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928 Franklin #331 Oakland 94607
320 Lee St #1103  Oakland Ca 94610
425 Orange # 208  Oakland Ca 94606
424 Staten Lake  #401 Oakland Ca 94610
150 Pearl St. Oakland Ca 94611

400 Davis St #313 San Leandro 94577
1400 Carpentier # 332 San Leandro 94577
276 Estabrook San Leandro 94577
275 Maud San Leandro Ca. 94577
14321 Seagate Dr. San Leandro Ca 94577
228 Caliente Dr. San Leandro 94578
375 Caliente Dr.  San Leandro 94578
408 Caliente Dr San Leandro Ca. 94579
15057 Hesperian Blvd # 4 San Leandro 94578
3767 Lamoureux San Leandro 94578
894 Lewelling Blvd #8 San Leandro 94579
15335 Washington Ave #101 San Leandro 94579
830 Woodgate  San Leandro 94579
16006 E 14th #111 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #210 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #105 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #204 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #121 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #107 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #219 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #216 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #206 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #205 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #106 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #119 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #213 San Leandro 94578
16006 E 14th #115 San Leandro 94578
1440  167th Ave San Leandro Ca.  94578


167 Loma Verde San Lorenzo 94580
1338 Culver Pl San Lorenzo 94580
1372 Jacqueline Pl San Lorenzo 94580
1375 Jacquelin Pl San Lorenzo 94580
1320 Jacqueline Pl San Lorenzo 94580
1387 Jacqueline Pl San Lorenzo 94580
1402 Jacqueline Pl San Lorenzo 94580
894 Lewelling Blvd #8
260 Industrial #27 Hawyard Ca 94544
209 Poplar  Hayward CA 94541
1743 Panda Way  Hayward
1002 Cheryl Ann Circle #50 Hayward Ca 94544
25290 Ironwood Ct Hayward Ca 94545
116 Anderly Ct Hayward Ca 94541
26 Raintree Ct #30  Hayward
52 Trestle  Hayward Ca 94544
351 Willow  Hayward Ca. 94541
819 Climbing Rose  Hayward

1370 Del Rio Ct #4 Concord Ca 94518
1069 Mohr LN #A  Concord Ca. 94518
4271 Fitzwilliams St Dublin Ca 94568
8171 Mulberry Place Dublin Ca 94568
6292-A Jauquin Murieta  Newark 94560
6292 Joaquin Murieta #A Newark Ca 94560
38228  Pesao Padre Parkway #6 Fremont Ca. 94536
2201 Pine Knoll  Walnut Creek Ca
1 Gimbal Lane   Redwood City CA
900 Bush St #805 San Francisco CA
2505 MiramarAve #132 Castro Valley Ca 94546
5300 Ridgeview Cir #6 El Sobrante 94803



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Buying or Selling Advise and Information About Condominiums, Town Homes,  By the Department of Real Estate and Scott Harrison  of Coldwell Banker, a Realtor for over 27 years.

For Condo's & Town Houses for Sale check the Multiple Listing Service  or You can Find Free Home Values here.
When buying a Condo or Townhome the California Department of Real Estate points out some important areas you should not overlook.

Condominium and Planned Development Project

"Each year, the Department of Real Estate (DRE) receives a number of inquiries regarding who is responsible for maintenance of common areas within a condominium or planned development. Sometimes, answering this question is not as easy as it seems and may involve the review of the maintenance provisions in the governing documents for the project.
The responsibilities for maintenance of areas owned by individual purchasers and those owned in common are normally set forth in the recorded restrictions and do not necessarily correlate with fee ownership. Each project is different and that difference is reflected in the recorded covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&R's) for the project. Maintenance responsibilities may be assigned to be consistent with the architectural characteristics of the project. For example, certain common areas of a condominium project may be the responsibility of an individual unit owner if there are no shared party walls (e.g. exterior painting of freestanding units). Also, the roofs of units with discernible roof lines could be the responsibility of the individual owners. In these cases, the restrictions normally provide that an affected unit owner is granted an easement over the common area and owners have maintenance responsibility for these common areas.
It is extremely important that the budget be constructed to support the homeowner association's maintenance responsibilities. DRE carefully reviews each item to be included in the initial budget for a new project, because due to its newness, often the initial budget is only a best assessment project of operating costs. It is based on rates and formulas of the anticipated costs of operating and maintaining the common areas. Adjustments are sometimes needed due to actual experience.
After DRE approval of the budget, the assessment amount is disclosed in the final subdivision public report and a copy of the budget is provided to all buyers. A portion of the assessment will be allocated to a reserve fund for long-term repair and replacement of major common area components.
Thus, if you have questions regarding maintenance responsibilities in a condominium or planned development project, you should first review the governing documents and budget for the project. If those documents do not resolve your concerns, an inquiry should be made to the homeowners' association."

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January 2015 Update By Scott Harrison
Townhouse and Condominiums Home Owners Associations was hit by this wave of foreclosures, but the market has rebounded and prices are rising.  Still Lender regulations have tight up making it difficult to purchase one.  If you are thinking about buying consider the following issues likely to arise if you need a loan.

1. FHA ( Federal Housing Administration) loans require condos to have a project approval to be eligible for all of their programs including the 3.5% down program.  Since FHA requires each condo project to get reappraised each year the list is changing constantly.

2. Investors are buying them and renting them out for a cash flow positive and a return on their investment.  Causing the owner occupancy ratio decreasing below most lender acceptable levels.   Many have limitations which stop the owner occupancy ratio dropping below a reasonable level.   Check the Ratio and ask your lender if it fits their guidelines.

3.  Many times HOA fees are not paid by owners who are in a financial pinch.  Many Associations reserve projections did not anticipate a multi year drop in revenue resulting in the likelihood of raising monthly fees and (or) special assessments to replace those funds in-order to perform scheduled maintenance and common areas.  This could surprise you as a new home owner but before ask your lender if the % of units that are delinquent on their HOA payments  fits their guidelines and reed the minuets and newsletters before you buy it.

Some associations are lacking the proper paperwork and try to save money and manage them selves. the increase of lender regulation has put additional requirements on Associations and insurance policies alike.  If you see a condo or town home that has no HOA fee this is a big red flag that the proper paper work to meet today's lender scrutiny may be lacking. 

Try to get a Homeowner's Association (HOA) Certification questioners up front to your loan agent to see if any of these issues are apparent so you can have a less difficult purchase experience.   Keep in mind each lender may require it to be completed on their form letter.

Good Luck and if you would like to work with me as your agent please call me 510-388-4536
Scott Harrison
Cal DRE #00966212

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