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Home Buying in South San Francisco : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 2, 2017
Cash For your Home answered:
It depends on who is involved and what your agreement is. I buy houses cash from the seller and I pay the closing costs. And that is the way it usually goes.
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Sun Dec 27, 2015
Tina Fellows answered:
Hi Perrick86,

Congratulations on your decision to purchase a home. I would recommend talking to a mortgage broker who will match you with a lender, and then a realtor who is licensed in Washington as the first steps to take. You would need a licensed realtor in Washington to help you purchase the home in Washington and a licensed realtor in California to help sell you home in California if you are thinking of selling it. Feel free to let me know if I can be of any assistance.

Best wishes!


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Sat Dec 26, 2015
Jeff Tepermeyster answered:
I work in S San Francisco / Daly City almost every day and also I live close-buy. To get the feel of the neighborhood, one has to actually visit and see, and listen, etc. I'm providing you with a link from my website, where you could actually read what locals say, check on the crime rate, etc.
If you want further assistance please contact me directly.
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Sun Oct 18, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should contact a local title company or real estate closing attorney who can quote you how much to close.
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Wed Oct 15, 2014
Cindy Davis answered:
You've mentioned the loan contingency question to you is "have you removed ALL the contingencies." If not, you should be able to cancel and get your deposit back.

Do you have a buyer's agent? If so, your agent should be able to help you. If not, get yourself a buyer's agent if you cancel this deal and move on!!!

Best of luck.
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Fri Sep 12, 2014
Joanne answered:
Thank you all for answering my question, unfortunately He is a real estate broker and she is his wife. I had decided to do my own research in looking up real estate law and their actions are all under the Professional code of ethics and standard practices and has violated each and every one of them. I just met his wife at an open house and decided to hire them since they are the agent for the seller. (sigh :( i dont understand why they still have their license to operate a business such as this. This type of license is a privilege to have and for these people to take advantage of this because they can is very sad. I feel really bad for those people who fall under their trap. anyways yes we are filing a complaint with SAMCAR for this type of violation. I spoke to the bureau of real estate and sounded to me like it will just be a slap on the wrist for these guys. This shocks me really. In any case as long as we know that we did our part filing our complaints at least we know it is on record so in case the next one decides to do the same they already have a record and hopefully these two will have their license revoked and not practice anymore. (Stealing from their own profession fellow realtors, loan agents and brokers is immoral, unethical and total disrespect in my eyes) thank you again for your advise. we decided to hold off on buying a house for now :( ... more
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Tue Mar 18, 2014
Alexander Greer answered:
It is the hottest spring market since the meltdown that is why. Just send me an email if you have any further questions.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
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Thu Nov 28, 2013
Alexander Greer answered:
It has been sold.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

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Thu May 9, 2013
Grace Tam answered:
have you try Making Home Affordable Program (MHA) is an Obama Administration's comprehensive plan to stabilize the U.S. housing market by helping homeowners get mortgage relief and avoid foreclosure.

This program is free You can go to
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Darrell Hess answered:
Inventory is low and there are still people looking to move, relocate or invest and thus prices have risen. I've seen a 30% drop in prices from our peak and now I see a 12% rise from the bottom. No longer are there ample loan products that allow no down payment. Appraisals are based on sales going back 90days and financing guidelines are super stringent. I would buy into this market and the stability of home prices much more now due to this fact. ... more
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
David Tapper answered:

Everyone is going to tell you how great they are, but the best person to do the talking for us is our past clients.
Please see what my clients have to say.

If you haven't listed your home with a Realtor yet, please give me a call or email. I will say I have worked with Carole and she is a professional.


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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Carole Fogelstrom answered:
Sorry to tell you that this property has not been on the market since 2006 when it sold for $750,000. However, the link that shows up in your question is for a 2 bedroom condo for $285,000 that is Active.

If you like some help, feel free to contact me if you do not currently have an agent.

Carole Fogelstrom
Today Sotheby's International Realty
(650) 878-8813
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Sun Jun 10, 2012
June B Darling asked:
if possiable, two bedrooms . lower priced space rent, or own the lot. lower yearly taxes. we are looking to buy for cash, not on credit. south san francisco, or daly city area only areas…
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
David Tapper answered:
Hi Terri,

Since it will be awhile before you decide to purchase, why don't you find an agent you want to work with, have him/ her email you homes that fit your search criteria so you can follow the market and talk with a mortgage professional so you can find out if you qualify for a loan, and if so, how much.

NOTE: You may qualify for a higher amount that what you want to pay, so make sure to find out exactly home much your payments will be so you don't end up like many before you and lose your home.

Also, follow the market on the MLS and go to some open homes to get a better idea.


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Tue Apr 17, 2012
Harry Philibosian answered:
If your Sales Agreement provided that the property be delivered vacant you are at least OK with you performing.

Do not allow the seller to stay in the property, unless you are prepared for an expensive and time consuming eviction.

The only exception would be to have a HUGE deposit, which in itself has problems.

Just don't do it, wait.

Real Estate Broker 38 years
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Mon Jul 11, 2011
David Tapper answered:
Call the title company where you live and have them give you a breakdown of the costs. It's called a HUD1.

Sounds like a good buy, congrats.

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