If you have a $600,000 budget, you definitely have some options when it comes to properties in San Francisco. I thought I’d throw the smackdown spotlight on two very different properties in two popular neighborhoods. Which one would you pick?
In one corner is the condo in Sea Cliff:
6915 California is a recently condo converted unit that features one bedroom plus a sunroom. (The latter is currently staged as a bedroom, and the unit is being marketed as a two bedroom.) You have an updated bathroom and a nicely remodeled kitchen. The spacious living room has a fireplace, and there’s also a formal dining room. This is an excellent Sea Cliff location, so you’re in walking distance of Land’s End, the Legion of Honor and Lincoln Park. HOA dues are $220/month and there’s one-car parking, deeded storage plus a washer/dryer in the garage. This unit was last sold as a TIC for $565,000 in 2009. Current list price: $599,000.
In the other corner is the house in Miraloma Park:
116 Marietta has been on the market a couple of months, having started out with a $629,000 list price. This property also has two bedrooms and one bathroom. But also thrown in to the mix are two decks, a yard, garage, and bonus room. The property is in walking distance of Mollie Stone’s and the other shops on Portola, as well as central bus lines. It’s important to note that this house just sold in June for $610,000, and the seller is in escrow on another purchase. So this is looking like a pretty good deal on the horizon for someone. List price is $599,000.