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bengibson4113, Home Buyer in Fontana, CA
bengibson4113 answered:
I'd like to buy a permanent deeded parking spot (without associated housing). How would I go about this? How should I find sellers?
That's an excellent question, how can you buy a permanent deeded parking spot. I'm also curious to know if you can have it re-painted & maybe even a street sign so people don't park the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 5:19pm Home Buying in 94115
Javier Monti…, Real Estate Pro in Covina, CA
Javier Montiel answered:
How much is a roof replacement on a Victorian home in San Francisco?
It depends on a number of things such as materials, size etc....My suggestion would be to get at least 3 quotes.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 8:59am Home Buying in San Francisco
Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Yuba City, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
how expensive of a house can I afford?
You need the services of a reliable mortgage advisor.

In Yuba City I use the services of Mickey Sullivan at Evergreen Home Loans who can be reached at:

Mickey Sullivan
Trusted L ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Does buying in a building with below market rate (BMR) units affect property values?
Some say it does and some say it doesn't...some studies show that in some cases it may actually increase property value...

Example; $15,000 Buyer Rebate, or $22,500 Seller Discount, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2014 Home Buying in Mission Dolores
VERREOS, Tony, Real Estate Pro in California
VERREOS, Tony answered:
Replacing Old Victorian Bay Windows
Heidi: $150/sf for windows is very high, but compared to what? Some brands are outrageous. Some brands are much higher quality materials and construction. Unless you intend to stay ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
VERREOS, Tony, Real Estate Pro in California
VERREOS, Tony answered:
During purchase of a Short Sale, the appraisal tagged the roof as needing repairs before loan. What are my options?
Aaron: Reading you Q & response suggests you know what you're doing. $35K is a lot of roof! $2,500 may be a total waste, but it's a cost of doing business that I'd expect you will de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
SF Bay Area Financing for a US citizen living abroad
Hello OOZZ, it only takes a few dozen questions to qualify and go over your options. You have a few options of stated income loans or Foreign National or maybe bank statement program. H ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
fosterkicks99, Other/Just Looking in 78052
fosterkicks99 answered:
What should I know about asbestos?
You need to send a sample in to be tested for asbestos. If it comes back negative, you can leave it up and be fine. Though if it comes back positive, you will need to get it removed. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 25, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Hello, I am going to be moving from Denver, CO and would like to know what area is the most affordable in San Francisco?
chk out the crime statistics and schools before you make your decisions.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 23, 2014 General Area in San Francisco
Jennifer Bee…, Real Estate Pro in California
Jennifer Beeston 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.
Check out My team Sf with Zephyr. If you google their name it should give you all the info you need.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 22, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
ameliaheartw…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
ameliaheartwright 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 would definitely ask a lawyer about it. There are many lawyers that specifically work with people trying to receive restitution for injuries. I think that a case like this will depend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 22, 2014 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Please suggest a good school district area close to sf-oakland bay bride, dont mind 45 min drive
You can research schools here on trulia...also you can research schools/API scores on my website...

Example; $15,000 Buyer Rebate, or $22,500 Seller Discount, on $1 mill home;
Clic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2014 Moving in San Francisco
Paul Warrin, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Paul Warrin answered:
CAN SOMEONE RECOMMEND AN APARTMENT COMPLEX THAT RENTS FURNISHED APTS NEAR THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT?? I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE AN ANSWER. THANK YOU
Hi Matthew,
I own an apartment building near the financial district that rents furnished apartments. If you are still looking for a good rental, please let me know and I can send you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2014 Home Buying in Financial District
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
What kinds of interior renovations require city permits?
Looks like this is a year old, but it's still a relevant question that I've been asked recently - so here's my two cents:

Permits can be pretty easy to get for interior renovations i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Trying to buy another condo. Should I sell my current condo or rent it out?
As Nicole said below, a 1031 exchange is a great idea and it's definitely something I'd recomend looking into as well!

It's also worth looking into housing trends in the neighborhood ... more
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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
interested in getting my brokers license. does owning and managing real estate that own count toward the 2-year experience requirement for california?
If you have proof that you were a property manager for 2 years full time with your salesperson license, you might be able to get away with that, but I doubt it. Generally speaking you ... more
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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick 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?
Totally agree with the answers below - a locksmith is the way to go...I suppose a brick is an option too, but I wouldn't advise it! :-P
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2014 Quality of Life in Pacific Heights
fosterkicks99, Other/Just Looking in 78052
fosterkicks99 answered:
When is the best time for kitchen remodeling in San Francisco? I heard the least busy times are the best times since there is no competition.
As a guess I would say the winter months. People tend not to want in and out foot traffic of the weather is less than desirable. Also construction projects are more know for happening d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94131
Tim Johnson, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Tim Johnson answered:
How does an HOA find a new management company?
I agree that it's difficult trying to deal with HOA management yourself I think it's worth it to get some help on that front. Finding someone to deal with the management aspect for you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014 How To... in San Francisco
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Hello, I am going to be moving from Denver, CO and would like to know what area is the most affordable in San Francisco or surrounding area's?
There are many people that are commuters from Sonoma County, north of SF, in towns like Petaluma, Rohnert park and Santa Rosa, with transportation available. Living in the Wine Country ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2014 General Area in San Francisco
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