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Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi, am contemplating on buying a condo in SOMA (Harrison betw 4th and 5th st). Is it a safe neighborhood? What is expected $ for sq/ft?
Hi there-

Take a look at Trulia's Community Maps: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/SoMa-San_Francisco/1462/

Hope this sheds some light for you!

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Home Buying in SoMa
Steven West, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Steven West answered:
How does buying an auction property work?
It depends on the auction. This process will not be like a standard purchase, but you still might want a real estate professional to help.

When looking for an online or in person au ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 2, 2013 Home Buying in SoMa
Matthew Goul…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Matthew Goulden answered:
Which neighborhoods are most accessible from SOMA?
Hi Evelyn,

Firstly, congratulations on getting your dream job.

For easy transportation you could stay close by and
a) live in Yerba Buena / South Beach or Hayes Valley (maybe in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 13, 2012 Home Buying in SoMa
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
what is the average cost to rent an 800 sq ft apt around norfolk and harrison?
That's too difficult to answer without more details however, you can start with a range of $1,700 to $2,100 for a one bedroom apartment.

Oggi Kashi
Broker Associate, Paragon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 25, 2011 Home Buying in SoMa
Brenda Feria, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Brenda Feria answered:
if i pay cash, wil there be a price chaNGE.
Tina, Cash is king. The less contingencies that you have on an offer...the better. Most sellers would take a less for their homes, if they knew (especially in today's market) th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 6, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Teresa Peter…, Home Buyer in Tulsa, OK
Teresa Petersen answered:
we signed a contract and gave $5k escrow back in MAY 2010, THEN we were told the house is in probate, we are out $2 k in storage so far, help
the home is located in an area close to Tulsa OK.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 25, 2016 Home Buying in SoMa
Christopher…,  in San Francisco, CA
Christopher Pohlman answered:
Can someone let me know if a 2BR flat becomes available in One Rincon?
Hello there!

There are several 2 bedroom units available in that price range. Feel free to give me a call tomorrow and we can discuss them.

Thanks!

Christopher Pohlman
415.8 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 21, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Red,  in San Francisco, CA
Red answered:
How much to rent for 6 months?
Generally in SoMa
Studio $2,300-2,700, 1bd $2,500-3,500 and so on. Depending on location and parking situation.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 24, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Robin Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Garden City, NY
Robin Silverberg answered:
i own a share in a condo with siblilngs, if i die who gets my share
It depends on how you took title, whether it is tenants in common, or joint tenants. In one, your heir will inherit your share. In the other, your siblings would divide up your share. L ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 20, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
I'm looking into a BMR resale in SOMA. But I don't know anything about how much tax write off I can get on mortgage interest if the sale
Hello Deepcleaning and thanks for your question.

The amount of the interest that will be deductible against your taxes is determined by your gross income and filing status. Interest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 23, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
David Tapper, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David Tapper answered:
What happens if one wants to purchase a property (say condo) that has a tenant that is "protected"?
The best advice anyone can give you is to talk with a good real estate attorney who knows about rent control in S.F.

One way to get some free advice is to call the tenant hotline and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 22, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Greg Corvi, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Greg Corvi answered:
Best investment/ neighborhood/ building at a reasonable price (under 500K) in a central neighborhood for young professional?
Hi Calbgirl,

First, are you working with a Realtor who is helping you find the properties and educating you on the neighborhoods, buildings etc.? If you are, then it would not be pru ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Michael Young, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Young answered:
Which has better resale value a Jr. bedroom with a view, or a 1 full bedroom with a lesser view?
I think we need more information. Similar properties in different San Francisco neighborhoods can vary by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Are both of these properties downtown? Als ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Michael Novia,  in San Francisco, CA
Michael Novia answered:
Can someone tell me if I can pick the parking space I like before close of escrow at Infinity? Has it already been assigned/deeded to each unit?
Hi Gina,

The parking space is already chosen and assigned to the unit. They have made exceptions in the past, but with so few units left to sell they are unlikely to move it. Never h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
David Tran, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
David Tran answered:
has the price of a single family home in Potrero Hill/Noe Valley been falling?
Lbeatty, pretty sure no one really knows. If they say otherwise, I've got some real estate, I can sell you in the Florida swamps.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 13, 2009 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Shaban Shako…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Shaban Shakoori answered:
What is the average price /sq ft at One Rincon Hill with baybridge view? with city view?
Average is $800/s.f. Hard to generalize because there are many different floorplans and views.

Shaban Shakoori
TRI Coldwell Banker, SF's #1 Office
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Could someone tell me about parking costs in condo purchases in the SOMA/south beach region of San Francisco?
Parking costs in SF are figured to add between $50,000 to $75,000 dollars to the purchase price according to the Planning Department and other independent sources. We have only just beg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 28, 2009 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Jpeas, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Jpeas answered:
Opinions on South City Lights Condominiums?
C'mom. . do you really want to live with an airplane over your head for that price? I been there twice, once daytime and once at night. When an airplane flies over, you can hear its e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 15, 2008 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market), San Francisco, CA
Doug Devine,  in Daly City, CA
Doug Devine answered:
What are your thoughts of buying a probate condo?
Hi Mike,

Another big question to ask the listing agent is whether the sale requires court confirmation or if it's being sold under "IAEA" -- they'll be impressed if you use the acron ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 21, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Dave Rivera…, Real Estate Pro in Orinda, CA
Dave Rivera and Sheila Small answered:
What areas of SOMA would be a best buy and what areas of SOMA that I should not consider to buy (eg, specific?
Hi Dan,
Because you just moved there, it may be helpful to know that, as a native San Franciscan, Dave would not ever consider living on Sixth St. South of Market. There is far too mu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2009 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
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