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Nob Hill : Real Estate Advice

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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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Sat Mar 12, 2016
Randall Ortiz answered:
If you are looking to buy a property in the city, contact me and I can help. We have an office in San Francisco. I have a loft for sale that you may be interested in.
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Thu Jul 31, 2014
Alvin King answered:
If you have A trusted relationship with your agent, and you have provided the Agent with permission to do the same, based on your desired criteria, it just might be the difference in getting acceptance. There are clauses that can be added to the contract that will allow you to actually view and approve the deal prior to full acceptance. Your Real Estate professional will be happy to show you how. Good Luck! ... more
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Robert Spinosa answered:

A mortgage loan originator is defined as one who, for compensation or gain (or in the expectation of...), takes a residential mortgage loan application or offers to negotiate terms of a mortgage loan.

This individual may work for either a bank or a brokerage (or an institution that faciliatates both banking and brokering of mortgages, such as RPM).

Rob Spinosa
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Jed Lane answered:
The process of foreclosure is all laid out and happens all throughout history. In recent times it has been a larger volume than typical but the process is the same and it historically could vary by county and state. Unfortunately with the consolidation of banks into a few national institutions that are too big to fail the banks don't really feel that they need to follow local or even state custom or law.
For instance California uses "Deeds ft Trust" rather than "mortgages". We don't have "judicial foreclosure" we have notices of default, cure time frames, etc.
If you want to do the research on the process it is completely covered on many sites including Trulia, which frankly should do something about creating a searchable function to the voluminous data in the Voices Q & A.
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Cece Blase answered:
I question a corellation between the America's Cup and rising home values, but even without the help of a mega-million dollar yacht race prices on Nob Hill are going up both in terms of rent and selling prices. I had a little condo at The Galleria on the market two years ago that couldn't sell so my client rented it out. Recently we decided to quietly market it with the tenant in place (at her last listing price) and received an offer within two weeks. I have another buyer in the $1M+ range for Nob Hill who was sitting on the fence all last year. Now she's finally getting serious and recognizing the need to up her price range in order to get what she wants. ... more
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Cece Blase answered:
I'm in the $100,000 per space camp. But you need to call one of the companies that specializes in garage installation first and have them go by to check for feasibility. The City may shoot the whole idea down if your curb cut somehow impairs the streetscape, requires tree removal, etc. ... more
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
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Mon Feb 20, 2012
Rich Bennett answered:

The best thing to do is to check with the SF Police Department regarding the activity in the area of concern and to talk to nthem about what you see. It's always a good idea too to check out the area you're thinking about moving to. Go at different times of the day and on different days. This can tell you a lot.

Best of luck.

Rich Bennett, Realtor in Sf since 2002
415.305.4911 cell

Zephyr Real Estate
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Liza Mock answered:
If you try to park here any time after six, bring a box of Kleenex. I guarantee that you will be crying with frustration. I have circled here for over 45 minuted on several occasions. Also, although there are bus lines that run here, if you don't drive it may take you a while to get anywhere outside your neighborhood. Don't live here if you like trees, because there are virtually none anywhere in the vicinity. Lastly, if you are trying to avoid people don't live here, chances are you'll run into someone you know. ... more
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Liza Mock answered:
This is a fun part of town with lots to do. Great restaurants, shops, bars and music venues are everywhere. Most of the houses are apartment buildings of moderate size and there is a large Asian population that has been living in this part of town for years. Housing prices are moderate and although it is a bustling neighborhood during the day, you will not be kept up by noise at night. It is also fairly safe and neither particularly clean nor particularly dirty. There is a good cross section of hipster, yuppy, and everything in between. This is a great neighborhood to live in if you are young. ... more
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Tue Nov 29, 2011
Pete Flint answered:
Overall, Nob Hill like most of San Francisco is incredibly safe. You need to be a little careful around the area that borders Tenderloin or Lower Nob Hill, which looks less safe (but certainly much more sensibly priced). In the main areas of Nob Hill, I have never seen or heard of any problems while I lived there for four years. ... more
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Tue Nov 29, 2011
Pete Flint answered:
Favorite restaurants:
- Venticello (upmarket italian)
- Nob Hill Cafe (easy going italian)

Favorite Bars:
- The Big 4 at Huntingdon Hotel (old world english)
- Top of the Mark (touristy, but amazing)

Things to do:
- Grace Cathedral, I'm not religious, but make sure you go in and visit this amazing building.
- Walking tours of the area. more here:
- The cable car museum is surprisingly interesting
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