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Sun Dec 15, 2013
Trulia Customer Service answered:
Hello Johnny,

Please note that the previous sale information we display for each property is obtained from information made publicly available through the County Assessor's office.

If you have additional questions please contact

Kind Regards,
Trulia Customer Support
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Lizete Santos answered:
This property sold on 9/12/12. The HOA fee is $390.78 and leased parking fee is $250.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Alina Aeby answered:
Hi Rick,

Try First Republic Bank. They do finance condo purchases and refinancing in litigation buildings. However, they will ask for 30% down payment and the borrower needs to bank with First Republic and have a balance of at least $ 2500-3500/ month.

Good luck!

Alina Aeby-Broker Associate
Pacific Union International
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Tue Mar 18, 2014
Judith Myers answered:
There are two BART stations in Concord, one in Pleasant Hill and one in Walnut Creek. Parking is easiest at North Concord but you may prefer the schools in other areas. No areas are really far from BART. Availability of rental housing varies by area and it's a good idea to move quickly. Landlords usually don't put homes up for rent until they are vacant and ready to go. It's hard to get more specific without knowing your budget. ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Alina Aeby answered:
Hi SF Shopper,

Well, I do know the buildings well and even have done business in there recently.

As a Realtor, I would shy away from making statements about the quality of the building or safety of the area. Why?

a. Nobody can make a statement about how well the building is constructed. In order to find out for sure you need to hire inspectors and structural engineers. However, many new buildings may have some construction defects and one of the Signature Properties has indeed a pending litigation for construction defects under SB 800. This is a good thing because the developer will eventually pay for repairs, but may restrict your lending options until the litigation is over. However, a recent 1 bd in the litigation building sold for over asking in an all cash transaction.
b. Please check the police crime reports; usually the break-ins the garage don't have much to do with the safety of the area, they happen virtually everywhere.
c. Again, you have to check the mosquitos situation by talking with the residents and eventually the management company. They have a property manager on the site. Another good resource are the people at the UCSF kayaking program, just along the creek. Talk to them, they are a good neighborhood resource and very friendly.
d. Finally, the smaller a property is, the higher the price per square feet. The appeal of these buildings is that you can also find quite large units, 2 and 3 bedrooms, which are not easy to find in South Beach and Mission Bay. Also, the HOA's are lower than in the amenities buildings.

Over all, I have not seen condos in any Signatures Properties sitting on the market for too long. They have nice finishes and layout, they are well located and they seem to be favourites with buyers.

At the end it is a personal decision.

I hope this helps.



Alina Aeby- Broker Associate
Pacific Union International
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Christian Deshaies answered:
You do not need a realtor's license to manage a home owner association. The board of the HOA is usually elected by the members of the community. Anyone can become a Board member as long as you are elected. You can find more information on the California website:

Thank you,
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
I am personally a huge fan of the Duboce Triangle! Learn more here:,_San_Francisco

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community Manager
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
I don't actually live in the Mission, but I will tell you why I love hanging in the Mission.


There, I said it! In the Mission, you can find all kinds of authentic options ranging in prices. I would highly recommend reading up on "The Best of..." lists, you'll find that the majority of great SF eats are in the Mission.

Hope this helps, enjoy!

Ali, Community Manager

PS My fave restaurant in SF is called Flour + Water in the Mission...mmmm....
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Mon Jul 1, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you, Mary:

The address is undisclosed, therefore it is impossible to determine whether or not it is for rent.

The contact person does not have an active, valid Real Estate license.

The fact that the person that is advertising this property does not have an active, valid Real Estate License is a red flag.

Many scammers have been placing fake advertisements of property for rent that they do not own and do not have a written agreement with the owner of the property to rent that property.

The scammers then take your money for the deposit and prepaid rent and disappear with your money.

This is a particularly cruel hoax because you have lost your money for the deposit and prepaid rent and you now have no place to live.

I recommend before you deal with anyone or give them any money or information that you demand to see a copy of their Real Estate License first. Also, it is required that all Real Estate Agents put their DRE License number in their advertisements. If there is no DRE number in the advertisement, then the advertisement is probably a scam.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address:
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Helen Yuen answered:
Central Subway to extend Third Street tracks, provide connection to BART, buses

A new Muni rail line that will cut through SoMa up into Chinatown is expected to be online by 2016.

The $1.4 billion Central Subway project, which will create continuous rail service from Visitacion Valley to Chinatown and is expected to reduce the commute by half.
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Baron Graham answered:
Hawaii ranks 8th in per capita income at 28k. Add the upswing in housing prices where we rank #1 recently
Along with fuel, utility, and other surcharges. Paradise definitely has a high price. ... more
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
Better in what sense?

Yes, it can matter if Congress makes any prospective laws that favor a home purchase before or after a certain calendar year.
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Bill Sockolov answered:
I don't fully understand your question. Who rejected the loan offer...a Underwriter...?

I would love to help, but need more information.

Thank you!
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hey, you know - they sell vanilla ice cream and strawberry ice cream.....chocolate, works for one person isn't right for the next person. We all have our preferences.

Clearly people are buying and selling homes in all areas, regardless of how the school districts are rated.

Want more house?
Buy in the town that gives you more........more concerned with schools? Buy less house in the higher ranked school district.

There is no right or wrong........decide what your priorities, needs and wants are, and follow that route.
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Wed Dec 4, 2013
Laurie Ransom asked:
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
Dean King answered:
That will depend on your budget. If you would like to email details of budget and the type of home you are looking for I will be able to help you.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Lance King answered:
Marina or Cow Hollow are two good bets. Lots of restaurants and bars and single people. You will also have access to the bars and restaurants of Fillmore and Polk Streets, so those are hard to beat. Pac Hts is okay, too - I live there - but you'll have to walk up and down steep hills to get to the marina/cow hollow places from there.

The other area you may want to consider is South Beach. Lots of young professionals and plenty of bars and restaurants there as well. I would spend some time in both and see what feels right to you.
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Jim Pennington answered:
Please remember that the list price is simply the asking price. Most sellers set a price above what they expect to sell for. Some are reasonably higher, others are unreasonably high. A cash purchase has the advantage for the seller of not having to wait for the buyer to secure financing, or sometimes, being unable to secure financing. It also means no waiting for an appraisal or a survey if the buyer chooses not to have those items. A cash offer, with verified funds, typically means a faster closing with less headaches. And that's always attractive to a seller. Please let me know if I can help you with finding a home. Thanks! ... more
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