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Rent or buy? Condo, house or apartment? A guide to finding a roof over your head in SF’s competitive housing market.
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Neighborhoods in a Nutshell
Hot spots, demographics, photos and other info about SF's neighborhoods.

Better to Rent a Home than Buy in San Francisco
In the San Francisco Bay Area and especially San Francisco city proper, renting a home is a better deal than buying, says a nation-wide report by Trulia. In most of the rest of the U.S., the opposite is true.

Don't Drive in San Francisco
San Francisco is made for walking, and one-third of its neighborhoods are even a walkers' paradise, according to a 2011 Walk Score survey. Most San Franciscans live close enough to stores, restaurants, schools and parks that they really needn't drive, the report finds.

San Francisco Decorator Showcase Blends Classic & Contemporary
Designers have overhauled two dozen worn out rooms of an 1899 Pacific Heights mansion for the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Mixing classic with contemporary, the results are stunning.

Noe Valley Neighborhood Profile
Prices and rents are steep in Noe Valley, a generally fog-free village within San Francisco that's home to yuppie singles, young families and small shops and restaurants. Smack in the middle of San Francisco, its location is desirable, too.

Renting in San Francisco
Resources on apartment hunting and renting.

San Francisco Real Estate
When it comes to San Francisco real estate, you're financially better off renting rather than buying a home, a study finds. San Francisco in fact is the best US city in which to rent, according to Rent.com.

SF Homes for Sale
Look for properties for sale by neighborhood and price on this comprehensive listing site from the San Francisco Association of Realtors.

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