most condos (privately owned) include water, basic cable & trash removal - so all you need to pay is electric & internet etc…
Most apartment complexes charge separately for water, trash removal, cable etc…
so, be sure to ask what's included as it can vary from place to place.
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Hopefully NONE. The government has no place in real estate or mortgage markets except to regulate it fairly. Government over-involvement has been the cause of almost every real estate market bust over the past 60 years. It's better they just stay out.... more
Congratulations on your potential condo purchase in SoMa!
One way to find out about crime is to use Trulia's built in crime analysis tool. See this link for more info:
The best way to find out about local crime is to simply contact the local police precinct and get the stats from the source.
As a Realtor that has worked in this area I can tell you that it is all relative to who you are and what you consider 'safe'. There are still zones in this area that I wouldn't necessarily want a girl friend or female friend walking around alone at night in but that is city living. That being said, it's also one of the fastest growing locations in San Francisco and changing for the better everyday.
Price per square foot is all determined by the age, condition, and type of the home. Your agent should be able to pull that information for you pretty easily.
Good luck!... more
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 auction property, you need to be prepared to pay the cost and associated fees in full. You will not be able to secure lending in these situations.... more
I have worked with many renters in SF and agree with Bill that the initial payment is often by cashiers check. I actually had my most recent client send a cashiers check from Memphis to me in order to pay for the first payment. Best of luck with your rental!... more
Hey there Evelyn,
Most parts of SOMA closest to Market Street would allow you the flexibility of taking the subway to work. With that said, the areas accessible to the subway would work great for you. This would include areas such as the Castro. Duboce Triangle, Mission Dolores, Hayes Valley, Civic Center/Van Ness and of course the Financial District at the other end of the City. There are numerous bus routes which can also help you get to SOMA but the subway most often will get you there the fastest. Parts of Bernal Heights and the Mission would also allow you to take BART to work as it has stops at Civic Center, Powell St, Montgomery St and the Embarcadero. Potrero Hill could be an option too but that's mostly if you really didn't mind driving to work.
I'd be happy to sit down with you and go over specifics if you like. thanks and congratulations on your new job!
Rich Bennett, Realtor since 2002
Zephyr Real Estate
Having lived in the area for more than a year, here are some things to consider:
- Easy car access to both East (I-80) as well as south (101 and 280); as well as public transportation (except limited Bart stations)
- Close to a lot of businesses and potential employers especially if you work in tech these days
- A heaven for Giant's fans with walking distance to stadium
- At least in some areas, a great variety of restaurants to choose from
- If you like living in a loft, this is probably the best area in San Francisco to find one... more
Here are some Con's to consider:
- you're constantly surrounded by concrete and a decent amount of traffic
- despite some "nice and active" parts of SoMa, there are many many blocks that are quite shady and populated by homeless people at night (and day sometimes). Anything past 5th street and also near 1st and 2nd & Harrison are some of those areas.
- if you like access to some good road biking or running on trails, SoMa is not a great place to live (consider Marina, Cow hollow, Presidio in San Francisco (or North or East Bay)
- you'll suffer from the daily 80-bridge traffic and Giants game traffic on game days... more
6th & Mission is the only intersection that you should try to avoid if possible. It's worth venturing there for Ms. Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant and the Monarch Bar, but otherwise SoMa is a mostly safe place, even if it can be a little threatening sometimes.... more
One thing I wish I had known about SoMa is that there is really a lack of greenery. Maybe that's not important to some, but despite the benefit of proximity to the interstates and new construction there, it feels a bit like a concrete jungle. Really, the only park is South Park, which is very small, so if you want to chill outside on a nice day, you're heading to another 'hood. The other thing is that, during baseball season, it's very hard to eat dinner out since most restaurants are pretty packed with baseball fans.... more
Alexander, I just went though this last month. I ended up renting a one bedroom apartment, about 750 square feet, in one of the high rise building in SOMA . I will share what I saw with you, but keep in mind that I was only looking at apartments in high rise condo developments like the Infinity, Millenium, Watermark, One Rincon Hill, etc. I know these building are more expensive as they offer parking, gym, doorman, pool and the like. From what I saw, one bedrooms ranged from a low of $3,300 to a high of $4,200. The price seemed to vary largely based on the floor the unit was on and therefore the view. I was looking for about 4-5 weeks, there were not a lot of units that came up for rental and when they did they went fast. I remember showing up for the open house at one unit, and there were 4-5 others looking at it and filling out applications on the spot.... more
Cash is always better, but don't forget about the terms. The terms (closing date, earnest money, contingencies, etc.) can have just as large of an effect a cash offer can. Cash offers, in my opinion, get accepted more often because the terms are better in the eyes of the seller (bank in some cases). More earnest money and a closing date just around the corner can do wonders for you.... more
OK Teresa, let me get the disclainer out of the way and say I cannot give you legal advise, you should talk with a real estate attorney.
With that said, prior to spending the money on an attorney, I would get a hold of the agents broker and explain your situation. Tell them that if you do not get your money back, you will file a claim with the Dept of Real Estate.
Also tell them you will go to the local TV station, we have a channel 7 on your side here in S. F. that will help consumers. I don't think they need this kind of advertisement.
Without seeing your contract, it doesn't sound like you had a legal binding contract and if you did, you probably had a loan contingency or inspection contingency to allow you to do your due diligence.
Let us know how it goes. Good luck,
Just use this link any time and you can see what is available as far as 2 bedroom condos at the Rincon:
Remember, just because a property is not listed within your price range, it doesn't mean you can't make an offer that suits you.
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Don Tepper below gave the straight up answer. You can ask your favorite real estate consultant to have a title company conduct a title search for you to determine how you did receive the property and note that these records will be held in your city or county assessors office for your review.
Additionally - the agent and the title company should have written material explaining methods of holding title and what they mean. There may be other things you can do, with everyones agreement to change the way in which you hold title, to make sure it works for all parties. That is a question an estate planner, attorney, escrow office and/or real estate consultant may be able to answer or make the property reccommendation so that you can get the right answer and move in the right direction.... more
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