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Jeff & Tracey…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Tue Nov 27, 2012
Jeff & Tracey Schween answered:
You would also want to consider Santa Rosa due to both the active community and the proximity to Annadel, Spring Lake & Howarth Parks. If you want country, you may also look into Kenwood which borders the Eastside of Annadel Park ... more
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Kendrick Kwan, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Sat Feb 9, 2013
Kendrick Kwan answered:
Hi Jerry,

There are many different factors to consider when choosing an agent and every seller has their own requirements. I would love to talk to you so I can answer your all of your questions, provide you a free market analysis of your home, and let you know how the market is in the Ponderosa area of Sunnyvale. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Kendrick
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David Tapper, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Thu May 3, 2012
David Tapper answered:
That's a great question and one a real estate attorney should answer. With that said, I have read that tenants sometimes go after their landlords later to get part of their payments that they have made.

If you need a referral to a real estate attorney, feel free to ask.

Regards,

Tap
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Colleen Chat…, Real Estate Pro in Napa, CA
Sat Sep 17, 2016
Colleen Chatoff answered:
That may have been true in the past, but Clearlake is an up and coming little" artists paradise" . We like to call it our " Little Bohemia". The Clearlake Chamber of Commerce is very active and the resort and small business owners are becoming proactive in cleaning up the town and promoting their businesses. So that makes Clearlake the best investment for your money. If you buy now with the prices so low (average single family residence is selling at under $100,000) you are in a good position to build equity. Try that anywhere else in NORCAL. ... more
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Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Wed Apr 25, 2012
Mack McCoy answered:
No, it's not a social blunder to have two buyer's agents at the same time.

However - it is essential to be as honest and candid with both agents as you demand that they are to you. If you think one or both of them may be thinking that you're only working with them, you have to make it clear to them what you're doing, because they are expending work on your behalf without compensation, based on the expectation that when they find a suitable property, you will buy it and they will be paid a commission for brokering the deal.

If one or both of them decline to participate, at least they will have been afforded the opportunity to make an informed choice, and you can pursue an agent that is satisfied with the arrangement.

All the best,
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Manzar Azari, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Wed May 9, 2012
Manzar Azari answered:
It is always a good time to buy real estate. Make sure you are paying a market price for it.
Manzar D Azari, MBA, Broker, Realtor
Founder/President
The Azari Group Real Estate, Inc.
Wew.theazarigroup.com
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Kevin Ho, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Wed Apr 25, 2012
Kevin Ho answered:
People, weather and prices. Noe Valley tends to be sunnier, younger and more diverse in my experience. Plus you have access to 101/280 and BART. It's also ground zero for the
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Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Mon Jun 2, 2014
Oggi Kashi answered:
Based on your criteria, I have 2 words for you: North Beach.

You'll find this neighborhood offer all that you seek.

Best,

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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Joe Cano Jr, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Mon Apr 9, 2012
Joe Cano Jr answered:
There are several great school Districts in Houston and the suburban areas. I like the city, HISD near Lamar or maybe even Bellaire areas.
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Toby Jackson, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Sun Apr 8, 2012
Toby Jackson answered:
It really depends on what your preferences are regarding a commute. There are some great neighborhoods that have fairly easy access to downtown via MUNI and even BART. North Beach and parts of SoMa are walking distance, while MUNI can get you fairly quickly to the Mission, Marina, Cow Hollow, Cole Valley and the Inner Sunset, just to name a few neighborhoods.

Hope that helps.

Cheers,

Toby

Toby Jackson
Better Homes & Gardens/Mason-McDuffie Real Estate
2200 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Mobile: 415-627-8200
Office: 415-921-0113
www.bhghome.com/JacksonHomes
DRE#01798961
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Toby Jackson, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Wed Apr 4, 2012
Toby Jackson answered:
Stephen,

Rents can vary, depending on the building, location, pet situation and whether or not the unit comes with parking. I would say you can expect to pay roughly $3500 per month for a 2BD/1BA in the Marina. It's possible to find something more affordable, and obviously you can pay more for more space, a remodeled unit, views, etc.

I would suggest walking the Marina and looking for a "For Rent" sign - the building manager in the Marina building I live in won't advertise on Craigslist - he's a little sketchy about someone answering a classified ad, and feels someone who makes the effort to be in the neighborhood is a better candidate. Hope that helps.

