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Home Buying in 94124 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Not sure as we would need more information. Call or email for a free pre-approval in less than 10 minutes. We lend our own money and are licensed in 49 states.

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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Brian Kelly answered:
Hello Pete,
Although many Realtor's like myself would be well versed to answer this question, the accurate answer would be to consult a Landlord/tenant attorney to be completely and legally informed of the tenants rights, your rights as a home owner and the overall process of doing an owner move in...

If you need the names of some great landlord/tenant attorney's please feel free to call me this afternoon..

Brian Kelly 415 846 5017
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
David Tapper answered:
Hi Tiffany,

If you saw someone moving in it probably means the transaction closed, but the "crappy" realtor you mentioned didn't post it sold in the MLS.

You can call the S.F. MLS and let them know if it would make you feel better.


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Wed Oct 30, 2013
John Souerbry answered:
Your question is very surprising, because there has NEVER been a dream of universal home ownership in America. If we take the term "universal" litterally it means "everyone" - and that has never been, and never can be, possible. Home ownership is much like "full employment." There will always be people starting out who need time to build up wealth and income so they can buy a home without over-extending themselves financially. Home ownership is a dream that is made true by individuals and families who work hard, save, and EARN the ability to own a home. That route is not for everyone, therefore not everyone can - or should - own a home. ... more
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Gabriel Rojas answered:
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 unit on the market at 170 King Street and would be happy to assist anyone who may have a question regarding the process, etc.


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Wed Nov 27, 2013
Laura Coffey answered:

Read my BLOG for tips on that and many more things when buying a home. ... more
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Lance King answered:
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.

However, whatever research you are doing, neither Zillow or Trulia are the best place to do it.

If you are thinking of selling, you want ALL the information of sold properties including off market sales, and if you are thinking of buying you want access to all properties. The best way to do that is to have an experienced, well connected broker with access to off market listings assist you.

We are all that and more. If you'd like to have a no strings consult our contact info is below:

Best Regards,

Lance R. King
Founder-Managing Broker

King Realty Group
Cell: 415.722.5549
License# 01384425

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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Laura Coffey answered:
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 okay with it and be done with it.
Would you rather keep secrets and have the potential of getting sued later?
Two rules in real estate: location, location, location and disclose, disclose , disclose !
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

Take a look at Trulia's Community Maps:

Hope this sheds some light for you!

Ali, Community Manager
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi William!

You should check out:

I think you'll find all kinds of great information that will help guide you.

Hope it helps,
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Steven Minchen answered:
great time to sell
Hard to buy low inventory, high demand and bidding wars. The best way to win a bid is by doing sharp bids. This allows buyer to decide in short time to take the property or leave it.
Very active real estate market.
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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:

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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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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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Fri Dec 2, 2016
Russ Ravary answered:
Usually Craigslist. If you know which agents are doing that call them directly
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Shelly Hu answered:
I think of tech companies, design/art centers, museums, and the ballpark.
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