Selling Oakland 4-plex right now - good/bad market?
Hi all, I'm looking for some impartial but knowledgeable opinions on if now is a good time to consider selling my 4-plex. I can only find market info on SFH (prices up), condos and rents (prices down), but not much... View more
East Bay Real Estate Investing
I just bought a duplex in Oakland, and I'm looking to purchase another investment property in the East Bay. I'm thinking about a single family home in San Leandro, as there isn't rent control there. Is that a good choice?
tenant refusing entry for appraisal!
I own a fourplex in Oakland, my only property. FINALLY got a refi approved that will save me hundreds per month and extend my loan to 30 yrs vs 10 year arm. Times are hard enough with rents down and utilities up, but... View more
Oakland Rental Property
I recently purchased a vacant duplex in Oakland and I expect the total rent to be around $4500 per month. I noticed that the rent increase cap is 2.7% per year. I’m scared that if I decide to sell the duplex in the... View more
Seeking Electrician For Project in (North) Oakland
Hello and happy holidays! I have an SFH in Rockridge under contract and the electrical system will need to be updated. The outdated panel and breaker sooner than later. Does anyone have an electrician that they like... View more
94605 Zip Review - Looking to house hack
Hi all,How is the 94605 area? I'm looking to house hack in this area and wanted to know more about crime / growth / tenants.From my research, crime is higher than other parts of Oakland but doesn't seem TOO bad. Would... View more
East Bay House Inspector Recommendations?
I'm looking for recommendations for an East Bay house inspector. Should be someone that'll allow me to tag along and observe (I'd wear a N95 mask) so I can learn some rudimentary inspection skills myself. Thanks!
Brick Foundation - Oakland CA
Hey Guys, I'm considering a building that has a brick foundation. It looks good because I think I can get to a PITI of $3857/month. And I have a plan that could get the rents to $5200/month. The issue is that the... View more
construction loans ?
Is there a construction loan expert on the forum ? Besides the fact that I need to talk to one, I have a few questions that other may be able to answer -What sort of guarantee do banks look for in giving a... View more
Fix and Flip Triplex in Berkeley 350K Profit - COVID struggle
My 2 partners and I completed my second fix and flip in Berkeley. One partner is a real estate agent and one is a general contractor. I'm just a guy who likes real estate but has a full time job. This deal,... View more
Cost of Wholesaling in the SF Bay Area?
Hi! I am doing my research on starting a wholesaling business. I'm located in the SF Bay Area and am curious if anyone out there in the BP ether would be willing to share stats on how much they spend on their marketing... View more
Estimating Maintenance & Capex Costs in Bay Area - Older Building
Hi All,I'm looking for a house hack in the Bay Area (SFH with ADU or 2-4 multi), probably an older building that is in good to rehabbed shape, in the $500K-$900K range. Rules of thumb of monthly 5-15% of rents for... View more
The $500k Challenge
Investment challenge - consider this a way to showcase your special investment talents :-). Plus, all of us are bored working from home so this is a good way to get your creative juices flowing...
So up front, we... View more
Upcoming Neighborhoods in Oakland, CA
Hello BiggerPockets,I'm new and looking to get into my first investment property. I'm looking to do a traditional house with a small multi-family in the Bay Area. Since Oakland has a significant number of these... View more
House Hacking in Oakland while supporting family (tight budget)
My husband I make about 140k total per year before tax. We live in a tiny converted garage studio in Oakland for $1400 per month. We also support extended family. This is a very important value to us and nonnegotiable.... View more
Oakland ca house hacking
Hi, BP My father and I just started looking for a home in Oakland we got pre-approved for a single family home at 589,000 however ive been strongly considering finding a multi family home so that the mortgage payments... View more
Investing in the Bay Area vs out of state
Hi all, I am looking to buy my first rental property. Located in the SF Bay area. Initially, my plan was to buy a property in the east bay, live in it but rent out the other rooms to help with my mortgage. This would... View more
Seller finance expert/attorney in the bay area
Hi all, I'm looking for an attorney/legal expert for help with creating and structuring a seller finance deal in the bay area (east bay). More specifically, I am trying to sell my oakland property to the current... View more
Properties with ADUs
Hi All, I have been putting in offers on Multi-family units in Oakland, CA for the past few months now without much luck. Im using FHA and my offers have been beat out with Cash or Conventional offers outside of my... View more
Looking for general contractor in Oakland CA
Hi, I'm new to real estate ownership and just bought my first multifamily unit. Unfortunately, one of the tenant occupied units needs to repair a large leak under the bathroom leaking into the subfloor and caused by a... View more
Property Managers in the Richmond, CA area?
I'm looking for property manager recommendations that currently service properties in the city of Richmond, CA. I have a single unit house in the city that I'm looking to rent out in the mid to late September... View more
Tips for filling vacancies during COVID?
Hey BP, how has it been filling vacancies during COVID? Any observations or tips on things that helped you fill vacancies with high quality tenants right now? I'm house hacking in West Oakland / Emeryville and about to... View more
ADU House Hacking in Hayward / Castro Valley
I'm a first time buyer / investor looking for ADU candidate in the 500-600K range in Hayward / Castro Valley / San Leandro / E Oakland. J Martin has suggested this strategy in the forums; Chris May is also pursuing it.... View more
Re purposing a Duplex to an SFR in Oakland CA
Looking at a project in Oakland in a very good area. Its a Duplex of about 2000 sq ft in the Front with a cottage around 1000 sq ft in the back with a big lot.
In this neighborhood (very high end) seems like the best... View more
Bay Area 4-plex analysis
Hello Oakland Investors,I am interested in buying a fourplex as my first investment property here in the Bay Area. When analyzing deals that have recently sold in the area, the property at 719 35th St in Oakland stood... View more