Your question is very surprising, because there has NEVER been a dream of universal home ownership in America. If we take the term "universal" litterally it means "everyone" - and that has never been, and never can be, possible. Home ownership is much like "full employment." There will always be people starting out who need time to build up wealth and income so they can buy a home without over-extending themselves financially. Home ownership is a dream that is made true by individuals and families who work hard, save, and EARN the ability to own a home. That route is not for everyone, therefore not everyone can - or should - own a home.... more
I am sorry to hear about your situation. This sounds like a material fact. Sellers are obligated to disclose all known material facts affecting their property to potential buyers. If the realtors are also aware of such facts, they are obligated to disclose them as well regardless of which side of the transaction they happen to be representing. If this situation is unacceptable to you with respect to the price you paid for the property, I recommend contacting a real estate attorney asap to evaluate your case.
Please note, this is not legal advice and should not be treated as such. All information from sources deemed reliable but subject to errors and omissions, and not warranted.... more
This is too much of a question for Realtors to answer legally.... Contact a real estate attorney is my suggestion. David Gellman, Stephen Lightfoot, Steven Adair MacDonald, Andy Sirkin...... please go to Resources on my website for a list of Real Estate Attorneys. Good luck!... more
Hi Guissu-Give me a call or email and let me know which property you are loooking for. It didn't get included with your message. I know the market in that area and can find you another home if that one is unavailable. Thanks-Matt Ciganek
Barbagelata Real Estate
Safety can be relative so the best thing to do is to drive through the area to get a feel for it. You could also check out the crime map on the SF Police Depts website.
Best of luck.
Rich Bennett, Realtor in SF since 2002
Zephyr Real Estate
I do not think that is or will be a problem for many people. It will be for some, unfortunately. Go to www.sfgov.org to check out crime stats from the SFPD via the Mayor's website. I have never seen graffitti on those buildings and the tenants seem to take good care of them. Drive around the area at night and see how you feel. If you like it, go for it!
I hope that helps.
I would say that Glen Park is quiet and fairly safe. I did have my car windows broken about a year ago, but apparently the perps were nabbed committing another crime. Nothing untoward has happened since then. I don't know that I would walk up Diamond or along Bosworth by myself late at night...... more
If you signed a contract, it may be binding, some states do allow a 3 day right of recission so check your state laws. Most agents will end a contract if the seller is not happy, make sure you request a full release and do it in writing. Good luck working things out... more
Hello Sang, and thanks for your question.
Unfortunately, much as we'd all like to provide you with a legal answer, as Realtors, we're woefully ill equipped to render a legal opinion, and your question is a legal one. However, I think I can steer you towards a department that can answer your questions without charging you any money, and that is to encourage you to contact the Planning and Building Department of the City and the Assessor's office of the County of San Francisco.
You do not need to provide an address in your question, but it's best to learn directly from the professional in each of these departments how to obtain a permit for an already built item, and to determine how this might affect your property taxes. You need to invest some time with the County and City in obtaining an answer, but it will be time well spent (and without charge) to learn how purchasing this property may affect your ability to sell the home in the future, and to maintain certain aspects of the property.
Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA... more
Hi P, Here is my .02 ( unabashed). BUY! If you wait for the market to be " just right"...You will miss the boat, so to speak. Flipping..NO! Buying to hold for 3-7yrs...YES! Absolutely. Ask this...Are Realtors buying houses right now? I think you will get an overwhelming yes, we are as much as we can...I sold my personal home in May just to be in this market with cash! Now, have fun shopping!