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Castro : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Feb 8, 2015
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Something that has bugged me for a while too! I agree with Ali - contact the city for more info or to submit a complaint. Good luck!
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Sun Sep 29, 2013
Eric Castongia answered:
Ord and the surrounding area is fantastic. Well-maintained, close to the Castro and public transit. I absolutely recommend it.

The building you are asking about is a nice building too.

Best of luck in your search.

Eric Castongia
Zephyr Real Estate
BRE No. 01188380
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Richmond and Sunset are very similar in terms of safety. As other commenters noted, the best way to get an object view of crime rates through the city is a crime map like the one the city offers here: (you must "agree" to the terms before going to the map).

If you are thinking of moving to one of these two neighborhoods, since their safety is similar, I'd consider other factors such as schools, walkability, parking, shops and restaurants, public transportation, and commute times (of course this all depends on your personal needs). Ultimately, between these two locations, it's all going to come down to what makes you feel most at home.

Let me know if you'd like to discuss this further!

-Ryan Rudnick
Downing & Co Real Estate Services
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Wed Jul 24, 2013
Jonathan Richards answered:

The listing agent for that sale was Mollie Poe working with Declan Hickey. Mollie works out of Pacific Union International. Her information can be found here:

Hope this helps!

Jon Richards
Lic: 01925522
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Thu Jul 11, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
There is much involved with setting the stage before taking the pictures. Others have attempted to address this.
Your question is about photographing the apartment, much differant than preparing the site.
If indeed you follow Igor's direction of 'a bright and sunny day' you best need to know how to mitigate those images with a window in them. If you don't, you end up with a big white and bright square on a black background.
The nature of the question suggest to me you should hire someone to take the pics. Perhaps you can invest the manual laber to set the state propertly, yourself.
Contrary to popular opinion, I suggest being selective with the images published. Just becuse you can submit 25 images does not mean you MUST!. Serious buyers will call. Tire kickers will ask for picttures of the closets. What you do will determine with whom you will spend your time, energy and resources.
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Brian Kelly answered:
Are we supposed to fill in the blank?? hmmmm, trick question....
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
If I understand this Q correctly, it seems like most posters didn't, or are joking in rely to Trulia's inane Q.
The answer is NO - tenants have no say in what color a landlord paints the outside of a building. ... more
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Samlikestocook answered:
Out of control. Do not move here if you have kids or ever want them. Do not move here if you do not own a concealed weapons permit. You have been warned.
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Sat Feb 11, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, I'm from NY but know the Castro pretty well. it is centrally lolcated and walking distance to many things. I would drive around and get a feel for the area. There is a large homeless poulation but it gives the area some character.

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Sat Feb 11, 2012
Isaac Wigley answered:
GLBT friendly
Sunny neighborhood
Very safe walking area in SF
Duboce park---if you have a dog
Dolores park---if you love tanning or a great view of downtown
Bi-rite ice creamery for those wonderful sunny days
Tartine Bakery and Thorough Bread for your sweet tooth
Ike's Place---sandwich shop
Chow Restaurant--for chowing down
The historic Castro Theatre
Safe and colorful bar scene and nightlife
Increasingly family friendly, and desirable (family is all inclusive)
Some of the most beautiful homes in the city (mix of new and old) find one of these homes please visit my website at

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Tue Jan 31, 2012
gabrielle b dahms answered:
Regarding the legal requirements, it is best to consult an attorney. Next, consult with your banker and/or a savvy mortgage professional. - You sound as though you know the Castro district and are probably aware that it is a pricey neighborhood. In order to ascertain what is available within your parameters, it would be excellent to receive a list of properties currently for sale that meet your requirements and budget.

Feel free to call me at 415-200-7202.
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Trulia asked:
Are home prices in Castro going to appreciate or depreciate? What are the current market conditions for buying or renting?
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Trulia asked:
What did you wish you knew before moving here?
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Tue Jan 12, 2010
Ren205 answered:
Mike Hicks and Alex Rood over at Fulcrum Structural Engineering do a lot of seismic retrofits. Give them a call. (415) 543-0161 x21
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Fri Aug 1, 2008
Jed Lane answered:
Good for you Barganista you found your bargin?

Consider the demographic of the eventual purchaser. Couple, two large rooms. Couple with one child 2 large rooms bring in a second child especailly differernt sex and you need three rooms. But in reality that is when lots of people move so. I'd go two nice rooms and nice bath for you in your neighborhood.
Be sure to work with an architect and don't ruin the details of the building.
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Mon Mar 31, 2008
Bill Williams answered:
In this market I would advise my client to get into contract on your sale first while also shopping for the next. It shouldn't be a problem moving into new one once you are in contract on the sale of your current home. If neccessary, you could ask for a 45 day escrow on the sale of your current home. ... more
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