What do you pay for Bay Area rent?

Apple Wapple
Nov 30, 2018 24 Comments

Base rent only. If shared, your portion only.

Primarily interested in South Bay (Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, San Jose, etc)

Considering a move. Thanks.

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Microsoft maverickk
    What I don't understand is, why TF are people still renting when house prices are sliding and interest rates are still relatively on the low low.
    Nov 30, 201812
    • Microsoft / Product


      Bain & Company
      Because owning a house is a fuckign chore and creates a ton of inflexibility.
      Nov 30, 2018
    • Google / EngBluths
      Because I don’t want to live somewhere I won’t survive without a car
      Nov 30, 2018
    • Microsoft maverickk
      Ok, and btw the 2k you spend renting doesn't build equity. Your choice ultimately 🤷🏻‍♂️

      PS: Owning a home is not a chore as someone suggested and I don't think that the market will crash and burn. They are merely some baseless claims.
      Nov 30, 2018
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Down payment is the biggest impediment tech folks have.
      Nov 30, 2018
    • Citibank / Eng$$>RSU
      Historical claims. Unless “this time is different”.
      Nov 30, 2018
    • Microsoft zarabug18
      Bc it takes years to break even as the market is at top of cycle.
      Nov 30, 2018
    • Pure Storage orangeg769
      Homes start at 1.4M in the areas you actually want to live in if you’ve got a family. I don’t have a $250k downpayment nor do I want to drop $6-7k/mo on a mortgage. Paying $3k/mo is fine by me until I can get out of here.
      Nov 30, 2018
    • Apple / Opscrumbersum
      Because $1m+ is crazy.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Cisco randynash
      2k in rent/mo, 24k in rent/yr is still cheaper than property tax+salt+interest+insurance+maintenance.

      The math in bay area is simple. You are not throwing money away in rent at all.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • NAVEX Global HollaBackG
      I don’t have the down payment to buy a house or condo in SF. I’d like to someday.
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Apple / Opscrumbersum
    I pay just under $3k for a 3br/2ba house with a basement and 2 car garage (yep, have kids), but it’s a 60-90 minute commute from work.
    Dec 1, 20183
    • New CQwg28
      Why would you do that. Sounds painful losing precious time you could have spent with kids but instead in traffic
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Apple / Opscrumbersum
      I take a corporate bus, so my commute is part of my work day. I leave the house at 7:30am, drop kids off at school, then head to my bus. I get back home around 6:30. The tradeoff for the ability to keep more of my pay is worth it.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • New CQwg28
      Makes sense. The bus of course makes a huge difference in this situation
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Juniper Pliny Jr.
    I pay $1.9k for a 2bd/1.5ba in SV (40min commute to work). I can afford a $1m+ home but refuse out of principal to pay this for a shithole. Plus add in the external costs of maintenance and being anchored financially adds to the negatory. I like to be flexible. I already own investment properties and its already a PITA as it is.
    Dec 1, 20181
    • Apple / Opscrumbersum
      This is how I feel, completely. I’ve been saving for a down-payment, but I know as soon as I signed the mortgage papers I’d be trading a comfortable standard of living for house-poorness.
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Facebook public2
    What you pay is irrelevant. Likely you are looking for %of income?
    Nov 30, 20181
    • Apple Wapple
      Both are useful IMO, but yea should make another poll later.
      Dec 1, 2018
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    • Shared 2 bedroom?
      Nov 30, 2018
    • Wow that’s cheap! Which apartments are these? $2100 for 2BR
      Nov 30, 2018
  • IBM / DatabbWI22
    $1075 for one bed in a 3 bedroom
    Nov 30, 20180

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