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Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Can anyone tell me about the Portola Area, that little area with the single family detached homes on?
Mandy,
You posted the question twice. Delete this one so you can track the other.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 3, 2008 Home Selling in Portola, San Francisco, CA
Mike Kelly &…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Mike Kelly & Allison Norman answered:
Have TIC with only 20% but live in far better unit. Options?
I would call Andy Surkin's office in San Francisco and schedule an immedate appointment. He's an expert in Tenants in Common (TIC's) and you need help as all of this should have been ad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2008 Home Selling in Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA
Aaron, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Aaron answered:
What is the best size (# of units and # of BD) for a TIC in SOMA?
Any takers on this question?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 13, 2010 Home Selling in SoMa (South of Market)
Erin Stumpf, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Erin Stumpf answered:
MLS Question
Not sure about how it works in SF, but our public Sacramento MLS is not real time...it is behind the actual MLS by a day or two.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 23, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Re-zoning in San Francisco
Lester,
Getting up zoned from RH2 to RH3 will depend on many factors. The only way you can find out would be to either research with the planning department http://www.sfgov.org/site/p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2008 Home Selling in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
Bought a condo in mission bay. Will upgrading to expensive carpet in the bedrooms and oak hardwood floors in?
Pinky
The areas that appeal to most buyers are Kitchen, baths, then overall appearance. I can email some specifics if you like. The bottom line is, I would upgrade, now, so you can e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 13, 2008 Home Selling in Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA
Gregory NNN…, Real Estate Pro in 94127
Gregory NNN Commercial Garver answered:
Does buyer or seller pay for title insurance at close of an SF condo sales?
Buyer pays Title Insurance and transfer tax:
Transfer tax(per $1000): Through $250,000 - $5.00
$250,001-$999,999 - S6.80
$1,000,000 or more - $7.50
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 29, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
CJ Brasiel, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
CJ Brasiel answered:
selling a house in san francisco, how do we negotiate a lower commision?
R -

The answer is: pretty much like you negotiate anything. Since most agents work completely on commission , know exactly what you are getting from your reduced commission agent. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Scott Pierce, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Scott Pierce answered:
Sell SF condo or keep it
Depends. You can contact us via our website http://www.sfcondomap.com and we'll let you know what we think. If selling is right for you, your property will never look so beautiful or be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 4, 2008 Home Selling in SoMa (South of Market), San Francisco, CA
Pete Sabine, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Pete Sabine answered:
What IRS guidelines do I need to meet so that I can minimize my tax burden though a tax deferred exchange?
A 1031 Tax-deferred exchange is a powerful way to build wealth through real estate.
You can sell investment property and transfer all the gain to another, larger investment property o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Marjet Wolbe…, Real Estate Pro in California
Marjet Wolbertus answered:
I own a typical 1906 Edwardian in San Francisco with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and relatively small, sectioned off
Hi David, It sounds like my own home. Location is very important, like always. In San Francisco you will get your money back if you spend it wisely. If you are interested, I can have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 27, 2010 Home Selling in Inner Richmond
Pete Sabine, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Pete Sabine answered:
What should I be looking for in a purchase contract before I accept an offer and take my home off the market?
If there is financing involved, I recommend that the buyer deliver an acceptable loan pre-approval letter to the seller at the time the offer is presented or within seven days of accept ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Pete Sabine, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Pete Sabine answered:
Should I get a pre-sale inspection before I put my home on the market? Doesn't a buyer usually pay for this?
The adage “knowledge is power” certainly applies to buying or selling real estate.
I always recommend a pro-active approach in selling real estate by obtaining as much inf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 7, 2015 Home Selling in San Francisco
Scott Pierce, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Scott Pierce answered:
In San Francisco, does a room have to be a particular size to be considered a bedroom versus a 'bonus room'
Sherri,

It has to have a closet and a window to be called a bedroom.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 25, 2007 Home Selling in 94133
Liz Stevens, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Liz Stevens answered:
What's the difference between a renovation and a replacement?
Getting permits for a kitchen remodel is important because much of the rough work is hidden inside the walls (electrical, plumbing), and if the homeowner had an inspector come to the ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 26, 2007 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Carrie Crowe…, Real Estate Pro in Southaven, MS
Carrie Crowell - Keller Williams Realty answered:
Realtor and their team - but we did not sign up the team!
Foo,
It is very common for Realtors to have help with open houses. If I have 6 listings that are being held open on a specific Sunday, you know and I know that I cannot possibly be a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 23, 2007 Home Selling in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
Kevin Boer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Kevin Boer answered:
What is typical listing/selling agent commission in San Francisco on sale for $1-1.5MM?
Fair question to ask as a consumer, and very dangerous question for a real estate agent to answer, since public discussion of commissions between agents at competing brokerages -- wheth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2015 Home Selling in San Francisco
Charlie Mader, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Charlie Mader answered:
what is the penalty for adding a kitchen without a permit in SF, CA?
Yep. You could be forced to abate (remove) the illegal kitchen. Inetestingly, if you have that illegal unit rented out, it is subject to rent control, even though it is not legal.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2008 Home Selling in Glen Park, San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
How does a BMR complex going up next to Park Terrace affect those units' resale & general value?
Very interestng question. On the face of it I don't think it would adversly affect value. If you consider that there are BMR units in many developments and it doesn't affect market valu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 13, 2008 Home Selling in Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA
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