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Mon Dec 16, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
A bunch of his buddies from the Q drop by his place and take it into protective custody.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Lance King answered:
Marina or Cow Hollow are two good bets. Lots of restaurants and bars and single people. You will also have access to the bars and restaurants of Fillmore and Polk Streets, so those are hard to beat. Pac Hts is okay, too - I live there - but you'll have to walk up and down steep hills to get to the marina/cow hollow places from there.

The other area you may want to consider is South Beach. Lots of young professionals and plenty of bars and restaurants there as well. I would spend some time in both and see what feels right to you.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Gabriel Rojas answered:
Believersneverdie149:

First, congratulations on getting into your Grad School program! That's a great thing.

You are right about the price differences between Berkeley/Oakland and San Francisco. They can be very different but that is not say that you won't be able to find something in SF with your current budget. Because your question doesn't state your budget I'll just stick to basics.

I would first suggest using Craig's List. That is our go-to resource for just about everything in SF and rentals are definitely no exception. If that doesn't work, there are plenty of rental/leasing agents or companies that can assist you. I have a rental division at my firm but they typically lean toward the luxury sector. I'm happy to refer you to some others if you'd like.

Wherever you end up, I wish you the best of luck in your upcoming program!

Gabriel
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
James Caldwell answered:
San Francisco is 7 miles by 7 miles. In my opinion no commute within this area is a killer.
Please call me , jim caldwell st 415 921-0113
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Helen Yuen answered:
Everywhere I go, people would tell me how LUCKY I am to live in San Francisco...
not every city has the following:

We have Art, Culture, the Symphony, the Opera House, the Ballet, Theater, Musicals, the Zoo, Golden Gate Park, the Academy of Sciences, Asian Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, De Young Museum, The Exploratorium, Legion of Honor, Coit Tower, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, The Historic Cable Car. San Francisco a public park and public library in every neighborhood.
San Francisco is a beautiful city to visit and explore
and did you know it's one of the most WALKABLE cities.

Are you a performing arts fan? Check out www.ethnohtec.org
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Sat Jan 5, 2013
Oggi Kashi answered:
Yes, it's possible. Here is a link for a wide-area selection of single family properties:

http://www.mlsfinder.com/ca_bareis/oggikashi/index.cfm?action=newsearch&map_start_lat=38.320107&map_start_lng=-122.377367&map_start_scale=6&search_mode=map&primarysearchtype=active&searchtype=zip&state=CA&single_family=y&min_price=600000&max_price=800000&min_bedrooms=4&min_bathrooms=3&resetform=1

To be as close to SF as possible with min 4br/3ba and good schools, I suggest looking at northern and central Marin County.

Oggi Kashi - 415.690.3792 direct
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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Fri Jan 4, 2013
Toby Jackson answered:
It's hard to call it a success or a failure at this point - the area is still developing and even when most of the construction is complete, it'll still take years for the neighborhood to develop it's character.

While there was some stagnation with the rate of progress, I think things are beginning to pick up - we're seeing new residential projects come online; particularly in the Rincon Hill area - and this bodes well for development in Mission Bay.

The people that I know who live and work in the area seem to enjoy it. Obviously, it has a long way to go before it becomes a living, breathing neighborhood, but I've heard people rave about the weather, the waterfront access and the transportation.

Let me know if you'd like any further information and I'd be happy to help.

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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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Toby Jackson answered:
Converted churches are rare; although there was one over by Dolores Park that sold recently. You'll find most converted warehouses in the South Beach are of SoMa - the Oriental Warehouse and the Clocktower Lofts are two of my favorite buildings. There are some houseboats along Mission Creek bordering Channel Street just of 4th, but they rarely come on the market. Feel free to contact me if you're thinking about exploring some other unusual living spaces.

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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Thu Nov 15, 2012
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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Matthew Goulden answered:
Hello Kieth,

Congratulations on the new job, that must have been very hard to lived through 14 months of unemployment.

