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Trulia Orlan…, Other/Just Looking in Orlando, FL
Trulia Orlando answered:
I am looking for a private garage rental in the neighborhood of Ottawa, Ellington and Sala Terrace. I would also consider Mission St close to that
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 5, 2012 Home Buying in 94112
Matthew Goul…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Matthew Goulden answered:
3235 Clay in SF recently sold. What was the sale price?
The building in question in deed did go into contract around the October 10th but it is not showing as closed yet, the final price will be known and disclosed when it closes escrow.

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0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Home Buying in Presidio Heights
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
How do I submit a Proof of Funds letter if the cash I have is in my safe at my home.?
That's a new one for me!!! Why don't you take photos of your cash as proof of funds? But seriously this sounds risky. I don't know how much you have but if people become aware that you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2012 Home Buying in 94114
Rob Regan &a…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rob Regan & Ciara Piron answered:
I am the master tenant of a three bedroom apartment in SF. My relationship with one of my has soured, can I evict him if his 6 mo sublease is up?
Contact an attorney and/or call the tenant's union
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Buying in 94115
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
Are homes on very steep hills any less expensive than those in flat areas?
The answer is it depends. In our area anything on a hill has the potential for great views, so those could be more expensive. However, as an example, a view property in diamond hts is l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Buying in San Francisco
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
How much is a roof replacement on a Victorian home in San Francisco?
Gary,
This is a very broad question. The cost will depend upon the size of the roof, the materials you select, the pitch of the roof complexity of the specific home. A Victorian sty ... more
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Gregory Karr, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Gregory Karr answered:
Is the tender-nob a real neighborhood?
You bet. It's just north of the Nob Hill and to the east of door knob.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Home Buying in San Francisco
Sally Rosenm…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sally Rosenman answered:
Is there a good definition of a "bedroom" in San Francisco?
A bedroom can be any size Jennifer. It does not have to have 2 forms of egress. But it must have a closet and a window. Some people call a room a "bedroom" if there is a closet nearb ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Home Buying in San Francisco
Matthew Goul…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Matthew Goulden answered:
Two unit buildings with tenants
Hi Jennifer,

This is in all honesty a question for an attorney who deals with tenants in San Francisco and know the rent laws. If you want to call me i can briefly go over the basics ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Home Buying in San Francisco
Sally Rosenm…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sally Rosenman answered:
What are the steps I need to take to secure a loan?
I would be pleased to email you a list of everything that is needed for a loan. There is too much to put down in a short post. Or try contacting an excellent lender, Ephraim Schwartz, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Buying in Diamond Heights
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
Matt Ciganek, Real Estate Pro in 94123
Matt Ciganek answered:
I'm interested in two-unit buildings.
Hi Jennifer-The biggest consideration is whether the units have tenants. There are strict laws involving tenants in San Francisco. Single family homes are generally easier to "owner-occ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Home Buying in San Francisco
Jed Lane; Fog…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane; Fog City Guide answered:
Why 1301 condos are selling below asking price?
Not sure if the number 1301 is the number of units sold below asking or an address but I want to offer a fact that my research shows is pretty consistent in the San Francisco market. (I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Home Buying in Western Addition
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
with FMV on a pre foreclosure, is it good to suggest 65% in this market?
Depends completely on the property (location, condition, design, etc. etc. etc.). Most pre-foreclosures would be short sales if the owner put it on the market, so you have to assume in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Home Buying in San Francisco
Melanie Nard…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Melanie Narducci answered:
Moving to San Francisco- need help choosing a neighborhood!
Hi Eric!
There are so many great neighborhoods in San Francisco, and don't forget we are just 7 miles x 7 miles so many neighborhoods are close to downtown.

The Inner Mission was ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 22, 2012 Home Buying in San Francisco
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
i need owner financing selling a million dollar property in florida can anyone assist
Are you buying or selling?? You say "selling" but your profile says "homebuyer".
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 12, 2012 Home Buying in Marina
Sally Rosenm…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sally Rosenman answered:
I would like to get a insurance for my mortgage for job loss. How much is it? Any recommendation?
Dear Dif1810,

I would suggest you talk to Tim Wood of Terra Mortgage Bank @ 415-464-1374. Or go to my website www.sallyrosenman.com and go the Resources and look under Bankers/Mortga ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 20, 2012 Home Buying in 94158
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Buying home with a tenant, but tenant is voluntarily moving out. Need advice.
Dont look a gift horse in the mouth.
This could have gone 180 degrees in the opposite where you are having to evict her...and i have seen that happen plenty of times.
I would not, how ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Home Buying in San Francisco
Rob Regan &a…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rob Regan & Ciara Piron answered:
How do I get GMAC to remove an erroneous credit item?
Challenge it with each of the 3 credit bureaus. They are supposed to remove it during the challenge, and only add it back on if GMAC fights it. I'd suggest going through GMAC, but tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 6, 2012 Home Buying in San Francisco
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