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Kevin Ho, Real Estate Pro in 94110
Kevin Ho answered:
If you are remodeling your home in San Francisco, what are the reasons that a neighbor can object to the remodel?
Both adjacent and nearby owners and renters can object to construction they don't know about, i.e., no permit posted. This is risky for those who are doing work WITHOUT permit as t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 18, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Western Addition
Zannie, Home Owner in Anza Vista, San Fran...
Zannie answered:
Are you allowed to park at a broken parking meter without getting ticketed?
Yes, you can, in my experience. When I used to ride my motorcycle to work there was a row of eight motorcycle parking spots with a meter that was broken for a couple of months. My cowor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 16, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Western Addition
Paul Hwang, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Paul Hwang answered:
What would the tax reason be for a California resident to buy a second home in Nevada?
if you can plan for a taxable event, it may be prudent to relocate to Nevada.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 9, 2012 Home Buying in Western Addition
Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94107
Gabriel Rojas answered:
Why 1301 condos are selling below asking price?
Antooliva,

After doing a little digging, it looks like that address had a sale back in 1996 that was for $92M. There seems to be two partners in the development; Fillmore Center Asso ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Home Buying in Western Addition
Lee Clancy, Both Buyer and Seller in San Francisco, CA
Lee Clancy answered:
What are some interesting cafes or bars in the Western Addition/Anza Vista area to hang out at and meet locals?
The Social Study on Geary at Fillmore is pretty cool, and Yoshi's is always fun if you want a lounge environment. The original Little Star Pizza on Divis is still packed after many yea ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Entertainment & Nightlife in Western Addition
Jackie Tom, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jackie Tom answered:
What is the street parking like here?
It really depends where in western addition. You should drive around the area about the times you would be coming home and see what the parking situation is first hand. Evenings are to ... more
2 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 23, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Western Addition
Sharon C, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sharon C answered:
What is the crime and safety like in Western Addition?
Crime in Western Addition needs to considered on a block by block basis. On www.trulia.com/crime, the crime in WA is concentrated in a two areas, both of which are close public housing ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Dec 8, 2011 Crime & Safety in Western Addition
Sharon C, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sharon C answered:
What are the benefits of living in Western Addition?
Western Addition is comprised of a number of smaller, diverse and distinct neighborhoods: Lower Pacific Heights, Cathedral Hill, Japantown, the Fillmore, Hayes Valley, Alamo Square, Anz ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 General Area in Western Addition
Sarah C. Bell, Home Buyer in Inner Sunset, San Fr...
Sarah C. Bell answered:
What are the drawbacks of living in Western Addition?
NoPa, like most urban SF neighborhoods near parks and tree lined streets, can be very expensive. The commute for those without cars can be difficult.
1 vote Share Flag Tue Nov 15, 2011 General Area in Western Addition
Trulia, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Trulia asked:
What are the current real estate market conditions like in Western Addition? Are home prices in Western Addition going to appreciate or depreciate? What are the current market conditions for buying or renting?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 25, 2011 General Area in Western Addition
Trulia, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Trulia asked:
What advice would you have for someone moving to Western Addition? What did you wish you knew before moving here?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 25, 2011 Moving in Western Addition
Jason Allen-…, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Jason Allen-Rouman answered:
What's the best way to get a victorian washed? We own a small 5 unit building in SF and it gets dirty within
Hey there Fred,

I appreciate this answer is three years after you posted your question. I just happened to do a keyword search for "Victorian" and stumbled upon it. First ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 23, 2010 Curb Appeal in Western Addition
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Jim Walker answered:
What's the best advice for selling a 5 unit property? Are some agents better suited for selling these than?
The interest rate is usually much higher for a five unit building than it is for a four unit building. It is ratcheted up to a "commercial' loan instead of a residential loan. This tri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 26, 2007 General Area in Western Addition
Joy Liu, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Joy Liu answered:
Are there lots of gang activity?
Western Addition has pockets of good and pockets of not so good. It's an area which should be assessed on a block by block basis. By driving through the areas you can get a good idea ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2007 Crime & Safety in Western Addition
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