Two prim and proper properties. Both between $1.5 and $1.6M. Both are beauties in their own unique way. But which is the better deal? Dear readers, please cast your vote after the jump, and leave a comment if you do so desire! Basic stats: 1700 Jones #5 is a 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 1,882-square foot top floor condo in Russian Hill. 1950 Anza is a 5-bed, 4-bath, 3,382-square foot single-family home in the Inner Richmond.
1700 Jones #5 Pros:
Let's face it: you get to say you live on one of the best blocks in Russian Hill. And of course you have absolutely killer views of the Bay Bridge, Downtown and the Transamerica Pyramid. You get 2-car parking in the garage. This property seems more grand.
It's 1,500-square feet smaller than its competitor, but only $30,000 less. You're also buying a condo, not a house. The monthly HOA dues are $923.10.
1950 Anza Pros:
You get more bang for your buck. More bedrooms, more bathrooms, more square feet. Plus, it's an actual house, not a condo (bye, bye pesky HOA dues). The backyard and deck are your own, no downstairs neighbor will ever fill your house with BBQ-gone-bad smoke. There's 3-car parking with interior access.
Your friends who live more central will say that you live in that "out there neighborhood." And in SF, location goes a long way.