Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,South Beach- San Francisco- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/South-Beach-San-Francisco-CA/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Is it necessary to update bath/kitchen to sell in the SF market? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-necessary-to-update-bath-kitchen-to-sell-in-the-SF-market/524778/ I have a 1BR/1.5BA 900ish square foot loft in the South Beach/SOMA area.&nbsp; The building was one of the early ones, so the finishes and appliances date back to 1995.&nbsp; I think we all know that the usual rules about sellling don't apply in SF.&nbsp; However, would it be worthwhile to refresh the bath and kitchen finishes to something a little more current?&nbsp; The wear is pretty good considering the age of the unit (it has been a second home for the last 7 years), but things are looking dated relative to the new builds.&nbsp; For example, primarily doing cosmetic work like paint, changing black appliances out for stainless steel, knobs, lighting and faucets, and maybe replacing dated tile?&nbsp; I may or may not sell within the year (or convert it to a rental).&nbsp; I know in a regular real estate market area, a bath and kitchen are due for a refresh within 20 to 25 years. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br \><br \>6 replies Fri, 17 Jan 2014 02:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-necessary-to-update-bath-kitchen-to-sell-in-the-SF-market/524778/ 2014-01-17T02:28:00Z Looking to buy an investment property, seeking for an expert in San Francisco http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-buy-an-investment-property-seeking-for-an-expert-in-San-Francisco/512171/ Hi,<br/><br/>I am looking for an investment property to rent out while waiting the house price to soar in San Francisco area. &nbsp;I am hoping if anyone can give me some pointer on any good investment properties that have high rental return (cost of purchase / net rent income). &nbsp;I have been looking at South Beach loft, but am not sure if I should look at houses in the more neighborhood area like Noe Valley and Marina. &nbsp;Please let me know what you think? &nbsp;<br/><br/>Thanks<br \><br \>6 replies Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-buy-an-investment-property-seeking-for-an-expert-in-San-Francisco/512171/ 2013-09-20T17:39:00Z how can i know what much is the zestimate on the condo i am intere in buying it http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-know-what-much-is-the-zestimate-on-the-condo-i-am-intere-in-buying-it/484456/ my friend is willing to sell his condo to me before listing it, i really like to know what is the zestimate price and how much the price accessed by government?<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 24 Mar 2013 07:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-know-what-much-is-the-zestimate-on-the-condo-i-am-intere-in-buying-it/484456/ 2013-03-24T07:41:00Z looking for a place to live with a room with high ceilings big walls and lots of light for studio http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-for-a-place-to-live-with-a-room-with-high-ceilings-big-walls-and-lots-of-light-for-studio/465032/ Looking for a converted factory or warehouse that offers an art studio opportunity. Big walls, high ceilings, lots of light in or around the bay area<br \><br \>0 replies Sat, 20 Oct 2012 19:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-for-a-place-to-live-with-a-room-with-high-ceilings-big-walls-and-lots-of-light-for-studio/465032/ 2012-10-20T19:24:00Z I'm not able to upload pictures to my listing. When I upload pics I see a white blank boxes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-not-able-to-upload-pictures-to-my-listing-When-I-upload-pics-I-see-a-white-blank-boxes/448205/ 1 reply Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-not-able-to-upload-pictures-to-my-listing-When-I-upload-pics-I-see-a-white-blank-boxes/448205/ 2012-06-25T00:41:00Z How early should you start looking for an apartment? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-early-should-you-start-looking-for-an-apartment/436599/ I am looking to start my lease June 1st, but almost all of the listings are available now. Do people usually start their lease right after their application is accepted?<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 25 Mar 2012 21:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-early-should-you-start-looking-for-an-apartment/436599/ 2012-03-25T21:46:00Z How much does an exterior window (as opposed to patio view) add to the value of a condo? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-does-an-exterior-window-as-opposed-to-patio-view-add-to-the-value-of-a-condo/421206/ We are in escrow for a condo in San Francisco's SoMa, right by Caltrain, and we are only having second thoughts because of the lack of exterior windows. The only 2 windows are toward the inside patio / fire exit, which is not an eyesore, but it's not the nicest view.<br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 30 Oct 2011 23:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-does-an-exterior-window-as-opposed-to-patio-view-add-to-the-value-of-a-condo/421206/ 2011-10-30T23:30:00Z What happened to the price and the Zestimate? They are so different. Local trend??? