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23 Jan San Francisco Neighborhood Map

This map of San Francisco neighborhoods is according to the San Francisco Association of Realtors district and sub-district, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) specifications. Real estate values and prices, property types, age of construction, architectural styles, views, amenities, commercial districts and home sizes can vary widely between different...

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23 Jan Renting vs Buying a Home in San Francisco

“Renting can make sense as a lifestyle choice or because of income constraints. As a means to building wealth, however, there is no practical substitute for homeownership.”New York Times, "Homeownership & Affluence," 11/30/14 op-ed article   Please Note: Rent vs. buy calculations can be performed a wide variety...

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23 Jan Real Estate Negotiation Principles

Effectively Negotiating the Purchase or Sale of Real Estate Fair market value is simply that price a qualified, reasonably knowledgeable buyer is willing to pay, that a seller (not under duress) is willing to accept, after the home has been properly exposed to the market. Since...

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23 Jan Interviewing a Real Estate Agent

Best Real Estate agent in Noe Valley What are the most important skills and resources you offer your clients? Real estate is an incredibly complicated business involving very large sums of money, and, since it often involves your home, not uncommonly the security and happiness of...

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23 Jan Home Buying as an Investment

Home Prices, Inflation, Leverage & Home Equity   This analysis was created in October 2013   First and foremost, any home purchased needs to work as a home: it fulfills your housing needs at an affordable monthly cost – ideally, a cost, after tax deductions and principal pay-down, less...

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