Affordability with $1M budget

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Jan 10 30 Comments

Dear community, my budget is $1M. household TC $300K (me+wife ). I’m in Bay Area. we’d like to buy something between SF and South Bay in a good school district. I know that we can’t buy a single family / town home with this budget. can I find a decent 2 or 3 bedroom condo? something between SF and South Bay in a good school district. unfortunately, East bay is not an option for my wife. #bayarea

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  • What can people on here tell you that browsing on Zillow cannot? And besides, you will find something for 1.2. There are even a couple houses in woodside up for less than 1.2 right now. The housing market has cooled off a little. My parents house (2300 sq ft 5br2ba in San Jose/Los Gatos area) was valued at 1.4mil a few years ago and it’s like 1.1 right now.
    Jan 10 5
    • Expedia Group / Eng
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      Crazy! I didn’t know that prices have fallen so much since 2018
      Jan 11
    • Apple RoidRage
      I still don't think that the quote's right but I'll leave it at that. I see houses around me smaller than that going for more in a similar area.
      Jan 11
  • Apple hJyI88
    Pleasanton is a good choice for you
    Jan 10 1
    • The commute is rather bad though. That’s why home prices don’t appreciate like they do on the peninsula or in the South Bay.

      680 was widened in the past. They’re widening it again but I can guarantee you it won’t improve.

      580 is no better.
      Jan 10
  • LinkedIn U💰S💰D
    Pacifica. And you can get a SFH with that budget.

    Weather is cold and foggy.
    Jan 10 4
    • Bose
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      Private schools r always an option, might be cheaper than expensive mortgages
      Jan 10
    • Expedia Group / Eng
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      Wife’s not a fan of Pacifica weather
      Jan 10
  • Expedia Group / Eng
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    Thanks. Thought some people on here would have a clue on good school districts. I for sure don’t have any
    Jan 10 1
    • Zillow has a school district ranking system.
      Jan 10
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    Between SF and South Bay is what I’m looking for
    Jan 10 0
  • Facebook public2
    Start by doubling your budget.
    Jan 10 6
    • Facebook pillower
      @public2, I think you also forgot to mention hoa
      Jan 11
    • Facebook public2
      Good point thanks. Hoa. It's too weird to have someone else tell you what you can and cannot do with your supposed property.
      Jan 12
  • You work for Expedia? Relocate to Seattle. Great schools and $1.2M will buy a nice house.
    Jan 10 1
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      At Google now
      Jan 10
  • Amazon BaezosLuvr
    This is pathetic and the Bay Area makes me sick to my stomach.
    Jan 10 0
  • Between SF and South Bay is very wide range. Make sure you are not going to get bad commute for both of you. If you look in these areas diligently, you should find something.

    Evergreen
    San Jose - some zip codes
    Milpitas
    Sunnyvale
    Redwood Shores
    Foster City
    Jan 11 1
    • Shutterfly THE 🦊
      Nothing in these places for SFH around 1M
      Jan 13
  • Amazon hermit
    You can add filters based on location, budget and school district ratings (amongst others) on redfin. Do give it a try.
    Jan 10 1
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      Thanks
      Jan 10

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