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UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
What are some tips for first-time home buyers?
We wrote a great blog that addresses your question. Check it out on the Trulia blog section http://www.trulia.com/blog/upnest/2014/02/tips_for_first_time_home_buyers
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Amortgageadv…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
If you have been recently looking for a home loan in San Francisco you may have experienced some challenges with the approval process. Having bad credit is a burden but it shouldn't keep you from owning… Read more
Blogged a few hours ago by Amortgageadvisor.com Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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DMARIE, Home Owner in Denver, CO
DMARIE answered:
How much do qualified leads cost?
Sometimes your sales team gets busy with current accounts and misses the crucial step of finding new customers for you. We get that - and that's when we typically come in.

We're a se ... more
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JILL  BERNI -…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
JILL BERNI - Realtor answered:
Hi, more and more I am being asked to sign in to a contract without being able to view the property so that I don't miss out. Is this normal?
I see this regularly if there is a tenant who doesn't want a steady flow
of lookers. Many agents won't accept an offer without the buyer viewing
it first to avoid accepting an offer a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 3:28pm Rentals in Nob Hill
fmfrijoles, Other/Just Looking in 20037
fmfrijoles answered:
I own a condo. Are assessments for things like a new roof tax deductible? How?
If it's an investment property from which you gain income, assessments are deductible.

If it is a primary residence and the roof/assessment is specific to your unit then the amount ... more
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Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
For SF Bay area, what is a ballpark cost per s.f. for new home construction (ground up), assuming above average materials, around 3500 sf?
hi, about $400 s/f but its best to speak with a general contractor...call me for a free referral, on his website you will see examples of his work...

See "ACTIVE" listings for sale i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Rich Bennett…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rich Bennett 415.305.4911-cell answered:
Cost of bathroom addition in San Francisco?
Hi Tyegul-

This response may be coming a bit late but thought I would share my thoughts. I have found over the years that contractor bids can be all over the board and span the $$ ho ... more
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Rich Bennett…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rich Bennett 415.305.4911-cell answered:
If you were going to buy a house in California in the San Francisco Bay Area right now, what city would it be in, at what price range, and why?
Hi Scott-

Yes, you certainly will get a variety of answers since it's all so very personal. I would suggest, depending on your individual situation, to perhaps spend some time near t ... more
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Rich Bennett…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rich Bennett 415.305.4911-cell answered:
What is required in the way of disclosure when a licensed real estate agent makes a bid on a house to buy the house for themselves?
Hi Investor-

Yes, it's pretty common for an agent to represent himself/herself in purchasing their own property but they need to disclose that they are a licensed real estate profess ... more
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Rich Bennett…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rich Bennett 415.305.4911-cell answered:
Replacing Old Victorian Bay Windows
Hi Heidi-

As with many home improvement projects, it's always good to get multiple estimates to compare. You may be limited as to your replacement windows based on what the City of S ... more
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Rich Bennett…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rich Bennett 415.305.4911-cell answered:
What is the rental market like in Potrero Hill area -- i.e., price per square foot?
Hello-

The residential real estate market in SF is not priced in price per square foot terms like one would find in commercial real estate. Rental properties are priced based on loca ... more
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Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
how expensive of a house can I afford?
AVM,

I cover the basics of the pre-approval process (and determining how much you can afford) in a free, monthly webinar. It's 15-mins long and the next one is on May 5. The link t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 19, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
How can Fannie Mae help a home buyer?
hi, it has several ways of helping...learn about its loan programs here
https://www.fanniemae.com/singlefamily/loan-limits

See "ACTIVE" listings for sale in real-time in San Francis ... more
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Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
When is equity sharing a good idea?
hi, when you do not have enough funds to purchase the property on your own...

See "ACTIVE" listings for sale in real-time in San Francisco
http://americarealtyonline.com/RealtorWebP ... more
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thiagodaluz7, Other/Just Looking in Orem, UT
thiagodaluz7 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?
A move like this is much less likely to go in your favor if you haven't verified the extent of your injuries with a doctor. If you have that evidence to back you up, it's a pretty fair ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Rental Basics in San Francisco
George Langf…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
JUST SOLD! Another record breaking sale!!! Broke the cost $/SF record for #CoronaHeights #Condos so far this year, and negotiated $245,000 over the list price. List Price: $995,000Sale Price; $1,240,000DOM:… Read more
Blogged Thu Apr 17, 2014 by George Langford Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Dawson &…, Home Seller in San Francisco, CA
Dawson & Clinton answered:
My wife and I will be relocating from Pennsylvania to the Bay in late July/Aug. & want to rent. Long distance is an issue. Should we enlist realtor?
Hey There,

Being a long term resident and member of the real estate industry in the Bay Area I can attest to the fact that housing here is often hard to come by. Of course the neigh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Rental Basics in San Francisco
KateFomina, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
KateFomina answered:
We're upside down on our house, so the agent sells it short, what can we do now -- can't buy!
Dear Mario, if you would like to purchase, there are loans available for people in your situation. You can get a loan 1 day after your Short Sale. Feel free to give me a call for more i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Home Selling in 94134
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Authenticity of a listing
http://www.trulia.com/blog/discovertrulia/2010/06/trulia_psa…

The above link is from Trulia to caution the public about scammers. If something is too good to be true it usually is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Rentals in 94109
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