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Laura Mchugh, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA

What neighborhoods in San Francisco are good to purchase an investment property?

Asked by Laura Mchugh, San Francisco, CA Mon Jan 23, 2012

Are there particular neighborhoods that have better economics for purchasing investment properties? For example, Pacific Heights is not because of high home pricing relative to rental pricing.

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The answer to your question depends on a number of factors, not the least of which is how much money you wish to put down. The more you put down, the easier it will be to generate cashflow - in general. So even in San Francisco cashflow can be had. Additionally, the kind of property you want to own as an investment, e.g. single family homes, multi-units, apartment buildings, etc. will make a difference as well. Rental prices throughout the city are currently high and they are still going up.
I can only direct you to neighborhoods after getting some more answers. Feel free to call me at 415-200-7202 to discuss this further.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 26, 2012
Do you have an investment budget in mind? In general, SF does not offer good rental returns. You can achieve much better returns in the surrounding areas like the east bay, the south bay, or even on the peninsula.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 23, 2012
Hi Tina,
Was thinking under $700,000 for a two bedroom in the city would potentially yield a cash flow, but not entirely sure. Where in the East Bay has better returns?
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