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The Under 500 Club: the Kind-of Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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The Under 500 Club is Curbed SF's exclusive members-only support group for those shoddy, poorly-staged homes (if at all!) languishing on the market for under $500,000. It's a sad state of affairs out there, San Francisco. All sad sacks and shitboxes should appeal to the Curbed SF inbox.

What:Although listed as a "contractor's special," 190 Edinburgh Street might be ready for a young upstart of a homeowner to move in (pending inspection of course). Nice built-in cabinetry, a western view, and a small yard are all perks, but everything needs a little TLC, of course.
Where: Excelsior
How Much: $399,000
Note: Search through the listing photos to find the hidden vintage stove. Get this as part of the deal and you're well on your way to a new kitchen!

What: Believe it or not, this is the good picture of 1827 Jennings Street. A contractors special in every sense of the word — the exterior is unfinished (stucco ready!), the interior has been stripped down to studs, and there is neither a kitchen nor a bath. Oh, and conventional financing isn't available ... so uh, act now?
Where: Bayview
How Much: $234,000
Note: Free plywood hurricane shutters with every purchase!

What: Surprise surprise. 1959 Quesada Avenue is actually in good condition — a rarity among members of the Under 500 Club. The 1,025 square foot home offers 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and classy swan-etched glass on the shower door.
Where: Silver Terrace
How Much: $495,000
Note: It's a short sale, but whaevs, right?