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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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Mon Sep 22, 2014
Lance King answered:

With 20 kids it's hard to say, but I can tell you that traffic jams often occur around schools, especially if they're all being picked up at the same time. If it were me, unless I had a kid I wanted to go there I'd think hard about it. Noise from even 8 kids screaming can be annoying ... more
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Kevin Ho answered:
Right now just like you, agents and buyers all over the city are sifting through inventory that is as much as two thirds less than 'normal' levels. So instead of being able to pick from five or 10 potential matches you're only getting one or two with lots of other people trying to get in on those properties too. We're seeing this pretty much across-the-board at all price points unfortunately. Most conventional wisdom says that we should see more things out now because the Super Bowl has passed. But San Francisco isn't very conventional. Now more than ever, it's important to have a connected and plugged-in agent to help you find these opportunities before others do or to use their personal networks to be able to present you opportunities earlier and or exclusively. ... more
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Sally Rosenman answered:
The Business Times used to have a list. And it is the typical Hill & Co., McGuire, Pacific Union, Sothebys, Paragon, TRI/Coldwell Banker and Zephyr. You MUST check those figures against how many agents are in each company. Many of those companies have hundred ++ agents. Hill has under 100 and still is up there!


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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Lance King answered:

It's 85 days across the city, but it varies in different neighborhoods. There are also a handful that have been on the market over 200 days that is skewing the average. If you'd like to see a spreadsheet with a breakdown by neighborhood send me an email to

If you are considering selling such a property, who you hire, how you price it, and the quality of the marketing plan have a huge impact.

Best Regards,

Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
DRE# 01384425
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Thu Sep 19, 2013
Matthew Bartlett answered:
Hi Alison,

Try 1(800) GOT JUNK. They will come out and pick it up and haul it away. Good luck!

Warmest Regards,

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Mon Feb 4, 2013
I wonder if anyone keeps stats on the number of owner occupied sublets, or renter occupied sublets?
I heard some legal discussion on the subject of evicting a roomer from the owner's home, and while many professionals think it's the same as a standard rental/lease, the attorney's say no.

The advantage of using a formal rental agreement is that if it's good, and addresses all the items
that may be in dispute, then it will help settle the claims fairly. Whether a person should rent rooms
or not, or use a written agreement or not, may be better to ask your attorney.

If it were me, I'd start with the most comprehensive Rental Agreement specific to the local (S.F.) to
address all of the appropriate local and state laws, then modify it as needed to make it reflect the
specifics of my particular case.

Inviting strangers to share your home is always high risk. It's high reward if they are great people,
and no reward if they wreck your home and disturb your life.
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Tue Dec 2, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
I would not suggest doing it just to make the house more sell able to a buyer. If you added it in the past for yourself is one thing, some will love it and some will find it ugly.
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
NH switched its tolling last year, we have a high speed lane (55mph) where you do not have to stop but there is still lanes for cash that are seperated a mile out by dividers and lots of signs. It works well. On our other toll roads they had previous switched to easy pass with the middle lanes you drive thru at 25 mph and the right sides are cash. Despite the multiple signs tourists can not read and often swing over from the easy pass to cash lanes 5 lanes over without looking or stopping. I dont see how having no cash lanes will work unless they make people get offbefore the bridge.... ... more
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Tom Cacciotti answered:
In Westfield Center there is an expensive grocery store in the basement, Bristol Farms. Also, Trader Joe's is on California and Hyde.
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Kevin Ho answered:
I've used it! If you live on California Street near Nob Hill and/or on Van Ness, the trolly is a really cool way of getting to work in the Financial District (California line) and, if you use your MUNI card, it should be the same price as a bus. But yes, you can commute on a trolley! ... more
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Kevin Ho answered:
Being a bicyclist myself (I do obey traffic laws mind you) I can say that many folks like living near the "wiggle," the Panhandle and Golden Gate Park. More specifically, the Mission, Lower Haight, Haight, North of Panhandle, and parts of SoMa. ... more
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Jed Lane answered:
I've never heard of a listing giving a per room rate. Be aware that there are scam's going on and the hook is usually a "good deal" that appeals to greed.

When I post an available unit I post the full amouunt of the rent. If I were to post for roommates I'd be very clear in what I was asking for. Remember that I, as a property manager, and I'd assume most owners don't want to have ten phone calls that stem from confusion.

Good Luck with your hunt.
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Michael Cheng answered:
I'm confused about your situation. If you've purchased a short sale, then there no need to sign a rental agreement. In any case, what's your question?
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Peter Century 21 answered:
Well, Eric, it all depends on the area and the type of home, and the answers vary widely.

In the Richmond district (depending on whether it's inner, central, or outer richmond district),
you can get a full five for much less than that, or in the inner richmond district it would be harder to be under 1 mil. to get a home with all the bells and whistles.

In the Sunset, these are cheaper and you can get bigger houses; of course, all the properties near the beach are going for less than the properties going towards inland.

For specifics, it's best to get a complimentary consultation with an experienced realtor.

I'd be happy to help people like you.
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Jeff Woo answered:
There is no requirement that deposits are maitained in a separate account under California law. if the deposit is held by a property manager, there may be DRE rules which govern how such funds are kept, but that is a regulatory matter betweent the licensee and the DRE, and does ot create, in and of itself, a cause of action against such broker by the tenant.

In San Francisco, tenants are entitled to interest on their deposit. The interest rates is set annually by the Rent Board. It's current. 0.4%. You can see it at
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