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Kiwikiwi, Home Buyer in 94105

which is best area to buy a home in San Francisco for a young couple willing to fix up a home in a good area nearest to Finacial district for $475,000

Asked by Kiwikiwi, 94105 Wed Oct 5, 2011

young newly married couple moving to SF and wondering what the best areas that are affordable are near the financial district Prefer no long communtes across any bridges. Fixer upper fine if good price. thanks

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 6, 2011
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 26, 2013
As a Realtor, we can't tell you what the "best area" is. I would recommend you get in touch with a local lender, get pre-approved. That should be the first step for any potential buyer. Next, start a relationship with a local Realtor, they can review your search criteria and show you the different properties for sale and areas. The lender can probably give you a recommendation or two. Trulia offers an agent directory, you can read about each agent for the city, read the recommends written by past clients and pick an agent that seems like a good fit to you. You may want to call a couple of the local agents that take the time to answer your question on Trulia as well. You can also use Zillow.com and they have a directory as well (lots of options for you).

Best of luck, buying a home should be an exciting and educational experience.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 27, 2013
I would definitely go with Portola or the Excelsior. Both i consider great value for the money and are worth considering given your criteria. I'd be happy to talk more about it, just give me a call or email me.

steve mi, Climb
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 23, 2012
Hey there-

Several questions for you: are you looking for a condo or single family home? Your price point will be challenging unless you're ok using the light rail along 3rd Street to get the Financial District. If so, you may want to look an at area called Dogpatch. There are still some fixers around there but it is more "urban" than the northern areas of the City such as Nob Hill, etc. It will be impossible to find a single family home in Nob Hill, North Beach, Telegraph Hill for anywhere near $475k. For that price, you might be in the 1 bedroom condo/TIC market for sure.

I'd be happy to talk with you to have a better idea of exactly what you're looking for and where around the FD would be a good fit for you. Welcome to SF!


Rich Bennett, Realtor

http://www.76-78Prosper.com http://www.LansingStCondo.com http://www.115-117States.com

Zephyr Real Estate
2500 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 10, 2011
SoMa / South Beach of coarse! But why buy a fixer, when you can buy newer at distressed prices?
Web Reference: http://www.paulhwang.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 7, 2011

Try Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill, North Beach, North Waterfront, parts of SOMA and South Beach. No single family homes are currently available for under $500K but there are about 48 1-bedroom condos and about 11 2-bedroom condos on the market. Here is a link to the listings:

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 5, 2011
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