Don't do it.
Chances are this is a scam.
I grew up in Philadelphia and own several properties in the suburbs. What you get here for the money is almost incomprehensible compared to what you get there. Scammers take advantage of this fact.
If you cannot come and find a place in person go to a big complex Trinity, Archstone or one of the new buildings on Market street, sign a short term lease and save yourself a headache.
Good luck.... more
Either an agent or a Broker but select the one to work with that has a lot of experience with the foreclosure process as it is different from a normal sale.
I suggest that you interview a few agent/Brokers to determine their market experience and then choose the one who knows the foreclosure market well, is readily available during your time frames, and who you feel most comfortable with.
Good luck to you!
Prudential Connecticut Realty... more
Thank you for writing in. This is a great question. There are a few options available to the homeowner who is facing foreclosure. They are as follows:
For a temporary fix:
1. File Bankruptcy;
For a more permanent fix:
1. Contact your current lien holder to request a loan modification;
2. Contact your current lien holder to ask about a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure;
I hope you find this information helpful.
Without knowing what you are talking about,
and certainly, without trying to solicit your business;
I can tell you; NO!
The LISTING PRICE on every property is just a number that someone chose to start the process:
At the very least, the Value is changing on a daily and weekly basis.
But many LIST PRICES are not conjured with the Market Value in mind.
If you are truly interested; grab a Realtor and have them do a CMA to determine the Market Value:
Then you will have an idea of the WORTH of the property, as well as what it is worth to you!... more
Home prices in Potrero Hill will most likely continue to improve -- especially in the North Slope area. With the UCSF Mission Bay campus continuing to expand and the growth in SOMA, I can only imagine more folks wanting to move to the neighborhood. I have been actively visiting open houses in the area and from what I've gathered inventory is scarce. Well-maintained/updated properties tend to receive offers quite quickly (within the first week).... more
This is a great question.
I always encourage my buyer clients to treat the inspection process like a walking "owner's manual" for their new purchase. I think it's important to ask the inspector if there are any serious flaws that are likely to be expensive to correct. I also like to get the inspector's opinion on what items need immediate attention, what can be deferred, and what to look out for over time.... more
If the S.F. Rent Stabilization Board allows the pass through of a fee from landlord to tenants to offset
a part of the garbage collection charges for the building, then it may be justified. Things like this are
normally addressed in your Rental Agreement or Lease as items paid for by landlord or tenant. If not, see the SFRSB website for advise - they'll know for sure.... more
Yes! I recently worked on a sale that involved a property that had faulty tax information in the system from the 1980's. We tried to work with the assessor's office, which will usually institute a fix if they find an error (option 1). But we got bogged down in bureaucracy that would have taken a year to wade through - and would have killed our sale. We scheduled a quick hearing with a judge ("quick" means within 2 weeks). He studied the error, determined it was indeed an error, and issued an order to the assessor's office requiring them to fix it immediately (option 2).
The court hearing is obviously more expensive than just asking the assessor's office to make a fix, but it's an option.... more
That largely depends on the single female. (Though--and I don't mean to be insensitive--if you're walking alone in Potrero Hill late at night, is it going to make any difference whatsoever if you're single, engaged, married, or in a commited relationship?)
A suggestion: Go up in the area for a couple of nights . . . in a car. Stay in your car. Take a look around. Get a sense of what's going on. Are there other unaccompanied women walking around? Are there other folks who would either increase or decrease your comfort level? Is the area patrolled by police? Your level of comfort or discomfort is uniquely yours. What your reaction to what you see might be quite different from someone else's.
Hope that helps.... more
It really depends on they're looking for, I imagine. Bloom's is a nice neighborhood spot on 18th Street and then you've got The Connecticut Yankee a little further down the hill.
Bottom of the Hill and Thee Parkside also offer a great mix of live music as well.
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San Francisco, CA 94123
It really depends on the time of day that you leave in both the morning and evening. From 6:00am-9:00am, it's probably about a 40 minute commute. If you're allowed to start work at 9:30 or 10:00, you'll be able to shave 10-15 minutes off that commute. Evenings are worse, and between 4:30pm-7:30pm, it's probably going to be 45-60 minutes in the evening. Before 4:30 or after 7:30, it will probably be about 15 minutes less. And if you don't have parking in the Presidio, you'll need to potentially factor in looking for parking as well.
Hope this helps.
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