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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Ben Rojas answered:
I just got back from NYC and from what it looks like they started the micro-neighborhood naming trend. DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) was the most notable addition to the map. However, this naming trend was noted starting back in 2011 when realtors were trying to craft an image of an area or rebrand a community with a newer, trendier name, see article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/nyregion/procro-sobro-fidi-bococa-a-lawmaker-says-enough.html?_r=0

So whether this trend will stick or not depends on the residents who move in and decide to adopt the new name or keep their old one. SEMA- I think is probably going to stick around given all the new residents moving in to this area. It also depends on whether something "cool" takes on the name. NOPA (north of the panhandle)for example- a great restaurant and neighborhood wouldn't be as sticky if the restaurant was terrible just like TriBeCa (triangle below canal st) now the name of Robert Deniro's movie company wouldn't have stuck without the adoption of those residents as well.

The beauty of SF I believe is the constant change and movement of its residents and the new trends those residents bring with them.
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
Helen Yuen answered:
Hello:

Laurance Maddox has experience running a tax business, currently he works as a commercial loan broker. He can be reached directly at (303) 884-0834.

If you're buying in SF - yes the Mayor's Program may be for you as suggested by the other realtor.
If you buy BMR (below market value), the program takes part of the profit value when you sell.
Some other cities also have similar programs.

Ask about a FHA loan if you plan to live in the property.

Ask about a zero downpayment if you are a veteran.

Helen Yuen, Open Home professionals - Call to get info about a listing or for a tour of a home
(415) 469-0577
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Fri Jun 3, 2011
J Mario Preza answered:
Oldie but goodie, and while the answer has probably already been had and the person asking already satisfied himself of the same, there is validity to the issue at hand (albeit, an oldie).

If you're buying directly from a private party, there are numerous points to review and address concerning property condition, financing, compliance with local ordinances, etc. A private person may not be fully aware of the numerous requirements, but in the case of a "Realtor" seller (ideally a practicing one), that person will insure that all requirements are in check. However, as a private buyer, it would be to your interest to have all your paperwork and processes checked by a capable attorney who specializes in real estate, or find yourself an experience Realtor who can do you the service for a small fee -- it is worth your while.
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Matthew Goulden answered:
Hi Sam,

Thanks for your 2nd post, and my appologies for not checking your profile to see that you live in GA.

Please check out http://www.zephyrsf.com/buy/explore-neighborhoods , click on the district # and then choose the nieghborhood. Each one has either a short video or photo slide show with a commentary. there are also many interesting little facts about the city on the site.

The areas your friends mentioned to you plus, Castro & Duboce Triangle could work for you.

Each are does have its own upside and downside. Your choices will be defined by how Urban you want to go and how much you can afford or want to trade off. Would you consider leased parking? Some areas or more difficult to to find parking with a building and you can pay quite a premium for this.

If you would like to talk in person to go over the areas please give me a call on my cell, you can find this at http://www.zephyrsf.com/san-francisco-agents/matthew-goulden . I promise you that if you call me I will not keep calling you back, but I would like the chance to listen to your needs and answer your questions in more detail. I would easily run out of the 5000 characters allowed here to answer you properly.

Matthew Goulden
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Oggi Kashi answered:
Sam,

I am surprised by all the responses your question has generated. How is your search coming along? Have you found your broker/agent yet? If so, was the search experience as you had expected? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Best,

Oggi Kashi

Broker Associate | DRE 1844627 | Paragon Real Estate Group | 415-874-5020
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