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Map: 14 houses under $700K in San Francisco

It's tough to find a good deal in this town. But that doesn't mean we can't help you try.

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No surprises about where all of the points land on the map, of course, with a few in Curbed SF's neighborhood of the year. It is, however, a bit disappointing that not one property in the northern or western reaches of the city dips below our comparatively frugal price point, but those are the realities of buying in the city these days.

You're a brave soul who wants to buy a single-family home in San Francisco without access to the roughly $1.4 million in capital that most of your fellow buyers are paying. You've got chutzpah, we'll give you that. And because we admire such moxie, we've even done a little advance scouting.

Here's a passel of San Francisco houses on offer for just less than half of the city's median price in 2016.

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1. 678 Naples

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678 Naples St
San Francisco, CA 94112

A Marina style place in ivory-white stucco for $699,000. In fact, unless otherwise mentioned, every house on this map clocks in at that same $699K price. Apparently it's a really, really popular figure. Originally built in 1927, this one's got wood paneling and coffered ceilings to spare.

2. 1243 Quesada

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1243 Quesada Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124

You might think you're seeing double, since this three bed house circa 1927 bears a passing resemblance to our Naples Street home above. This one's flattened facade and row windows are less exciting, but the inside is all class. Its present listing is a modest flip, having sold for $610,000 just six months ago.

3. 206 Bridgeview

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206 Bridgeview Dr
San Francisco, CA 94124

Not the prettiest picture on the outside. This three bed, two bath Silver Terrace house wasn't the best example of its Midcentury sensibilities even back in 1957. Once inside, though, we see what a human touch does for the place. Listed at $699,000 (like almost all of these houses), this one has been off the market so long that the city has no record of its last sale.

4. 18 Dartmouth

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18 Dartmouth St
San Francisco, CA 94134

Here's a downright elegant Marina-style house from 1930. Priced at just under $700,000, it last sold for $660,000 in 2004. When you add in inflation, that means it's now being offered at significantly less than the asking price 12 years ago.

5. 131 Bayview Circle

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131 Bayview Cir
San Francisco, CA 94124

Despite the word "Bayview" right in the address, this is another Silver Terrace listing. This three bed, three bath house (because whoever first built this place was apparently deadset on never having to wait for someone else to finish showering) from 1986 just got a remodel that gilded it with some skylights and maple wood. It last sold in 2012 for $340,000, a little less than half what it's asking now.

6. 418 Bright Street

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418 Bright St
San Francisco, CA 94132

This two bed, 830 foot joint from 1956 almost closed a sale this week, but a new listing popped up immediately to let us know that it's "STILL AVAILABLE!" (caps and exclamation theirs). Don't worry, little guy, someone will give you a good home. Um, that is to say, make you a good home?

7. 557 Leland

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557 Leland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94134

In Visitacion Valley it's still possible to net three beds and over 2,000 square feet for less than a million dollars, at least for now. It looks like this place has been in the same family for several decades now, previously changing hands only through inheritance.

8. 72 Moneta Way

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72 Moneta Way
San Francisco, CA 94112

This little two bed, arts & crafts style place from 1938 with the pretty backyard initially priced itself off of our map. But after two months on the market it knocked $70,000 off its price, bringing it down to the magic $699,000 figure. And we're so pleased to have it.

9. 824 Shields

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824 Shields St
San Francisco, CA 94132

If you can't quite place Shields Street on your mental San Francisco map, it's just on the other side of 19th Avenue from Parkmerced, and right next to Merced Heights Playground. This two bedroom 1942 home features the world's tiniest stained glass skylight. Too cute.

10. 37 Grafton

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37 Grafton Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112

It's not every day you see something that yellow. The rest of this two bed house circa 1925 is painted in less unexpected hues. It's a fixer upper (apparently the floors are bad), but there's a separate two bed in-law on the property as well. It's illegal, but we're shortly reaching a point where that won't matter much.

11. 268 Farallones

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268 Farallones St
San Francisco, CA 94112

This place fancies itself a cottage, but at four beds and over 3,000 feet it might have outgrown the designation. The house is at least 116 years old, and it comes with some remodeling permits if you're up for it. Listed at $699,000 now, it actually sold for $1,000 more in 2005.

12. 609 Paris

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609 Paris St
San Francisco, CA 94112

This two bed pink number from the 19th century only just barely makes our list, sliding in $50 below the mark. Presumably, that extra $50 premium over nearly every house on the list comes on account of being at the corner of Paris and France. Yes, that's a real intersection in San Francisco. Now you know.

13. 566 London

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566 London St
San Francisco, CA 94112

Nice fence. This one dates to 1908 and is going now for $698,000, which is actually $50,000 less than it sold for ten years ago.

14. 1045 Prague

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1045 Prague St
San Francisco, CA 94112

You've got to love the cobalt trim around the windows of this 1925 home with two bedrooms and a shady backyard. We're not really sure what the ad means by a "gracious floorplan," but it sounds inviting, we'll give them that.

