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Lucy Logvino…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lucy Logvinova answered:
Is property insurance required for a condo unit, even though the Condo has a Master Insurance?
Master HOA policy will never cover your unit inside (finishes, kitchen, fixtures) that's why HO-6 wall to wall coverage is required by lenders. In addition you have the liability and pe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 20, 2014 Home Insurance in 94107
Joanne, Home Buyer in South San Francisco,...
Joanne answered:
is financing available at the Beacon?
yes i work for a broker who has lenders available and can lend on condos that are in litigation. We currently have 2 refinances in process and condo is in litigation similar to yours (S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Buying in 94107
Keith L. Bos…, Real Estate Pro in San Leandro, CA
Keith L. Bosworth answered:
what is the amount of the credit for first homebuyers?
We offer a Arise reward points based on the purchase price of your home. This goes towards your closing cost. The home loan will cost you nothing.

I would consult your tax consultan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 19, 2014 Home Buying in 94107
sadfr, Real Estate Pro in 94110
sadfr answered:
As a condo owner, I was forced to rely on the property insurance that the condo association provided. That insurance co answered only to the
Master Condo Association policy often cover the structure out side shell. As for any interior known as Additions & Alterations this is why you should have your own seprate policy. Also ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Nov 17, 2013 Home Buying in 94107
Tony Abad, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Tony Abad answered:
if purchased home in 2013 am i qualified foe first time home buyer credit.
Need to know more about your situation. For example, have you purchase a home before? Also, different cities have different programs. Email me for more info TAofSF@yahoo.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 7, 2013 Home Buying in 94107
Stephen Webb…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Stephen Webber answered:
First time home buyer - tax credit for 2013?
The MCC tax credit is the best tax credit yet! I have been surprised to learn how few real estate agents and loan officers know about it. Typically the loan officer helps you file and y ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 Home Buying in 94107
Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94107
Gabriel Rojas answered:
live in fl and want to buy a house. can i use my son and his ssi money to buy ? he has no credit no job and still in school.
Hello india19723,

First, are you looking to buy in Florida or in San Francisco?

Second, do you have a lender that you are currently working with? If not, I have a great team from ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in 94107
Jed Lane; Fog…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane; Fog City Guide answered:
When do the names of the buyers and their purchasing prices become publicly available for new condo developments?
Property ownership is public record. Right before escrow closes the title/escrow company records the name of the owner with the county recorders office. The "chain of title" can usually ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 14, 2012 Home Buying in 94107
Bryan, Home Owner in Texas
Bryan answered:
ISO of a reputable home warranty company. We're considering buying one for our new home...
I've had a great experience with Allied Home Warranty. They have a one page contract which makes understanding exactly what my warranty covers much easier for me. I don't have to spend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Home Buying in 94107
Alina Aeby, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Alina Aeby answered:
I'm considering a taking a job in Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Relocating from Plymouth, MA. Where should I consider looking?
Hello there! As a fellow parent, I can understand how important the schools are.

Not all the schools are bad in San Francisco- we have plenty of good ones, but it is either hard to g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 8, 2012 Home Buying in 94107
Stig Mallovi…, Renter in San Francisco, CA
Stig Mallovitz answered:
How does property insurance work for condos?
Why are these "experts" so ill-adept at answering the simple question? He wants to know what an apartment owners' rights and obligations are with respect to getting his ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 Home Buying in 94107
J. Mario Pre…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
J. Mario Preza, CRB, CDPE answered:
I am looking for a single family home on the North Slope of Potrero Hill. Have a cash buyer up to $1.3million. Does anyone have a pocket listing?
With a budget like that, you ought to be able to buy any number of properties in Potrero, I would think. Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 10, 2011 Home Buying in 94107
Deb Forte, Real Estate Pro in Andover, MA
Deb Forte answered:
What exactly to HOA fees cover for condos/lofts in SF?
You can ask a Realtor to find out the details. You are right on in your opinion. Some times heat.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 1, 2011 Home Buying in 94107
Paul Hwang, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Paul Hwang answered:
Suggestions for hi-rise in SOMA for a drive by viewing today.
Our offices are at 1st and Folsom, let's walk instead of drive. That's the whole point of living in SoMa South Beach!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 18, 2011 Home Buying in 94107
Paul Hwang, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Paul Hwang answered:
Does anyone know any details about BayCrest at 201 Harrison St? Any positive and negative aspect about this property? Thx!
Hey Peter,

Our office is 1 block away from Baycrest, there are some good deals out there, come by and I'll show you.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 18, 2011 Home Buying in 94107
Paul Hwang, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Paul Hwang answered:
a condo in SOMA, san francisco as a rental property?
There are a lot of great buys out there right now in the forms of short sales and foreclosures. Additionally if you come down to SoMa South Beach the new high rises tend to rent out at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 18, 2011 Home Buying in 94107
Kenneth Epley, Real Estate Pro in 94564
Kenneth Epley answered:
Should I worry about the stability of property values on the south side of Potrero Hill?
As a long time Realtor and property owner in San Francisco the question isnt so much about retention of values as it is to understand what the value is about the property you are intere ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 19, 2011 Home Buying in 94107
Cece Blase, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Cece Blase answered:
Is a loft in 500 Bryant (at 3rd) a good investment?
Hi DMT. Both those units are in escrow. They originally came on the market this past summer. I wrote an offer on one of them for my client and we wound up competing with 5-6 other buyer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 28, 2009 Home Buying in 94107
Gregory NNN…, Real Estate Pro in 94127
Gregory NNN Commercial Garver answered:
Why are new development unit sales tax records missing on the county assessors parcel info db?
They left it off the deed on purpose most likely...

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gregory.garver@gmail.com
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 1, 2009 Home Buying in 94107
Ed, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Ed answered:
How concerned should I be about earthquakes when looking for a condo in South Beach especially considering?
Look at the pictures from 1906. Look at Japan and their strict codes.

Wonder why I bought on Potrero and rock, not one came down 1906 or 1989.

Whatever the supposed technology t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 30, 2008 Home Buying in 94107
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