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Camila Da Si…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Camila Da Silva answered:
Affordable Housing in Mission Bay
Dear Roman,

As the previous agent mentioned below, I also haven't seen BMRs (below market rate ) affect condos value anywhere in San Francisco. Also, just for you to have an idea, I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 7, 2014 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Is Mission Bay a good investment in SF or is it over-priced compared to other neighborhoods in SF?
Hi John,

Mission Bay doesn't seem to be overpriced when compared to other parts of the city. I'd say it's definitely a good place to invest. As more and more condo buildings pop up ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2014 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
What is the annual property tax rate for San Francisco (Mission Bay)? What are the Mission Bay HOA dues?
hi, re inherited home...you may want to file the paperwork for exclusion from reassessment to keep the existing property tax assessed value...contact the tax assessors office for more i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2014 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Abhi, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Abhi answered:
Is anyone aware of any 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo available for sale at Radiance (330 Mission Bay Blvd/325 China Basin St)?
Thanks everyone for your answers.

@Aaron: I sent you an email at aaron@vanguardsf.com. Please respond at your convenience. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,

Abhi
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 19, 2014 Home Buying in Mission Bay
kLeesf81, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
kLeesf81 answered:
Any thoughts on the Signature Properties condos at 235/255/325 Berry Street? Construction quality, crime/noise, building management, mosquitoes,etc.
Hi - i'm also in the market and have done 18 months of research. here is what i've found - 255 and 235 Berry (Both built by Signature) condos are the best built, highest quality on the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Peter T. Chin, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco County,...
Peter T. Chin answered:
Do you think the new development condo, Madrone in Mission Bay is a good long term investment?
I will give you some pros and cons, but as for the question of long term investment, this should be decided between you and your hired realtor after due diligence.

When I first saw M ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Aug 30, 2012 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Does buyer or seller pay the transfer taxes, city and county, on new construction in San Francisco?
Hi Angie,
the seller usually pays but it is a negotiable item...moreover, I recommend anyone buying builder homes see the builder homes section of my website before contacting/visiting ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94107
Gabriel Rojas answered:
who pays the transfer taxes on a copp in nyc?
Hello Sylvia,

The best way to answer this question is to say...it all depends. First, an agent/Realtor cannot legally give financial advice. I am a former coop owner in Manhattan and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 6, 2012 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Rich Bennett…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rich Bennett 415.305.4911-cell answered:
Madrone and the Public Safety building. How much noise is expected from the firetrucks and will that lower the value of the Madrone eventually?
Hi Newbuyer-

This is a very difficult question to answer. If you, as a buyer, have a sensativity to noise or are concerned that the rental value of your unit would be compromised, I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 2, 2012 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Armando, Home Buyer in San Francisco County,...
Armando answered:
What is the estimated construction cost per square foot for a residential three story apartment building in SF?
my insurance agent and a contractor friend who builds single family homes in san francisco gave me similar answers. Somewhere between $350.00 / sq ft on low side upwards over $500.00+ / ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 5, 2010 Foreclosure in Mission Bay
Cheryl Bower,…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Cheryl Bower, CRS,GRI,ABR,ePro answered:
How much should I expect to remodel a fixer in San Francsico? I realize this is a broad question, but assuming no major structural work is required,
Hi Steve,

Your best place to start is with your Realtor! If you’ve not hired one yet for the purchase process, I recommend interviewing a few and selecting someone who is exp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 21, 2010 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Gloria Matth…, Real Estate Pro in 98685
Gloria Matthews answered:
Dogpatch new construction
Hi Mark, I am an agent outside your area and I love NEW Construction. Certainly there are agents in your area that do new construction as well. Most either dont have the experienc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 26, 2010 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Michael W Ro…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael W Robertson answered:
I'm looking for a BMR pro to help me buy a home. I remember reading some posts recommending specific agents to help in this type of
Yasiss,

I would recommend Jason Chapin in my office. His number is 415-901-2816. He specializes in BMR properties and knows all the in's and outs.

Good luck.

Michael W Rob ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 12, 2010 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Misha Weidman, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Misha Weidman answered:
What does TIC mean? I see it in the property details for loads of places up for sale.
HI Claire: I have a series of blog posts that both explain the basics of TIC ownership and also chart the difference in value between TIC's and condos. They're entitled: &qu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 23, 2010 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Paul Hwang, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Paul Hwang answered:
Is a condo at the Radiance at Mission Bay a good investment?
If you hold 5-7 years, I think you will be fine. I think however there may be better choices.

I have represented a lot of buyers / sellers (40+ Infintiy, 20+ One Rincon Hill, Metropo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Paul Hwang, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Paul Hwang answered:
Is it strange that a developer sets it self up to be in charge of an HOA, with the majority of Board members?
It happens all the time, and I believe it usually is a conflict. Sometimes things end up unpleasantly and sometimes the developer is very responsible.

If you elect a strong board, ev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Paul Hwang, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Paul Hwang answered:
What month is best to sell in San Francisco?
It's probably not right now. See how Q1 2010 shapes up, and go from there.

Paul Hwang
Your SoMa / South Beach Super Broker
Skybox Realty
415.216.8746
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Erika Burke, Real Estate Pro in 94133
Erika Burke answered:
What cost per square foot range would expect for an 800/sf condo in SOMA?
The SOMA (South of Market) Neighborhood is an interesting amalgamation of housing, from some single famiy homes, converted lofts, condos, residential new construction and warehouse/indu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Jed Lane; Fog…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane; Fog City Guide answered:
What is the annual property tax rate for San Francisco for 2009-2010?
I usually tell buyers it is 1.2% knowing that is higher than actual but that way your budget can't be suprised. It is actually 1.163% based on sale price which is the basis that is used ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jul 10, 2009 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Sally Rosenm…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sally Rosenman answered:
Tthere are at least 5 listings at 235 Berry St and two listings at 255 Berry St. Mission Bay. Are some?
Hi Sam,

Jason has given you the update on the Signature Property's buildings on Berry Street. I too think they are well constructed.

I am happy to give you my opinions on the new ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2009 Home Buying in Mission Bay
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