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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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Wed Apr 10, 2013
John Souerbry answered:
Hopefully NONE. The government has no place in real estate or mortgage markets except to regulate it fairly. Government over-involvement has been the cause of almost every real estate market bust over the past 60 years. It's better they just stay out. ... more
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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!

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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Steven West answered:
It depends on the auction. This process will not be like a standard purchase, but you still might want a real estate professional to help.

When looking for an online or in person auction property, you need to be prepared to pay the cost and associated fees in full. You will not be able to secure lending in these situations. ... more
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Bill Harkins answered:
The initial move in funds are almost always by cashiers check then starting the next month rent paid by personal checks.
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Roxanne Minott answered:
Hi Jamie,

I can help you find a rental in the Bay Area. Please contact me for details.

Thank you,


Roxanne Minott
DRE #01898450
Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie
Real Estate
2200 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 744-4726
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Wed May 30, 2012
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Fri Jan 13, 2012
Matthew Goulden answered:
Hi Evelyn,

Firstly, congratulations on getting your dream job.

For easy transportation you could stay close by and
a) live in Yerba Buena / South Beach or Hayes Valley (maybe in one of the newer high rise condo's)
b) if your new office is close to a Muni Metro (Civic Center or Vann Ness) then you could very quickly be in Mission Dolores/ Duboce triangle/ Castro/Noe.
c)Driving could place you anywhere but for an easy drive you could goto Potrero Hill (transit is also an option for these)/ Bernal / Alamo or Nopa.

For really great information on areas try the Zephyr website, we have may video's. Other than that just drop me a line, you can get my details on my website.
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
J Mario Preza answered:
My office and our team is scouring the "Inner Mission" area of San Francisco for houses, and while we come across some "exceptional" deals, they have been tempered by the pent up demand of the folks who work in some of the tech companies in the surrounding areas. This has also affected the rents, which are now so high that people are opting to move elsewhere, or get "roommates" to help defray the costs. Yes, this influx has affected the market overall. ... more
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Sami answered:
Having lived in the area for more than a year, here are some things to consider:
- Easy car access to both East (I-80) as well as south (101 and 280); as well as public transportation (except limited Bart stations)
- Close to a lot of businesses and potential employers especially if you work in tech these days
- A heaven for Giant's fans with walking distance to stadium
- At least in some areas, a great variety of restaurants to choose from
- If you like living in a loft, this is probably the best area in San Francisco to find one
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Sami answered:
Here are some Con's to consider:
- you're constantly surrounded by concrete and a decent amount of traffic
- despite some "nice and active" parts of SoMa, there are many many blocks that are quite shady and populated by homeless people at night (and day sometimes). Anything past 5th street and also near 1st and 2nd & Harrison are some of those areas.
- if you like access to some good road biking or running on trails, SoMa is not a great place to live (consider Marina, Cow hollow, Presidio in San Francisco (or North or East Bay)
- you'll suffer from the daily 80-bridge traffic and Giants game traffic on game days
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Sean Aggarwal answered:
I am new to SOMA. I moved here two weeks and live near First Street and Harrison. I walk to work everyday. It is about a 15 minute walk. In the morning, safety is not an issue at all...lots and lots of people walking to work. In the evening, I walk back around 8 or 9 pm. It is at this time that safety is on my mind. Not that many people on the street and it is pretty quiet. There have been two instance already where I have felt uncomfortable. Both cases turned out to be harmless, but nonetheless I felt less that safe. No real crime that I have seen or heard of (at least not as yet). As long as you are not walking late at night, it seems like a safe enough area. ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Jena Beaver answered:
One thing I wish I had known about SoMa is that there is really a lack of greenery. Maybe that's not important to some, but despite the benefit of proximity to the interstates and new construction there, it feels a bit like a concrete jungle. Really, the only park is South Park, which is very small, so if you want to chill outside on a nice day, you're heading to another 'hood. The other thing is that, during baseball season, it's very hard to eat dinner out since most restaurants are pretty packed with baseball fans. ... more
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Fri Nov 25, 2011
Oggi Kashi answered:
That's too difficult to answer without more details however, you can start with a range of $1,700 to $2,100 for a one bedroom apartment.

Oggi Kashi
Broker Associate, Paragon Real Estate Group
All data from sources deemed reliable but subject to error and omission, and not warranted. CA DRE 01844627
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Fri Mar 15, 2013
BayAreaHomeRebate answered:

Oh how much I would love to be your REALTOR...but I'm in Fairfield. I'm sure you will find an agent that can help you on your sale. If not, let me know and I can refer one over to you.

If you want some investment property here in Solano County let me know..

Have a great weekend.

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Wed Oct 6, 2010
Brenda Feria answered:
Tina, Cash is king. The less contingencies that you have on an offer...the better. Most sellers would take a less for their homes, if they knew (especially in today's market) that their would be no financing to deal with. That means (usually) no appraisal as well.

To protect yourself, you might want to buy title insurance. Also a termite inspection might be in order for those purchasing in areas where termites are an issue. You might even do an appraisal if you are not sure about the price. These things are normally required by the lender.

I would suggest that you hire a buyers' agent who will protect your interests. Their fee is usually included in the price of the home. If you need help finding one, I would be glad to help you.

Brenda Feria
Real Living Eudailey Real Estate VA
Real Living at the Beach SC
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
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Mon Jun 21, 2010
Christopher Pohlman answered:
Hello there!

There are several 2 bedroom units available in that price range. Feel free to give me a call tomorrow and we can discuss them.


Christopher Pohlman
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Sat Apr 24, 2010
Red answered:
Generally in SoMa
Studio $2,300-2,700, 1bd $2,500-3,500 and so on. Depending on location and parking situation.
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