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Robert J. Kr…, Real Estate Pro in Frederick County, MD
Robert J. Krop answered:
If a home buyer has a less-than-perfect credit score, how hard will it be for them to get a mortgage these days?
If your credit score is lower it can effect the likelihood of a mortgage. FHA can do as low as 580, but you will need to contact a local lender as they often have additional requiremen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 Financing in Russian Hill
GraceLoan.com, Real Estate Pro in Dublin, CA
GraceLoan.com answered:
Is it common for homes to close sooner than the agreed-upon date?
we usually closed in 21 days for purchase loan. We have our in house lender and that helps our borrower closed their loan early than the contract date.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 16, 2013 Home Buying in Russian Hill
Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lizete Santos answered:
Need advice on way to develop lot in Russian Hill San Francisco condo two units - merge lots - create two single family residences - complicated!
Julia,

It would depend on a number of factors but one thing to keep in mind would be zoning as that will dictate what development is possible for the lot.
I would recommend consult ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 4, 2013 Home Buying in Russian Hill
Sally Rosenm…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sally Rosenman answered:
Should first-time homebuyers work with their bank or agent first?
Don't get an agent until you have spoken with Mortgage Broker(s) to get an idea of how much you can afford to purchase....Actually, your comfort level is the most important. If you can ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 1, 2013 Home Buying in Russian Hill
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
What options does a homebuyer with a good income but bad credit have?
Good afternoon Seanf,

We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the folk ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 1, 2013 Home Buying in Russian Hill
Leopold A Ro…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Leopold A Rodriguez answered:
I know I should know this but, do you need a lawyer to buy a home?
No, not as a buyer.

As a seller, perhaps, if you have already bandied about price and terms with a specific buyer.

LEOPOLD A RODRIGUEZ
Attorney at Law
400 Montgomery 505
San Fr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in Russian Hill
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
What are typical steps for a home remodeling project?
I just figured out why they're not opening. It's the parentheses. If you remove them then cut and paste them to your address bar they should open. Thanks for your indulgence.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Design & Decor in Russian Hill
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Which home update will give you the most return when you sell your home?
Kitchens and baths are always the best bet. Others to consider are deck, siding, and flooring.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Home Selling in Russian Hill
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
If you're selling your home and you've priced it too high, what's the best course of action?
If you know you have priced your home too high, REDUCE THE PRICE ASAP!!!

By having your home priced too high, not only is it not going to sale, but you are actually helping other RIG ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Home Selling in Russian Hill
Jed Lane; Fog…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane; Fog City Guide answered:
How does one use their network to get a new job in real estate development and investment?
Who's doing what you want to do? Get close to them and see how they do it then go find your own money source and get going.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Agent2Agent in Russian Hill
Kevin Ho, Real Estate Pro in 94110
Kevin Ho answered:
Why might a landlord hire a realtor to find her or him a tenant?
In addition to what my colleagues have said below. Another consideration you might want to include is that your agent will have a good network of clients and contacts both within their ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Russian Hill
Helen Yuen, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Helen Yuen answered:
What is the best way to find monthly parking spots in Russian Hill?
There is a helpful web site worth checking out...
www. parkopedia.com/parking/neighborhood/Russian -Hill-San Francisco-CA
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Russian Hill
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
What is the value of a parking spot in the Russian Hill neighborhood in San Francisco?
I know sometimes apartment buildings rent out spaces to tenants for less, I think I've heard as low as $200...and that's pretty decent for the area.

Hope that helps,
Ali, Community ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 10, 2012 Quality of Life in Russian Hill
Lee Clancy, Both Buyer and Seller in San Francisco, CA
Lee Clancy answered:
How is parking in Russian Hill?
Street parking in Russian Hill is horrific...I strongly suggest getting a parking spot in a nearby garage as it will save you a half-hour circling Russian Hill to find parking each nigh ... more
3 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 17, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Russian Hill
Pamela Egan, Home Buyer in 94133
Pamela Egan answered:
What are the benefits of living in Russian Hill?
Russian Hill is centrally located, walking distance to Polk St. shopping, Union St. shopping, and Chesnut St. shopping. It's easy to walk to the Marina, Pacific Heights, Cow Holl ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Nov 30, 2011 General Area in Russian Hill
Eric Wu, Home Buyer in Russian Hill, San Fr...
Eric Wu answered:
Is John Street in Telegraph Hill or Chinatown?
John Street is technically in Nob Hill, but it is on the border of Nob Hill and Chinatown where it feels more like Chinatown than Nob Hill. http://g.co/maps/3crce
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 General Area in Russian Hill
Trulia, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Trulia asked:
What advice would you have for someone moving to Russian Hill? What did you wish you knew before moving here?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 25, 2011 Moving in Russian Hill
Trulia, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Trulia asked:
What is the crime and safety like in Russian Hill? Is this area safe or dangerous? What types of crimes are committed? Are there any intersections or streets that should be avoided?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 25, 2011 Crime & Safety in Russian Hill
Trulia, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Trulia asked:
What are the current real estate market conditions like in Russian Hill? Are home prices in Russian Hill 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 Russian Hill
Trulia, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Trulia asked:
What are the drawbacks of living in Russian Hill? What are the cons of living here?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 25, 2011 General Area in Russian Hill
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