Buying a home in San Fransisco, CA was the best decision I ever made! I heard different insights on the market from all directions and realized that it just can’t be predicted. With that in mind I found a house I could afford, and if real estate values fall I’m happy to stay in this property for a long period of time or until the market comes back. The best piece of advice I received was “Don’t purchase a home because you think it’s value will increase”.
If you’re not sure of the different neighborhoods in San Fransisco then visit www.sfgate.com and browse through the information they have on dining, nightlife, shopping, sights, and culture throughout the city and it’s surrounding areas. You can also get the city’s MLS listings so you can see whats out there and get an idea of what you’re really interested in. Each listing has the contact information for the relevant real estate agent and you can reach them in order to get more information, set up a viewing, or simply find out more about your options and the city itself.
Not only do you have all the amenities of the city at your fingertips, but you’re within driving distance to beautiful north-coast beaches, hundreds of thousands of acres of State and National Forests/Parks (don’t forget about the Redwoods), and Napa and Sonoma counties which are both internationally known for their wineries and vineyards. Good luck with your search and see you around!