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Quality of Life in 94114 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Helen Yuen answered:
There is actually a roof top pool in the So Ma area of San Francisco.
It is at Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center - it's a gym with a roof top pool.
1675 Owens Street, 94158 (415) 514-4545 open weekdays 5:30 to 10 pm & weekends 7:30 to 8 pm
Bring your own lock or rent one for 50 cents, towels available.
Sounds good, treat yourself - $15 for non members.
Follow up a massage near Glen Park Bart (415) 583-3535
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Kevin Ho answered:
Alison — for the immediate future the little housing units will have little impact. Demand is strong in all regions of the city at every price point. That said, when (or if) the smaller footprint homes get completed they should be inherently more value priced aimed at folks in that price point now (say, ... more
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Wed Dec 4, 2013
Lance King answered:
We drink filtered water but my understanding is the quality is very good.
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Fri Nov 23, 2012
Honesty Sells answered:
They will have legal rights to help them avoid immediate eviction.

Your best move at this point is to get legal advice sooner rather than later.
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
Lance King answered:
It really depends on lifestyle and budget. The first thing I would do is look at prices for the kind of house you want and see if that points you in one direction or another, and then couch it against the lifestyle issue. Both have good schools, marin includes a bridge commute although that will get better once the highway project is completed, and Palo Alto has a more dynamic downtown but Mill Valley's is more interesting in my view.

We work in both areas and can give you numbers on housing in both to help jump start.

?Regards,

Lance R King - Broker/CEO

415.722.5549 - Cell
415.282.2280 - Office
lance@king-realtygroup.com
BRE # 01384425
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Brian Kelly answered:
I suggest the first community event you should get involved in is the NERT Training which is earthquake preparedness training that everyone should do. Also, try googling community events.. Hope that helps..

Brian
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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Helen Yuen answered:
Hi: You need to actually check with the landlord.
Why is the person subleasing if it is not OK in the contract to do so?

If it's not clear, ASK THE LANDLORD ... and not risk being "asked to leave unexpectedly".

It's even possible you all get evicted if the lease prohibits subleasing but that is up to the discretion of the landlord, on the other hand, you can sign your own contract with the landlord if everyone
agrees.

Helen Yuen, Land & Property Investments, Inc (415) 469-0577 helenyuen@lpirealtor.com
INVEST * HOME SEARCHES * HOME VALUES in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
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Tue May 22, 2012
Michael Emery answered:
It would depend on whether they are on the lease with you or whether they are sub lessees to you.

If they are on the lease with you, then it would be up to the landlord to evict them. But you would still be liable for 100 percent of the rent even if they were to leave.

If they are sub lessees (you rent from the landlord and they rent from you ) you will probably still have to follow tenant / landlord law of California - even if you don't have a written lease.

Follow the link below for tenant / landlord information for San Diego CA.
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Tue Jan 24, 2012
Katie Daire answered:
Hi there -

If you're looking for a more suburban experience, I'd check out Burlingame first - though prices there can get pretty steep if you want to buy in a couple years. May also want to look around San Mateo and possibly Millbrae, if you don't want to venture too far south on the peninsula.

I lived in Burlingame for a year, and both Burlingame and San Mateo have great community/family feels and good schools. Plus, both are close enough to weekend activities in SF and San Jose to be fun for kids.

Good luck!
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Tue Jan 10, 2012
Eric Wu answered:
Unfortunately, Mission Bay and Mission are different neighborhoods in San Francisco.

Mission is located between Noe Valley and Potrero Hill, and you are correct in that it has a ton of bars and restaurants, some of the best in the city: http://g.co/maps/sf978

Whereas, Mission Bay is located south of SoMa, is not a terrible area, but less dense, more commercial, and a bit more stale than The Mission District. http://g.co/maps/qzrfm
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Wed Jul 25, 2012
Derek Reynolds answered:
I'd say anywhere west of Valencia is pretty safe. This is close to the Mission/Noe Valley border. I'll often walk along Valencia late at night when coming home and feel pretty safe. You can also check out the crime map here and get a general idea of what areas might be safer than others: http://www.trulia.com/crime/#!san-francisco-ca/13/37.77096,-122.42529/San_Francisco,CA/. ... more
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Tue Jun 18, 2013
Michael Yacobian answered:
Hi there,

San Francisco has many great little neighborhoods you might want to checkout. However, having lived west of Twin Peaks for a great majority of my life I would suggest you checkout our West Portal neighborhood. It has plenty of small stores, is very walkable, easy access to our two major freeways, and a great deal of public transport options. We have sold and rented several homes here so if your interested please reach out to us and we will be glad to send you some more info.

