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This week the Top Ten joins the Under $500K Club as we search the city high and low for the least expensive properties on the market. We excluded senior living, anything labeled below market rate, and this 1-bed, 1-bath, 605-square-foot single-family teardown in the Bayview, which is so forlorn that there isn't even brokerbabble ("Cheapest cottage in the Bayview" was about all they could muster). There are some short sales in the mix, along with one death on the property ("Potential," deadpans the babble), and, as you'd expect, some microhomes. Cubix makes an appearance with a teensy 243-square-foot studio, as does this self-storage locker in Crocker Amazon. We told you it'd be cheap—we didn't promise it would be pretty!


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1. Civic Center Condo

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601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Asking price: $369,000
Location: 601 Van Ness Ave, #448
Size: 1-bath, 442-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $835
The skinny: "Cute studio at Opera Plaza. This condo has a private balcony with a view of beautiful City Hall dome. Also has wood floors and a dishwasher! Parking available for $225/month. Opera Plaza is very centrally located and two blocks from Opera House. Close to Symphony Hall, City Hall, Library and Asia Art Museum. Public transportation across the street and easy access to all freeways. Just blocks from the trendy shops and restaurants of Hayes Valley. HOA Dues: $612/mo."

2. Crocker Amazon House

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527 Morse Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

Asking price: $379,000
Location: 527 Morse St
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath, 266-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $1,425
The skinny: "Tiny Houses are the next Big Thing! If you are just starting out or thinking of downsizing, this cozy cottage may be for you! Your contractor-handyperson skills will serve you well to make this cottage your own. It consists of one large live/sleep space with an alcove + Kitchen and bath. There is extra storage in basement along with hot/cold water hookup for a washing machine. House is set back on a flat lot along with a bonus spacious Storage Shed that is painted to match cottage. Front yard ideal for garden lovers. One block from transportation and shops on Mission Street. Trust Sale—No court confirmation."

3. Yerba Buena Condo

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766 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Asking price: $389,000
Location: 766 Harrison St, #806
Size: 1-bath, 243-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $1,601
The skinny: "San Francisco Urban Oasis at the CubixSF. This Fabulous Fully Furnished Top Floor Penthouse Condo has a Private Patio with Panoramic East Views of the beautiful City-By-The-Bay and Skyline. Finishes include Sleek Concrete Floors with Radiant Heat, Buddha Stone Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, and Frosted Glass Bathroom Doors. Large separate Storage included! Enjoy the Fabulous Unique Roof Deck with three Glass Rooms making the space useable all year no matter the weather! CubixSF is conveniently located in the heart of SOMA and just a few steps to Whole Foods, Shopping and Restaurants, Yerba Buena Center, Movie Theaters and more. This is an ideal rental investment opportunity or a fabulous Pied-A-Terre! HOA Dues: $265/mo."

4. Potrero Hill Condo

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2225 23rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Asking price: $398,000
Location: 2225 23rd St, #401
Size: 1-bath, 456-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $873
The skinny: "Affordable San Francisco living. Top-floor, corner unit. New paint, and flooring. Conservatively updated with plenty of room for new owners to add their own touch. Close to shops and SF General. Easy access to freeway. Amenities include pool, spa, gym. HOA Dues: $436/mo."

5. Ingleside Heights Condo (669 SF)

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8400 Oceanview Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94132

Asking price: $399,000
Location: 8400 Oceanview Ter, #120
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath, 669-square-foot condo
Price per square foot: $596
The skinny: Sun filled spacious one bedroom unit with a south facing large patio with sliding doors from both the living room and bedroom. Newly painted and well maintained by original owners. Large walk in closet, in-unit laundry, hardwood floors, kitchen with granite counters, deeded parking. Short walk to Daly City BART station! Well managed complex adjacent a Bally's fitness center, Walgreens, subway, extreme pizza and other businesses. HOA Dues: $382/mo.

6. Ingleside Heights Condo (784 SF)

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8200 Oceanview Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94132

Asking price: $399,000
Location: 8200 Oceanview Ter, #213
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath, 784-square-foot condo
Price per square foot: $509
The skinny: "Beautiful top floor condo with lots of light. Open kitchen floor plan looks into living room. Bonus room can be used as library, den, office, gym, etc. Easy access to BART, Highway 280, Sam Trans, SF State, shopping, etc. Excellent starter home or for investment. Located within Oceanview Village Shopping Center. Parking included. HOA Dues: $408/mo."