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happened-to-the-price-and-the-Zestimate-They-are-so-different-Local-trend/340879/ The house sold for less than 50% of the Zestimate, which seems to have trended downward after or during December 2009.&nbsp; What happened?&nbsp; Is there a local trend?<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 05 Apr 2010 01:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happened-to-the-price-and-the-Zestimate-They-are-so-different-Local-trend/340879/ 2010-04-05T01:23:00Z This cond0 has been sold http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/This-cond0-has-been-sold/322097/ 0 replies Sat, 06 Feb 2010 03:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/This-cond0-has-been-sold/322097/ 2010-02-06T03:12:00Z How do I protest a Zestimate to Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-protest-a-Zestimate-to-Zillow/281080/ Next door neighbor with exactly the same sq footage and floor plan is Zestimated at $375,000 more than mine, even tho my condo has a far superior, unobstructed view of the bay. It has to be an error, but I don't see how to protest and get it corrected.<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 22 Sep 2009 03:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-protest-a-Zestimate-to-Zillow/281080/ 2009-09-22T03:05:00Z is this still available?415-613-4600 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-this-still-available-415-613-4600/221631/ 0 replies Thu, 09 Apr 2009 17:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-this-still-available-415-613-4600/221631/ 2009-04-09T17:08:00Z is this still available?call 415-613-4600 cell http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-this-still-available-call-415-613-4600-cell/221630/ 0 replies Thu, 09 Apr 2009 17:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-this-still-available-call-415-613-4600-cell/221630/ 2009-04-09T17:07:00Z Why is this listed so much cheaper than all other G condos in 239 Brannan St. You have an error some http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-this-listed-so-much-cheaper-than-all-other-G-condos-in-239-Brannan-St-You-have-an-error-some/204788/ 0 replies Fri, 27 Feb 2009 23:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-this-listed-so-much-cheaper-than-all-other-G-condos-in-239-Brannan-St-You-have-an-error-some/204788/ 2009-02-27T23:28:00Z How I get historical sale information for all the condos at 88 King? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-I-get-historical-sale-information-for-all-the-condos-at-88-King/187325/ How do I get historical sale information for all the condos at 88 King?&nbsp; I'd love to see how it changed from when it first sold and how closely it tracked the overall SF marketplace.<br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 11 Jan 2009 18:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-I-get-historical-sale-information-for-all-the-condos-at-88-King/187325/ 2009-01-11T18:05:00Z What happened to the Zetimate for this home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happened-to-the-Zetimate-for-this-home/174650/ It used to be here, now it isn't. Did Zillow lose the information on the last sales? (That's what I'm really interested in - the Zillow chart of Zetimate over time showing sale transactions and prices).<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 15 Dec 2008 06:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happened-to-the-Zetimate-for-this-home/174650/ 2008-12-15T06:14:00Z What happened to the Zetimate for this home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happened-to-the-Zetimate-for-this-home/174649/ It used to be here, now it isn't. Did Zillow lose the information on the last sales? (That's what I'm really interested in - the Zillow chart of Zetimate over time showing sale transactions and prices).<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 15 Dec 2008 06:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happened-to-the-Zetimate-for-this-home/174649/ 2008-12-15T06:14:00Z ???? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/_empty_/174022/ 2 bedroon 600 SQ feet????????????????<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 10 Dec 2008 19:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/_empty_/174022/ 2008-12-10T19:12:00Z the unit http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-unit/172870/ What condition is the unit in? Are you considering selling?<br/><br/>Henri Revel<br/><br/>Pacific Union<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 03 Dec 2008 17:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-unit/172870/ 2008-12-03T17:32:00Z Price increase since May 2008???? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Price-increase-since-May-2008/170616/ Does this seller actually believe that this condo has increased in price by 10% since the condo was bought in May 2008? This valuation is not correct at all and way too high<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 19 Nov 2008 08:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Price-increase-since-May-2008/170616/ 2008-11-19T08:10:00Z the unit http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-unit/162281/ Is this unit currently for sale? The pics look like it is very well kept.<br/><br/>Henri Revel<br/><br/>Pacific Union<br/>(415)317-3029<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 06 Oct 2008 18:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-unit/162281/ 2008-10-06T18:12:00Z