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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
listing price----re agt says to put low list price to attract many bidders
This is one method that some Realtor use a lot in my area. It frustrates home buyers who are now getting "savvy" and avoiding going out to see homes that are obviously not going to sel ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
Videos of property. What value do you see in them?
Clients "love, love, love!" pictures and video's of property they are considering purchasing. It does not take the place of in person viewing, but a well shot photo ( not a glamorized o ... more
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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 95476
Lumina, one of the newest upcoming condo buildings in San Francisco, just released floorplans and pricing for some of their first units available!  They are priced anywhere from the low $1,000 per foot,… Read more
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Bill Stacy, Home Buyer in Downingtown, PA
Bill Stacy answered:
Cost of bathroom addition in San Francisco?
Is an addition to a bathroom significantly greater than a renovation? I would ultimately like to do both, but it's looking like I'm going to have to pick one or the other for now. I'll ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Remodel & Renovate in 94117
Joanne, Home Buyer in South San Francisco,...
Joanne answered:
is financing available at the Beacon?
yes i work for a broker who has lenders available and can lend on condos that are in litigation. We currently have 2 refinances in process and condo is in litigation similar to yours (S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 10:35pm Home Buying in 94107
James Clarks…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
James Clarkson answered:
Any recommendations for a roofer in SF?
Having someone quality help you roof your home is very key if you want to maintain the great look of your home. I think that the roof is a very big part of showing the flare and persona ... more
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tom.stubbs.1…, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX
tom.stubbs.1234 answered:
What should I know about asbestos?
You should get rid of it. It causes a lot of problems, and is not worth the risk. There are lots of companies that will do asbestos removal. It would be a good idea to look into that so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 4:08pm Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
wwest1980, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
wwest1980 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?
I don't think that you are going to get what you requested. I would talk to a personal injury lawyer though and see what your options are. At the very least you might be able to get y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 3:37pm Rental Basics in San Francisco
Eric Castong…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Eric Castongia answered:
Best time to buy in San Francisco
The time to buy is always 10 years ago, so buy when you find the home that works for you.

I find timing the market doesn't really work, particularly with a short inventory, because ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 2:33pm Home Buying in San Francisco
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
NOT SURPRISE MY LAST REVIEW WAS DELETED REGARDING OVERCHARGING ON MY TRULIA ACCOUNT!
I have said it before, and I will say it again...this website - Trulia - is a MESS...with no end in site

Message to sales reps - I wouldn't give them 5 cents for anything!

How an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Agent2Agent in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 95476
Ryan Rudnick 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 -

Finding a good agent is tough, and personally, I'd recommend going through recommendations or referrals from friends if you know anyone whose purchased a property recently ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 95476
Ryan Rudnick answered:
SF Bay Area Financing for a US citizen living abroad
You're going to want to get in touch with a mortgage agent in the bay area. He or she will be able to ask you all of the relevant questions and help you get financing in the US for you ... more
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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 95476
Ryan Rudnick answered:
I am purchasing a home with cash and I was asked to provide proof of funds. I am uncomfortable with showing a bank statement. Is there another way?
Well this post is 2 years old, but it's still a common question, so here's a quick answer anyway:

Having a letter from your bank that states you have sufficient funds for the cash pu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Home Buying in 94114
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 95476
Ryan Rudnick answered:
WHO IS THE PROPERTY OWNER?
Hello Charleen, and everyone else commenting with other property addresses. Like some commenters mentioned, this is all a matter of public record and is available via title reports whi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Home Buying in Ingleside Terrace
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 95476
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Are there any condos for rent at 181 South Park, SF, CA, 94107?
I don't believe there are any available rentals in this building at the moment, but I'd be more than happy to help you find something similar. I often work with renters looking for pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Home Buying in South Beach
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 95476
Ryan Rudnick answered:
What are the best areas with a decent commute to San Francisco to live for a young couple (I will be studying in SF on market street)?
As others mentioned below, this is a very subjective question with many aspects. You'll have to define what is affordable for you, and how long of a commute you're comfortable with, as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 For Rent in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 95476
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Are there any homes/apartments available for rent that are willing to take section 8? Please help.
According to the SFHA website, the wait list for section 8 housing is currently closed.

http://www.sfha.org/Information--Section-8.html

That website does, however, have lots of gr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 For Rent in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 95476
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Replacing Old Victorian Bay Windows
That price sounds very high to me. I work with an LLC that renovates homes in SF, and we recently did a project where replacing all of the windows in the house was around the same pric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 95476
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Looking for a good pest control contractor in SF.
Lingruen and Markoff are my favorites. I've used them on several deals.

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94110
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
When a neighbor is locked out of his apartment, and it's kind of cold outside and the landlord is not responding, what is the best course of action?
I think that in this case, it's either good to let them stay for a while as you wait for the landlord to answer. However, if it is taking a long time for a response, I would suggest cal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 27, 2014 Quality of Life in Pacific Heights
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