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bluesunflowe…, Home Owner in Santa Barbara, CA
Mon Oct 17, 2016
bluesunflowersb answered:
There is no amount of wood smoke which is safe to breathe. Google PM2.5. The particulate matter in wood smoke imbeds itself in one's lungs and is there forever. Wood smoke is just as bad as cigarette smoke, if not worse. And------ when you light up your fire pit, you are forcing your neighbors to breathe in that pollution. If you must have a pit fire, use fire glass. You can find it on Amazon. ... more
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Harold  Lear, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Mon Jan 27, 2014
Harold Lear answered:
There are other options. We litigate bank loans that are facing a trustee sale, upside down or in default. The procedure that we use identifies federal violations, forcing the lender to reduce the loan. We have a success rate is 8 out 10 loans. The program is no cost to you and We even restore your credit for free once were done.
Harold Lear
hlear@usattorneynetwork.com
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John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Leucadia, CA
Wed May 29, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
Lease/option, rent to own, etc. are being heavily scrutinized by the govermment righ now Anyone engaging in them as the owner/optioner had better know what they're doing or they could end up getting arrested and convicted of a misdemeanor or evern a felony.

You may want to peruse this link for more information. It addresses LO's in the Manufactured Home indusry but applies to any/all real estate related matters:

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Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Thu May 23, 2013
Oggi Kashi answered:
Property value will depend on type of "trouble", the comps and local market condition. Please provide details.


Oggi Kashi - 415.690.3792 direct
Broker Associate, Paragon Real Estate Group CA DRE 01844627
All data from sources deemed reliable but subject to errors and omissions, and not warranted.
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Robert Chome…, Other/Just Looking in San Diego, CA
Wed May 22, 2013
Robert Chomentowski answered:
I recommend books on the subject by John T Reed and John Schaub. Go to Amazon and search for books on lease options.
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Robert Chome…, Other/Just Looking in San Diego, CA
Wed May 22, 2013
Robert Chomentowski answered:
The main benefit of lease options is in an appreciating market. You can lock in a price with an option and lease the property for a few years and exercise your option at the lower price the property was at a few years ago. If the price falls, you can just walk away from the option without much of a loss. ... more
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Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Thu Apr 4, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
It is said, if you want peace, work for justice.

The government - the People of the United States of America - did not drive homeowners underwater. The government did not adequately police the activities of the packagers and insurers and originators of home loans, but that does not make them/us responsible.

What the Government should do is . . . well, I don't really know, but I think that Government pays a lot of attention to people who make really good money, and not much attention to those who don't. I know that my neighborhood schools wouldn't be any better off if homeowners had a lot of equity or not, but they'd be better off if none of the kids in attendance had hunger problems or unattended-to health problems.

The Government should have jailed a LOT of people. Bailing out underwater homeowners isn't justice, in any way, shape, or form.
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Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mon Mar 18, 2013
Tom Inglesby answered:
Are you thinking about buying a house or renting out your basement? You have depreciation, taxes, mortgage deduction and improvements plus the greatest is rise in value as the market is going up finally. Good luck to you. Call an accountant and ask him and first start with your mortgage broker to see if they will loan you some money unless you are paying cash and in this market over 1/3 of buyers are cash buyers whether investment or personal residences. Good luck to you. Tom Inglesby, Broker RE/MAX Equity Gorup ... more
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George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Worth, TX
Thu Feb 14, 2013
George Raymondo answered:
Boy that's easy, as stated below (good answer by the way) there are multiple possible tax deductions as a homeowner. At least for now. There have been some rumors floating around that some of this deductions could be on their way to the chopping block. That would surely ruffle some feathers out there, so for now, these deductions that available to homeowners are BEEEUTIFULLL!

Best of Luck!
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Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Tue Feb 5, 2013
Gabriel Rojas answered:
Dog owners come in all shapes and sizes and so do their dwellings. I wouldn't necessarily think that you need a larger home to have a dog in SF. If you know your breeds, you'll know that many dogs, including some larger ones, do not need lots of space and tend to lay around quite a bit. That is not to say that some people have not fully thought about the space they have before becoming a "parent" to their pet. I've also found that apartments here tend to be larger than in cities like New York so even if you're in a studio (a NYC 1 bedroom), there could be the right dog for you.

Cheers!

Gabriel
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Paul Hwang, Real Estate Pro in San francisco, CA
Mon Dec 3, 2012
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Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sun Jul 15, 2012
Oggi Kashi answered:
The tax records per Realist shows the Following:

1 Bluxome St #304
San Francisco, CA 94107-5520
Owner Info:
  Owner Name 1 : Daniels & Robertson
  Owner Name 2 : Daniels Russells & Robe Jax

Ask your agent to make an appointment for you at their favorite title co to make any corrections if necessary. The costs should be minimal. You may also try doing it yourself at the recorder's office.

Oggi Kashi, 415-690-3792
Paragon Real Estate Group
CA DRE 01844627
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Figuring, Both Buyer and Seller in Excelsior, San Franc...
Tue Jun 12, 2012
Figuring answered:
Thanks very much to you all!. I really really appreciate your advise.
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