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Noe Valley : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
Big difference. A broker is the only legal entity that may conduct a real estate transaction. All agents must work for a license broker. Also, the broker typically has more extensive education and experience than an agent. ... more
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Thu Sep 17, 2015
Gabriel Rojas answered:
Bring cash or your check book and be ready to move the instant you like something. When it's this competitive you simply have to be ready to make a move at a moments notice.

I would also fill out applications in advance when possible and take a credit report with that day's date on it.

Good luck!
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Michael Abram answered:

There are a lot of programs out there. Besides FHA loans at 3.5% down payment, there is another product I have that can allow you to go 5% down payment on a conventional loan with no mortgage insurance. You have to qualify either by meeting income guidelines or the property itself qualifies, but it's a great product for a first time home buyer. Let me know if you would like to talk about further programs and rates.

Have a great day.

Michael Abram
RPM Los Angeles
Cell: (310) 995-0975
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Mary Macpherson answered:
I would suggest contacting an attorney to discuss your rights, or at least contacting the San Francisco Tenants' Union. One attorney to call (who recently aided a renter on a similar case) is Chris O'Connell,, 415.722.5261. Good luck. ... more
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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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Mon Apr 2, 2012
Jed Lane answered:
BART is always faster especially from Noe. The J church meanders around before it goes underground so it is a waste of time unless you like to climb through Dolores Park.
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Wed Apr 4, 2012
Jed Lane answered:
Sketchy people never cross Guerrero. All those hipsters stay on Valencia luckily.
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Astrid Lacitis answered:
24th and Castro, 24th and Church;

Astrid Lacitis
Keynote Properties
415 860 0765
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Mon Feb 20, 2012
Lance King answered:

You are probably likely to find more in the mission, and costs vary. I used to live in the Mission and I needed temporary parking for a few months while doing construction work and found one on Craigslist within a couple of days.

There are also larger parking garages that lease space by the month. As far as cost goes, generally speaking private parking will be in the $200's per month and a garage will be over $300.

I also found this parking search engine - - that seems to have a lot but I cannot vouch for its accuracy.

Best Regards,

Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
DRE# 01384425
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Thu Feb 9, 2012
Jed Lane answered:
He was the last Spanish Alcalde (Mayor) of San Francisco.
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Fri Dec 16, 2011
Michelewendy answered:
Noe Valley:
Cleaners – I go to Best Cleaners on 24th btw Church & Chattanooga. I think they really are the best!
Supermarket - Whole Foods – no need to say more ⓠjust thank your lucky stars you didn't live over here when it was Cala Foods. If you are craving the basics – there is a Safeway at Mission/29th.
Bakery: Noe Valley Bakery – my fave are their blueberry pecan scones; great for birthday cakes
Chiropractor – in case you need it – Dr. Kristine Hicks – More Mojo Chiro – Church/Clipper
Hair Cut: Kristen McHale at the Green Twig

One of my absolute favorite A-#1 restaurants in SF is Contigo on Castro between 24th & Jersey. Amazing, authentic Spanish tapas & wines. Love, love, love it! Any of the squid dishes rock!

Pilates: EHS on Valencia btw 25th & 26th. A wonderful place to feel good inside & out.
Haircut: Wendy Kirsten at Ginger Rubio Salon Shotwell/20th (she owns the salon)
Bakery: Arizmendi Valencia/24th– this time currant scones and their pizza of the day is good too

Places to eat/drink in the "20 streets":
Beretta – Valencia/23rd – Cal Italian + super yummy cocktails
Velvet Cantina – 23rd/Bartlett – Mexican sit-down with waiter service
La Taqueria – Mission/25th – the BEST tacos EVER
Sushi Bistro – 24th/Bryant

New places on my list to try:
Ken Ken Ramen
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Thu Sep 17, 2015
Lee Clancy answered:
It's definitely a great choice for families who also want to be further south for commuting to Silicon Valley...and the dining options and amenities around 24th have improved considerably during the last few years, so it feels like its own village. And the weather is typically about 10 degrees warmer and less foggy than many other family-oriented options in SF. ... more
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Trulia asked:
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Ann Cordova answered:
Very tight market for single family homes, multiple, over asking offers.
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Mon Nov 14, 2011
Gannon Hall answered:
I live in Noe Valley and find it extremely safe.
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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:
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.

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Mon May 7, 2012
Nafiseh Lindberg answered:
The answer to that question will have to vary from person to person. It depends on your financial means and goals. it is a great time to buy in San Francisco. Prices are lower than they were a few years ago and the interest rates are great! Wheather the prices will go lower is any body's guess, but in this city things seem to be pretty stable. The rental market on the other hand is very hot and the prices seem to be on the rise. The City is one of the high rent areas. So if you have the money and the aspirations then by all means buy. But if you have any uncertainties about your own financial situation or anything else, then perhaps you should rent for a while. ... more
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Sun Jan 2, 2011
Laura Tellez asked:
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Sun Jan 10, 2010
Mike Ackerman & Oliver Burgelman answered:
Dear Multi T,

Great question and one that requires a bit more info...

Single family homes are still very much in demand in Noe Valley, however depending on the number of units and whether or not you have tenants will play a particularly important role in a professional opinion.

Please feel free to give my partner, Oliver Burgelman or myself a call. We're only steps away and would be happy to give you our professional opinion after viewing the property. 415-307-5850

We look forward to hearing from you,

Mike Ackerman, Top Producer - Noe Valley
Zephyr Real Estate
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