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Wed Aug 31, 2016
Jlynch answered:
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Sun Jul 3, 2016
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Purchasing a parking space alone without a condo/TIC or single family residence is rare in SF. I've heard of it happening occasionally when there are extra parking spaces in a condo building that condo owners choose not to buy with their units, but that is uncommon since regulations in SF allows for less than 1 spot per legal unit in new construction buildings. I don't believe there are agents that specialise in parking spaces as there isn't typically a way to list such sales on the MLS. Best of luck! ... more
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Sun Dec 27, 2015
Tina Fellows answered:

The closest one I found on Google is in Hayward. I can copy and paste the information below:

Mortgage Banker
Andr.e Szczepanski
Fluent in Russian
Office: 510-293-1951
Cell: 510-754-9621
Fax: 866-421-3634
NMLS ID:670437

There may be one that is closer but this is what I found.

Best wishes!

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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Robert Krop answered:
Absolutely. With lower than 20% on conventional loan you will have the additional cost of mortgage insurance however. Talk with a local lender and they will be able to get you a good break down of what that will be able to do for you. ... more
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Mon May 16, 2011
J Mario Preza answered:
Perhaps the label you've chosen is a bit off the mark in describing the intent of the "buyer-broker" agreement (which, if it is a "standardized" form, should spell out the way the commission and the buyer's commitment are set).

It is, as some here have pointed out, a bit rare for an agent to get a buyer's commitment in writing, however, not entirely out of the ordinary, especially given today's changing real estate market conditions. A buyer's agreement is designed around the premise that the buyer will work "exclusively" with one agent and not change saddle half-way down the road. The other side of the argument is that should the buyer "opt-out" there may be some consequences, e.g., the paying of fees, expenses or commission as outlined in that agreement.

If you feel comfortable with an agent and believer you'll get what you're bargaining for generally, there isn't much to be too concerned about with such an agreement. However, if you're thinking I'll work with this guy for this City, that guy for that City, and so on, you're setting yourself and the agents up for some potential conflicts down the line if you opt in.

Think carefully about what your intent is in working with any agent, then stick with the one you feel will deliver on that focus.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010
Lance King answered:

About a year ago we did a study of this very subject, and the answer is it could be close or it could be way over or underpriced as the actual properties that sold were all over the place. The best thing to do is get the best broker you can who has experience with short sales to help you figure out what price makes sense and if you can buy it for that, as well as give you the full scoop on the process.

And you should also know that every short sale is different, and it depends a lot upon the lender and who's negotiating with them. We were able to close one short sale in 60 days, but I know of ones that have gone on for 7 months with no resolution.

Best Regards,

Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
DRE# 01384425
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Wed Aug 25, 2010
HappyHome asked:
I have an idea and I hope this generates an interesting discussionarch48: I believe there are MANY people with ample savings but who are independently employed (no docs) or unemployed, with…
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Tue Nov 11, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
The only problem would be the things thrown in that should not be shreadded, whether kids or adult not paying attention, the liability would be huge for the condo association which would have to pass it back to the owners in higher condo fees. In principal it is a great idea, but not practical in cost ... more
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Sat Nov 17, 2007
Jim Walker answered:
With all those homes that are going into foreclosure.. a lot of the furniture that had been inside is finding its way to used furniture stores, consignment stores, thrift shops, antique stores, estate auctions. You can purchase gently used, good quality furniture for a fraction of its brand new cost. Avoid particle board furniture. It disintegrates easily. ... more
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