Where to buy a San Francisco home within your budget

To a large degree, if you’re buying a house in San Francisco, your price range effectively determines the possible neighborhoods to consider. That does not apply quite as much to condos and TICs: Generally speaking, in neighborhoods with high numbers of condo and TIC sales, there are buying options at a wide range of price points, though, obviously, size, quality, view and amenity considerations will come into play.

Accompanying this article you’ll find charts that illustrate:

  • Where to buy a home for less than $1 million in San Francisco. The horizontal columns reflect the number of sales under $1m in 2014 for each area, while the median sales prices noted — to be as current as possible — are for all house sales in each area in the second half of the year.
  • Where to buy a home between $1 million and $1.5 million in San Francisco. The horizontal columns reflect the number of sales in each area, while the dollar amounts reflect average dollar per square foot values for the homes in this price range of the specified areas.
  • House sales in San Francisco.
  • Where to buy a house (as in, regular old house) between $1.5 million and $2 million in San Francisco.
  • Where to buy a luxury house in San Francisco. For the sake of this report, houses selling for $2 million and above, and condos, co-ops and TICs selling for $1.5 million and above are designated as luxury home sales. What you get in different neighborhoods for $2 million can vary widely; a large, gorgeous, immaculate house in one place, a fixer-upper in another.
  • Luxury condo, co-op and TIC sales in San Francisco
  • Luxury house sales in San Francisco

Dreaming of San Francisco? Cece Blase offers local advice to San Francisco buyers, sellers and owners– and feeds the dreams of those who wish they could live in Tony Bennett’s ‘City by the Bay.’ Call 415-577-0809 or email cblase@paragon-re.com. www.ceceblase.com