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Wed Aug 31, 2016
Jlynch answered:
Recently, I was looking for an apartment in SF on https://rentberry.com. I didn't see any scam posts there. What I also like about this site is that it allows to negotiate a rental price with landlord. ... more
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Sun Apr 3, 2016
Ryan Rudnick answered:
5% is pretty standard these days - 2.5% going to the seller's agent and 2.5% going to the buyer's agent. Some agents will reduce their commission if they have a good relationship with the seller or buyer, and do continued work with them. Sometimes agents will chip in a part of their commission or offer to pay for some closing costs in order to get a deal closed, but that is also a special circumstance and isn't something sellers or buyers should expect. I haven't seen much of anything in SF with a 6% commission in quite some time, although it used to be the standard in CA, and is still used sometimes outside the city. ... more
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Don't ever trust a realtor that tells you that you can not use own realtor and must only use them. They are already dishonest and only out for their own gain. Any realtor that blocks other buyer agents to bring in potential buyers to sell a property is doing a disservice to their sellers. Any realtor that talks their sellers into selling their house like this is a liar and a cheat. Why would any seller not let 10 or 20 buyers into their home wanting to make offers? That's the only way to get the strongest offer available. Buyer and Sellers need to stay away for people like this! ... more
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Fri Jul 24, 2015
Mike Ackerman & Oliver Burgelman answered:
Tamanna,

Hopefully you should've bought by now.

Lao Tze, a Confucian once said; "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. - The next best time is NOW." I may be confused but rest assured I love to collect rent and pay it forward to the banks and assure my own future. If you like it, BUY IT! Put a ring on it! 220 ... more
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Wed May 6, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Agents, by law are not allowed to comment on neighborhoods. You should check out crime statistics, talk to local police stations and spend some time in the community to determine if its right for you. ... more
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
no name answered:
http://thomasjmargherha.point2agent.com/Neighborhood/page_2537612.html heres another! Now I'm worried about what they can do with my name email and phone number.... This is annoying
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Wed Apr 1, 2015
Antonio Prado answered:
Hello David,

I hope all is well. There is some good information on the link below about rent prices in SOMA ( bottom left of the page).
https://www.zumper.com/apartments-for-rent/san-francisco-ca/soma

I hope it helps.

Sincerely,
Antonio Prado
Better Homes and Gardens
antonio.prado@gobhg.com
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Thu Jan 8, 2015
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Hi Marcus, You didn't say if you are looking to rent or to buy. In any case, what is it that causes you to question the person's integrity? Being extra careful is just good business. Being paranoid is a mental health issue.

Good luck.
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Thu Nov 20, 2014
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Tue May 13, 2014
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Brian Nguyen answered:
With that much cash and excellent credit scores and salary like yours, you should be able to qualify for a very high amount. Have you considered taking out a mortgage or jumbo loan for your future home? You should be able to easily qualify for one with your finances. I recommend that you speak about your mortgage options with a loan officer like myself. It would be best for you to explore your options with a knowledgeable lender. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out.

Brian Nguyen
Sr. Mortgage Banker
NMLS # 659743
Phone: 949.667.2887
brian.nguyen@nafinc.com
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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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Wed Jan 8, 2014
Lizete Santos answered:
Hello Wayne,

This is a 1br loft in a 12 unit building in the SoMa neighborhood. Feel free to contact me with any specific questions.

Regards,

Lizete Santos
Broker/Realtor
McGuire Real Estate
17 Bluxome Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Mobile: 415.606.5053
LSantos@McGuire.com
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
J Mario Preza answered:
Muchos departamentos en esta area permite mascotas pequenas, y gatos, por ende, serian aceptables. Mas sin embargo, no se del complejo en especifico, y si le interesa suficiente, deberia llamarles directamente a ellos para averiguar ya que al foro que llego su inquietude es el "general" y, al menos que esta buscando opiniones, no le resultara con la respuesta directa. Saludos. ... more
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
Lizete Santos answered:
Hello Kristy,

We have some in SF and you can preview them here:

http://www.mcguire.com/search/view//CustomRegion/city_san_francisco/Property_Type/141

You can also try craigslist http://sfbay.craigslist.org

Regards,
Lizete Santos

Broker/Realtor
McGuire Real Estate
17 Bluxome Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Mobile: 415.606.5053
LSantos@McGuire.com
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Tue Nov 19, 2013
leaseoppo answered:
Good question, Living in Soma is a gives you superb access to all major transport options down the peninsula, east or heading north. In Soma you can walk to the ferry building the baseball park the financial district and all of the excellent restaurants and coffee shops are very nearby not only that but you can live in a great condo with superb facilities and a concierge in a stable secure building often only a block or two away from laundry, banks whole foods etc. In summary, it offers efficient low stress living without compromising the assortment of things that are important for you with city living.

Best
Thomas
415-937-0658
http://www.trulia.com/rental/3138024048-300-3rd-St-318-San-Francisco-CA-94107
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Fri Nov 15, 2013
Craig Berendt answered:
Please call me to discuss thank you
4156083050
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
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That is a nice but expensive neighborhood. For mortgage help, call or email for a free pre-approval in less than 10 minutes. We lend our own money and are licensed in 49 states.

We can do: FHA, Conventional, USDA, VA, HARP, Interest Only, Home Equity, Fixed, and Variable. Find out which product is right for you by calling Brad at (855) 415-5626.

Brad Neumann
Sr. Loan Officer
Crosscountry Mortgage Inc.
Toll Free: (855) 415-5626 ext. 5734
Email: bneumann@myccmortgage.com
NMLS# 948036
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Mon Oct 14, 2013
Gabriel Rojas answered:
jnmanhattan:

SoMa is a developing area. Some areas of it may not bring in the highest dollar amount in many of the sales there compared to older more well-established areas in the city. That being said, SoMa is also one of the fastest growing parts of San Francisco and many of the condos there have broken records over the last year for the highest price per square foot topping, in some cases, $1,400!

SoMa is a great place to invest.

Best,

Gabriel
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