I pose a question, why when you now have areally wonderful job with a big salary would you want to purchase a BMR unit which has appreciation cap and other restrictions, would you not be better buying a regular property to have the added benefit of following the market?

Feel free to call or email me to set up a free consultation.

Good luck,

Matthew
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Tue Aug 28, 2012
Helen Yuen answered:
Hello: San Mateo is a city of family friendly neighborhoods.
You probably want to be near your job and your 7 year olds school.

Check out www.smfc.k12.ca.us & click on schools, than elementary - there you can find the
elementary school that is closest to your job location.

Consider also ease of transportation, price range, rent or own, parks, shopping, how many bedrooms etc. Can give price range of possible neighbors that are conveniet to you.

Get a home for under 4% -- contact me: Helen Yuen, Land & Property Investment, Inc
helenyuen@lpirealtor.com
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Tue Oct 16, 2012
Lance King answered:
Macarena,

The answer to your question is, it depends. There are many neighborhoods that are great for families, but the best one will depend on your budget, weather preferences and commute needs. Also if you want walkability to shops.restaurants or views, that will affect choices as well.

We work with a lot of international clients and happy to help. Contact info below.

Best Regards,

Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
lance@fixedrateproperties.com
415.722.5549
DRE# 01384425
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Michael Robertson answered:
Darren,

San Francisco has many great neighborhoods to choose from. I love the Marina, Cow Hollow, Russian Hill and Noe Valley.

I would recommend finding a good real estate agent who will spend some time with you driving around and looking at the neighborhood. Then i would recommend that you and your family spend some time walking the neighborhood and see what fits for you.

If i can help with anything please feel free to contact me at the number below.

Good luck.


Michael W Robertson| Realtor
PACIFIC UNION INTERNATIONAL & CHRISTIE'S GREAT ESTATES
One Letterman Dr., Bldg C, Suite 300 | San Francisco, CA 94129-1429
d. 415.345.3014 | c. 415.999.0503 | michael.robertson@pacunion.com
DRE# 01734385
www.michaelwrobertson.com
Superior service isn't expensive, it's priceless
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Sally Rosenman answered:
Congratulations! Try looking in Zagat (online) for all the restaurants. Go to SFstation.com and Yelp.com for places to go and see with reviews of many of them. I am sure people are Tweeting about the area, but admittedly I do not know. My dearest friends live on Page and tell me how enjoyable it is!

You can go to my website and look on links for resources for things to do, bus schedules, etc.

Good luck,

Sally
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
Pete Flint answered:
Here are mine for starters:
1) Some of the best weather in San Francisco, often sunny when other areas are foggy. Definitely a few degrees warmer than most other neighborhoods.
2) Easy commutes, quick to get onto the 101, 280 and Bay Bridge. Saves so much time getting around
3) Some incredible historical houses, stunning old Victorians. Great (but expensive) family houses.
4) Quiet and relaxed pace, easy walking and some nice, small parks. Calm pace of life.
5) Interesting and unique shops, whole foods and coffee shops.
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Wed May 30, 2012
Oggi Kashi answered:
Contact the SF Rent Board immediately:

http://www.sfrb.org/

Oggi Kashi
Broker Associate, Paragon Real Estate Group CA DRE 01844627
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
I seriopusly doubt that America's Cup is either significant enough, nor lasts long enough to have an impact.
I doubt that even the Super Bowl makes a dent in Real Estate values.
Real Estate is a long term investment.
And it can take months to complete a transaction, not counting a long fence-sitting before.

Good luck and may God bless
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Tue May 8, 2012
Alain Picard answered:
Out here where I work they happen outside of the Court house in the county that the property is located in. If no one local answers this question for you I would call your county court house and ask them if the auctions do take place there. ... more
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Astrid Lacitis answered:
First Republic is your best bet. They are an excellent institution and their loan officers understand special financing.
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
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