That being said, the city is an expensive place to live in general, and if you're looking for something less expensive, or if you want more space for your money, you might want to check out some areas just outside of the city like Alameda or Oakland.
I'd be happy to help you on your house hunt if you'd like. Don't hesitate to contact me anytime!
For example, Bayview is a very up and coming area in San Francisco. You can find a Single Family Home between 450-650K, and some of them even come with parking! Another plus with this neighborhood is its proximity to the 3rd Avenue Light Rail. Since public transportation is not accessible in every neighborhood in SF, having the light rail to some people is a huge plus. It all depends on your needs.
Other affordable neighborhoods are Ingleside, Excelsior and Crocker Amazon, Portola and Silver Terrace. You can still find Single Family Homes selling between 500-650 per Sq. Ft.! vs. 1100-2000SF in established areas.
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Joey Chan (415)815-9116 Vanguard Properties