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Gita Bantwal…, Real Estate Pro in Jamison, PA
Gita Bantwal ABR/CRS/SRES/CDPE answered:
Capital Gains Question - Married Couple Exemption
You should have the client talk to a CPA or the IRS. Never give advice on taxes unless you are an accountant .
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 2:44pm Agent2Agent in 94102
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Why isn't fidiciary interest discussed more? Not knowing this put me an a horrific position that I could have easily gotten out if only I
Deano,
Sounds like you needed a lawyer and a better understanding of what were signing. Get one now and see if there are any options left to you. Sorry for your troubles but what yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2015 Home Selling in 94110
Deano Turchi, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Deano Turchi answered:
selling duplex as single family home in san francisco
I can tell you who and what firm you should stay far and clear from as they act above the law selling a 2 unit - but it was more a SFR and they are going to use this as some sort of str ... more
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Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
Hello I am looking for affordable places to rent for a family of four on a very tight budget: $70,000 outside of San Francisco.
Hi Mark,
Perhaps look north of San Francisco and Marin, in an area like Sonoma County. It's still a very centralized location with great school districts, coveted communities and with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2015 General Area in San Francisco
Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Lizete Santos answered:
What is your view on the Shipyard SF (Lennar) project? I am considering investing (longterm) in 2BD townhome currently expected to be around ~800K.
Hello Ad,

It's a burgeoning neighborhood with considerable potential for increased growth. Buyers who are currently priced out of SF are looking to areas like Hunters Point and Bayv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
What are some of your favorite things to do with out of town guests?
Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
Lombard Street
Tour of Alcatraz
Chinatown
Coit Tower
Fisherman's Warf
SF Giants Game
Ride the Cable Cars
Union Square

Marin Headlands
Day trip to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Quality of Life in San Francisco
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
How can I start looking for a home?
Get a better sense as to what you can afford by talking with a mortgage broker/lender.

Then you can pair up with an agent and review the inventory, get a better sense of the neighbo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in 94109
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
What is the craziest thing that has happened to you when showing an open house? Any good, juicy stories?
Had an open house from 1:00 to 4:00.
My client, god bless her, started getting ready at 12:00 noon, didn't get in the shower til 1:00, lost her keys, then had to feed her dogs, gather ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Agent2Agent in San Francisco
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Can I afford a $1M home in San Francisco?
Hi,

Meeting with a local loan agent would be a great start.

Please let me know if you need a recommendation.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Bidding War Strategy: what is the best approach to winning a real estate bidding war?
Hi,

Well, there are several, but each situation is unique. For example, some sellers may want a free rentback, long close, etc.

1) Ask what the seller is looking for in addition t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in Outer Sunset
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
What's better buyers? Granite over Oak? Or cheap counters and a lower list price?
Hi,

If the rest of the home is updated, I would consider updating the kitchen as well. Don't miss out on the market by going through a project that is too long though.

Kind regard ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Selling in Outer Sunset
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
How do I know if my finances are "together" enough to start thinking about buying a house?
Hi C. T.,

Meeting with a local loan agent would be a great start.

Please let me know if you need a recommendation.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
Is it mandatory to have a home inspection in San Francisco prior to renting a home?
Hi Sssuejohn,

A walk-thru is the most common procedure - both at the beginning and end of your lease. With how competitive the rental market has become, most landlords likely wouldn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Rental Basics in 94118
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
We plan to make an offer on a condo. It has no inspection reports, seller wants to sell it AS-IS. Is that a good idea?
Hi Dillipb1,

I am sure by now you've completed your purchase or perhaps moved on to another property. That said, regardless, it is always important to complete your due diligence as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in 94118
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
I would like to be able to look at home sales in San Francisco in the last three months of 2013
Hi Mimibo,

This information can be accessed by Realtors with ease.
If this is something you'd like help with, please feel free to give me a call or email.

Robert Rapp
415.272 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in 94117
Sally May, Home Buyer in Tampa, FL
Sally May answered:
i am considering buying a renovated property in NJ. I have enough for a 20% downpayment, but not much more. Should I consider an FHA and pay 3.5 % dow
THE FHA ADVANTAGE- FHA loan applicants will find that they can purchase a home with less than 4% down payment and less than perfect credit. FHA home loans are NOT just for first time Fl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Antonio Prado, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Antonio Prado answered:
Hi All, I'll be moving to San Francisco in upcoming month for work and trying to figure out an area to live o. My office will be in market street.
Hello,

The best thing about working on Market street is that you are close to Bart and Caltrain, so if you don't find anything in the city you have the option to look at the surround ... more
2 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 27, 2015 For Rent in San Francisco
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Do rental listings get verified?
Hello Jill, no they don't and anyone can put in a rental so beware. Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 26, 2015 For Rent in San Francisco
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello All, I'll be moving to San Francisco with my family in upcoming month for work and trying to figure out an area to live.
Hello abhishek.k.jaiswal, there are currently 30 rentals from a room, studio or 1bd 1ba apartments for rent up to $1,800 monthly in San Francisco to sort thru. You should check with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 26, 2015 For Rent in San Francisco
benpapasmith, Home Owner in San Francisco, CA
benpapasmith asked:
How do I sign up to rent my condo?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 25, 2015 For Rent in San Francisco
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