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Alina Aeby, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Alina Aeby answered:
Any thoughts on the Signature Properties condos at 235/255/325 Berry Street? Construction quality, crime/noise, building management, mosquitoes,etc.
Hi SF Shopper,

Well, I do know the buildings well and even have done business in there recently.

As a Realtor, I would shy away from making statements about the quality of the bui ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Toby Jackson, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Toby Jackson answered:
What is going on with the Mission Bay redevelopment area in San Francisco?
It's hard to call it a success or a failure at this point - the area is still developing and even when most of the construction is complete, it'll still take years for the neighborhood ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 General Area in Mission Bay
Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Lizete Santos answered:
Overseas investor getting mortgage in SF
Leo,

I have a lender that I can refer that provides loans to foreign nationals for non-owner occupied units. Feel free to contact me.

Regards,
Lizete
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Financing in Mission Bay
Rita V. Schm…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rita V. Schmid answered:
Do you think the new development condo, Madrone in Mission Bay is a good long term investment?
Indeed it certainly is a great investment. The growth in Mission Bay is amazing if you look at the businesses surrounding that community. It encompasses the biotech companies, UCSF to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 30, 2012 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94107
Gabriel Rojas answered:
who pays the transfer taxes on a copp in nyc?
Hello Sylvia,

The best way to answer this question is to say...it all depends. First, an agent/Realtor cannot legally give financial advice. I am a former coop owner in Manhattan and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 6, 2012 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Eric Wu, Home Buyer in Russian Hill, San Fr...
Eric Wu answered:
What are the differences between the Mission and Mission Bay?
Unfortunately, Mission Bay and Mission are different neighborhoods in San Francisco.

Mission is located between Noe Valley and Potrero Hill, and you are correct in that it has a to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 10, 2012 Quality of Life in Mission Bay
Nic Winder, Other/Just Looking in Valparaiso, IN
Nic Winder answered:
Madrone and the Public Safety building. How much noise is expected from the firetrucks and will that lower the value of the Madrone eventually?
The added noise may not be as bad as you expect. I know around here, especially at night when there's less traffic and people in bed, the trucks typically leave the station with o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 2, 2012 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Kendrick Kwan, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Kendrick Kwan answered:
Does buyer or seller pay the transfer taxes, city and county, on new construction in San Francisco?
In SF, it is usually customary for the seller to pay for both county and city transfer tax. There are no county transfer taxes in SF and the city transfer taxes for a $875K property wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Julie Pinkst…, Home Seller in San Francisco, CA
Julie Pinkston Gosse answered:
What are the benefits of living in Mission Bay?
The student housing at Mission Bay is very nice and convenient for UCSF students. The new campus is attractive, with a grassy lawn, artwork, a state-of-the-art gym and more. The housing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 25, 2012 General Area in Mission Bay
Julie Pinkst…, Home Seller in San Francisco, CA
Julie Pinkston Gosse answered:
What are the drawbacks of living in Mission Bay?
Outside of the UCSF campus is not attractive. It is full of warehouses and concrete, and it is not safe to walk around alone at night. Travel to other parts of the city can take a while ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 25, 2012 General Area in Mission Bay
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Voices Member answered:
What is the crime and safety like in Mission Bay?
Why is Trulia asking about "crime and safety" ?? Doesn't Trulia know that real estate agents aren't required to provide this? Can we say "red lining" boys and girls??? No wonder kn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2014 Crime & Safety in Mission Bay
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Could you help me get in touch with rental agency?
Hi, Just FYI Trulia is not run by agents, agents participate here. If you need a rental agency your best bet is to check online and call whoever you feel comfortable with in your area ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 14, 2011 Rentals in Mission Bay
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
How much should I expect to remodel a fixer in San Francsico? I realize this is a broad question, but assuming no major structural work is required,
Seventy-five bucks per square foot!

Once you get started, oh it's hard to stop. Cabinets, but not counters and backsplash? What about the bathrooms? How are the windows? Interio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 31, 2010 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Peter Brunton…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Peter Brunton, MBA answered:
What does TIC mean? I see it in the property details for loads of places up for sale.
Hi Claire,

TIC is an acronym for tenancy in common. This is a form of fractional ownership in which each owner owns a percentage of the property rather than their individual unit. A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 23, 2010 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Jason Chapin, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jason Chapin answered:
What month is best to sell in San Francisco?
Hi Shillafm,

Historically, our seasonal high months are May and June. However, this year has continued to improve through July as well. Generally speaking, though, total volume inc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Jason Chapin, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jason Chapin answered:
What is the annual property tax rate for San Francisco for 2009-2010?
I use 1.163% for 2009/2010...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 10, 2009 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Jason Chapin, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jason Chapin answered:
Radiance @ Mission Bay a good buy since the price decrease?
Hi Jerry,

The two locations are so different, this is a tough choice. Mission Bay is going to continue to grow and evolve. On the plus side you have the promise of 10,000+ new jobs i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 28, 2012 Market Conditions in Mission Bay
Jason Chapin, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jason Chapin answered:
Tthere are at least 5 listings at 235 Berry St and two listings at 255 Berry St. Mission Bay. Are some?
Hi Sam,

I noticed today that nobody responded to your questions this weekend - sorry about that! I noticed it when it came in and was packing up an open house. I thought for sure s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2009 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Sally Rosenm…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sally Rosenman answered:
Is Arterra a good investment? Even a unit on a lower floor overlooking the Caltrain station and King Street?
Dear Amber,

That is the noisiest side of the building. You are better off purchasing one on the west side. If that is all that is left and you love the unit, then go for it. You c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2009 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Catherine Tr…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Catherine Trahan answered:
Is it strange that a developer sets it self up to be in charge of an HOA, with the majority of Board members?
Emerald, Developers are often on the Board of the HOA when a development is started, but there are provisions in the HOA documents that would allow them to give up that control over a p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in Mission Bay
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