San Francisco’s property value ranges largely depend upon location. For example, you’ll get more square footage and amenities for your money in a house in the western part of the city vs. one that’s situated blocks from public transportation that’s only a few stops from downtown. And in general, a house in the western part of San Francisco will have a value equivalent to a condo in the north end.
To give you an idea of the values, today’s Smackdown pits a house in the Central Sunset against a condo in Pacific Heights:
1462 30th Avenue
3BR/2BA, 1500 sq ft
1462 30th Avenue is an utterly charming, Spanish/Mediterranean home built in 1928. It features wonderful period details such as coffered cover ceilings and built-in rounded shelving. There’s a formal dining room, remodeled kitchen and two bedrooms at the rear of the main level. Downstairs is another bedroom/bath, as well as a newly carpeted bonus room and laundry room. Garage accommodates one car, and you can also enjoy a landscaped yard. The property is located right near the N Judah line, and is only 2.5 blocks to Golden Gate Park. This is a great home for buyers who want to stretch out and have plenty of room across two levels of living space.
2542 Sacramento #303
2BR/1BA, 1106 sq ft
2542 Sacramento #308 is a top-floor condo in a nine-unit, 1960s building located between Fillmore and Steiner. It has a stylish kitchen, bedrooms with spacious closets, great natural light and a two-car tandem, private garage. Laundry is shared on the lower level. HOA dues are $584/month. This condo was in contract and just came back on the market, so it may be a good opportunity for the buyer who wants to be a block and a half from Alta Plaza Park, as well as within easy walking distance of all the conveniences on the Fillmore corridor.