1. 678 Naples

678 Naples St, San Francisco, CA 94112

A Marina style place in ivory-white stucco for $699,000. In fact, unless otherwise mentioned, every house on this map clocks in at that same $699K price. Apparently it's a really, really popular figure. Originally built in 1927, this one's got wood paneling and coffered ceilings to spare.

678 Naples St
San Francisco, CA 94112

2. 1243 Quesada

1243 Quesada Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

You might think you're seeing double, since this three bed house circa 1927 bears a passing resemblance to our Naples Street home above. This one's flattened facade and row windows are less exciting, but the inside is all class. Its present listing is a modest flip, having sold for $610,000 just six months ago.

1243 Quesada Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124

3. 206 Bridgeview

206 Bridgeview Dr, San Francisco, CA 94124

Not the prettiest picture on the outside. This three bed, two bath Silver Terrace house wasn't the best example of its Midcentury sensibilities even back in 1957. Once inside, though, we see what a human touch does for the place. Listed at $699,000 (like almost all of these houses), this one has been off the market so long that the city has no record of its last sale.

206 Bridgeview Dr
San Francisco, CA 94124

4. 18 Dartmouth

18 Dartmouth St, San Francisco, CA 94134

Here's a downright elegant Marina-style house from 1930. Priced at just under $700,000, it last sold for $660,000 in 2004. When you add in inflation, that means it's now being offered at significantly less than the asking price 12 years ago.

18 Dartmouth St
San Francisco, CA 94134

5. 131 Bayview Circle

131 Bayview Cir, San Francisco, CA 94124

Despite the word "Bayview" right in the address, this is another Silver Terrace listing. This three bed, three bath house (because whoever first built this place was apparently deadset on never having to wait for someone else to finish showering) from 1986 just got a remodel that gilded it with some skylights and maple wood. It last sold in 2012 for $340,000, a little less than half what it's asking now.

131 Bayview Cir
San Francisco, CA 94124

6. 418 Bright Street

418 Bright St, San Francisco, CA 94132

This two bed, 830 foot joint from 1956 almost closed a sale this week, but a new listing popped up immediately to let us know that it's "STILL AVAILABLE!" (caps and exclamation theirs). Don't worry, little guy, someone will give you a good home. Um, that is to say, make you a good home?

418 Bright St
San Francisco, CA 94132

7. 557 Leland

557 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134

In Visitacion Valley it's still possible to net three beds and over 2,000 square feet for less than a million dollars, at least for now. It looks like this place has been in the same family for several decades now, previously changing hands only through inheritance.

557 Leland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94134

8. 72 Moneta Way

72 Moneta Way, San Francisco, CA 94112

This little two bed, arts & crafts style place from 1938 with the pretty backyard initially priced itself off of our map. But after two months on the market it knocked $70,000 off its price, bringing it down to the magic $699,000 figure. And we're so pleased to have it.

72 Moneta Way
San Francisco, CA 94112

9. 824 Shields

824 Shields St, San Francisco, CA 94132

If you can't quite place Shields Street on your mental San Francisco map, it's just on the other side of 19th Avenue from Parkmerced, and right next to Merced Heights Playground. This two bedroom 1942 home features the world's tiniest stained glass skylight. Too cute.

824 Shields St
San Francisco, CA 94132

10. 37 Grafton

37 Grafton Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112

It's not every day you see something that yellow. The rest of this two bed house circa 1925 is painted in less unexpected hues. It's a fixer upper (apparently the floors are bad), but there's a separate two bed in-law on the property as well. It's illegal, but we're shortly reaching a point where that won't matter much.

37 Grafton Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112

11. 268 Farallones

268 Farallones St, San Francisco, CA 94112

This place fancies itself a cottage, but at four beds and over 3,000 feet it might have outgrown the designation. The house is at least 116 years old, and it comes with some remodeling permits if you're up for it. Listed at $699,000 now, it actually sold for $1,000 more in 2005.

268 Farallones St
San Francisco, CA 94112

12. 609 Paris

609 Paris St, San Francisco, CA 94112

This two bed pink number from the 19th century only just barely makes our list, sliding in $50 below the mark. Presumably, that extra $50 premium over nearly every house on the list comes on account of being at the corner of Paris and France. Yes, that's a real intersection in San Francisco. Now you know.

609 Paris St
San Francisco, CA 94112

13. 566 London

566 London St, San Francisco, CA 94112

Nice fence. This one dates to 1908 and is going now for $698,000, which is actually $50,000 less than it sold for ten years ago.

566 London St
San Francisco, CA 94112

14. 1045 Prague

1045 Prague St, San Francisco, CA 94112

You've got to love the cobalt trim around the windows of this 1925 home with two bedrooms and a shady backyard. We're not really sure what the ad means by a "gracious floorplan," but it sounds inviting, we'll give them that.

1045 Prague St
San Francisco, CA 94112