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Harold Lear, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Harold Lear answered:
Is there California or Federal law that requires who is to receive a notice of a Substitute Trustee during a foreclosure action? If so find it where?
There are other options. We litigate bank loans that are facing a trustee sale, upside down or in default. The procedure that we use identifies federal violations, forcing the lender t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 27, 2014 Home Ownership in San Francisco
chock, Other/Just Looking in
chock answered:
Is it illegal to have a controlled fire pit bonfire BBQ in your backyard in SF if you own your building?
I'm not an expert to answer this, but I can share my experience: I live in Cole Valley, SF and in 2011 I invited some folks over for an afternoon backyard BBQ. Anticipating the fog ro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Home Ownership in San Francisco
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
What is a lease option?
Lease/option, rent to own, etc. are being heavily scrutinized by the govermment righ now Anyone engaging in them as the owner/optioner had better know what they're doing or they could e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 29, 2013 Home Ownership in San Francisco
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
How do you determine the value of a troubled property?
Property value will depend on type of "trouble", the comps and local market condition. Please provide details.


Oggi Kashi - 415.690.3792 direct
Broker Associate, Paragon Real Est ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 23, 2013 Home Ownership in San Francisco
Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Where does one get information on lease options?
I recommend books on the subject by John T Reed and John Schaub. Go to Amazon and search for books on lease options.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 22, 2013 Home Ownership in San Francisco
Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
How do lease options work and what are the benefits?
The main benefit of lease options is in an appreciating market. You can lock in a price with an option and lease the property for a few years and exercise your option at the lower pric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 22, 2013 Home Ownership in San Francisco
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Should the government bail out underwater homeowners?
It is said, if you want peace, work for justice.

The government - the People of the United States of America - did not drive homeowners underwater. The government did not adequately ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Ownership in San Francisco
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
What are the tax benefits to becoming a landlord?
Are you thinking about buying a house or renting out your basement? You have depreciation, taxes, mortgage deduction and improvements plus the greatest is rise in value as the market is ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Mar 18, 2013 Home Ownership in San Francisco
George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Chino Hills, CA
George Raymondo answered:
How does owning a home in California help when it comes to tax time?
Boy that's easy, as stated below (good answer by the way) there are multiple possible tax deductions as a homeowner. At least for now. There have been some rumors floating around that s ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Ownership in Marina
Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94107
Gabriel Rojas answered:
It seems like there are a lot of dog owners in SF, if apartment spaces are small-ish, are all these dog owners in larger homes?
Dog owners come in all shapes and sizes and so do their dwellings. I wouldn't necessarily think that you need a larger home to have a dog in SF. If you know your breeds, you'll know tha ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 5, 2013 Home Ownership in San Francisco
Paul Hwang, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Paul Hwang answered:
Who is responsible for damage from a side walk tree that has blown over in a storm?
depends where the tree is on the property line.
1 vote Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Home Ownership in Marina
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
The description for my home is inaccurate
The tax records per Realist shows the Following:

1 Bluxome St #304
San Francisco, CA 94107-5520
Owner Info:
  Owner Name 1 : Daniels & Robertson
  Owner Name 2 : Da ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 Home Ownership in San Francisco
Figuring, Both Buyer and Seller in Excelsior, San Franc...
Figuring answered:
Financing first mortgage only. I have two mortgages.
Thanks very much to you all!. I really really appreciate your advise.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 12, 2012 Home Ownership in 94112
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