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Sun Apr 23, 2017
Jennyvmitchell asked:
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Trulia asked:
Are home prices in Central Sunset going to appreciate or depreciate? What are the current market conditions for buying or renting?
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Sun Nov 17, 2013
sadfr answered:
I would say none,prices in san Francisco are hitting the peak,all 3 areas are about 800,000
as investment you need to get closer to the city bernel heights would be nicer to live but realtors might call it bernal heights but it might not be,3 areas are not that nice,house sales are going down,they are building 20,000 condos in the city.peole who cant afford to rent are moving out
sunset and Richmond get cold and fogey,if buying in sunset try buy near restaurants it can take an hour on muni to get downdown in all 3 areas your buying into a bubble,so if it bursts your under water
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Fri May 3, 2013
Robert Spinosa answered:
The Federal Housing Administration insures mortgages made by banks, so long as banks make these loan pursuant to their guidelines. This insurance component has traditionally allowed banks to make loans they otherwise might not due to risk aversion of some of the inherent characteristics (low down payment, credit challenges, etc.).

The borrower on an FHA loan pays an insurance component (MIP) with his/her mortgage payment to offset the cost of the bank's increased risk.

RPM makes FHA loans and if I can be of service to anyone who may have questions, feel free to get in touch.

Rob Spinosa
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Alice Pak answered:
Hi Christina,

Street parking in the Sunset is certainly better than most parts of the city. Areas like Irving street, Judah street, and Taraval street are the busiest streets in the Sunset so it usually consists of more meter parking and may require a street permit to park for more than 2 hours. The outer Sunset would be better for parking since there are typically less restaurants and businesses. ... more
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Angela answered:
We are new to the city and not used to all of the noises. We live on 35th 1/2 block from the Judah N-line. We can hear it, but it's a decently faint noise from inside our house. The sound of it sounds like an air-conditioning turned on in our house (there is no A/C here so I know it's the train!) and is not a disturbance to us. That said, I told my husband I would worry about the noise and the shaking if we were to live any closer to the train. ... more
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
Stuart answered:
Thu Feb 23, 2012
Pete Flint answered:
You should check out the crime information on Trulia here:
great visual understanding of the area
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Eddie Adams answered:
If you don't remember to move your car every week for street cleaning then you could easily rack up multiple parking tickets. This is a super-hilly area so unless you're into walking hills or biking them, travel is best by bus or car. Speaking of cars, this area has some of the smallest curbs I've ever seen, so parking is a bit of a matching your car size to the right curb, if you aren't parked in your driveway. Being in the armpit of San Francisco, you will get hit by fog most of the year (Though on days when there isn't fog, you can see to the Farallon Islands.) ... more
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Eddie Adams answered:
This is a great place - close to every basic need a family person desires: a hardware store, post office, library, video store, cafes, pet stores and taverns. And if you are into late-night eating there is the popular King Of Thai Noodle Cafe.

The 'L Taraval' train and late-night bus runs on this street so it's somewhat easy (the frequency rate of late-night buses is questionable) to commute back and forth between this area and downtown SF. There is a high population of families in this area, however this area still houses undercover brothels and pot grow farms. Depending on how you feel about those things, this place could be awesome or not.
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Trulia asked:
What did you wish you knew before moving here?
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Thu Sep 16, 2010
ruby smith answered:
I certainly can. When are you available to look at some? What size are you thinking of 2-4 unit, 5-15 units or 15+ units? It looks like you are wanting to look in Central Sunset, any other areas of San Francisco? It takes 24-48 notice to look at investment properties and generaly not on weekends Please call me, the sooner you call me ,the sooner I can start making arrangements, ... more
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Anna Shea answered:
All the answers have brought something to the table. But I would like you to note that 2 car parking not only is valuable but also creates options. For example, if you have a 2 car garage in the sunset which ( I am very familiar with) that 2 car garage which is usually tandem will create options for someone whom may be looking to expand. A lot of homes in the sunset have downstairs improvements usually using that second parking spot to add another room. I believe it is much more reasonable in cost to build an extra room down whether it be a family room/ bedroom than to put an upper addition on to the upstairs of your home. Therefore when people see a 2 car garage they are also looking at building potential.

Hope this helps.
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Mon Oct 5, 2009
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hi Jenny and thanks for your post.

The State of California administers a state-wide Megan's Law disclosure site at At this site you can find sex offenders in any county or part of the state, and see approximately where each of the offenders live. The site also provides specific information about each offender, should you have any questions about the type of offense or crime committed. Please remember that the site is for informational purposes only and cannot be used to harrass or otherwise harm these individuals.

Good luck!

Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA
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Fri Jan 30, 2009
Harrison K. Long answered:
Axis ... sounds like you have a good idea about finding and buying a home at Martin Headlands with possible view of Golden Gate Bridge.

I lived at the Bay Area at one time years ago, and our home had fantastic view of the Golden Gate. It was indeed beautiful.

Best wishes to you and your family.
Harrison K. Long, Explore Group Properties, Coldwell Banker Previews.

For a good property search web site check out
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