Your neighborhood realtors,
Stella and Mike
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Sat Jan 21, 2012
Kenny Kim answered:
I lived in Noe Valley for four years and based on my experience I would say it has to do with the lower density of restaurants/bars, low car traffic (not as many people cross through Noe to get to another part of town), and overall feel -- it definitely has more of a suburban feel to the area. It seems to be a nice transition for folks starting a family (where young parents aren't quite ready to leave the city but want a bit more space and something a little more low-key).

I also included a similar thread from a few years ago that pretty much answers this question. Hope that helps!
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Sun Sep 4, 2011
Jon Iddings answered:
Christina,
I would say they are very close in hours of sun per day, or days of sun per year.
Here is a link to an article among many on the subject. This article shows
the fog line over the city.

http://thefrontsteps.com/2009/06/25/factoring-weather-when-buying-a-home-in-san-francisco-is-anything-but-simple/

Regards,
Jon
415-531-5266
jon@fixedrateproperties.com
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Fri Jul 1, 2011
Robert Link answered:
It sounds like you may taken advantage of a friend's generousity by packing the room you rented with an additional person, your bf. Renting a room does not entitle that person to do "whatever they want within the confines of that room." Additional people in an apartment place burdens on everything from toilet paper, groceries, and general quiet enjoyment of the living space.
Your friend did you a favor and you extended that generosity to someone else in your world by inviting the bf into her apartment.That was your mistake and the reason that your friend is no longer comfortable with you living there. You do not have the same legal rights and entitlements to use of the space as the master tenant. I would figure out your living situation asap and move on. -Good luck
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Fri May 13, 2011
Gregorio Denny answered:
You might want to avoid living in the city itself and find somewhere with a short commute. There are many East Bay communities that are great areas but less expensive.
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Sally Rosenman answered:
Dear Matif,

That is far too general a question for any realtor to answer. You need a licensed general contractor to respond.

Good luck,

Sally
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Sun Dec 19, 2010
Marvia Thompson answered:
The best thing would be to convince him to move out of his own free will... He may not know what rights he has which would be the best case scenerio for you. Tell him it's not working out and he has until X date to move. You should check with the apartment complex as they can tell you the laws for CA and they may be able to assist you in getting him to move out. In FL if he is receiving mail and has any personal belongings in the apartment you legally can not make him move. I would find out your local laws (again the apartment staff should be able to advise). Good Luck... ... more
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
Oggi Kashi answered:
Rr0708a

Try South Beach, North waterfront and flat parts of Noe as stating points.

Oggi Kashi
Broker Associate
Paragon Real Estate Group dre1844627
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Herb Alston answered:
Gregory,

Not sure what your question is.

NNN LEASE: A triple net (NNN) lease is one in which the tenant pays all or part of the taxes, insurance, and maintenance associated with use of the property. These fees are paid in addition to the tenant's regular monthly rent. There are also a variety of other formations, NN NET can be designed specifically where the any of the 2 are paid by the tenant. I have a client about to sign a lease where they pay the separately controlled utilities (water, PGE) and insurance only.

Are you referring to a 1031 Exchange based investment in which the investor moves their money into Tenant In-Common Securities? Sometimes called TICS (pronounced TICKS) but have NO CORROLATION to what people commonly think of in San Francisco as Tenant In-Common potential condo conversion type properties.

Realtors CAN NOT sell TICS. Under the most broad answer they are governed under the Securities Act of 1933 and a host of other regulations. These investments are restricted in their sales to the Securities market and licensed professionals, in addition they.are restricted to Accredited Investors (specfic guidelines determine suitability) and can not be discussed in this type of open forum.

I am dual licensed as a Realtor and a Securities Professional and am very familiar with this. If this is what you are referring to and have further questions please don't hesitate to give me a call.

Herb Alston
(415)341-8881
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