To those who worked at one or more FANG companies. Was your TC (and maybe your spouses income) enough to help you afford a downpayment on a home in the Bay area? After making the downpayment did you have any savings for a rainy day and children's tuition. I have a job offer in the Bay area (TC: 200K) but I am not sure if it'll help me buy a house and afford having children if I settle down there even with a two person income of say 400K (before taxes).
Why are so many Bay Are folks hung up on having a single family freestanding house? Live in an apartment like most city dwellers do.