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Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
How can one accelerate the process of saving up enough money for a house?
Get another job, or get a primary job that pays more or ask family for assistance.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Ownership in San Francisco
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What happens to a criminal's property while they are in prison?
A bunch of his buddies from the Q drop by his place and take it into protective custody.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 16, 2013 General Area in San Francisco
Thierry Abel, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Thierry Abel answered:
How do you buy a tax lien certificate?
Doesn't the county auction them (I will contact the county assessor's office)
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Financing in Union Square
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Should "conversation pits" be removed in renovations of older houses?
I think they make rooms look smaller, and nowadays the trend is towards open space and great rooms, even including the kitchen into the mix. Also, if you have any plans of selling in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Union Square
Julie Horvath, Real Estate Pro in Blacklick, OH
Julie Horvath answered:
If a home buyer has a less-than-perfect credit score, how hard will it be for them to get a mortgage these days?
Hi Seanf,
How less than perfect is the score? I am able to offering financing to borrower's down to a 620 credit score through either FHA, VA (if you are eligible) and Fannie Mae. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 1, 2016 Financing in Russian Hill
Sandra Lehto…, Real Estate Pro in New Ipswich, NH
Sandra Lehtonen answered:
If one is facing foreclosure, what other options do they have?
Hi Alison,

Thank you for writing in. This is a great question. There are a few options available to the homeowner who is facing foreclosure. They are as follows:

For a temporar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Foreclosure in Potrero Hill
Seanf, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Seanf answered:
If you could change one thing about your living situation, what would it be?
The trolley near my apartment is just unbearable. So I would go with noise control!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Ownership in Bernal Heights
Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Gabriel Rojas answered:
Recently, a few people asked me about Below market rate housing In SF
I am somewhat new to the BMR market in San Francisco but have found the process to be very straightforward and not nearly as complicated as some have claimed. I currently have a BMR uni ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Home Buying in San Francisco
Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Laura Coffey answered:

Read my BLOG for tips on that and many more things when buying ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 27, 2013 Home Buying in San Francisco
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Leucadia, CA
John Arendsen answered:
What is average cost of manufactured home insurance in Cooke County Texas?
Wish I could help you but I'm a San Diego based Manufactured Home dealer, real estate broker and contractor. Don't think I'd be able to help you much in Texas albeit I love your State.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Home Insurance in 94110
Edith Karoli…, Real Estate Pro in Winnetka, IL
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
What do urban planners think of San Francisco?
I am not really sure what your question is after, San Francisco has a lot of people and not that many choices, many rentals get a lot of interest and only one party can rent.... I am no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 In My Neighborhood in San Francisco
Lance King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King answered:
Does it make sense to furnish a vacant home before you put it up for sale?
This is called staging, and it absolutely does make sense. Buyers often have little imagination, and properties that are staged will sell for more than a similar property that is empty.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Home Selling in San Francisco
Lance King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King answered:
Hi, I am doing some research on Lower Pacific Heights homes. Just curious what people think is the best value of the following 2 homes:
They are similar in size, location, and year built, but Webster is much busier in that location than Buchanan is, so what it would come down to is condition, finishes, layout, and views ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in San Francisco
Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Laura Coffey answered:
Potential buyers cancelled because of extensive termite work that needs to be done. Must we disclose this report if all repairs have been made?
If you have to ask yourself should I ? It's usually because you feel obligated to but don't want because you are afraid of the outcome.
Always disclose! Find a buyer that is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Home Buying in 94110
Elisa Dewees, Real Estate Pro in Cherry Hill, NJ
Elisa Dewees answered:
which Real Estate Agent is dealing with renting appartments or houses?
Most Realtors will handle rentals. I suggest you contact the local Broker who is in the neighborhood you desire to live in.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 For Rent in San Francisco
x,  in San Francisco, CA
x answered:
Hi, I am looking for a studio to rent for six months with rent between 1000 - 1800, I need to know a good real state agent to help me find one!

I agree with Cary., AMSI will be your best source for short term leasing in San Francisco.
As well, you might want to check with other rental management companies, such as Will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Rentals in San Francisco
Keith Jean-P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
What are five good questions to ask when interviewing a potential realtor?
It depends on if you are hiring them for the buying side or selling side.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 How To... in Haight
Jackie Cuneo,…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Jackie Cuneo, Mortgage Advisor answered:
Are there downsides to a second mortgage beyond the higher interest rate?
This is the wrong question--the question should be, what is the reason you are considering a second mortgage?
1. Most seconds are put in place instead of having a higher first loan wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Financing in North Beach
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi, am contemplating on buying a condo in SOMA (Harrison betw 4th and 5th st). Is it a safe neighborhood? What is expected $ for sq/ft?
Hi there-

Take a look at Trulia's Community Maps: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/SoMa-San_Francisco/1462/

Hope this sheds some light for you!

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Home Buying in SoMa
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