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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
Sounds like you're making a statement as opposed to asking a question. House are increasing in price...

For a little perspective, we are only 50% of the way back to the prices of 2004-2006. And, today's buyers are FAR MORE Qualified than they were during the last boom.

We're definitely on an upward movement...whether it's good or bad remains to be seen.
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Well, the recession lasted, how long, 3-4 years; and some say we are still in it.
The Economy is a roller coaster ride; has been for two hundered years. It goes Up, and it goes down.

The advantage of Real Estate is that over the long term, it goes up. There has not been a seven year term when R.E. was down.
And, yes, no one CONTROLS the prices of Real Estate.
Remember, they aren't making any more of it!
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Miekeba Jones answered:
Hi abcboy69, Consult your Realtor. Do you need help finding a Realtor in your area?
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
My recommendation to you is to consult a loan officer to prepare yourself to trek the road to home ownership.

"Instead of looking at homes through the eyes of an economist, weâ€re realizing that a home doesn’t solely equate to financial return or measure only to a mortgage amount. Instead the home is the emotional center of our lives, and it remains a critical component of who we are.” ... more
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Carole Fogelstrom answered:
Sorry to tell you that this property has not been on the market since 2006 when it sold for $750,000. However, the link that shows up in your question is for a 2 bedroom condo for $285,000 that is Active.

If you like some help, feel free to contact me if you do not currently have an agent.

Carole Fogelstrom
Today Sotheby's International Realty
(650) 878-8813
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Sun Jun 10, 2012
June B Darling asked:
if possiable, two bedrooms . lower priced space rent, or own the lot. lower yearly taxes. we are looking to buy for cash, not on credit. south san francisco, or daly city area only area...
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
A lot can change in a year;
who knows where the prices will be.
You should spend some time in SSF; got to lunch, go garage saling, go shopping....
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
David Tapper answered:
A few good areas of SSF are Buri Buri, Avalon Park, and the Industrial area near San Bruno Mountain where the newer homes are.

As for safe, you should check with the SSFPD.


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Fri Apr 13, 2012
David Tapper answered:
It depends on what you are comparing it to? If you are comparing it to properties on the other side of 280 or even West of Skyline, it's very good.

You get fog, but you also see the sunshine a good deal of the time. One good thing is in our Indian summer, it will always cool down at night.

If you go South of San Bruno ave in San Bruno, the weather gets much nicer.


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Sat Oct 1, 2011
Mikel DeFrancesco answered:
depends on the zoning, setbacks and what you can pay. Keep in mind, it is much more expensive to add on than to buy something that has the proper size and just update it.. or to stretch a little more now so you don't need the expensive add-on later. ... more
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Tue Apr 17, 2012
scott farmer answered:
Dear Jimmo,

If it comes down to it you could do an eviction if needed. The seller may be strapped for money and a cash for keys is another option if they have not vacated the home by the time it closes escrow. Cash for keys is a cheaper option than eviction and it's basically giving them some money to move out and leave the place in good shape. You also most likely have the option of suing the seller for non-contract compliance if your contract states the terms of property possession. Of course trying to get blood from a stone doesn't really work.

Hopefully they will find another place to live soon and things will continue moving forward smoothly for you.

good luck,

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Tue Apr 5, 2011
Roswell Moore, answered:
Chapter 7 NO

Chapter 13 - YES, after 12 months of timely payment & the Judge's OK...
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Wed Jan 5, 2011
David 'Tap' Tapper answered:
Hi Cathy,

Every HOA is different in regards to pets. I don't know if the HOA's can restrict you to certain dogs, but some have a weight restrictions.

Your best bet would be to work with a local Realtor and have them to the leg work and probe around for you. I believe the townhouses on Sneath Lane, Squail Point might allow dogs besides the Peninsula Place in San Bruno.

Good luck,

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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Rudy McDowell answered:
Hi, Raymondx. The mortgage on your condo will still be applied against your income. Second, since you don't have a 2 year history of rent collected on the condo showing on your 08 & 09 tax returns, you will not be able to use that rent as income. If you still earn enough from your employment to qualify with the first and w/o the latter, income wise you should be find. ... more
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Sat Nov 27, 2010
Michael J. Liffmann answered:
It is a great time to buy. Prices are lower and interest rates are at historic lows.
Let me know if I can be of help.
Good Luck
Michael Liffmann
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