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Gregory Karr, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Gregory Karr answered:
good day.. what bart station is closest to the greyhound lines in san francisco? thanks a lot..
Since you registered on Trulia it would stand to reason that you have a computer.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Cow Hollow
David Rudd, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
David Rudd answered:
How can you buy foreclosed properties before it's listed?
Each State and County varies. Typically you can obtain a list of properties set to be auctioned by the lender. These auctions typically take place on the steps of the courthouse. MOS ... more
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Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Is there a published list of the top residential brokers in San Francisco? If so, does it differentiate between them for transactions or value?
TOP can be measured in so many different ways that it can be meaningless or meaningful. You've named two different areas only.
Brokerages will tout themselves as the top this or the t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 16, 2013 Home Buying in San Francisco
Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
What's the difference between a loan originator and mortgage broker?
Alison,

A mortgage loan originator is defined as one who, for compensation or gain (or in the expectation of...), takes a residential mortgage loan application or offers to negotiate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Home Buying in Nob Hill
Barbara Gran…, Real Estate Pro in Anaheim Hills, CA
Barbara Grandolfo answered:
What are the tax implications of parents buying or helping to buy real estate for their children in California?
That's probably a question best answered by the buyer's tax professional.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Home Buying in San Francisco
David Rudd, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
David Rudd answered:
If you want to purchase a multi-family property but the seller has a significant mortgage due on the property, what are your buying options?
Hi - in order to truly answer this question more information is needed. Is the purchase price enough to pay off the significant mortgage? If yes, than this would be a 'typical' transa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 16, 2013 Home Buying in San Francisco
Michael Young, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Young answered:
We got a letter today saying our backyard is 2 inches over someone's property and they would like to pay for the fence for us.
You would need to hire a surveyor to map out the legal property lines.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in 94110
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
I'm a master tenant, but now on a month to month, does my subtenant who doesn't want to move (not on lease) legally allowed to stay?
Hi Soy,

Sounds like you have a lot of questions and might want to work with an agent, take a look at the listings available on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/San_Fran ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 4, 2013 How To... in San Francisco
Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94107
Gabriel Rojas answered:
Cheap single studios near San Francisco
Believersneverdie149:

First, congratulations on getting into your Grad School program! That's a great thing.

You are right about the price differences between Berkeley/Oakland and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 General Area in San Francisco
Thierry Abel, Real Estate Pro in California
Thierry Abel answered:
Pre-approval for home loan with credit scores of 560 and 730?
There should be some areas of your credit report that can be fixed or improved. You might want to talk to your mortgage broker/lender and they should be able to lead you through it.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Financing in San Francisco
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Why don't landlords accept credit card payments?
One good reason is that it costs them money to use credit cards so in essence, they are getting less money...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Cow Hollow
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
How does one rent an apartment in San Francisco if they have terrible credit but a decent salary?
The simplest way is to pre-pay for a full year of rent. There are lots of other ways that can work too.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Rental Basics in North Beach
Sybil Archam…, Real Estate Pro in Parkland, FL
Sybil Archambault answered:
Why might a landlord hire a realtor to find her or him a tenant?
First of all a realtor will know exactly at what price to set the rent. Secondly we have the resources to list the rental everywhere including and especially on the MLS, thus expandin ... 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
George Wolff,…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
George Wolff, Esq. answered:
When you get bought out of a San Francisco rental, are the cash proceeds deductable?
I believe that if you are the tenant being bought out, the proceeds may be taxable income to you.

If you are the landlord buying out a tenant. the payment might be a deductible busin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Can a landlord in California legally withhold the security deposit if a tenant is evicted due to default on rent?
The answer is going to be in the lease that was used when tenancy started. Most standard leases have a clause that states like the California Association of Realtors lease "All or any p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Are some of these listings too good to be true?
Generally speaking, if something is too good to be true ---- it's too good to be true. I's good to be cautious.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Rentals in San Francisco
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Rental Prices - Advice for an international
We have a lot of scams being foisted off on tenants. Be very careful of any opportunity that sounds "delicious". Never ever send any money to anyone till you've seen the place with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 11, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Lance R King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance R King answered:
My wife and I are moving to either the SF Bay area or Colorado. We are both 30yrs/no child and wanting to rent for a year or so before buy-any advice?
If you end up coming to San Francisco I think you should definitely rent first if you don't know the area. There are lots of different neighborhoods and lots of different micro-climates ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Moving in San Francisco
Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94107
Gabriel Rojas answered:
live in fl and want to buy a house. can i use my son and his ssi money to buy ? he has no credit no job and still in school.
Hello india19723,

First, are you looking to buy in Florida or in San Francisco?

Second, do you have a lender that you are currently working with? If not, I have a great team from ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in 94107
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