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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Oggi Kashi answered:
Try contacting Mark McNabb of Paragon Real Estate. He is great at what he does, and can answer all your questions and concerns:

Mark McNabb
Rental Agent
Paragon Real Estate Group
1400 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
M: 415.302.5333
mmcnabb@paragon-re.com
www.paragon-rentals.com

Best of luck,

Oggi Kashi
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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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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Mon Apr 9, 2012
Lee Clancy answered:
My kids love the old school swings at South Park, but you're right, there aren't a lot of playgrounds in SOMA when compared to other neighborhoods.
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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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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Stuart answered:
Check the past property they have rented ask for contact info for the landlord or owner they have worked with. You should receive 3 or more references.
Stuart
Agent
415 309 4970
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Wed Jan 18, 2017
Astrid Lacitis answered:
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Astrid Lacitis
Keynote Properties
415 860 0765
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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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Fri Mar 30, 2012
Joe answered:
The Marina is full of frat boys and sorority girls. It is kind of bland. There are a fair amount of restaurants, and it is close to Crissy Field and the waterfront, which makes it great for jogging or biking to the bridge. North Beach is more of a historic neighborhood, not as "collegiate," but can sometimes feel full of tourists. But North Beach is definitely more of a "real" SF experience, while the Marina feels like the Disney/ Fraternity version of the city. Parking is a real pain in the neck in North Beach. In fact, it is also a pain in the neck in the Marina, but not as bad. If you rent in either of these areas and have a car, you would do yourself a favor to get a parking space, unless you want to spend hours looking for parking and/or paying hefty tickets. Some better bets could be Russian Hill, Cole Valley, or even parts of the Haight, if you can deal with the annoying street urchins there. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Apr 9, 2012
Michael Yacobian answered:
This seems to be a popular question with Trulia members. We would suggest places like the Mission, and South Beach area. Here's a link to another trulia post where someone asked the same question and got a lot of responses. Hope this helps, but if you have any further questions or would like to checkout a couple places in these neighborhoods please don't hesitate to call or drop us an email!

Stella & Mike
www.StellaAndMike.com
415.602.2030


Link:
http://www.trulia.com/voices/Quality_of_Life/What_area_of_San_Francisco_has_the_best_weather_-6376
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
Michael Yacobian answered:
We recently were recently talking to an appraiser in the city and a similir question did come up and according to her you can expect a 5%-10% premium for a condo in Pac heights with some water views. And the closer you get to the "Gold Coast" section of Pac Heights, which arguably have some of the nicest bay views in the city you can expect the values to increase even more.

Going off on a slight tangent here; even without the view the Pac Heights neighborhood those command a serious premium on it's own. We are working with a buyer who wants to purchase a small 1 bedroom condo in that area and you can't find anything for less than $500-$600K range (for a small 500-700 square foot condo) . Now, in that same price range you can get a 2 or 3 bedroom condo, with 1200+ square feet, in the Inner Parkside area. Wow!

Hope this helps a little, but if you have any further question please don't hesitate to call or drop us an email.

Stella & Mike
415.759.2527
www.StellaAndMike.com
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
Stuart answered:
SOMA and South Beach are prime areas. Howard to Brannsn east of 6th street are best areas with low crime.
Not sure what is cheap rent U looking for a condo or apartment??
Stuart
Agent
415 309 4970
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Michael Yacobian answered:
Sounds like a good question for a real estate attorney. If you don't already have one we can refer you to a few.
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
Marie Souza Team answered:
There are 326 vacation rentals in San Farncisco on Homeaway.com, which is a larger vacation rental site. Either you have incorrect information or all these people are really taking a risk by not following the area rental regulations.
http://www.homeaway.com/search/california/san-francisco/region:2231/keywords:San+Francisco%2C+California

Now I'm curious too!
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Jed Lane answered:
It is public record and the info is available from the recorders office. Those buildings are also covered under San Francisco's rent stabilization laws so the rent board would also have the information.
And when you rent an apartment you should be given a lead based paint disclosure. That will ususlly contain the information since lead based paint was banned in 1978 and any building built prior to that is assumed to have lead in the paint.
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Sun Feb 12, 2012
Gabriel Rojas answered:
Depending on your taste in views, a couple of places come to mind.

For city views you could consider a couple of places:

Diamond Heights and Twin Peaks. There is a 2/2 on Crestline Drive for $3,100 with great views and is well equipped. Another on Crestline is a 2 bed/1 ba for $2,900 that has stunning views.

Potereo Hill is always another good option for city views and the weather may be warmer.

For ocean views:

The Outer Richmond. In the higher avenues and in some of the hilly areas here you can find some incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Built in sunset views every night! There is a 2 bedroom with sun room on 35th Avenue that is going for $2,550 and 2 bed/1 bath on Clement and 39th for $2,650. No 2nd bath but it is 1,050 square feet!

Contact me directly if you'd like to continue this discussion.

Gabriel
gabriel@climbsf.com
415-562-6999
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Mon Jan 23, 2012
Oggi Kashi answered:
Try contacting Mark McNabb - he is great!

Mark McNabb
Rental Agent
Paragon Real Estate Group
1400 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109
M: 415.302.5333
mmcnabb@paragon-re.com
www.paragon-rentals.com


Oggi Kashi
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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Tue Dec 20, 2011
Rich Bennett answered:
Hi Alex-


It's really hard to say since there isn't a central database for rentals. Craigslist is probably the best source to look at with respect to determining rental availablity since property mgmt companies use it for their rentals too.

Rich Bennett, Realtor
415.305.4911

www.76-78Prosper.com www.115-117States.com

Zephyr Real Estate
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Bill Harkins answered:
If you have not actually been to the apartment & the price is below market this sounds like a scam.
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Mon Oct 24, 2011
Rich Bennett answered:
Hi Sean-

There is ano one central database in SF for rentals but the next best thing would be Craigslist. Even the various property management companies use Craigslist for their rentals. The rental market seems to be tightenting up so I'll check Craigslist often and be ready for when a place comes up that you like.

Good luck.

Rich Bennett, Realtor
415.305.4911

www.LansingStCondo.com www.76-78Prosper.com www.115-117States.com

Zephyr Real Estate
DRE#01358540
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