James, I assume, since you are posting your question on Zillow, that you are not getting satisfactory answers from your Realtor, who is the person obligated to represent you & avoid such problems. He or she has a fiduciary duty to you. Has your Realtor submitted to Seller an Extension of Time Addendum? Sounds like this should have been done no later than Day 15. I believe your Realtor should now issue a Notice to Seller to Perform which will give Seller 48 hours to close. If your Realtor isn't doing his or her job for you, you might consider speaking with his/her Broker about the situation. If you still want to complete the purchase, get proactive & make it happen! Good luck!
There is only one such condo on the market at the moment, an REO listed at just $60k! It's located at 425 Orange St. #203. Unfortunately, inventory in the East Bay--condos as well as SFR's--is extremely low. Let me know if you're interested in receiving email notification of new listings as they come on the market. I'd be happy to set that up for you.