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Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
What should my target purchase price be for a SFH with $550k cash, and 250k salary, no debt, excellent credit 800? 1st time buyer.
You should speak with a lender so they can go over the numbers for you, run your credit and figure out how much of a mortgage payment you are comfortable with. Let me know if you need ... more
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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
What is current 15 & 30 year fixed rate for re-finance is Soma?
Hello Ernie, your qualifications for rates and terms will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores and LTV of your home. A GFE/fee sheet can be provided ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 25, 2014 Financing in San Francisco
yuko94121, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
yuko94121 asked:
Am I qualified for San Francisco BMR units owner? I am interested in buying a BMR unites. I have two investment properties with my two other partners. Am I qualified for purchasing BMR unites? I wouls like to know before I join a workshop.…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 25, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Janice Wong, Home Owner in San Francisco, CA
Janice Wong answered:
Hi, I'm looking for home to buy or rent. I am in military service, and I'll be going to school in San Francisco start in January.
Hi Kyoung, if you have decided to rent instead of buy, I am a home owner and have a house for rent in the Sunset District. You can contact me at 1727sf@gmail.com and we can determine i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 24, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
Selling my house in SF, where can I look to find a top-local agent? I just want my agent to be extremely good, and get my home sold fast.
Hi John Jason!

We understand that selling your home can be an overwhelming experience and that at times can be unbelievably stressful. We know that finding the right agent can be jus ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 24, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Darren Carlin, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
For Business Owners and Self Employed Individuals it has been very difficult to obtain reasonable mortgage loan financing. This is due to the fact that they often write off most of their income to reduce… Read more
Blogged Sun Nov 23, 2014 by Darren Carlin Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
Does installing Solar add value to your home?
I think it definitely adds value to your home. The efficiency of the panels will depend on a number of factors, especially geographic location. Even if you can't use them to their full ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 22, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Durwin Cheung, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Durwin Cheung answered:
Is Pacific Ave. a safe neighborhood?
There is also an app you can download which gives you an idea if it's safe enough for you or not. It's called Sketch Factor and it's available at the apple app store.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 21, 2014 Shopping & Local Amenities in Pacific Heights
Durwin Cheung, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Durwin Cheung answered:
What should I know about asbestos?
Asbestos can be found in many older homes that have popcorn ceilings. It is toxic if it is breathe in. This happens most often when homeowners do remodeling and scraped it off on thei ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 21, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Rick Mei, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rick Mei answered:
Is Rick Mei a real person? He has listings but no messaging and never answers his phone. Could he be a scam?
Contact my directly to verify a listing please. 415-787-2123
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2014 Rentals in SoMa
Calvin James, Home Buyer in Orem, UT
Calvin James answered:
What to know when hiring a contractor?
All these answers have been great. I would also look into the insurance the contractor uses. This can say a lot about their work. I company that invests in good insurance will most l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Carole Isaacs, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
According to the San Francisco MLS, the median sales price for all types of San Francisco property combined the past year through August was up 13.1 percent. As usual, this number makes sellers happy… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 19, 2014 by Carole Isaacs Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Gary Birtles, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Birtles answered:
Replacing Old Victorian Bay Windows
To me, that sounds a little bit pricey. I suggest doing some shopping around. Get a few more quotes and that should help you get a better idea of what they cost. That is probably the sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 18, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Ellie Kravets…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
The Real Estate market in San Francisco has been booming for the past few years.Condo prices are still climbing – they increased by 12% over the past year,rising to $1,128 per sq ft, according to Mark… Read more
Blogged Sat Nov 15, 2014 by Ellie Kravets, Realtor, ABR Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Mary Beth Br…, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Mary Beth Breslin asked:
when is auctiom?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 14, 2014 Foreclosure in Pacific Heights
Jaime Rico, Home Buyer in Imperial, CA
Jaime Rico answered:
I have an approval from Guild Mortgage - how do they compare to a Big Bank (Wells, BofA, etc) - can I rely on them to pull through?
Guild Mortgage in El Centro, CA, specifically Ralph Ponce has made our home purchase the worst experience ever. I have never in my life dealt with anyone more unprofessional. If you dea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 14, 2014 Financing in San Francisco
Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
I fell down slippery steps at my apartment building and I have asked landlord for two free months rent to cover medical and missed work. Is that Ok?
Very good advice posted here. Generally negotiating terms on your own is not a good idea. With the possibility of a disabiling injury you should consult an attorney after a visit to a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 13, 2014 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
How much additional value does a fully furnished apartment have over an empty apartment?
It all depends on the situation. Many home buyers or renters don't want existing furniture in their new apartment as they want to furnish themselves. In cases like that, it wont add a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Is it mandatory to have a home inspection in San Francisco prior to renting a home?
I agree with the other answers here - haven't heard of a need for a home inspection for rentals. That being said, many landlords will ask that you do a walk-through with them to make n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Rental Basics in 94118
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
My Tenant died leaving behind a roommate who has proven to be unreliable. The roommate is not on the lease. How can I evict this person.?
A real estate attorney is definitely the best way to go here. If you want a recommendation, I'd be happy to help with that.

Good luck!
-Ryan
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Rentals in San Francisco
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