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Home Buying in San Francisco : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 30, 2017
Zeo Niu answered:
Changing the zoning of a house in SF can be a tricky and complicated process. I recommend you check with the city or consult with a seasoned general contractor(who're familiar with the process) before you make a move to purchase. It depends on the neighborhood where the property locates (is it surrounded by RH-1 properties or RH-2?) and the local planning department's blueprint.

Contact me anytime if you want to discuss further.

Zeo Niu | Realtor | Lic. # 01998250
Better Homes & Gardens | Buyer's specialist & Residential/Commercial real estate
C (415) 644-8078 Email you6ying@gmail.com | weiwei.niu@gobhg.com
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Wed Aug 30, 2017
Zeo Niu answered:
Can you be more specific about the details of your second job? It depends on the industry of your second job (is it the same as your primary job) and how the loan officer evaluates it. Different loan officers from different lending facilities will view it very differently. I happened to work with buyers with second job/complicated financial profiles and helped them figure it out with very seasoned lenders I worked with.

Contact me anytime if you want to discuss further.

Zeo Niu | Realtor | Lic. # 01998250
Better Homes & Gardens | Buyer's specialist & Residential/Commercial real estate
C (415) 644-8078 Email you6ying@gmail.com | weiwei.niu@gobhg.com
Team JDJ Testimonies: http://www.zillow.com/profile/JeffreyDeJesus/#reviews
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Wed Aug 30, 2017
Zeo Niu answered:
Given the market condition in SF Bay Area and the tax benefit that comes with having a primary residence, I would definitely recommend buying a primary residence in the Bay Area. It'll be ideal to sell your Oregon investment property in 2-3 yrs if you purchase one to buy something in San Mateo but the housing price wouldn't be the same in 2-4 yrs. The Bay Area market is crazy so I recommend getting something now here when you can. Lots of buyers asked us the same questions a few years and waited only to regret they should have purchased something here back in the days.

Let me know if you want to discuss further.

Zeo Niu | Realtor | Lic. # 01998250
Better Homes & Gardens | Buyer's specialist & Residential/Commercial real estate
C (415) 644-8078 Email you6ying@gmail.com | weiwei.niu@gobhg.com
Team JDJ Testimonies: http://www.zillow.com/profile/JeffreyDeJesus/#reviews
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Wed Aug 30, 2017
Zeo Niu answered:
Hi,

Our team has experience working with DALP buyers. Please contact 650-793-9913 for more info.
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Sun Aug 20, 2017
Derek Jones answered:
Can you sue? That is a question for an attorney. As real estate agents we aren't licensed to give legal advice.

As a side note, not sure what your mls is like but mine has this advisory for all listings:

"All measurements and all calculations of area are approximate. Information provided by Seller/Other sources, not verified by Broker. All interested persons should independently verify accuracy of information. Provided properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information."
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Nymzhomes answered:
They are the worst. Loan officer stated closing in 25 days-- it's already 75 days they're still asking for 1000 documents. their 24-48 hours wait means one week. They always come up with something. Buyers are putting 25% down, good creditors, house was appraised 30% over value. But Wells Fargo's turn around time is killing everything. Nothing positive about this lender. ... more
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Sat Aug 5, 2017
Johnwilliams17777 asked:
The law is ambiguous concerning the exceptions for protected tenants, but I want to know if I were to buy my first house, a Single Family House, with protected tenants, possibly over 20…
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Wed Jul 19, 2017
KM asked:
I've begun my research in what types of home could be available to me. I came across the option of purchasing a prefab home and building on land that I would own for the construction.…
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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Diane.chehab asked:
Looking for either rentals or to buy.
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Wed Jun 28, 2017
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Abby,

Getting an initial home inspection and then follow-up with a contractor is one way to do things.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Tue Jun 20, 2017
Lostbag2016 answered:
It's a terrible neighborhood. They live in constant fear of home burglaries and car jackings. The residents don't want their kids playing outside. Fear they may get hit by a speeding get away car. Some serious security concerns going on in this neighborhood. ... more
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Sat Jun 17, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
In a real estate transaction, a seller cannot "change their mind" to cancel a transaction. There are consequences for a seller to cancel. If the seller is represented by a realtor, typically the broker / listing contract states "a commission fee is owed if the seller refuses to close escrow."
If this is a For Sale By Owner transaction and the seller is not represented by a realtor, then the title company may force the seller to pay a fee. In a For Sale By Owner transaction, the seller may be using methods to cancel that violate Fair Housing laws or may not be aware of the consequences of a Purchase Contract. In this situation, you will need to contact a real estate attorney.
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Fri Jun 16, 2017
Arthur Bell answered:
if a buyer and seller had a sign contract, can the change his/her mind before closing
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Thu Jun 15, 2017
Faith answered:
Hi,

Since, your listing property is currently Off Market and temporary we do not have an Edit Home Facts Button, I have been removed the property description on your behalf. Please note that if you intend to put your home on the market, you or your agent will have the ability to create a new updated listing.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Faith
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Wed Jun 14, 2017
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Mon May 22, 2017
Ok+oooooooo answered:
If you want the expertise of an agent without the price and awkward relationship, you could check out open listings: https://www.openlistings.com/

You won't have a local expert showing you around or digging through listings for you, but I really like the on-demand showings and cost savings. ... more
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Mon Apr 10, 2017
Deannawalker50 answered:
try to use specialised services! btw the best way to understand real criminal situation is to live in the neighbourhood lol, but it's reaaly so
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