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Finding a Home in San Francisco

Is San Francisco the city of your dreams? Do you find yourself daydreaming longingly about living in the beautiful coastal city in sunny California? When you finally make the decision to move to the city you’ve been dreaming of living in, make things easier for yourself by following our great tips for finding a home in San Francisco.


Is San Francisco the city of your dreams? Do you find yourself daydreaming longingly about living in the beautiful coastal city in sunny California? When you finally make the decision to move to the city you’ve been dreaming of living in, make things easier for yourself by following our great tips for finding a home in San Francisco.

Finding a home in San Francisco

If you’re thinking of moving to San Francisco, you need to be prepared to fight for that house you want. The San Francisco area is a pretty expensive place to live, and property is in high demand. So, how do you find a home in San Francisco?

  • Persevere
    It’s going to be difficult, but the chances are you’ll have to view and make offers on quite a few properties before you find a home that you like, and that your offer is accepted for.
  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
    When you’re looking for property, be sure to look in more than just one place. Make use of all the big home search websites, such as Zillow, Homelight and Redfin; but also the more localized sites from local Real Estate Agents, local newspapers, even advertisements in shop windows if you can find any.
  • Learn your neighborhoods; and do your research
    While there are some great parts of the city, and some not-so great parts of the city, if a property price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Do plenty of research on different parts of the city, crime rates, and so on. It’s worth paying a little more to be safe in your property and feel comfortable in your home.
  • Choose something affordable, where you can see yourself staying
    San Francisco is currently experiencing a tech-boom, which means the area is growing in popularity, property is in high demand and prices are increasing. The property that you can just about afford now, you might not be able to afford in a few years; so be sure to choose somewhere that you can afford, but that you can see yourself sticking with for at least a few years.
  • Over prepare
    If there’s a delay in you providing some paperwork or evidence about your job, credit history and so on then there’s every chance you may be passed over for those in-demand properties. Have all your paperwork prepared ahead of time, and make sure that you’re more prepared than you need to be. Better that, than missing out on the ideal property.

Real estate, redefined

Whether you’re looking for a home in sunny San Francisco, or anywhere else, Domobase can make the process an absolute breeze for you. We connect you with the finest Real Estate Agents and Landlords in your area, and all you have to do is link your social media profile to our app, and tell us where you’re seeking property.


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.