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Chris Goulart, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Chris Goulart answered:
When is equity sharing a good idea?
The deals I run across in need of equity sharing typically involve rehab or construction/construction completion. Giving up a portion of your equity or profits is a good idea when you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2015 Financing in Mission
Terry Farnsw…, Real Estate Pro in Crystal Lake, IL
Terry Farnsworth answered:
How can Fannie Mae help a home buyer?
Fannie Mae has a program called HomePath - which sets less restrictive, "buyer-friendly" guidelines by which lenders must follow when lending money on a Fannie Mae-owned property. Your ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2015 Financing in Mission
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Is it safe to walk at night?
Great answers below!

It's definitely worth while to check out crime reports and crime maps in your neighborhood, but I agree with Flavio that the only way to really make a decision ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Crime & Safety in Mission
Ben Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94112
Ben Rojas answered:
Is SEMA a thing? Will the trendy South East Mission Area name actually catch on?
I just got back from NYC and from what it looks like they started the micro-neighborhood naming trend. DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) was the most notable addition to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 20, 2014 Home Buying in Mission
Trulia, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Trulia asked:
What are the current real estate market conditions like in the Mission? Are home prices in Mission going to appreciate or depreciate? What are the current market conditions for buying or renting?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 23, 2013 General Area in Mission
Tresha Matth…, Real Estate Pro in 85143
Tresha Matthews answered:
If one sold their principal residence this year, what forms do they need to file?
If there was a 1099 S provided by the title company or there is a gain this will be reported on a form 8949. If the home was sold at a loss and there was no 1099-S issued then it does n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 27, 2013 Home Selling in Mission
Tresha Matth…, Real Estate Pro in 85143
Tresha Matthews answered:
If one sold their home last year, do they have to report the sale?
It also depends on whether the home was a personal home, rental, or investment property. Based on the type of home the gain may be taxable or the loss deductible.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 27, 2013 Home Selling in Mission
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Who is responsible for “normal wear and tear” and how is it defined?
The landlord is responsible for "normal wear and tear." (The tenant is responsible for damage.)

However, defining it is not easy. It's often comparatively easy to define damage: a br ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Mission
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Voices Member answered:
What is the "fanciest" part of the Mission?
In my opinion, there is no “fancy” side of Mission. I think a walk through the neighborhood gives you a good feel for daily life for many city residents. But for the “ ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Rental Basics in Mission
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
What do you like most about living here? I am currently in Oakland and thinking about moving to the city. I like the urban feel of the Mission.
I don't actually live in the Mission, but I will tell you why I love hanging in the Mission.

FOOD.

There, I said it! In the Mission, you can find all kinds of authentic options r ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Rentals in Mission
Helen Yuen, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Helen Yuen answered:
What is the down payment requirement?
Hello:

Laurance Maddox has experience running a tax business, currently he works as a commercial loan broker. He can be reached directly at (303) 884-0834.

If you're buying in SF ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 20, 2012 Home Buying in Mission
Denise Monta…, Real Estate Pro in San Anselmo, CA
Denise Montalvo answered:
What is a typical down payment?
I have helped buyers get into homes on Marin for 3.5 % down on FHA loans. We were able to close in 30 days. This type of loan requires mortgage insurance. The other viable loan product ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 10, 2012 Market Conditions in Mission
Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94107
Gabriel Rojas answered:
How strict is the open alcohol policy in Dolores park?
Well Alison,

I think that just about all of us that have enjoyed a warm/sunny day in Dolores Park can attest, there is plenty of drinking going on in the park. Will there be an end t ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Sep 12, 2012 Parks & Recreation in Mission
hinling, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
hinling answered:
As a young, single woman, which parts of The Mission are safe at night?
I live at around the corner of 24th and Potrero and I can tell you it's definitely NOT too safe around there. However, the rent is a bit cheaper and it's not too hard to find street par ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 25, 2012 Quality of Life in Mission
Andrew, Real Estate Pro in 94112
Andrew answered:
Which streets or pockets of houses in the Mission are nicer than surrounding areas?
The homes in Mission Terrance are better than ones you'll find in lower Mission or the Excelsior district or outer Mission.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 24, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Mission
Matthew, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Matthew answered:
What is parking like near 16th and Mission?
The parking situation in that part of mission is actually not too bad. I've lived near 14th and mission for 5 years now and had a car for about 2 of those years. You'll find the most ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 22, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Mission
Victoria Wit…, Real Estate Pro in 95630
Victoria Witham answered:
what's the best and most accurate Broker prep school, so that I can pass California Broker exam?
Hi Jason,

Did you find a crash for the broker's exam. I am looking also!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 17, 2012 Tech Tips in Mission
Texas Born, Renter in San Francisco, CA
Texas Born answered:
What is the crime and safety like in the Mission?
The mission has a gang and drug problem the gangs are seperated buy street and color.You have red and blue red from 22nd towards ceaser chavez and blue back going towards duboce.Then yo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Dec 24, 2011 Crime & Safety in Mission
Liza Mock, Renter in San Francisco, CA
Liza Mock answered:
What are the drawbacks of living in the Mission?
This is not the best area of town to live in if you don't have a car because although it is not a social wasteland-there are a fair amount of shops, restaurants and bars fairly clo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Nov 30, 2011 General Area in Mission
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