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Janice Lee, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Why Working with the Right Agent MattersKnowledge of market conditions Has your best interests at heart Knows the right questions to ask the the other agent Gives you an honest opinion about the value… Read more
Blogged yesterday, 3:46pm by Janice Lee Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
SF Bay Area Financing for a US citizen living abroad
Hello OOZZ, it only takes a few dozen questions to qualify and go over your options. You have a few options of stated income loans or Foreign National or maybe bank statement program. H ... more
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Alina Aeby, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
HOME CONSTRUCTION HIGHER THAN USUAL IN SAN JOSE, SAN FRANCISCOInventory across the Bay Area remained low in July, so it comes as welcome news that home construction activity in our region’s two largest… Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 25, 2014 by Alina Aeby Home Buying In My Neighborhood Investment Properties
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sanfrancisco…, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
sanfranciscobuyer asked:
Does buying in a building with below market rate (BMR) units affect property values? I am interested in buying a unit in a 30-condo building. There is at least 1 BMR unit in the complex, and it is next door to mine. The building and the unit are very nice. But will the presence…
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fosterkicks99, Other/Just Looking in 78052
fosterkicks99 answered:
What should I know about asbestos?
You need to send a sample in to be tested for asbestos. If it comes back negative, you can leave it up and be fine. Though if it comes back positive, you will need to get it removed. Th ... more
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Carole Isaacs, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Once upon a time, a couple decided they wanted to buy a house. They took this major investment seriously and researched the steps for buying a home. Completing the first step after filling out what… Read more
Blogged Sun Aug 24, 2014 by Carole Isaacs General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Debbi DiMagg…, Real Estate Pro in Piedmont, CA
San Francisco Real Estate Market UpdateFebruary 2010 I received this email from my colleague and friend, Peter Monti, of Paragon RE in San Francisco.The San Francisco, Bay Area including Piedmont, Oakland… Read more
Blogged Sat Aug 23, 2014 by Debbi DiMaggio and Adam Betta Market Conditions
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Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Hello, I am going to be moving from Denver, CO and would like to know what area is the most affordable in San Francisco?
chk out the crime statistics and schools before you make your decisions.
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Alina Aeby, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Good news for Bay Area buyers: A recent survey found that investors today are far less active in the region’s real estate markets than in years past, helping to ease some of the fierce competition… Read more
Blogged Sat Aug 23, 2014 by Alina Aeby Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Jennifer Bee…, Real Estate Pro in California
Jennifer Beeston answered:
During purchase of a Short Sale, the appraisal tagged the roof as needing repairs before loan. What are my options?
As a lender I have to disagree with some of the advise you have been given.
1) If you have a date you have to close by which is approaching you cannot switch loans to a FHA renovation ... more
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Jennifer Bee…, Real Estate Pro in California
Jennifer Beeston answered:
Selling my house in SF, where can I look to find a top-local agent? I just want my agent to be extremely good, and get my home sold fast.
Check out My team Sf with Zephyr. If you google their name it should give you all the info you need.
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James Romeo…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Open House 8/19/14 and 8/20/14This exceptional condo is a full-floor flat in an impressive Queen Anne building located near Dolores Park and just steps from Valencia Street. The 8-room flat has a flexible… Read more
Blogged Fri Aug 22, 2014 by James Romeo Holloway General Area Market Conditions Home Buying
fosterkicks99, Other/Just Looking in 78052
fosterkicks99 answered:
Replacing Old Victorian Bay Windows
Why are you looking for the "most sound proof ones"? Is there something particularly enticing about it being the most sound proof? I would think getting 'regular' double pane windows wo ... more
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ameliaheartw…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
ameliaheartwright answered:
I fell down slippery steps at my apartment building and I have asked landlord for two free months rent to cover medical and missed work. Is that Ok?
I would definitely ask a lawyer about it. There are many lawyers that specifically work with people trying to receive restitution for injuries. I think that a case like this will depend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 22, 2014 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Please suggest a good school district area close to sf-oakland bay bride, dont mind 45 min drive
You can research schools here on trulia...also you can research schools/API scores on my website...

Example; $15,000 Buyer Rebate, or $22,500 Seller Discount, on $1 mill home;
Clic ... more
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Paul Warrin, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Paul Warrin answered:
CAN SOMEONE RECOMMEND AN APARTMENT COMPLEX THAT RENTS FURNISHED APTS NEAR THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT?? I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE AN ANSWER. THANK YOU
Hi Matthew,
I own an apartment building near the financial district that rents furnished apartments. If you are still looking for a good rental, please let me know and I can send you ... more
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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
What kinds of interior renovations require city permits?
Looks like this is a year old, but it's still a relevant question that I've been asked recently - so here's my two cents:

Permits can be pretty easy to get for interior renovations i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Trying to buy another condo. Should I sell my current condo or rent it out?
As Nicole said below, a 1031 exchange is a great idea and it's definitely something I'd recomend looking into as well!

It's also worth looking into housing trends in the neighborhood ... more
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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
interested in getting my brokers license. does owning and managing real estate that own count toward the 2-year experience requirement for california?
If you have proof that you were a property manager for 2 years full time with your salesperson license, you might be able to get away with that, but I doubt it. Generally speaking you ... more
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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
When a neighbor is locked out of his apartment, and it's kind of cold outside and the landlord is not responding, what is the best course of action?
Totally agree with the answers below - a locksmith is the way to go...I suppose a brick is an option too, but I wouldn't advise it! :-P
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2014 Quality of Life in Pacific Heights
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