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Seanf, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Seanf answered:
If you could change one thing about your living situation, what would it be?
The trolley near my apartment is just unbearable. So I would go with noise control!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Ownership in Bernal Heights
Steven Minch…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Steven Minchen answered:
i need to know what the market conditions are in this SF Bay area at present?
great time to sell
Hard to buy low inventory, high demand and bidding wars. The best way to win a bid is by doing sharp bids. This allows buyer to decide in short time to take the pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 22, 2013 Home Buying in Bernal Heights
Helen Yuen, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Helen Yuen answered:
Are there any rooftop pools with interesting social scenes in San Francisco? I am thinking summer and fall, obviously it's too cold now!
There is actually a roof top pool in the So Ma area of San Francisco.
It is at Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center - it's a gym with a roof top pool.
1675 Owens Street, 94158 (415) ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 Quality of Life in Bernal Heights
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
What is the quality of tap water like in SF?
We drink filtered water but my understanding is the quality is very good.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 4, 2013 Quality of Life in Bernal Heights
Helen Yuen, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Helen Yuen answered:
What are the rules regarding the exchange of like-kind properties?
1031 Exchange Rules = "like kind" = the land must be held for productive use in a trade or business or investment.

Yes, vacant land is like kind with all other types of real ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 11, 2013 Financing in Bernal Heights
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
How much does earthquake insurance typically cost for renters in California?
Trulia, renters don't typically pay for earthquake insurance. If you're asking about your current offices, then it depends on the terms of any loan covenants with your lender.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Rental Basics in Bernal Heights
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
I have a section8 looking for a three bedroom in san francisco other then in the bayview any ideas how to find a good place ?
Hi there,

Let's match you up with an agent who can help you and find a place that fits your needs.

How does Trulia Agent Match work?

-We know the best agents and their special ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 18, 2012 Home Buying in Bernal Heights
gauravmal, Home Buyer in Cupertino, CA
gauravmal asked:
Saw 2 open homes (a. 42 Putnam St. (x St. cortland) & (b. 136 Murray St (x st. College). Which will give more rent, appreciate more, safer for kids? 42 Putnam seems like a better area but is a cramped home with little street parking, closer to Cortland shopping but far from Bart. 136 Murray is a better home, closer to Bart and...
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 Home Buying in Bernal Heights
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
Saw 2 open homes (a. 42 Putnam St. (x St. cortland) & (b. 136 Murray St (x st. College). Which will give more rent, appreciate more, safer for
These are great questions for your agent. Have you asked him/her about these homes meeting your goals?

Oggi Kashi
Broker Associate, Paragon Real Estate Group CA DRE 01844627
All da ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 18, 2012 Home Buying in Bernal Heights
Sarah C. Bell, Home Buyer in Inner Sunset, San Fr...
Sarah C. Bell answered:
What are the benefits of living in Bernal Heights?
This area is a little overlooked. Near the Outer Mission, this neighborhood is on the edge of everything hip, and is, therefore, a little less expensive than the Mission proper and many ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 General Area in Bernal Heights
Sarah C. Bell, Home Buyer in Inner Sunset, San Fr...
Sarah C. Bell answered:
What are the drawbacks of living in Bernal Heights?
This area is close to some bus lines, but is relatively far from the last Mission BART (subway) stop. It can be difficult to get here without a car or taxi (particularly at night - when ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 16, 2011 General Area in Bernal Heights
Morgan Alan, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Morgan Alan answered:
What are the current real estate market conditions like in Bernal Heights?
Home prices in Bernal Heights, and in San Francisco in general go up. Yes, they have dipped in recent years. But not as much as other cities in the area, and they will go up again. A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 General Area in Bernal Heights
Morgan Alan, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Morgan Alan answered:
What is the crime and safety like in Bernal Heights?
I have never felt unsafe in Bernal Heights, day or night. Crime that I have seen/experienced is not at all rampant, and mostly takes the form of minor vandalism to cars or property...a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 7, 2011 Crime & Safety in Bernal Heights
kellylongosf, Home Seller in San Francisco, CA
kellylongosf answered:
What advice would you have for someone moving to Bernal Heights?
I wish I knew about this area sooner! I've lived in SF for 15years and have moved 12 times. I've lived in most districts in the city, including SOMA, upper Haight, Nob Hill, Pacific H ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 21, 2014 Moving in Bernal Heights
Rich Bennett…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rich Bennett 415.305.4911-cell answered:
Looking at SFH in Bernal Heights, and would like to learn more about the area. How is the house market or earning potential living in BH?
Hi Ken-

Bernal is a great area. Still connected to the "City" it allows those wanting to own their own home to do so while feeling like they're a part of SF. Adjacent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Buying in Bernal Heights
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
Need honest advice on Bernal Heights. 'm looking at re-done 1,600 sq ft. house in Bernal on Gates St and Crescent Ave.
Hi JJ,

These questions can be easily answered by your agent. By "Honest Advice" do you mean you don't fully trust your agent? I hope that's not the case.

If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 21, 2011 Home Buying in Bernal Heights
Thadeus Brew…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Thadeus Brewer answered:
I have a commercial building on a RH-2 lot. Do you think it would qualify for residential since it has a living area loft?
What you will need is a specialized loan for mixed use properties. Usually provided by community lenders or commercial loan brokers.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 15, 2010 Home Buying in Bernal Heights
Jes Sierra,…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Jes Sierra, B.Sc. answered:
can you offer any open lot to build my own apartment?
Hello Lalit,
Talk to a local Realtor® or contact me, I work with a large National network of Realtors® to help you out.

Best Regards,

Jes Sierra, B.Sc.
Realtor®
Centur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Home Buying in Bernal Heights
Danielle Laz…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Danielle Lazier answered:
I am thinking of buying in Bernal, south of Courtland, very close to Crescent, with a view of the freeway and would really appreciate your advice.
Hi Ruby,

Bernal Heights is a great neighborhood and right now, there are some amazing values.

That said, it is a big district with great variation in property values. There are g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 8, 2009 Home Buying in Bernal Heights
Michael Acke…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Ackerman answered:
What month is best to sell in San Francisco?
Shillafm,

Oh you'll do well my friend, Bernal is where I have owned since 1983 - You're describing a sweet spot coupled with a popular bedroom and bath count. This week I closed on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 1, 2009 Home Buying in Bernal Heights
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