Cheers,

Toby

Toby Jackson
Better Homes & Gardens/Mason-McDuffie Real Estate
2200 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Mobile: 415-627-8200
Office: 415-921-0113
www.bhghome.com/JacksonHomes
DRE#01798961
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David Tapper, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Wed Apr 4, 2012
David Tapper answered:
If you want to get out of the "City", Burlingame, San Mateo or San Carlos come to mind. If you want to stay in the City, The Marina is a good place to hang out.

Best.

Tap
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Beverly Shwe…, Real Estate Pro in Greenbrae, CA
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Beverly Shwert answered:
Hi William,

You are correct that Larkspur has some of the best weather in Marin. Personally I love the community. The fog in Marin seems to dissipate right about the Larkspur and Greenbrae communities. Parts of Corte Madera tend to have more wind and fog than Larkspur and Greenbrae do, but that also depends upon location within the community. This is not to say there is never fog here but this area of central Marin has quite possibly the best weather. I know because I live here.

That said, it seems that areas of Larkspur are either sunny or dark. Areas of Madrone Canyon and streets west of Magnolia Ave. such as Madrone and others can be rather dark. There are nice homes in the area but the darkness can turn off some people. It is based more on the neighborhood than it is based upon how high up one might be.

If you are interested, I'd be happy to give you a tour of the area and point out the different areas so that you can understand better.

I hope this helps.

Bev Shwert
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Dan  Healy, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Tue Apr 3, 2012
Dan Healy answered:
Miraloma has a good reputation, but be aware that the SF school system does not assign your kids to a school based on where you live. While this is taken into consideration, there is a complex formula. In the past, there was a city-wide lottery. That is still in place for some schools, but others do priority rankings.

You can get lots of detail on this at the Zephyr website: http://zephyrsf.com/buy/explore-schools. You'll also find other good neighborhood info there. Check it out.

I'd be happy to talk to you more about locations and what you are looking for, give me a call or drop a note.

Dan Healy
01301070
415.699.0552
DanHealy@ZephyrSF.com
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Michael Yaco…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Wed Apr 4, 2012
Michael Yacobian answered:
In our opinion the most important thing is educate yourself and do your homework. You can start off by talking to your bank or mortgage broker to find out how much home you can afford. After that we would suggest finding a neighborhood you you like and one that fits your budget. Then we would suggest finding an agent from that area, like us :), or one you've worked with before and start looking for homes.

Hope this helps you get going, but if you need any further help you can reach us at 415.759.2527 or team@StellaAndMike.com.

P.s. Our firm has recently partnered with Wells Fargo bank and we have a couple in-house loan officer that can answer your home financing questions and help you figure out how much home you can afford.

Stella And Mike
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Tue Apr 3, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Everything depends on your budget:
The cheapest is the Concord/Antioch/Pittsburg area.
Dublin is cheaper than Pleasanton or San Ramon, and centrally located.
We lived in Dublin for 15 years; raised our son: Schools are good, close to Bart; I would recommend it.

Good luck and may God bless
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Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Wed Apr 4, 2012
Jed Lane answered:
Sketchy people never cross Guerrero. All those hipsters stay on Valencia luckily.
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Joe, Both Buyer and Seller in Mill Valley, CA
Mon Apr 2, 2012
Joe answered:
If you are young, and want tons of restaurants, bars, and hipsters: the Mission. If you are worried about safety, and want a more "frat-boy" type culture: The Marina. If you want something in between, and want to be near Golden Gate Park, then the Haight or Cole Valley. All are good in their own ways, and all have their own "issues" as well. ... more
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Brian LeBars, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Mon Sep 10, 2012
Brian LeBars answered:
I can answer it from a perspective from mortgage application activity. It is extremely busy. If you are an investor there are options now if you have more than 4 financed properties that was severely limited before. If you have any questions call me anytime.

I work with some of the top agents in San Ramon if you would like me to have them prepare you an analysis of the areas you are interested!
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Kevin Ho, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Thu Mar 29, 2012
Kevin Ho answered:
Congrats I think? Parking from private folks with extra garages avergae about $200-$250/month.. Best places to find them are Craigslist or word of mouth.
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