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Central Richmond : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 26, 2015
Robert Krop answered:
If you mean by at auction, you will need cash. You can check the online auction sites to see when sales will take place.
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Have you had any luck with the VA? They have programs for VET housing.
Good luck.
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Richard Trefflich answered:
If you want to take money out of your IRA to purchase a property you will not be assessed penalties because you are over 59 and 1/2 years of age. However you will be taxed at ordinary income for the distribution. There are vehicles that you can use if you are using the property as an investment and are not planning on living there where you can keep the money in the IRA and self direct it to purchase the real estate. There are tax rules that have to be adhered to in order to avoid the distribution and there are custodians that will administer the plan. I have helped many people purchase homes through their IRAs. ... more
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
Trulia asked:
Are home prices in Central Richmond going to appreciate or depreciate? What are the current market conditions for buying or renting?
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Thu Nov 21, 2013
gabrielle b dahms answered:
Please call or e-mail any of the real estate professionals on this site, including myself, to get comparables. Feel free to call me at 415-200-7202.
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Mon Dec 24, 2012
Helen Yuen answered:


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tel 415-476-5731
fax 415-476-9213

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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Bill Hilow answered:
Pricey for what you get. None of the advantages of living in SF or the Burbs. If you work DT great. The rest of the time you need to park in Mid town then cab it. No taxis so you need to drive. No night life so you also need to drive, no parking. Unless you must live in SF, think Pacifica, DC or SM. ... more
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Sally Rosenman answered:
Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are some more sites to learn about schools in San Francisco!

San Francisco Unified School District -
California Department of Education -
Great schools -

Good luck!

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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Sally Rosenman answered:
Don't forget the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Lots of shops and restaurants up and down Irving Street to go along with places mentioned below.


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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
It really sounds like you are not experienced at Commercial Property:
Assuming that you were keeping whatever business/tenants that are in there; the Seller is inlikely to share his personal/business finances with a stranger. You will have to show them that you have integrity and are a serious Buyer, before they will share with you.
If you are going to change anything; then the previous income statement will be meaningless to your situation.

In either case, you obviously will need a good commercial Realtor helping you.
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Jae Ng answered:
There are many posts for one br apts in central richmond on Craigslist. You can do a CL search of apts / housing at with the neighborhood limit of inner richmond / richmond sea cliff.

There are also agents that can help you find an apt for a fee.
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Trulia asked:
What did you wish you knew before moving here?
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Trulia asked:
Is this area safe or dangerous? What types of crimes are committed? Are there any intersections or streets that should be avoided?
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Sat Sep 12, 2009
VirtualTourCafe answered:
Hi Mainemom,
Many people can and will give you their opinion on schools but please remember, it is still just their opinion. I always recommend to my clients to research the schools in multiple ways. You can start by using a comparison of other schools in the same neighborhood. You can do this on my website at: You can also use the national site, which provides a great service and reviews of all the schools in an area for easy comparison.

You can also reach this site through my website on the Consumer Links page or visit my Realtor sisters website at! We work together to provide unbeatable service and support to our clients!

I hope this helps and I wish you all the best. If I can be of any further service or refer you to a great real estate professional (which of course would be my sister, Suzan) in the area, please let me know.

Tim Denbo, CDPE
Realtor, e-Pro
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Fri Aug 14, 2009
Laura Lambert answered:
Your Realtor can give you the best idea about your home’s value and will do a complete market analysis, but here is some information on recent activity of Edwardian homes in Central Richmond: 2 recent Sales and 2 current listings.

$1,250,000 – closed 7/23/09 – Sq Ft not reported - 5 Bd, 3.5BA
Remodeled gourmet kitchen, spacious living & dining rooms, breakfast rm/fmly rm off beautifully landscaped yard, city views on top flr, wood burning fireplace, hardwood flr, elegant moldings, beautiful wood trims and banisters, spacious garage 2 car side by side garage, close to park.

$1,835,000 – closed 5/21/09 – 3,332 SQ FT – 4Bd, 3.5BA
Coveted tree-lined near Golden Gate Park, contemporary remodeling & traditional detailing, high quality appliances, huge gourmet kitchen/family room opening to patio, formal lvng & dng rooms, lower level media/entertainment/family room or aupair suite.

There are also two homes currently listed (both 5BD/3.5BA): one for $1.2MM (2,750 Sq Ft) and one for $1,549,000 (3,074 Sq Ft).

You can also check out my FREE report for your neighborhood at (select owner and enter your address for properties around your home; select buyer for homes by zip code)

Good luck!
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Sat Jun 6, 2009
Shaban Shakoori answered:
Your home sounds like it wouldn't benefit from updating since a buyer will want to choose their own finishes and update to their taste. You probably won't get back all that you spend in preparing the home for market. Paint and floor refinishing is a good idea generally, but I'd want to see the house before advising you to do that work. Let me know if you'd like an opinion of value. I've sold a lot in your neighborhood and used to live there.

Shaban Shakoori
TRI Coldwell Banker, SF's #1 Office
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Wed Jul 16, 2008
Daniel answered:
You can buy anything you wish depending on your comfort level and intellegence!

All you need to do is to watch the pre-foreclosure web sites, get the address, knock on the door, make an offer!

Now, just because you see property owner in default of their loan and in pre-foreclosure status doesnt mean that their house is for sale...many will pay the necessary money to get their mortgage current.
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