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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
What is the difference between a real estate agent and a real estate broker?
Big difference. A broker is the only legal entity that may conduct a real estate transaction. All agents must work for a license broker. Also, the broker typically has more extensive ed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in Noe Valley
Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94107
Gabriel Rojas answered:
Trying to stand out in an open house
Bring cash or your check book and be ready to move the instant you like something. When it's this competitive you simply have to be ready to make a move at a moments notice.

I would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Rentals in Noe Valley
Michael Abram, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Michael Abram answered:
How do special mortgages work for 1st time home buyers?
Hello,

There are a lot of programs out there. Besides FHA loans at 3.5% down payment, there is another product I have that can allow you to go 5% down payment on a conventional loan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Home Buying in Noe Valley
Mary Macpher…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Mary Macpherson answered:
when someone pays cash for a house, how long do i have as a renter to move out? 30 days from end of escrow?
I would suggest contacting an attorney to discuss your rights, or at least contacting the San Francisco Tenants' Union. One attorney to call (who recently aided a renter on a similar ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 28, 2012 Rental Basics in Noe Valley
Pete Flint, Home Buyer in Noe Valley, San Fran...
Pete Flint answered:
Top 5 things about living in Noe Valley?
Here are mine for starters:
1) Some of the best weather in San Francisco, often sunny when other areas are foggy. Definitely a few degrees warmer than most other neighborhoods.
2) Eas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 10, 2013 General Area in Noe Valley
Jed Lane; Fog…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane; Fog City Guide answered:
Assuming you live near both stations, is it more convenient to commute downtown via BART or Muni from Noe Valley?
BART is always faster especially from Noe. The J church meanders around before it goes underground so it is a waste of time unless you like to climb through Dolores Park.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 2, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Noe Valley
Jed Lane; Fog…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane; Fog City Guide answered:
Does the sketchiness of the Mission bleed into the east side of Noe Valley, or is there a pretty stark divide at Guerrero St?
Sketchy people never cross Guerrero. All those hipsters stay on Valencia luckily.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 4, 2012 Crime & Safety in Noe Valley
Astrid Lacit…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Astrid Lacitis answered:
What are the most walkable intersections in Noe Valley with clusters of shops, restaurants, etc?
24th and Castro, 24th and Church;

Astrid Lacitis
Keynote Properties
415 860 0765
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Noe Valley
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
Is it difficult to find residential parking for rent in Noe Valley or Mission area in San Francisco?
Pete,

You are probably likely to find more in the mission, and costs vary. I used to live in the Mission and I needed temporary parking for a few months while doing construction work ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 20, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Noe Valley
Jed Lane; Fog…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane; Fog City Guide answered:
Anyone know where the name "Noe" came from in Noe Valley?
He was the last Spanish Alcalde (Mayor) of San Francisco.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 General Area in Noe Valley
Michelewendy, Real Estate Pro in
Michelewendy answered:
I recently moved to the 24th St & Dolores St area in Noe Valley and looking for recommendations
Noe Valley:
Cleaners – I go to Best Cleaners on 24th btw Church & Chattanooga. I think they really are the best!
Supermarket - Whole Foods – no need to say more â ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 16, 2011 In My Neighborhood in Noe Valley
Lee Clancy, Both Buyer and Seller in San Francisco, CA
Lee Clancy answered:
What are the benefits of living in Noe Valley?
It's definitely a great choice for families who also want to be further south for commuting to Silicon Valley...and the dining options and amenities around 24th have improved consi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 11, 2012 General Area in Noe Valley
Ann Cordova, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ann Cordova answered:
What are the current real estate market conditions like in Noe Valley?
Very tight market for single family homes, multiple, over asking offers.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 General Area in Noe Valley
Gannon Hall, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Gannon Hall answered:
What is the crime and safety like in Noe Valley?
I live in Noe Valley and find it extremely safe.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 14, 2011 Crime & Safety in Noe Valley
Kenny Kim, Home Buyer in Potrero Hill, San Fr...
Kenny Kim answered:
What makes Noe Valley so family friendly?
I lived in Noe Valley for four years and based on my experience I would say it has to do with the lower density of restaurants/bars, low car traffic (not as many people cross through No ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 21, 2012 Quality of Life in Noe Valley
Jon Iddings, Real Estate Pro in 94107
Jon Iddings answered:
What is the weather like in Noe Valley compared to other neighborhoods?
Christina,
I would say they are very close in hours of sun per day, or days of sun per year.
Here is a link to an article among many on the subject. This article shows
the fog ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 4, 2011 Quality of Life in Noe Valley
Nafiseh Lind…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Nafiseh Lindberg answered:
Currently, is it financially smarter to rent or buy in the San Francisco, CA area?
The answer to that question will have to vary from person to person. It depends on your financial means and goals. it is a great time to buy in San Francisco. Prices are lower than t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 7, 2012 Market Conditions in Noe Valley
Michael Acke…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Ackerman answered:
we have a multi unit with 4 car garage on 24th and Sanchez..should we convert to a single family home or just keep it as is?
Dear Multi T,

Great question and one that requires a bit more info...

Single family homes are still very much in demand in Noe Valley, however depending on the number of units and whe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 10, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Noe Valley
Lorraine Mei…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lorraine Meier answered:
How do you handle properties in probate?
Hi Tami,

There are two types of probate sales. The first is known as IAEA (Independent Administration of Estates Act.) This is where the executor-administrator has full authority of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 15, 2009 Home Selling in Noe Valley
Jed Lane; Fog…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane; Fog City Guide answered:
The price/ sq ft. numbers are artificially inflated in the recently sold category. There is NO WAY that 313
When most agents place the square footage number we use and referance another source. Look for key words such as "per tax records" or "per appraisal". Brokerages have been sued for fals ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 24, 2010 Market Conditions in Noe Valley
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