thirty days out is a good time to start a rental search, as most tenants give 30 days notice to vacate. if you know the city well, you could be successful in a weekend trip. if you are not so familiar, you may want to hire a search agent to help you find a good spot. hire someone who will work with you until you find a place and sign a lease. Some agents charge for orientation tours, less costly, but they have no motivation on a tour to make sure you sign al ease. The relo service is costs more, but any good relo agent will work really hard to make sure your find the right deal for you, and quickly.... more
The area of Church and Market bridges the Castro and the Mission. While the intersection at Market street is very busy, the side streets are quite calm and quiet, and the dirtiness of the Mission proper seems to taper off. Right around this intersection is Aardvark Books, one of my favorite used bookstores in the city, as well as several good restaurants.... more
Overall it's a fantastic neighborhood and I'm glad I found a great slice of the city to call home. For the most part, streets are clean and well maintained by the residents. Parking can be a little difficult at times so be prepared to drive around the block a few times. Other options are to search for neighbors who are renting out their garage space, or better yet, give up the gas guzzler and take advantage of the many MUNI lines that all seem to run through Duboce Triangle!... more
The price of 20K provided by Realty Trac, IS NOT misleading, it is transfer value price for the Bank. that means the price of last record in the history of property.
The real price of the property is higher, of course, however you can negotiate and submit a reasonable offer to the bank.
I am surprised that so many realtors dont know that.
I did subsribed to realty trac as a realtor, and it is a great source of REOs, and Foreclosures. So you can definitely find a bargain, but need to be financialy ready and have your funds together.
In FORECLOSURE you are dealing with the bank, basically you submit an offer (reasonable) and bank either accept or deny your offer.
We specialize in foreclosures, short sales, and REOs, please feel free to contact me.
I would be happy to answer any of your questions.
Good Luck & Happy new year!
An reo just come on the market today that would be a good fit for you. It's 3bd/2ba....around 1400 sq. ft. and is in the low 500's. I'm not a mortgage broker and I'm sure that you could qualify for more, but something like this would be nice comfortable payments.... more