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Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
how expensive of a house can I afford?
AVM,

I cover the basics of the pre-approval process (and determining how much you can afford) in a free, monthly webinar. It's 15-mins long and the next one is on May 5. The link t ... more
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Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
How can Fannie Mae help a home buyer?
hi, it has several ways of helping...learn about its loan programs here
https://www.fanniemae.com/singlefamily/loan-limits

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0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Financing in Mission
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
When is equity sharing a good idea?
hi, when you do not have enough funds to purchase the property on your own...

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0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Financing in Mission
thiagodaluz7, Other/Just Looking in Orem, UT
thiagodaluz7 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?
A move like this is much less likely to go in your favor if you haven't verified the extent of your injuries with a doctor. If you have that evidence to back you up, it's a pretty fair ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Rental Basics in San Francisco
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
Redfin v. full-service agents
This is an old thread, but i think relevant if people stumble upon it. Since we've launched UpNest, our customers have told us that full service agents are a key ingredient they can ac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 17, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Dawson &…, Home Seller in San Francisco, CA
Dawson & Clinton answered:
My wife and I will be relocating from Pennsylvania to the Bay in late July/Aug. & want to rent. Long distance is an issue. Should we enlist realtor?
Hey There,

Being a long term resident and member of the real estate industry in the Bay Area I can attest to the fact that housing here is often hard to come by. Of course the neigh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Rental Basics in San Francisco
KateFomina, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
KateFomina answered:
We're upside down on our house, so the agent sells it short, what can we do now -- can't buy!
Dear Mario, if you would like to purchase, there are loans available for people in your situation. You can get a loan 1 day after your Short Sale. Feel free to give me a call for more i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Home Selling in 94134
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
What is the rental market like in Potrero Hill area -- i.e., price per square foot?
hi, the rental market is great...take a look at the rentals here on Trulia, and also here
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/apa/sfc?zoomToPosting=&catAbb=apa&query=potrero+hill&minAsk ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Investment Properties in San Francisco
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Authenticity of a listing
http://www.trulia.com/blog/discovertrulia/2010/06/trulia_psa…

The above link is from Trulia to caution the public about scammers. If something is too good to be true it usually is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Rentals in 94109
Maryann Salt, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Maryann Salt answered:
If one is facing foreclosure, what other options do they have?
Hi Alison,

There's been many that have responded with various points for you. The point I will make is that the person that is loosing their home needs to take a serious look at wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Foreclosure in Potrero Hill
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
Crime and safety in this neighborhood
hi, the local police department and website is your best resource...

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0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 13, 2014 Crime & Safety in Hunters Point
Leone, Renter in San Carlos, CA
Leone answered:
338 spear, 310 Main, and 400 Beale listings in San Francisco, all Fraudulent?
Hi
Im seeing a lot of fraudulent listings on Trulia. Some listings were actually my own building where I asked the HOA manager and concierge about them, and found out there were no u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Rentals in San Francisco
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Replacing Old Victorian Bay Windows
Replacement windows need to meet current building codes which impose a storm rating.
For windows which do not require additional storm protection (shutters) the price quoted for 50 Sq ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
What is required in the way of disclosure when a licensed real estate agent makes a bid on a house to buy the house for themselves?
It is very normal for an agent to represent themselves. They just need to disclose in the offer that they are a licensed real estate agent.
Good luck,
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
If you were going to buy a house in California in the San Francisco Bay Area right now, what city would it be in, at what price range, and why?
That really depends on what you're looking for in a city and how much you can afford. San Francisco is awesome, but it's not for everybody as far as living there. Some people love it, ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Info, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Info answered:
Cost of bathroom addition in San Francisco?
Try DuGarry construction . They do amazing work and there prices are fair
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94117
Richard Tref…, Real Estate Pro in 92111
Richard Trefflich - Click Here answered:
I am 65 and want to buy a home with my IRA, which is matured. Will I be able to use that money to buy a home without penalties?
If you want to take money out of your IRA to purchase a property you will not be assessed penalties because you are over 59 and 1/2 years of age. However you will be taxed at ordinary ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Home Buying in Central Richmond
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
Is there a reason to replace a working water heater with a new tankless water heater?
Boy I would think by know Lynn would have made a prudent choice as to what she intends to do about her water heater. This question is almost 2 years old. Do you think she's really looki ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Going Green in San Francisco
Steve Turnbl…, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
Steve Turnbloom answered:
Help! Need a good transaction coordinator in San Francisco. Can anyone refer?
My wife Diana owns a virtual Transaction Management company EscrowCoord.com. Her team works all over California for agents and brokers. Check out their website.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Agent2Agent in San Francisco
Jason Walter, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Jason Walter answered:
How do I know if something is a scam?
Here is what to watch out for and how to protect yourself:

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0079-rental-listing-scams
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Rental Basics in San Francisco
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