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1980 Shea Dr., Pinole, CA Service First Real Estate Short Sale
$245,000
1980 Shea Dr
Pinole, CA
Great 3/2 needs new owners! Make an appointment today to see this wonderful property. Bamboo floors, beautiful tile and vaulted ceilings accent this home. This home has a nice courtyard that you can access from the dining room or living room. Access to the 2 car garage is from the rear. Imagine the possibilities for this home! 
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$1,750,000
37 Nunes Dr.
Novato, CA

Amazing home on a cul-de-sac in the hills of Novato on approx 1.25 acres! Open kitchen w/ built-in appliances and ample storage. Formal dining room has sweeping valley views. The living room has a stunning wood-beam vaulted ceiling. The easy layout is great for entertaining. Level outdoor space - potential for a tennis court, pool & more. 
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$420,000
7335 Sheffield  Ln.
Dublin, CA

Cute as a button contemporary home in a quiet neighborhood near schools and parks. This home has been lovingly maintained. It has an updated eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, living room with fireplace, 3 nice size bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The nicely landscaped front & rear yard.
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$155,000
500 Grove Ave.
Richmond, CA


Built in 2003, this home has an open layout w/ lots of room for everyone! The spacious living room has a wood burning fireplace. The kitchen is open to the dining room. This home boasts 4 big bedrooms w/ good size closets and 2 full bathrooms. Both baths have separate showers & tubs. This home is fully encompassed by a lovely white wrought iron fence. In addition to the 1 car garage, there is off-street parking for at least 4 cars!
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3560 Miflin Ave, El Sobrante-Service First Real Estate Short Sale
$175,000
560 Miflin Ave.
El Sobrante, CA

Charming El Sobrante home with a great layout waiting for a new owner! This home features a spacious living room w/ real wood burning fireplace, an open kitchen w/ beautiful granite counter tops and lots of storage & a nice size dining room that opens to the yard.  The front yard has beautiful flowering trees, a rose tree and other flowering bushes. The back yard has flowering vines, a delicious lemon tree and wonderful rosemary bush!
Currently pending but contact us to make a back-up offer!
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920 39th Street, Oakland-Service First Real Estate Short Sale
$273,000
920 39th St.
Oakland, CA

This incredible home has been lovingly cared for and is now available for a new owner! This home has a large entry that flow to the separate living and dining rooms. The main level has 1 nice size bedroom and bath. Also on this level is a small bonus room that would be perfect for an office/study or child's play room. This is a split-level home. Up a short flight of stairs is the master suite. The master suite has a very nice size bedroom and an incredible bathroom with separate shower and tub. There is interior access to the finished basement which contains a utility room, laundry area and bonus room with closet (currently being used as a 3rd bedroom). This home has awalk score of 74! 3 blocks to BART and minutes to 580, 80, 24 and 880. This is a wonderful home.
Currently pending but contact us to make a back-up offer!
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Homeowners Beware:  Foreclosure Rescue Scams
By the California Association of Realtors

With the recent rise in foreclosures, foreclosure-related scams have exploded onto the real estate scene. These so-called “foreclosure rescue companies” claim they will help save your home, but in reality are out to make a profit -- at your expense.

Red Flags for Foreclosure Rescue Scams

If you are at risk of or in foreclosure, you should be on the lookout for foreclosure scams. Here are some of the red flags to watch out for:

  • Asks for money upfront before providing any service
  • Instructs you not to contact your lender, lawyer, housing counselor, family, friends, or others
  • Asks for mortgage payments to be made directly to his or her company or a bank account set up by that person, rather than your lender.
  • Requires payment only in the form of cash, cashier’s check, or wire transfer
  • Promises to stop the foreclosure process, no matter the circumstances
  • Advises you to transfer your property deed or title to his or her company
  • Offers to fill out paperwork for you
  • Asks for something to be done immediately and without delay. This includes pressuring you into signing paperwork that you have not had the chance to read thoroughly or do not fully understand
  • Encourages you to lease your house and buy it back over time
  • Offers to buy your house for a fixed price that is not set by the housing market at the time of sale
  • Asks for you to give a power of attorney
  • Asks for signatures on a grant deed or deed of trust
  • Asks for signatures on a document that has lines left blank
  • Fails to provide copies of signed documents
  • Refuses or fails to put an oral promise in writing

Report Fraud

If you have been a victim of a foreclosure-related scam or approached by a scam artist, you may report the incident to the following organizations and government enforcement agencies:

Legitimate Resources

If you are at risk of foreclosure or have already received a foreclosure notice, you should contact your lender immediately.  Homeowners also may seek the advice of a reputable housing, financial or credit counselor, attorney, or other qualified professional.  Homeowners may visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Web site at http://www.hud.gov/ to view its Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure and its list of California HUD-approved housing counseling agencies. In addition, the non-profit Homeownership Preservation Foundation has a 24/7 toll-free Homeowner’s HOPE Hotline at (888) 995-HOPE.