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Tara-Nicholle…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Tara-Nicholle Nelson answered:
Which is better to keep in San Francisco -- a piece of income property (under market rents) or a Single
A single family property is easier to sell - in any market - than a multifamily property. The pool of buyers for a single family home is always bigger. Also, right now, financing for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 23, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
Re-sell BMR unit in San Francisco
Here is the mayors office of housing website.... http://www.sfgov.org/site/moh_page.asp?id=48003
Towards the middle you will find links for current home owners of bmr housing. One on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 4, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco
Jason Chapin, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jason Chapin answered:
How many homes were listed in San Francisco in 2004 VS 2008?
Hello again, Michael... Curious, myself, I actually compiled this data. I went a little further, actually. In 2002 SF saw 7,061 single family, condo, loft and/or TIC sales. In 2003 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Julia Murtagh, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Julia Murtagh answered:
Is there less inventory as a result of the market slowing down?
Hello Michael,
During the summer, inventory is traditionally down. Once Fall hits, inventory seems to rise, as does the activity level. This year Sales are off all over the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Jeff - Ginny…, Real Estate Pro in 32962
Jeff - Ginny Mitchell answered:
Is there less inventory as a result of the market slowing down?
Definitely in our area inventory is reduced from earlier last year. Developers had inventory homes to sell, but those homes are nearly gone, and the developers are not building more ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 12, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
Is it true that you can't sell a 4 unit building if there are violations?
Rita
There are a couple of issues at play here and not working in San Francisco refer to the link below.

San Francisco is a union town, and also has rent control That means that th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Vincent, Home Seller in Noe Valley, San Fran...
Vincent answered:
I am thinking of putting my noe valley TIC on the market discreetly without open houses, etc.?
just to be clear.....i am not really testing the waters. if i found a buyer, i would jump on it.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 Home Selling in 94131
Eric H Wong, Real Estate Pro in 94704
Eric H Wong answered:
what is standard commission for an agent selling your home? We live in San Francisco.
All commissions are negotiable in California, but just to make sure your mathy is right, if as you say 5% is $1M than the price of your home would be around $20M. Not that I doubt you, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 Home Selling in San Francisco
Sally Rosenm…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sally Rosenman answered:
I'm considering selling my condo in San francisco, however the HOA is currently in litigation with developer
Dear REinSF,

It depends on what the defect is, where you are in the actual lawsuit (ready to settle or just starting) and if your unit is actually affected by the defect. In the pas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 12, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Danielle Laz…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Danielle Lazier answered:
hi, I am planning to sell my house in Portola district 94134, I've noticed since late2007, its been fairly
Hi Mike,
The answer to your question is really going to depend on your house's condition and pricing strategy during the marketing period. I have a listing coming up in the Excelsior s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 30, 2010 Home Selling in 94134
Lisa Cartola…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Lisa Cartolano & Ellen Diamond answered:
I am being relocated on a temporary assignment for work, and would like to rent out my house while I am gone.
Mike,

Typically you can write different conditions into a lease agreement and as long as both the landlord and tenant agree on the terms, it is okay.

You may want to contact the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2009 Home Selling in 94116
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
I have a one bedroom condo in the Marina district of San Francisco. I am updating the bathroom and wanted
It can...... did you work with a realtor when you purchased the property? Contact your agent ask? In some instances "tubs" can be very outdated looking, just dont go overboard on your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 30, 2008 Home Selling in Marina, San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
value home at 572 - 47th avenue, san francisco, california 94121
Paul,
There really isn't enough information in your question to evaluate and give you a decent answer. Tax records show a 2 bedroom 6 room house built in the '40. But condition and ot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 28, 2010 Home Selling in 94121
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Online video tours, digital stills, slideshows or virtual tours: which works the best?
I believe digital stills, why the others are to long, for luxury homes virtual is better options.
http://www.lynn911.com http://www.homes-for-sale-dallas.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Ailynne PeBe…, Real Estate Pro in San Leandro, CA
Ailynne PeBenito answered:
How much should I expect to pay to stage a 1 bedroom, 900 sq ft house in san francisco?
You should consult a Stager to do this. It varies on square footage and how much furniture you wanted.
I know a couple of stager that you might want to contact:
Judy Rose 510-220-620 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
My 96 year old Granmother is not in good health. I don't know how much longer she will live. I live in
Michael,
There are many considerations for you. Some of the considerations will deal with taxes, a new basis on the property that establishes the value at the time of her passing. You ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 11, 2009 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Jim Rudoff, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Jim Rudoff answered:
What's better buyers? Granite over Oak? Or cheap counters and a lower list price?
To me, the answer is in the last sentence of your description. Given that the rest of the home is updated, it probably makes sense to update the kitchen. The way you described sounds ab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Selling in Outer Sunset
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Condo Pricing - Union Street Prime Unit
Kristian,
First I have to be clear that by answering this question I have no intention of soliciting the listing or to interfer with the agency relationship between you and the agent.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2008 Home Selling in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA
Mott Kornicki, Real Estate Pro in 33154
Mott Kornicki answered:
Do you have customers whom would like to sell their properties in South Florida? If so, contact our office
Sure! If I have any prospects, I'll be sure to send them your way! Please forward your referral agreement to my brokers attention!
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 27, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
Sally Rosenm…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sally Rosenman answered:
Is it legal and/or ethical for a real estate agent to obtain the owner's signature on a residential real?
Dear Doug,

Have you called the Listing Agent's Broker and described the sitation. Perhaps a simple call would solve this problem. If the agent is the Broker, talk to him about the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2008 Home Selling in San Francisco, CA
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