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Tue May 23, 2017
Evetsthomas asked:
I live in Noe Valley. I am ordering an appraisal soon and wondered what the appraised value of a garage should be? I'm also wondering what any additional bathrooms should appraise for.

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Mon May 22, 2017
Ok+oooooooo answered:
If you want the expertise of an agent without the price and awkward relationship, you could check out open listings:

You won't have a local expert showing you around or digging through listings for you, but I really like the on-demand showings and cost savings. ... more
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Sun May 21, 2017
Rental.melora answered:
Low crime rate. Quiet family neighborhood.
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Wed May 17, 2017
Chris LaPee answered:
I am an attorney in Missouri and consequently not licensed in the state of New York. However, it appears your question revolves around basic contract law and the Fair Housing Act.

You may have a cause of action for breach of contract if the extended the offer to you unconditionally. What I mean is if they informed you they had completed their due diligence and the basic terms had been agreed to and all that was left was signing the written lease agreement by you and your roommates (lessees), and an agent of the lessor. Typically, it is only necessary for leases to be in writing if the term is a year or more.

The next issue is why you require an emotional support animal. If it is because of a condition that is considered a disability (defined by the FHA as a condition which impairs a major life activity) and there is proof that was the fsctor used to deny you housing, it is possible the lessor violated the FHA. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is authorized to receive and investigate complaints of discrimination in the lease or sale of property due to a consumer's disability. Moreover, I am sure New York has a state agency with similar authority.

IF the lessor had indicated you all met their criteria for leasing, I would advise submitting complaints to HUD and the New York housing authority. It probably isn't worth your time and headache of suing them to enforce the contract. You probably don't want to live there anyway.
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Tue May 9, 2017
Lloydmanningjrbroker answered:
If you have a low debt to income ratio, and you borrow a thousand dollars,
and if after borrowing you still are eligible under D-T-I rules,
Are you still eligible or are you automatically disqualified because you borrowed? ... more
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Tue May 9, 2017
Jessica Nam asked:
My email account is and it shows the current listing along with photos. Is there another step needed to get this rental published? Thank you
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Mon May 8, 2017
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Abby,
Having multiple levels of inspection is a preference of some buyers. Some start with a general inspection and then have a specialist opinion for specific items as needed. Others may have their own contractor they work with that they prefer to use.

All the best,
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Thu May 4, 2017
Charlesd415 asked:
In general I am a big fan of your site, but I am wondering why your listings consistently have property tax calculations that are not accurate (always lower than actual property tax rates).…
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Mon May 1, 2017
Deannawalker50 answered:
I've inserted in the link below some of the possible rent places. Check them, it is filtered with the price you can afford.
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Thu Apr 27, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Bernie67, there is more information missing to answer as we have 100% LTV programs. Are you speaking of a refinance or purchase? Our 3% down only goes up to 424k conforming loan limits.

The purchase in 94133 start from 599k for 1bd 1ba condo. On purchase you may consider 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 424k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score and up to 2.5 million. You will need 20% down to purchase over 2.5 million.

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Wed Apr 26, 2017
newtobayarea asked:
We are in the market for a home and have been told by multiple agents that lender quality is crucial when making an offer. In particular we've been told that, for instance, Quicken or Chase,…
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Tue Apr 25, 2017
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Mon Apr 17, 2017
Jwack asked:
I posted a rental, I see it on the maps, but wanted to make an edit. How do I get back to access it? I found a comment that said there's a Manage My Listing button, but don't…
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