Is it impossible to buy a house in the Bay?
Is it for L3-L4 Engs to buy a home in the Bay. I am an L4 Eng trying to get a home. Been saving up for it for the past 3 years. When I finally think I have enough money for a down payment, there is this housing scare. Is it worth living in the Bay in the long term. Or is it advisable to move to other Eng offices: Seattle, Boulder, Austin.
Factors I am considering for the move(in order):
- Chance of owning a home
- TC diff.
- Teams/type of work
- General quality of life
- restaurants, theaters, things to do .. etc
Haven't started analyzing all the pros and cons for all the locations yet. I wanted to get some general advise on whether I am missing something important in my considerations.