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In My Neighborhood in San Francisco : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Nov 16, 2016
Gandkhaslam answered:
Average per square foot cost of condos in zip 98144
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Thu Oct 20, 2016
Christine.woods32 answered:
The parking in Nob Hill is very difficult, especially if we compare with Inner Richmond. Someone says that Nob Hill are hottest spots for parking tickets
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Tue Oct 18, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I'm not sure what you are asking. I would suggest that you pick up the phone and work with a local realtor to assist you.
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Thu Aug 6, 2015
Michael Wong answered:
Hello, in my experience, the northwest quadrant of Excelsior offers the best of the area in terms of safety, proximity to McLaren Park, potential views and access to 280 and 101.
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Mon May 25, 2015
Deano Turchi asked:
4 Bds 3 Bth 1car/new appliances Remodeled with in 10 yrs includ. Kitch/Bths/Roof/SomeFlrs/Insul/Heat cyst, Grading/Landscaping and Retaining walls Ext paint.
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Sun Mar 8, 2015
eden answered:
I deposit $ 2.500 for my dog on 3-2014 .....with the old owner , now they sold the building , i dont have dog any more. i asked the new owner for my dog deposit, the answer was.....when u move u will get all together . is that the right answer ??? i don't planning to move yet. do i ave to wait few more month or years ???? ... more
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Fri Feb 6, 2015
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Let us know a bit more about what you're looking for in Potrero and I'd be happy to help!
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Sun Mar 16, 2014
Tom Flinn answered:
Hi what's the address? Please call me at 415 621 7572 to discuss this. Thank you. Tom Flinn.
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Ryan Rudnick answered:
I'm so sorry this is happening to you!

The other posters all have good points. This is clearly not the way to go about doing business in real estate. If I were in your shoes I would do two things. First, contact a real estate attorney in California, send them all relevant paperwork and e-mail correspondences and fill them in on as many details as you can to get a professional opinion. Also, depending on the recommendations of the attorney, I would suggest contacting the CA Bureau of Real Estate to file a complaint. Here is a link to their website that has instructions for how to do so:

If you'd like a referral for an attorney, I'd be happy to help.

Hope you get this resolved soon, and hope you have a better experience with real estate professionals in the future!

- Ryan
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
stephanie gordon answered:
Like a lot of areas in San Francisco, things can change block by block. If you are unsure of an area I recommend you spend some time there. Get out of your car and walk around. Visit during the day and at night. Stop and talk to residents you see on the street and ask them what they like about the area and what they don't like. Everyone's comfort level is different so the question is do YOU feel comfortable there. ... more
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Mon Dec 2, 2013
Jane Blomquist answered:
I was trying to change my neighborhood area but somehow got in San Fran instead of Denver. I have a seven bedroom 4 bath for sale in the best school district in Denver, and was looking for buyers. Love this site though, ... more
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Ryan Kraft answered:
In San Francisco, the walk score is an essential part to a homes value. So many people want the convenience of restaurants, transportation, shopping and in your case grocery stores. The addition of Whole Foods, a major successful market in that area on Ocean Blvd. will most likely bring in more people who would otherwise look in somewhere else. The addition will act as an anchor for the community to gather, a place to get GREAT food and support strong commerce. Let me know if I can give you a home evaluation or find some comps in the area. ... more
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Sat Jun 15, 2013
Anne Lawrence answered:
Small suites are hard to find. Most tenants looking for one office succumb to subleases or executive suites. There is some availability in Jackson Square and on Market Street at $40.00 a square foot per annum: $1,000 per month.

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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
I am not really sure what your question is after, San Francisco has a lot of people and not that many choices, many rentals get a lot of interest and only one party can rent.... I am not quite sure how they
can create more living space/homes without building up up and more up with earthquake safe construction, or expand home construction to the outskirts, which then will create commuting issues.

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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Alina Aeby answered:
Hi Sean,

If I understand correctly, your question is more about buying an older home in an established neighborhood versus buying a new home in a developing area.

Maintenance issues and life of house components aside, it is always about the potential of the neighborhood.

We can argue from the position that there is no place to build in an established, older neighborhood, there will always be as much housing inventory and even if something will be build, it won't be the same style- example: Victorian, Mediterranean, Edwardian, making the older homes more architecturally significant. In that respect, it may be true.

In an newer, developing neighborhood, where there is potential to growth, you might find a lot more inventory and the style of the new homes could be very similar to each other.

But at the end it depends of personal preferences and the ability and willingness o care for an older home.

I hope this answers your question.

Good luck in your home search!



Alina Aeby-Broker Associate
Pacific Union International
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Phyllis McArthur answered:
I have heard so many different tales of people who live under or close to these power lines over a long period of time have suffered odd ailments. Linda lorenzo has some of the stories that she post a link to.

I think the only issue with living close to these lines is that they are not very attractive and block you view to bay trails in some parts of the bay area
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
David Tapper answered:
I did my best to restrain myself Cindy:) I actually had to rewrite it because I might have gotten in trouble with my first thoughts.


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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Jed Lane answered:
The USGS in Palo Alto has maps online that show soil types relating to earthquake reaction. As a native I've listened to stories all my life about the damage here and there.
Assuming this is an earthquake survival question you should be aware of all the research that has been done by the City into construction types and movement in the CAPPS program. Also look into NERT training for further knowledge on how to keep yourself and family safe.
One of the City’s experts, Daniel Homsey, went to Christchurch last year and saw the damage done and looked at the recovery underway. One of the stories he told me pertains to your bedrock question. He and I live on Mt. Davidson which is bedrock and we assumed our homes were safe. In Christchurch homes on bedrock were lifted three and four feet straight up and then settled right back down. There are very few structures built that can take that kind of movement.
Still I’d rather live here than most other places! Even though I work to build earthquake preparation and community resilience – in my free time – I think most San Franciscan’s get up every day saying “the sun is going to shine and there will be no earthquake today”. Is that burying your head in the sand or is just the way it has to be to live in restless terrain?
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Sun Jan 6, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:

Here is a link to the California Landlord Tenant Laws. You may find your answer there. As Ron and Helen already asked, why did you wait so long? And Security Deposit is separate from Rent. Your Lease will outline what your rights and duties were in your tenancy.

You did not pay rent for the last 1/2 month your were in the apartment? And your vacancy notice was not a full 30 days notice. It would appear that you and your landlord both have issues with each other in compliance. Yet now that it is nearly a year later?

The link I gave you should also give you guidelines on what you can do if anything.
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