San Francisco, California is the leading cultural and economic center of California and is a city known for being extraordinarily gay-friendly. In fact, many would say it is the center of gay activism and progressive LGBT movement in the United States. This big city has many different neighborhoods ranging in price, character and development. That is why it is very important to consult with a gay realtor San Francisco who knows the city well and is willing to help you get the best deal possible ~ in the best location. San Francisco is a very densely populated city so it can be difficult to find a home with great space and the features you desire.
Downtown is located right on the northern end of the San Francisco Bay, which is crossed by the famous Golden Gate Bridge. It is a big military base as well as one of the top tourism destinations in the world. The architecture in the rolling hills of the city is an eclectic mix and the area also boasts many hip artist areas as well as a very famous Chinatown.
According to financial statistics from Trulio the average listing price of a home per square foot in San Francisco is $602, which is an increase of 1.3% compared to last year. The median sales price of a home has increased from last year by 12.8%.
One of the most affordable areas to purchase a home is known as Inner Parkside where a home has an average listing price $650k. This is an area that borders the inner peninsula in the southwestern part of the City that is known for being constantly blanketed by fog. The homes here are smaller, mid-century but the neighborhood is very tidy and well maintained.
Another very popular area is the South Beach neighborhood, which encompasses King Street from just south of the Bay Bridge to the South of Market neighborhood. This is a friendly, old neighborhood with mixed-use zoning and many charming old homes that are in close proximity to AT & T Park.
A traditional area to live is the Pacific Heights area where houses, as of November 2012, have an average listing price of $3.5M which is an increase of 10.5% from last year. This area, located just north of Haight-Ashbury consists of mansions built by wealthy citizens after the big earthquake in 1906.
If you want to deal with a San Francisco gay realtor that has a passion for living in San Francisco and who contributes back to the LGBT community contact Rich Bennett at GayRealEstate.com. Having lived in San Francisco since 1991, Rich is very familiar with the various and unique neighborhoods of San Francisco. This knowledge and experience together with his ability to analyze sales trends and market data, allows him to give valuable information to his clients so they can make the best decisions.
Originally from Michigan, Rich earned a finance degree from the University of Michigan. His collective work history prior to real estate includes accounting, securities and commercial real estate financing.
Rich’s passion for real estate along with his work experience and creative perspective, provide him with the tools he needs to help make the process of buying or selling property as smooth as possible So whether you’re looking for a home, condo, TIC or multi-unit investment property, Rich can help!
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