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cathlieny, Home Buyer in East Bayside - India...
cathlieny answered:
Cost of bathroom addition in San Francisco?
$30k is worth for it. I think within $15k, it can be done if you don't have much budget. For bathroom remodeling three levels of remodeling can be done, depends upon the house owner bud ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 23, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94117
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
I entered a rental listing, 1559 masonic ave, sf 94117. Under my profile it shows that this is an active listing, but I cannot find it on line.
Hi Robert,

Great location in the city!

I'm not seeing it online. I checked your profile and it's not linking to it.

I'd suggest waiting a day to see if it's just taking some t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 21, 2014 Rentals in 94117
Roh Habibi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Roh Habibi answered:
Can you recommend an attorney for condo conversion of 2 units in SF?
Absolutely, Please call the law offices of Bornstein & Bornstein (415) 409-7611 www.bornsteinlawyers.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 25, 2014 Home Buying in 94117
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
1 vote Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94117
Jessica Bate…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Bateman answered:
I am Planing to go for a 300k home, I can try to put 10% down, my confusion is whether to go for FHA or 10 down%, conventional?,
You can get an FHA loan with 3.5% down most conventional loans need 20%. I have client's who have got approved and received a good rate at The Lenders Network I would check them out the ... more
2 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 28, 2013 Financing in 94117
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
In underwater condo & need to move. Want to get approved for new loan, buy new place & stop making payments on the condo & do a short
I was just looking through old post and I noticed yours. If you were not able to refinance at the time of the post, I can certainly help you out now. You can call me at 408-352-5147 or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Home Selling in 94117
Lisa Nagel, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Lisa Nagel answered:
We rented in Los Altos 10 years ago. Now our son has left home, we want to move from FL & rent a 3BR 2BA. Which neigborhood is friendly, walkable?
Cole Valley, San Francisco, Can walk everywhere, 4 parks, Golden Gate, Buena Vista, Tank Hill, Neighborhood park on Carl, 2 hospitals UC Med, and St Mary's with in walking dist, plus St ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 18, 2013 Quality of Life in 94117
pali.group, Home Owner in San Francisco, CA
pali.group answered:
Anyone know what basis is used for determining the replacement value of a 3 unit Edwardian condo?
Oops I meant this is our Master Policy which includes Hazard.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Home Insurance in 94117
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in 92870
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
I sold my vacation home.Not a rent property.Can I add to the basis the special assesment paid during the last 17 years?
Hi Albert,
This is a question that needs to be answered by a tax professional. It is a great question and I am curious as to the answer.
Good luck,
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 11, 2012 Home Buying in 94117
Bob Evans, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Bob Evans answered:
How to appraise individual unit?
I will be happy to help you. I hold the Certified Appraisal Degree and can give you a real number.
There is no cost for a market value number. Call (415) 308-5902.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 16, 2012 Home Selling in 94117
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
Trying to refi my fractional TIC. Sterling is denying me because 2009 income was low, but 2010 is fine. How can I use other assets to convince them?
We deal with TICs all the time, and unless something new has happened very recently NCB and Sterling are the only ones doing individual fractional loans.

The other assets are great, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 13, 2011 Financing in 94117
Eileen Bermi…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Eileen Bermingham answered:
What are condo prices now in 94117 relative late 2003? The seller wants 30% more and has made no improvements.
I work in the 94117 zip code frequently, so I'm familiar with the values there. Neighborhoods like Hayes Valley, Cole Valley & the Haight have remained popular despite the econ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 8, 2010 Market Conditions in 94117
Michael Novia, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Novia answered:
Is it worth putting 10% down on a property?
Hi Jill,

This is a great question and one that most buyers are asking nowadays. It's obviously impossible for any of us to know where home prices will be 5 years from now, but y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 10, 2010 Financing in 94117
Anna Shea, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Anna Shea answered:
Is the NOPA area in SF gentrifying?
I believe the NOPA has changed over the past years, however with that being said you still have some of the original character of the neighborhood. I agree that there has been an increa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Market Conditions in 94117
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
What is the average price per square foot in the upper Haight for a 3 br 2 ba TIC? Thanks!
Susan,

Not sure if you are looking to buy or sell, but either way pricing property on a per sq foot basis doesn't really make sense in any neighborhood. In San Francisco there a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 4, 2010 Market Conditions in 94117
Jason Allen-…, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Jason Allen-Rouman answered:
Is there an already-created agreement for me to create a sale by land contract of my TIC unit? o
It’s unclear to me when reading your question if you intend to sell your TIC unit or you want to buy a unit you already rent and occupy. In either case, three very experienced a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 15, 2010 Home Buying in 94117
Jed Lane; Fog…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane; Fog City Guide answered:
How do I know if Trulia offers a comprehensive look at all properties for sale in an area?
Trulia's business model from the start was to aggregate listings from Brokerages and agents websites. They've added tax records to the mix but still do not get data from the m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 17, 2010 Using Trulia in 94117
Michael Acke…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Ackerman answered:
Should I pay the 20% down to avoid a fha loan or should I hope my $ grows to offset the extra fha fees?
Andrew,

If you haven't yet purchased - as I note your post is from May 2009 then YES, GO FHA!

Put you money into refurbishing, remodelling and improving your property!

... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 13, 2009 Home Buying in 94117
Ginger, Home Buyer in Bridgeport, Safety H...
Ginger answered:
who may provide short term loan for buying at auction?
thks for all your replies. this is not a traveling auction. auction in SF requires 100% cash down right at the auction spot, hence, no my lender can close a loan without an appriasal an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 11, 2009 Foreclosure in 94117
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