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Rhett Winslow, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Rhett Winslow answered:
anybody know if monthly rental quotes include utilities or not or does the posting have to say specifically?
Greetings
most condos (privately owned) include water, basic cable & trash removal - so all you need to pay is electric & internet etc…

Most apartment complexes charg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Rentals in SoMa
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
What new programs is the government implementing to help Americans buy new homes in your market?
Hopefully NONE. The government has no place in real estate or mortgage markets except to regulate it fairly. Government over-involvement has been the cause of almost every real estate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Market Conditions in SoMa
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi, am contemplating on buying a condo in SOMA (Harrison betw 4th and 5th st). Is it a safe neighborhood? What is expected $ for sq/ft?
Hi there-

Take a look at Trulia's Community Maps: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/SoMa-San_Francisco/1462/

Hope this sheds some light for you!

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Home Buying in SoMa
Steve West, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Steve West answered:
How does buying an auction property work?
It depends on the auction. This process will not be like a standard purchase, but you still might want a real estate professional to help.

When looking for an online or in person au ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 2, 2013 Home Buying in SoMa
Bill Harkins, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Bill Harkins answered:
Should one be wary of renting an apartment in San Francisco where one can only pay by cashier's check or money order as opposed to a personal check?
The initial move in funds are almost always by cashiers check then starting the next month rent paid by personal checks.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Rental Basics in SoMa
Roxanne Mino…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Roxanne Minott answered:
A Loving couple relocating within the next week to the Bay area of California...Looking for a rental.
Hi Jamie,

I can help you find a rental in the Bay Area. Please contact me for details.

Thank you,

Roxanne

Roxanne Minott
Realtor
DRE #01898450
Better Homes and Gardens M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 12, 2012 Rentals in SoMa
Linda and St…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Linda and Stuart answered:
I live in SOMA at One Rincon and looking for a good restaurant to take my kids, ages 8 and 10. If you know the area, I'd welcome any suggestions.
Gott's Roadside at the Ferry Building: http://gotts.com/
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 In My Neighborhood in SoMa
Matthew Goul…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Matthew Goulden answered:
Which neighborhoods are most accessible from SOMA?
Hi Evelyn,

Firstly, congratulations on getting your dream job.

For easy transportation you could stay close by and
a) live in Yerba Buena / South Beach or Hayes Valley (maybe in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 13, 2012 Home Buying in SoMa
J. Mario Pre…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
J. Mario Preza, CRB, CDPE answered:
How have the influx of tech startups moving to SoMa affected home pricing?
My office and our team is scouring the "Inner Mission" area of San Francisco for houses, and while we come across some "exceptional" deals, they have been tempered by the pent up demand ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 16, 2014 General Area in SoMa
Sami, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sami answered:
What are the benefits of living in SoMa?
Having lived in the area for more than a year, here are some things to consider:
- Easy car access to both East (I-80) as well as south (101 and 280); as well as public transportation ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 30, 2011 General Area in SoMa
Sami, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sami answered:
What are the drawbacks of living in SoMa?
Here are some Con's to consider:
- you're constantly surrounded by concrete and a decent amount of traffic
- despite some "nice and active" parts of SoMa, there ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 30, 2011 General Area in SoMa
Sean Aggarwal, Home Buyer in Los Gatos, CA
Sean Aggarwal answered:
What is the crime and safety like in SoMa?
I am new to SOMA. I moved here two weeks and live near First Street and Harrison. I walk to work everyday. It is about a 15 minute walk. In the morning, safety is not an issue at all... ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 15, 2013 Crime & Safety in SoMa
Jena Beaver, Home Owner in Los Feliz, Los Angeles...
Jena Beaver answered:
What advice would you have for someone moving to SoMa?
One thing I wish I had known about SoMa is that there is really a lack of greenery. Maybe that's not important to some, but despite the benefit of proximity to the interstates and new c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Moving in SoMa
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
what is the average cost to rent an 800 sq ft apt around norfolk and harrison?
That's too difficult to answer without more details however, you can start with a range of $1,700 to $2,100 for a one bedroom apartment.

Oggi Kashi
Broker Associate, Paragon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 25, 2011 Home Buying in SoMa
Sameer Punja…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, CA
Sameer Punjani answered:
who are the top realtors (selling) in SOMA (in SF, CA)?
Josh,

Oh how much I would love to be your REALTOR...but I'm in Fairfield. I'm sure you will find an agent that can help you on your sale. If not, let me know and I can ref ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 15, 2013 Home Selling in SoMa
Brenda Feria, Real Estate Pro in 23233
Brenda Feria answered:
if i pay cash, wil there be a price chaNGE.
Tina, Cash is king. The less contingencies that you have on an offer...the better. Most sellers would take a less for their homes, if they knew (especially in today's market) th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 6, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Christopher Pohlman answered:
Can someone let me know if a 2BR flat becomes available in One Rincon?
Hello there!

There are several 2 bedroom units available in that price range. Feel free to give me a call tomorrow and we can discuss them.

Thanks!

Christopher Pohlman
415.8 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 21, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
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Voices Member answered:
How much to rent for 6 months?
Generally in SoMa
Studio $2,300-2,700, 1bd $2,500-3,500 and so on. Depending on location and parking situation.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 24, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Robin Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Garden City, NY
Robin Silverberg answered:
i own a share in a condo with siblilngs, if i die who gets my share
It depends on how you took title, whether it is tenants in common, or joint tenants. In one, your heir will inherit your share. In the other, your siblings would divide up your share. L ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 20, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
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