7. Visitacion Valley House

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155 Tucker Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94134

Asking price: $399,000
Location: 155 Tucker Ave
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath, 810-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $493
The skinny: (SHORT SALE) Great starter home for 1st time home buyers in Visitacion Valley District. It has 2 bedrooms 1 bath on the main level, downstairs level has an unwarranted 2 bedrooms 1 bath, kitchen and living room. Large backyard with a cottage. Beautiful views from the master bedroom deck. Conveniently located near shops and transportation. Lowest price house in the area it won't last long. Great potential for investors with good rental income.

8. Civic Center Condo

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750 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

Asking price: $429,000
Location: 750 Van Ness, #401
Size: 1-bath, 396-square-foot studio studio
Price per square foot: $1,083
The skinny: (SHORT SALE) "The perfect urban home, this corner studio features dark wood floors, bay windows overlooking the courtyard, ceiling fan, stainless steel appliances, spacious luxury bath, & washer/dryer. Amenities include a roofdeck w BBQ grille, courtyard with fountain, elegant custom lobby, state of the art security system & access control, City CarShare w 2 cars available to residents, & PHILZ coffee. Symphony Towers is close to the city's most popular neighborhoods including the Van Ness Corridor, Hayes Valley, Polk Street, Civic Center, The Fillmore, and Pac Heights. Nearby is the SF Symphony/Ballet/Opera, Asian Art Museum, SF Library, & AMC 1000 & Opera Theaters. Photos represented are of a similar home, but not 401. 401 is currently vacant. HOA Dues: $387/mo."

9. Bayview Heights House

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967 Le Conte Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

Asking price: $439,000
Location: 967 Le Conte Ave
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath, 775-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $566
The skinny: "Bright and Cozy 2br 1ba starter view home with bonus room and bath down. Freshly painted, refinished hardwood floors, new carpet, 1 car garage & south facing rear yard perfect for a garden. Good access to highway and public transportation. Rooms down are not warranted."

10. Portola House

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275 Harvard Street
San Francisco, CA 94134

Asking price: $439,000
Location: 275 Harvard St
Size: 4-bed, 1-bath, 980-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $448
The skinny: "IAEA Probate Sale that may require Court Confirmation. Owner passed away in the house. Sale subject to tenant rights. Tax record may not be accurate and legality of rooms behind the garage unknown. Property needs lots of work. Large backyard. Pictures are of lower rooms only not the main house. Potential."

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1. Civic Center Condo

601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

Asking price: $369,000
Location: 601 Van Ness Ave, #448
Size: 1-bath, 442-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $835
The skinny: "Cute studio at Opera Plaza. This condo has a private balcony with a view of beautiful City Hall dome. Also has wood floors and a dishwasher! Parking available for $225/month. Opera Plaza is very centrally located and two blocks from Opera House. Close to Symphony Hall, City Hall, Library and Asia Art Museum. Public transportation across the street and easy access to all freeways. Just blocks from the trendy shops and restaurants of Hayes Valley. HOA Dues: $612/mo."

601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

2. Crocker Amazon House

527 Morse Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

Asking price: $379,000
Location: 527 Morse St
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath, 266-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $1,425
The skinny: "Tiny Houses are the next Big Thing! If you are just starting out or thinking of downsizing, this cozy cottage may be for you! Your contractor-handyperson skills will serve you well to make this cottage your own. It consists of one large live/sleep space with an alcove + Kitchen and bath. There is extra storage in basement along with hot/cold water hookup for a washing machine. House is set back on a flat lot along with a bonus spacious Storage Shed that is painted to match cottage. Front yard ideal for garden lovers. One block from transportation and shops on Mission Street. Trust Sale—No court confirmation."

527 Morse Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

3. Yerba Buena Condo

766 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Asking price: $389,000
Location: 766 Harrison St, #806
Size: 1-bath, 243-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $1,601
The skinny: "San Francisco Urban Oasis at the CubixSF. This Fabulous Fully Furnished Top Floor Penthouse Condo has a Private Patio with Panoramic East Views of the beautiful City-By-The-Bay and Skyline. Finishes include Sleek Concrete Floors with Radiant Heat, Buddha Stone Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, and Frosted Glass Bathroom Doors. Large separate Storage included! Enjoy the Fabulous Unique Roof Deck with three Glass Rooms making the space useable all year no matter the weather! CubixSF is conveniently located in the heart of SOMA and just a few steps to Whole Foods, Shopping and Restaurants, Yerba Buena Center, Movie Theaters and more. This is an ideal rental investment opportunity or a fabulous Pied-A-Terre! HOA Dues: $265/mo."

