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Julie J, Renter in San Francisco, CA
Julie J answered:
the listing for 2200 Market St #320, San > Francisco, CA 94114 is a scam.
This "agent" is still trying to "rent" this apartment

they are a frequent fraudulent poster, usually using the phone # (646) 878-9735.

In the last month alone, he has posted apart ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
fancy, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
fancy answered:
How can I show money given to me monthly by my housemate as income so that I can buy a home?
If you show passive income on your income tax return, which should be included as part of your package, you should be able to demonstrate that income. You probably have offsetting expe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 3, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lizete Santos answered:
What is your view on the Shipyard SF (Lennar) project? I am considering investing (longterm) in 2BD townhome currently expected to be around ~800K.
Hello Ad,

It's a burgeoning neighborhood with considerable potential for increased growth. Buyers who are currently priced out of SF are looking to areas like Hunters Point and Bayv ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
How can I start looking for a home?
Get a better sense as to what you can afford by talking with a mortgage broker/lender.

Then you can pair up with an agent and review the inventory, get a better sense of the neighbo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in 94109
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Can I afford a $1M home in San Francisco?
Hi,

Meeting with a local loan agent would be a great start.

Please let me know if you need a recommendation.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
How do I know if my finances are "together" enough to start thinking about buying a house?
Hi C. T.,

Meeting with a local loan agent would be a great start.

Please let me know if you need a recommendation.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Worth, TX
George Raymondo answered:
i am considering buying a renovated property in NJ. I have enough for a 20% downpayment, but not much more. Should I consider an FHA and pay 3.5 % dow
It all depends on what your what your plan are. For example, if you finance using a Conventional Loan, and you want to rent it out now or in the next few months, then Conv is the way t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Javier Monti…, Real Estate Pro in Covina, CA
Javier Montiel answered:
I wrote a great review for my agent but it only is showing 1 star versus 5
I would try calling Trulia customer service.

1 (888) 466-3501
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Anne Hefley, Renter in 91505
Anne Hefley answered:
Are there mortgage lenders that offer loans to contractors / freelancers who can't show steady month to month income?
If you are still looking, try Privlo, privlo.com.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
is it possible to have less than 20% down payment nowadays to buy a house?
Hello hinling, yes you may qualify for less down payment depending on home price and fico scores.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Buying in 94115
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Im looking for a Mixused loan with 10% DP in Bensenville IL
You need a good lender or mortgage broker. More Realtors answer questions on Trulia, not so many lenders. I would talk to the bank where you have an account or find a mortgage broker.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Paul Cervenak, Real Estate Pro in East Lansing, MI
Paul Cervenak answered:
Does a seller have to disclose a previously interested buyers inspection report findings?
NO WAY!

1. Did you hire the inspector that made the determination of the alleged roof defects?
2. Is the inspector licensed to issue legitimate assessments of roofs (many states h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 1, 2015 Home Buying in 94110
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
What are the limits on property (# units) to get an owner/occupier mortgage in SF area? Hoping for a 5-10% DP mortgage on a 4 unit building.
Hello Mark, yes there are some choices in your search criteria that could be emailed to you to study and compare.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
My husband and I are considering relocating to the Bay Area for a job offer in Burlingame.
Hello amber101683, that is a tough price range but there are some available within your search criteria in condos and townhomes.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are consi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Dear sir or madam, I found some foreclosure properties in San Francisco.
Hello Tam, they could be a variety of possibilities. There are "pre-foreclosure - notice of default numbers that are the amount that the home owner is behind and has 90-120 days to cure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 29, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
I've been looking for a rental in SF for three weeks and have run into nothing but scams on your site. Do you screen your listings?
Hello Nancy, you should flag any rental scam listings so they get removed. If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum paymen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Jeremy Rusht…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jeremy Rushton answered:
what are the disadvantages of buying a below market condo?
If you don't see your self staying in the unit for a long time, you may want to consider saving longer for a market rate unit. You won't have the opportunity to earn much when you sell. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 16, 2015 Home Buying in Outer Sunset
Valerie Cavi…, Home Seller in Fords, NJ
Valerie Cavill answered:
Where can I get pre-qualified for a mortgage?
Buy my home in Fords,NJ. 4 beds;2-1/2 bath;75x150 lot;basement;great neighborhood.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 13, 2015 Home Buying in 94102
Francis Soms…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Francis Somsel, SRS and Kate Tomassi answered:
I am a foreign buyer, Is now a good time to invest in residential in San Francisco?
If you are looking long term, I would be hard pressed to say there is ever a bad time to invest in residential real estate in San Francisco.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 7, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
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