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Rentals in San Francisco : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Many times landlords can look past credit issues as long as you have never been evicted, have a good rental history and a good job. Write a cover letter to them with your application.
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Rhett Winslow answered:
most condos (privately owned) include water, basic cable & trash removal - so all you need to pay is electric & internet etc…

Most apartment complexes charge separately for water, trash removal, cable etc…

so, be sure to ask what's included as it can vary from place to place.

good luck

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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Helen Yuen answered:
$60 per night.... Call Helen (415) 583-3535 for all real estate needs and showings and sales today!

Non-toxic room in large two bedroom duplex available for short stay~1 week or so.

Suitable for chemically sensitive

Beautifully furnished

All amenities

Bay view

Sit-in garden

Large dining room

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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Alison Hillman asked:
Mon Apr 15, 2013
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I agree with Cary., AMSI will be your best source for short term leasing in San Francisco.
As well, you might want to check with other rental management companies, such as William Hill Property Management,

Bryan Arnold
San Francisco Realtor
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
I don't actually live in the Mission, but I will tell you why I love hanging in the Mission.


There, I said it! In the Mission, you can find all kinds of authentic options ranging in prices. I would highly recommend reading up on "The Best of..." lists, you'll find that the majority of great SF eats are in the Mission.

Hope this helps, enjoy!

Ali, Community Manager

PS My fave restaurant in SF is called Flour + Water in the Mission...mmmm....
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Laura Coffey answered:
Most Realtors don't deal with rentals. I would contact someone that specializes in rentals. You can hire someone and typically the Landlord pays their fee for finding a qualified tenant.
Check into property management companies in your local area. Good luck.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
John Souerbry answered:
It's common that new tenants will move in at least 30 days out if they are required to give 30 days notice to their present landlord. You may want to offer a reduced rate for the first couple of weeks or so to motivate the tenant to begin moving in before their current lease commitment is over. ... more
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
Generally speaking, if something is too good to be true ---- it's too good to be true. I's good to be cautious.
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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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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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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Greg Corvi answered:
It's probably a scam. Are you finding these on Craigslist? You should be able to look at the apartment before you make any payment. If the landlord or property manager is not willing to meet you, move on. ... more
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Nikki Mcferran answered:
i do not know what property you are talking about in Bakersfield, California.
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Helen Yuen answered:
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Nancy Corsaut answered:
Hi Andrew,

Safe is a very subjective term and it all comes down to the neighborhoods you feel most comfortable in. Inner Sunset, Cole Valley, Castro and Duboce all have great transportation options.

Good luck!

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Fri Jan 11, 2013
Trulia San Francisco answered:
Hi Steve,

have you looked at Trulia's listings yet?

Take a look!

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community manager
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Kathleen Gilheany answered:
SFR has been acting as a property management and leasing company since 1991. We pride ourselves on being hands on and knowing our owners and tenants personally. If you want a leasing firm who is committed to along term relationship with the property owner look no further. evey tenant placement every Lease is important to us. 415 552-2970 phone we are aboutique management firm with limit of 40 properties under management, to keep the relationship personal. ... more
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
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Sat Dec 1, 2012
Katie Wigington answered:
It could be a scam - there are unscrupulous folks out there. If it seems to good to be true- it probably is.
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