Ernest Villafranca, Realtor, Real Estate Agent
Oakland - Grand Lake
Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro, East Bay
CA BRE Number: 01330018

Additional Languages:
Spanish

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Primary:510-418-9443
Mobile:510-418-9443
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3320 Grand Ave. Oakland CA 94610 (510) 834-2010, (510) 418-9443, Ernest@GoErnest.com.

Real estate service in regular sales (equity), foreclosure (REO, Real Estate Owned), short sales, probates, trusts, conservatorships, single family residences, luxury homes, condos, and multi-units. Also, skilled with 203K loans, divorces, flips, BPO (Broker Price Opinion), and trustee sales. Service in small commercial real estate. 

Service in Spanish. (Hablo Español.)

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4/19/15

This Week's Real Estate Story 

- Sales Tax Went Up in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

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A neighbor on the avenue just told me our sales tax went up 0.25% to 9.50%. Awwgh. I know it doesn't sound like much but with all the taxes and fees, they are killing us. Hayward and other nearby cities are getting whacked with a 10% sales tax!! It's no joke.

Ronald Reagan said if it moves tax it. I would add, and if it keeps moving put fees on it.

How do you boil a crab without it knowing? Slowly, little by little.

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Guess what happens when you sell a house in Oakland? There is a transfer tax, $15 per thousand. It's usually split between the seller. Some cities charge nothing, others $2.50, and others $5. Why does Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco charge more? Because they're thieves.

Oh, the county also grabs your money at $1.10 per thousand, i.e. purchase price is $400,000. $1.10 x 400 = $440.

At every turn there is a tax involved or a fee.

(Sorry about the article. Taxes really anger me.)

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  Areas of Service
Oakland, CA
94601, 94602, 94603, 94604, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94609, 94610, 94611, 94612, 94618, 94619, 94621

Berkeley, CA
94701, 94702, 94703, 94704, 94705, 94707, 94708, 94709, 94710, 94712, 94720

San Leandro, CA - 94577, 94578, 94579

Alameda, CA - 94501, 94502

Castro Valley, CA - 94546, 94552

Hayward, CA - 94540, 94541, 94542, 94543, 94544, 94545, 94557

El Cerrito, CA - 94530

El Sobrante, CA - 94803, 94820


 


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