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Mapping Homes Listed for Under $1M

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We started the day with a map that details how 63 percent of San Francisco homes are worth $1 million or more (as in, much, much more). This afternoon, we bring you a map that shows residences that could, conceivably, sell for under $1 million. Before you start laughing, know that we took overbidding into account. These days, in a market like this, nothing is guaranteed—and maybe this is just wishful thinking. However, given that the most expensive homes we picked are $899,000, there's a decent chance they will sell in the neighborhood of their listing price.

To make our list, homes had to be remodeled or (at first glance) easy to remodel (after all, if you have to spend $1 million to fix it up, there's not much of a savings). We took geographic location into account. We also tried to strike a balance between single family homes and units in multi-family buildings. Surprisingly, we found six stand-alone homes that could work.


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1. Bayview: $719K

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1497 Palou Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124

The exterior isn't fancy, nor is the address. But inside the house on this corner lot, you get San Francisco Bay views, two en suite bedrooms, and a three-car garage.

2. Sunset: $899K

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1534 44th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122

On the plus side, this house has some nice vintage architectural details and a recently remodeled kitchen. In fact, there are two kitchens—one is located on the lower level along with a bedroom and what the listing calls a bonus room. However, the square footage is absent, so we wonder if the space on the lower level is warranted.

3. Ingleside: $799K

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7 Lee Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112

This is another home where the listing is vague about the square footage. What we do know is there are two-bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a den. We also know that the house has a pretty awesome galley kitchen and a deck with views, which is nice for the price.

4. Portola: $850K

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155 Somerset St
San Francisco, CA 94134

Honestly, this is our favorite house on the list. It is full of charming details (period light fixtures, hardware, and built-ins) plus its large front window looks out on Palega Park and it is around the corner from McLaren Park. (It's also around the corner from University Mound Nursery, a piece of land we've been following.) There's lots of private and public schools in the area.

5. Bernal Heights: $885K

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281 Richland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

If there's a house on the list that's going to go over $1 million, surely this would be the one. It's on the backside of Bernal Hill, very close to Holly Park, and it's a cutie. The kitchen has a vintage stove, the dining room has this beauty of a stone fireplace, and it has a sunny backyard.

6. Bernal Heights: $698K

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36 Richland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

This TIC is on the top floor of a 1912 building, and it is small (945 square feet) but mighty. It makes our list because it has views and a newer kitchen.

7. Hayes Valley: $830K

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400 Grove St #302
San Francisco, CA 94102

In theory, you can live in a hot neighborhood (Hayes Valley) in a building designed by one of SF's top architects (Ann Fougeron). At just 679 square feet, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is small, but its style is big.

8. Eureka Valley: $749K

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470 Collingwood St #6
San Francisco, CA 94114

If you think you have to pay more than $1 million for views, you could be wrong. This 808-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bath TIC features great vistas from the front windows. The outside isn't architecturally exciting, but the interior is mod, light, and bright.

9. Merced Heights: $899K

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162 Beverly St
San Francisco, CA 94132

We get nervous about a listing when it doesn't include a front exterior shot. And frankly, what we see inside is pretty plain (but remodelers will like the blank canvas). What has us jazzed about this four-bedroom, three-bath home is its size: 2,010 square feet. It also two kitchens (the downstairs seems to be set up like an in-law). For the price, that's roomy.

10. Cow Hollow: $799K

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2060 Union St #3
San Francisco, CA 94123

This is another one-bedroom unit and, at 670 square feet, it's among the smallest on our list.We selected it because it has a good layout and it's in a desirable neighborhood—plus, we dig the bay window.

1. Bayview: $719K

1497 Palou Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

The exterior isn't fancy, nor is the address. But inside the house on this corner lot, you get San Francisco Bay views, two en suite bedrooms, and a three-car garage.

1497 Palou Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124

2. Sunset: $899K

1534 44th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

On the plus side, this house has some nice vintage architectural details and a recently remodeled kitchen. In fact, there are two kitchens—one is located on the lower level along with a bedroom and what the listing calls a bonus room. However, the square footage is absent, so we wonder if the space on the lower level is warranted.

1534 44th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122

3. Ingleside: $799K

7 Lee Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112

This is another home where the listing is vague about the square footage. What we do know is there are two-bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a den. We also know that the house has a pretty awesome galley kitchen and a deck with views, which is nice for the price.

7 Lee Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112

4. Portola: $850K

155 Somerset St, San Francisco, CA 94134

Honestly, this is our favorite house on the list. It is full of charming details (period light fixtures, hardware, and built-ins) plus its large front window looks out on Palega Park and it is around the corner from McLaren Park. (It's also around the corner from University Mound Nursery, a piece of land we've been following.) There's lots of private and public schools in the area.

155 Somerset St
San Francisco, CA 94134

5. Bernal Heights: $885K

281 Richland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

If there's a house on the list that's going to go over $1 million, surely this would be the one. It's on the backside of Bernal Hill, very close to Holly Park, and it's a cutie. The kitchen has a vintage stove, the dining room has this beauty of a stone fireplace, and it has a sunny backyard.

281 Richland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

6. Bernal Heights: $698K

36 Richland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

This TIC is on the top floor of a 1912 building, and it is small (945 square feet) but mighty. It makes our list because it has views and a newer kitchen.

36 Richland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

7. Hayes Valley: $830K

400 Grove St #302, San Francisco, CA 94102

In theory, you can live in a hot neighborhood (Hayes Valley) in a building designed by one of SF's top architects (Ann Fougeron). At just 679 square feet, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is small, but its style is big.

400 Grove St #302
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. Eureka Valley: $749K

470 Collingwood St #6, San Francisco, CA 94114

If you think you have to pay more than $1 million for views, you could be wrong. This 808-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bath TIC features great vistas from the front windows. The outside isn't architecturally exciting, but the interior is mod, light, and bright.

470 Collingwood St #6
San Francisco, CA 94114

9. Merced Heights: $899K

162 Beverly St, San Francisco, CA 94132

We get nervous about a listing when it doesn't include a front exterior shot. And frankly, what we see inside is pretty plain (but remodelers will like the blank canvas). What has us jazzed about this four-bedroom, three-bath home is its size: 2,010 square feet. It also two kitchens (the downstairs seems to be set up like an in-law). For the price, that's roomy.

162 Beverly St
San Francisco, CA 94132

10. Cow Hollow: $799K

2060 Union St #3, San Francisco, CA 94123

This is another one-bedroom unit and, at 670 square feet, it's among the smallest on our list.We selected it because it has a good layout and it's in a desirable neighborhood—plus, we dig the bay window.

2060 Union St #3
San Francisco, CA 94123