The unit at the Watermark is not for sale as of right now. This may change in the future. There aren't that many foreclosure condos in the city and when they do come on they go very quickly.
Often a lowball offer will anger a seller to the point that they do not want to sell to you. If your agent feels that the property is priced appropriately, he/she may be trying to avoid alienating the seller. Go over all of the numbers with your agent of comparable sold properties, as well as current competing properties. Even in this slow market, I am seeing multiple offers on some of the aggressively priced listings. This scenario causes "bidding wars" which ultimately drive the price up. Trust your agent.... more
Might be close. You very well might be able to qualify with a little more down payment and depending on what type of income it is.
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It may not be so much about the terms of the lease as it is the building. In South Beach and SOMA, for example, buildings like 201 Harrison or Cubix have some tiny little living spaces that will naturally rent for far less than a larger, more traditional loft space or condo. That's my best theory. If you think its something else, let me know and we can try to figure it out together.... more
Trulia is only a website, not a company with agents. You should have your own local agent to verify what you find here, especially with rentals as there are scammers who are good at taking people's money and it's difficult for Trulia to verify every rental listing.... more
Most neighborhoods have a dog park or dog run. In fact, San Francisco you may think dogs are more common than kids. In your area while it's a little more urban jungle like there are small patches of grass or gravel for dogs to be outside to relieve themselves. (At Rincon Hill it's the small patch by the town homes for example, at the Infinity there's grass along Main). As for parks, there is South Park itself which is a bit of a green park space in the middle of the urban area it sits within that looks like a little bit of London right here in SF. Over in the South Beach/China Basin area past the 4th Street bridge you have Mission Creek and the small park around it. It's urban sure, but there are green patches.... more
People mistakenly think it is the Realtors that are driving prices up. However, it is actually the buyers who set the price of any property. If it is too high priced, the property will sit on the market. If it is priced too low, then there will be multiple offers. If people are desperate enough, they could effectively drive the price up OVER the actual market value. That's why it's best to have a Realtor on your side who can give you accurate information to help you decide on what price to offer for any given property.... more
South Beach has much to offer. How familiar are you with the buildings there? Have you toured many units? Have you lived in SF before? If so, when and for how long?
If you are considering renting and then buying, I suggest taking an extensive tour of several properties over at least 2 or 3 weekends with your realtor. That will be the best way to make an informed decision.
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I remembered reading an article about this very subject this past summer. I dug it up for you, check it out: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Spare-the-Air-is-anybody-listening-3700478.php
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Hi Maria, While your local building department is inspecting at various stages of the construction it is important that you have your own inspector that works strictly in your best interest. You home inspector will look at more than just building code (the very bare minimum standard). They will look at items that building departments seldom do. A good private inspector will open every door, drawer and window in the house (looking for missaligned items), they will cycle the appliances, heating and cooling and look at trim items the building dept doesn't care about and you might miss. A good inspector will also provide you with tips on how to maintain your new home and answer any questions you might have about future improvement you may choose to make after closing. If I were to tell you that you're getting a product that "meets the minimum requirements" and it will cost you thousands of dollars a year for the next 30 years would that be enough? Get out the yellow pages and have the inspection.... more