766 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

4. Potrero Hill Condo

2225 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Asking price: $398,000
Location: 2225 23rd St, #401
Size: 1-bath, 456-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $873
The skinny: "Affordable San Francisco living. Top-floor, corner unit. New paint, and flooring. Conservatively updated with plenty of room for new owners to add their own touch. Close to shops and SF General. Easy access to freeway. Amenities include pool, spa, gym. HOA Dues: $436/mo."

2225 23rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

5. Ingleside Heights Condo (669 SF)

8400 Oceanview Terrace, San Francisco, CA 94132

Asking price: $399,000
Location: 8400 Oceanview Ter, #120
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath, 669-square-foot condo
Price per square foot: $596
The skinny: Sun filled spacious one bedroom unit with a south facing large patio with sliding doors from both the living room and bedroom. Newly painted and well maintained by original owners. Large walk in closet, in-unit laundry, hardwood floors, kitchen with granite counters, deeded parking. Short walk to Daly City BART station! Well managed complex adjacent a Bally's fitness center, Walgreens, subway, extreme pizza and other businesses. HOA Dues: $382/mo.

8400 Oceanview Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94132

6. Ingleside Heights Condo (784 SF)

8200 Oceanview Terrace, San Francisco, CA 94132

Asking price: $399,000
Location: 8200 Oceanview Ter, #213
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath, 784-square-foot condo
Price per square foot: $509
The skinny: "Beautiful top floor condo with lots of light. Open kitchen floor plan looks into living room. Bonus room can be used as library, den, office, gym, etc. Easy access to BART, Highway 280, Sam Trans, SF State, shopping, etc. Excellent starter home or for investment. Located within Oceanview Village Shopping Center. Parking included. HOA Dues: $408/mo."

8200 Oceanview Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94132

7. Visitacion Valley House

155 Tucker Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134

Asking price: $399,000
Location: 155 Tucker Ave
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath, 810-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $493
The skinny: (SHORT SALE) Great starter home for 1st time home buyers in Visitacion Valley District. It has 2 bedrooms 1 bath on the main level, downstairs level has an unwarranted 2 bedrooms 1 bath, kitchen and living room. Large backyard with a cottage. Beautiful views from the master bedroom deck. Conveniently located near shops and transportation. Lowest price house in the area it won't last long. Great potential for investors with good rental income.

155 Tucker Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94134

8. Civic Center Condo

750 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

Asking price: $429,000
Location: 750 Van Ness, #401
Size: 1-bath, 396-square-foot studio studio
Price per square foot: $1,083
The skinny: (SHORT SALE) "The perfect urban home, this corner studio features dark wood floors, bay windows overlooking the courtyard, ceiling fan, stainless steel appliances, spacious luxury bath, & washer/dryer. Amenities include a roofdeck w BBQ grille, courtyard with fountain, elegant custom lobby, state of the art security system & access control, City CarShare w 2 cars available to residents, & PHILZ coffee. Symphony Towers is close to the city's most popular neighborhoods including the Van Ness Corridor, Hayes Valley, Polk Street, Civic Center, The Fillmore, and Pac Heights. Nearby is the SF Symphony/Ballet/Opera, Asian Art Museum, SF Library, & AMC 1000 & Opera Theaters. Photos represented are of a similar home, but not 401. 401 is currently vacant. HOA Dues: $387/mo."

750 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

9. Bayview Heights House

967 Le Conte Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124

Asking price: $439,000
Location: 967 Le Conte Ave
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath, 775-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $566
The skinny: "Bright and Cozy 2br 1ba starter view home with bonus room and bath down. Freshly painted, refinished hardwood floors, new carpet, 1 car garage & south facing rear yard perfect for a garden. Good access to highway and public transportation. Rooms down are not warranted."

967 Le Conte Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

10. Portola House

275 Harvard Street, San Francisco, CA 94134

Asking price: $439,000
Location: 275 Harvard St
Size: 4-bed, 1-bath, 980-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $448
The skinny: "IAEA Probate Sale that may require Court Confirmation. Owner passed away in the house. Sale subject to tenant rights. Tax record may not be accurate and legality of rooms behind the garage unknown. Property needs lots of work. Large backyard. Pictures are of lower rooms only not the main house. Potential."

275 Harvard Street
San Francisco, CA 94134