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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Looking for best prep course for CA brokers exam Prep. Had my exam Aug/29/2015 and didn't pass. Studied all the material's by First Tuesday
Hi Amir,

I took my broker course from Allied. I want you to know that I studied for 8 months but did pass the first time. That is a tough exam!!!
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 8:09am Tech Tips in Mission
davidm, Home Owner in San Francisco, CA
davidm answered:
Does anyone know if Oceanview is a safe neighborhood in SF?
Yes, I've lived here for a year now. I heard it used to be a very rough neighborhood. My wife and young son have found it to be safe and family friendly. We live on Montana Street a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2015 Crime & Safety in Oceanview
Derek Jones, Real Estate Pro in 95670
Derek Jones answered:
How does the auction listings work?
Most online auction sites I've seen are only good for cash purchases as often times they don't allow contingencies and they usually charge extra fees to the buyer.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Michael Acke…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Ackerman 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.

Hopefully you should've bought by now.

Lao Tze, a Confucian once said; "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. - The next best time is NOW." I may be confused bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2015 Home Buying in SoMa
Simon Watson, Real Estate Pro in 94596
Simon Watson answered:
how do I list my home for sale on as an owner? I do not want an agent.
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller William ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2015 Home Selling in San Francisco
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
why on earth would I want to use a realtor to sell my home?
Paul, you are making some assumptions here.

1. You can get as much money for your home. Wrong
2. There is little or no risk in selling by your own. Wrong
3. It is a simple to do. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 22, 2015 Home Selling in San Francisco
Anthony Mason, Real Estate Pro in Upper Marlboro, MD
Anthony Mason 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?
You could ask that your agent show your bank statement to the listing agent to verify balances and then returned to you with no copies made. (Make sure to white out all account informat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2015 Home Buying in 94114
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
what's the best and most accurate Broker prep school, so that I can pass California Broker exam?
Duane Gomer Seminars is great!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2015 Tech Tips in Mission
Yaw Anku, Other/Just Looking in
Yaw Anku answered:
Can I buy a house with FHA Loan in San Francisco ?
Here's a list of FHA Approved list of lenders in SF that can help with your search
You can also try searching o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 20, 2015 Home Buying in 94134
Antonio Prado, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Antonio Prado answered:
How far is commute time from Noe Valley, Coe Valley, Bernal Heights to SF downtown in public transportation during rush hour?
Hello Kacy,

I hope all is well. A house might be hard to find in San Francisco for 400K but a condo or townhouse could be doable. If you still need help call / text me and will be mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 20, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Does my home have to be in MLS to list it on Trulia? I want to do a pocket listing instead. Is this possible? Thanks so much
It must be actively listed with a Realtor, but it doesn't necessarily have to be in the MLS. Your Realtor can post the listing here on Trulia, you cannot.

That said why in the world ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 17, 2015 Home Selling in 94115
Beulah Sipp, Renter in Forest Park, IL
Beulah Sipp asked:
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2015 Rentals in San Francisco
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
What is typical listing/selling agent commission in San Francisco on sale for $1-1.5MM?
I noticed that this question came up several years ago, but it's still a very relevant question today.

At UpNest (, we're seeing a commission rate in a range of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2015 Home Selling in San Francisco
Cynthia Cumm…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Cynthia Cummins answered:
What is the best neighborhood in SF for families?
The short and sassy answer to your question, Alf, is "I never met a neighborhood in San Francisco I didn't like." There are so many to choose from -- each with its own community-center ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Mike Monty, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Mike Monty answered:
How much do qualified leads cost?
Generate your own leads with online marketing methods and have better lead quality and a much lower cost. Plus, there are other benefits such as increased exposure and building your bra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 12, 2015 Agent2Agent in San Francisco
Monique Scott, Home Buyer in Winthrop Harbor, IL
Monique Scott answered:
Do banks have an obligation to send me a copy of my credit report after they pulled it (for obtaining a pre-approval purpose)?
Everyone needs to stand up and turn against the Big Banks for their mortgage needs.

DID YOU KNOW: Chase charges $430 for a conventional appraisal and $530 for an FHA appraisal and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 9, 2015 Home Buying in 94105
Susan Getz, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Susan Getz answered:
I would like to be able to look at home sales in San Francisco in the last three months of 2013
Call me i can help you look that up. 4154478800
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 9, 2015 Home Buying in 94117
Bryan Horn, Real Estate Pro in 92101
Bryan Horn answered:
Condo association loans for 16 unit building in California
I have a renovation loan that can give u money for needed repairs. Call or text me 858-805-5347
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 8, 2015 Financing in San Francisco
Bryan Horn, Real Estate Pro in 92101
Bryan Horn answered:
Do I qualify for FHA/FenniaMae/etc?I have worked for last 28 months with 6 months employment gap for personal reasons
Yes u are good as long as u are still in the same line of work.

Contact me at 858-805-5347 via call or text.

Best regards. Bryan Horn
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 8, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
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