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Local Info in SoMa : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 13, 2014
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
Thu Jan 16, 2014
J Mario Preza answered:
My office and our team is scouring the "Inner Mission" area of San Francisco for houses, and while we come across some "exceptional" deals, they have been tempered by the pent up demand of the folks who work in some of the tech companies in the surrounding areas. This has also affected the rents, which are now so high that people are opting to move elsewhere, or get "roommates" to help defray the costs. Yes, this influx has affected the market overall. ... more
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
It doesn't matter if you're male or female, attractive or not so. Crime is normally a matter of opportunity. Crimes happen even in the best neighborhoods, you just may not hear about it
unless it's something extreme. One possible way to stay safer wherever you are, is to never
convince yourself that it can never happen to me, or this place is safe because it looks safe.
Go wherever you want to go, do what you like, but protect yourself. SoMa has been in transition for some thirty years, and with Mission Bay booming, it's not what it used to be.
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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Wolf Rendall answered:
6th & Mission is the only intersection that you should try to avoid if possible. It's worth venturing there for Ms. Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant and the Monarch Bar, but otherwise SoMa is a mostly safe place, even if it can be a little threatening sometimes. ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
SoMa's biggest park other than AT&T is Moscone Ctr's Yerba Buena Gardens.

The scope of homelessness, drug related crime, and people allowing their pets to foul everywhere
has made the City a filtier place than it used to be. ... more
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Wed May 30, 2012
Jena Beaver answered:
Brickhouse on Brannan and 3rd is pretty fun and casual. I would think you could bring your kids there--they have live music sometimes and good drinks too :)
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Katie Marazita answered:
Once the sun goes down, the creepers come out. If you are a girl walking alone, be on guard. The homeless prefer scamming on young women than anything else. But this can often come with them trying to grab you or talking your ear off. Closer to the over pass, bathrooms become street corners and large walls become prone to the ugly kind of graffiti. ... more
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Katie Marazita answered:
Harrison & 5th Street is walking distance from Downtown San Francisco, the main action of everything and anything. Rent is cheapest down 5th Street. Also, roommates are very easy to find - this is a popular place to live! The shopping is great, and there are always people around with interesting stories. ... more
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Trulia asked:
Are home prices in SoMa going to appreciate or depreciate? What are the current market conditions for buying or renting?
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Wed Apr 14, 2010
CmC answered:
I've lived in SF for over 8 years 5 of that all over the mission and I used to work at 5th and mission. While 7th and Howard is better than 7th and Mission, it's still a little rock and roll around there. If you can handle it, great. But what I would consider is if you have to rent the place any time might be hard to compete with other neighbs in SF until 7th comes up...

Good luck!
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
Paul Hwang answered:
Definitely, I commuted from SF to Mountain View for 10 years.

Paul Hwang
Your SoMa / South Beach Super Broker
Skybox Realty
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Sat Jan 31, 2009
Garrett answered:
There are a few good dog spots around SOMA including the Mission Creek Dog Park, South Beach Park, and Esprit park. I've put together a google map of all the dog parks which you can layer on to other google maps to get a better idea of the neighborhood. Here is the direct link to the map:

I also have the link to it and some other good SOMA dog resources on my dog blog.
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