The 1810A Mason Street ad is a scam - there is nothing available in that building right now
If you want to get in touch the property manager of that building
call (415) 292-5000 for the correct information.
Helen Yuen, agent, (415) 583-3535... more
In recent work with individuals who are renting in SF I would say that it depends on how much time you are planning on dedicating to full time rental searching. Both of my recent rental clients have found an apartment within 1-2 days while doing full day rental tours. The key is to be prepared with all necessary documents for applications (credit scores, recommendation from past landlords, proof of job, check.) Then when you visit a rental you like put in your application ASAP and express your interest. Good rentals go quickly but of you are vigilant you can get one. Best of luck!... more
You can also take a look at Trulia's listings and reviews here: http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/San_Francisco-agent--33063?sort_order=best
Hope this helps, good luck with the move!
Ali, Community Manager... more
3404 18th does not asppear to be a legitimate address.
Odd that someone would spell his surname (line one) completely in lower case. Also, units are not located "in" a street. They are located "on" a street. However, the custom may differ in the Urkaine and in Nigeria.
There are many rental scams out there - even on Craig's List. I would advise any prospective tenant to transfer funds only after confirming the identity of the building owner. No public agency will provide this information, not even the Rent Control Baoard.
They say that everyone has 4-5 friends and 2-3 relatives in Real Estate. Ask one of them to check an ownership database.
LEOPOLD A RODRIGUEZ
Real Estate Broker 00849905
400 Montgomery 505
San Francisco CA 94104
Hard to believe that anyone would consider $2,500 or less "cheap" for a 2BR that's not on the 10th
or high floor of an modern building with a bay view, but that's the supply v demand thing in action.
Always make sure you are dealing with a reputable agent/owner.... more
Do you know if your Grandparents were ever issued a formal "Life Estate" by any of the owners? You may want to look into that. Here's a definition from the California Department of Real Estate. Good luck. I really hate to see seniors get pushed around. http://www.californialicense.com/real-estate-terms-glossary-l.html#LIFEESTATE... more
Most of San Francisco's neighborhood fit a bit of your description, however, "communities 55" is something that might not be as readily available in the fashion you're describing. I know of a condominium complex in the heart of the Mission that is specifically for older folks, but there are certain conditions (I am not privy to all these as these are rentals and I personally don't handle that side of the formula), but, the area where these condos are leave much to be desired in the way of safety -- they are near the BART station, (rapid transit), and there are far too many people in and around the area to be safe. On the other hand, if you find things online, as responders have said, craigslist, you may narrow your search by checking online first then checking the areas once you're here. Good luck.... more
Mariamae; I believe you are seeking an apartment to rent. You may want to contact a property management company in San Francisco directly. Tell them what your price range is and what part of town you desire!
Here's several to choose from: http://www.yellowpages.com/san-francisco-ca/property-management?g=san+francisco+ca&q=property+management&re=yp
Good Luck!... more
Hey there - i actually just moved from NYC to the Bay area one month ago, you can find my blog about the drive cross country on my profile. That being said, here is what I can offer you:
1) I came from NYC and was not hungry for hills, and did not mind a commute as I was used to the train.
2) I went all over 15 neighbohoods in San Francisco and, for the price range, up to $1,500 I was not satisfied
- this is a low price range by the way, not that realistic for a great place within the city
3) I spent one day in Oakland - Jack London Square, and fell in love with the whole thing.
Since then I have explored alot more, I would totally live in Berkeley, the whole East Bay, even Alameda. You get alot of bang for your buck, but you are missing out on the city scene. The commute in the morning is awesome if you carpool (maybe 20 minutes over the bridge). My office is in the mission, so right over the Bay Bridge and you are here.
BART sucks IMHO, it doesn't run past midnight and the pricing is ridiculous - so unless you are REALLY going to ride the BART or MUNI, who cares about paying a toll?
Parking is AWESOME in the East Bay. My apartment in Jack London Square is $1,350, is 3-5 years old, includes a washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, gym and parking. The marina has restaurants, cool bars and a farmers market, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and more are nearby. BART is there if you want it too and the highways are easily accessible.
Anyway, pick a price range and get out there. I found that there were some good deals. I found a great 1 BR with balcony, in the Sunset neighborhood of SF, for $1300 with parking. The neighborhood I am talking about in the east Bay, Jack London Square is ZIP code 94607, below are some buildings - one even has a heated pool, depending on your budget you can get an amazing loft there!
In regards to commuting - driving over the bay bridge takes me about 30-45 minutes at 8:00 am - paying the toll CASH, if you leave earlier, get a fasttrak, it will be much faster. BART is just 2 stops from Downtown SF from the Lake Merritt station (which is 4-6 blocks from Jack London Area).... more