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Outer Sunset : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Feb 12, 2017
Christinemcmahon answered:
Get new countertops (granite or one of many other upscale options) in a more neutral color and paint the oak. Add updated hardware, if you haven't already. Many buyers like white cabinets now. Sand the cabinets, wash them with TSP, prime, then paint. We did some of our cabinet in cement gray, which is popular now, too. If you are going to rip out any cabinets, take out only some of the uppers (which are the ones with the cathedral tops) and put in open shelving. I haven't had anyone even notice my cathedral cabinets since I painted them and updated everything around them, though, so removal shouldn't be necessary. If the kitchen can handle darker colors, the easiest option is to paint the cabinets with a thin layer of high-gloss chocolate or mahogany paint. Do a light sanding (don't remove all of the finish) and paint the cabinets with one thin layer of paint (not stain--regular opaque paint), following the grain of the wood with your paint brush. Do only one coat. Some of the grain will be visible through the paint and it will transform it into an antique, rich-looking wood. The upshot is that you need to alter both the cabinets and the countertops, though it needn't be a huge ordeal. If you leave a dated kitchen in an otherwise-updated house, you'll not only get a lower price, but a lot of buyers will be turned off altogether and it will take you longer to sell. ... more
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
Francis Somsel, ABR & Kate Tomassi, SRS answered:
The best, cleanest offer is all cash with no contingencies. This offers the seller no hassles and a quick close. In many cases a seller will take a lower all cash offer with no contingencies over a higher offer that involves a loan. After 8/1/2015, cash offers will have an even larger advantage over offers with loans.

The second best way to win a bidding war is to listen to your agent. Every week during our office meeting we discuss "the deals we missed" and the common refrain on the buy side is "they didn't listen to me". Agents know the market and know what it is going to take to win a deal with what you have to offer. Listen to your agent.

The flip side of that is that as agents we have to do a good job of getting our clients educated on the market conditions and to understand why they should do x, y, or z. While there are some people who are going to insist on doing everything their own way, regardless of a preponderance of evidence to the contrary, I generally view the "they didn't listen to me" comments as a failure on the part of the agent.
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
Francis Somsel, ABR & Kate Tomassi, SRS answered:
Its only mostly true. Many mornings and evenings have fog or are overcast. Summer is usually the worst for fog. September and October are usually the best for good weather.
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
What did you end up doing? Did you get the maximum sales price for your home?

Just wondering,


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Mon Mar 16, 2015
Jeremy Rushton answered:
If you don't see your self staying in the unit for a long time, you may want to consider saving longer for a market rate unit. You won't have the opportunity to earn much when you sell. They are great if you plan to stay long term. Think of it as a shelter from the rental market. ... more
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Check the incident reports online. Look up local police reports and you can make a decision on your own. It is not Legal for a Realtor to give opinions on the quality of a neighborhood and some of your question is opinion.

If you search the areas you are interested in you will be able to find out the answers to your questions.
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Thu Feb 5, 2015
Jeremy Rushton answered:
The Outer Sunset is an appealing area for anybody looking to be in San Francisco, without some of the hassle of city living. Nature and parking are abundant. It's generally a quiet area and offers access to busier parts of the city via Muni. ... more
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Fri Sep 6, 2013
Seth Swenson, MBA answered:
Currently prices in the Outer Sunset are going up and in my opinion will appreciate over the long run along with all San Francisco real estate. The parts closest to the beach I think could appreciate very fast as more and more people discover how great the Outer Sunset is and how connected it is to the rest of the city,

It is very much a peaceful oasis right in San Francisco that requires no bridges or tunnels to get to, it is reminiscent of a beach town in other parts of California. The Outer Sunset may be the city's best kept secret.

Seth Swenson, MBA
Broker Associate at Prudential
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Ann Ryan answered:
I agree with Tony. No cosigning. Much better to approach the issue in the gradual way described by Jack.

Alternately, talk to several banks which do A LOT of business with new immigrants. There are in fact banks that will issue home loans to foreigners. Ideally, these will be banks that deal with many people from your home country. Around here, I could find several who would write loans for Venezuelans, for example. ... more
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Jmar Gambol answered:
Loud gatherings, occasional parties, and fireworks make this, at times, a noisy intersection.
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Trulia asked:
What did you wish you knew before moving here?
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Mon Jul 21, 2008
Russ Glines answered:
Hi Kathy,
I see that you are getting a number of answers on your question. The truth is (according to Fair Issac) it does not hurt your credit to have it pulled by multilple (mortgage) lenders. It does hurt your score if you run multiple requests in search of credit card debt. As most lenders (brokers) have the same programs, I would suggest that fairness alone is the reason why I would request that you limit applying all over town. Calling and asking for their current rate is very fair, but asking each of them to approve you just adds to their overhead and increases their costs. In this credit environment we in the mortgage business are feeling the pinch big time and appreciate not getting our hopes up. Regards, Russ Glines ... more
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Mon Dec 17, 2007
Melanie Narducci answered:
Hi RJ,
The Outer Richmond runs from the low to mid $500/ sq ft according to a search I just did for 2 bedroom condo with parking sales over the last 3 months.
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