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January 31, 2022

What You Can Buy: 1BRs In Great Neighborhood Locations

Exterior for 122A Linda, which has a nice 1BR condo on the market

There are many one-bedroom condos from which to choose if you’re in the market for this type of property right now. One bedrooms are always a solid option for buyers in San Francisco, as these homes are great for single, professional first-time buyers looking to grab their slice of the city.

There are 150 one-bedroom condos on the market as of this writing, with an average list price of $840,651. The average price per square foot over the past three months has been $1,034, with an average closed price of $840,000 for the 212 units sold.

The key is to purchase a one bedroom in a central location near retail and transit. Parking is a huge plus, though many buyers seeking one bedrooms aren’t necessarily expecting it and are typically more focused on being able to walk to things. Also, many buyers balk at paying upwards of $1M on a one bedroom, so keep that in mind before you get too crazy on price.

Here are three one-bedroom condos I recommend for their overall appeal, central location, and of course, price:

122-A Linda
Mission Dolores
Why I like it: Top floor, lovely Edwardian period detail, updated kitchen, good natural light, storage space, shared laundry, handsome exterior, low HOA dues at $150/month
What’s nearby? The heart of the Valencia Street corridor and Dolores Park are one and a half blocks away. Easy to run home to use the bathroom if you’re spending the afternoon hanging out at Dolores Park drinking Rose with your friends. [Photos above courtesy Compass]

25 Hotaling Place #G
Financial District


Why I like it: Who doesn’t want to tell their friends that they live on the Barbary Coast? I visited this building back in 2009 when it was first constructed. Loving the exposed brick wall, high-end kitchen appliances, skylights, fireplace,  in-unit laundry, small balcony, AC, deeded storage, reasonable HOAs of $396/month, leased parking option not too far away for $375/month.
What’s nearby? Tons of restaurants and retail in North Beach, Jackson Square, the Embarcadero—all within a few blocks of the building. [Photo courtesy Avenue 8]

355 Buena Vista #602
Buena Vista/Ashbury

Why I like it: Bright, airy park views; updated kitchen and bath; parking
What’s nearby: You’re across the street from Buena Vista Park and up the hill from Duboce Park, the Muni cable car line to downtown and the Market Street retail corridor.

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