The transition from renter to property owner is a momentous one. And, if you’re in the market to buy a place in San Francisco, you likely already know how competitive the market is. We're still in the middle of a major real estate boom. With heated bidding wars and out-of-town buyers plunking down wads of cash before you even arrive at an open house, it can feel like a brutal, hopeless hunt.
But, nothing invigorates a search like a fresh set of eyes. Whether you’re looking to be close to transit or within an arm’s reach of Zagat-rated restaurants, we pored over the inventory on real estate sites and pulled out the best gems of the bunch. The median price of homes in San Francisco continues to soar (particularly in the southern part of the city), but we found 10 winners that are all listed under $1 million — for real. Better act fast.