Hop on the Foreclosed Houses Bus Tour

Eyesores getting many looks

It's a buyer's market on homes and you can find some spectacular deals in Oakland this weekend from a comfy tour bus.

Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid will host a bus tour of foreclosed and vacant properties throughout his district in East Oakland on Saturday.

Reid said the idea is to match potential buyers with the properties that are listed for sale and are vacant.

He said housing consultants, lenders, real estate associations, city departments, non-profit agencies and credit counselors will be on hand to address potential buyers' needs and questions.

Reid said he wants to do something about "vacant blighted properties that have become an eyesore in our neighborhoods due to the foreclosure crisis."

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with five buses leaving at various times.

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