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Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
What's the best way to find out about pocket listings?
Since you know the specific building you are interested in, why not engage a Buyer's Agent who would do the research on your behalf?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Buying in South Beach
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Is now a good time to buy a condo in South Beach/SOMA with the condo inventory set to increase a lot?
For some reason this popped up as a new question on the Q&A section, so sorry to bring back an old post. Just thought it was interesting to see what people were suggesting in 2007, jus ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Market Conditions in South Beach
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Why are some units so cheap in rent in high-rise buildings for some units and some so expensive? At least that is how the listing shows
Looks like the other answerers have it down - unusually low prices are likely either scams, below market rate units, or very motivated owners who need to get some cash flow from their a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Market Conditions in South Beach
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
university of san francisco
Hi Liu!

USF is a great school. I went there for my BA in Psychology and loved it. I lived on campus for a year and stayed in the neighbhood for quite a while.

I'd be happy to he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Market Conditions in South Beach
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
I want to see this property.
The best I can tell this home is not for sale. Trulia has a strange way of listing foreclosures that is somewhat confusing. I recently wrote a blog about finding foreclosures on Trulia. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Foreclosure in South Beach
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
Are there pictures available of the condo in foreclosure 14F on Beale Street?
I wrote a blog about "Finding Foreclosed Homes on Trulia" just last week. I'll put a link in the web reference. That should answer all of your questions.

J.R. Thrasher
www.SanDiego ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 11, 2013 Foreclosure in South Beach
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Have you, as agents, ever hesitated on your client's initial offer? Say a buyer wants to start by negotiating
Maybe this agent has improved in the five years since the question was originally asked . . .
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in South Beach
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
is it possible to get a loan of ~200-250K (40% down, foreigner on F1 visa, no W2 but has proof of steady financial support of 32K/yr?) thanks
Yes we can certainly help you out. You can check us out at http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com and give us a call. One of our loan officers will look at your situation and present you with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in South Beach
William Nejo, Renter in San Francisco, CA
William Nejo answered:
How do I verify the ad credentials if the owner is out of town and is requesting a wire transfer?
Adam, does the broker have an e-mail from Excite.com by any chance?

It's the second time I find a "absolutely good deal" from guys with different names, but with standardized e-mail ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Rentals in South Beach
Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
If my lease agreement states to give a security deposit upon move in and no deposit is given. Does this cancel the lease agreement?
I would be surprised if the landlord allowed you to move in without the security deposit.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in South Beach
Tony Abad, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Tony Abad answered:
Why are month-to-month leases in San Francisco cheaper? Are these sublet situations?
Rent control - Advice from previous answers is good.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 29, 2013 Rentals in South Beach
Tony Abad, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Tony Abad answered:
IN THIS PAGE DO I DEAL WITH THE AGENT OR THE OWNER??? HOW SURE IS THE RENTIA VIA TRULIA??
Advice from previous answer is good.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 29, 2013 Rentals in South Beach
Theresa Sabe…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Theresa Sabella answered:
Looking to buy a property in SF to rent out. Considering loft in South Beach. Thoughts? Better areas to consider? sfh somewhere else? $600k max
Dogpatch is the fastest growing neighborhood in SF. It has changed in the past 5 years and will change even more in the next 5-15 years. UCSF is there, maybe Kaiser soon. The Port of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 14, 2013 Home Buying in South Beach
Jae Ng, Real Estate Pro in Mission Dolores, San...
Jae Ng answered:
I would like to know if the neighborhood is doggie friendly? Does the neighborhood have dog parks and services such as grooming nearby?
South Park is in the neighborhood and is a great park for dogs (and people) to run around at.
There are also a few dog grooming places in Soma - Here's a few that are nearby in the nei ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 14, 2013 Home Buying in South Beach
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Appraisals can be driven by lender guidelines. What is market value ultimately driven by?
Ultimately? Buyers drive the market....along with new construction prices. The fact that we have see multiple price increases by individual national builders since last summer is a very ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Financing in South Beach
Paul Hwang, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Paul Hwang answered:
I am consider to rent one of the condo in the South Beach for a year before I decide to buy, which building has the best value? to rent and buy both!
As the #1 Broker in South Beach per MLS 2011 and 2012, I can confidently tell you; "It depends."

A lot of my clients like the Infinity. I think Metropolitan is undervalued.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 9, 2012 Home Buying in South Beach
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
How polluted is this area? It's only 150 meters or so from the very congested Bay Bridge.
Hey Fermo,

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 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 12, 2012 General Area in South Beach
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
What is the crime and safety like in South Beach?
Hey there-

Great question! Take a look at Trulia's Crime Maps to learn more: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/San_Francisco-California/crime/

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community M ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Oct 12, 2012 Crime & Safety in South Beach
Paul Hwang, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Paul Hwang answered:
What are your thoughts on purchasing at the Madrone?
Madrone is a good project. It has pluses and minuses. Call me for details.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 11, 2012 Home Buying in South Beach
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