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Old 01-26-2012, 12:54 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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If you don't do this, getting a city parking permit is a good idea, last time I checked it was like $50 a year but I'm sure they've raised the price since then. In most neighborhoods there's a small number of streets that let anyone without a permit park there, and most streets require you to have a permit for that neighborhood to park for more than 2 hours.
If they have parking permits in your area, it's worth paying for, but I think it's better not to have them. In most areas the parking permit hours are from 9am-6pm M-F, which means cars without permits have to move by 11 am, and can stay where they are for the night until after 4pm- in other words, the hours when parking is not such a problem. But some people like giving the DPT $100 a year for the sticker so they campaign to bring it to their neighborhood. Once its in effect, you pretty much need to buy them or it will cost you more in tickets.


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Either way, you do have to move your car a lot because they do street cleaning 2 to 3 times a week on any given street in SF, so you have to move your car every couple of days if you aren't using it and make sure you're on top of the street cleaning schedule. You get a permit sticker for the specific zone of the city you live in and on every block there are signs listing which sticker you need and what the street cleaning schedule is.
Quite a few neighborhoods have cut back to monthly or bi-monthly street cleaning. In a way this is almost worse since it can be hard to remember if it is the 3rd Tuesday or the 2nd Friday of the month when you are in a hurry.

I used to live half a block up from Mission St (near 30th) and it was street cleaning every morning from 5am to 7am including Sundays and holidays. That was brutal. No matter how hard I tried I'd get ticketed a couple times a month.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:20 AM
 
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On that combined salary you should be able to afford one of the modern apartment buildings with modern amenities. If you decide not to do that, I've never thought it was that expensive to use go to places that do bulk washing/drying compared to using machines. It's definitely convenient. The only bad part is they don't match your socks.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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On that combined salary you should be able to afford one of the modern apartment buildings with modern amenities. If you decide not to do that, I've never thought it was that expensive to use go to places that do bulk washing/drying compared to using machines. It's definitely convenient. The only bad part is they don't match your socks.
I think I could live this that. =) I think having a laundry facility might be knocked out of our must have list. I won't be relocating until sometime in March / early April and just from the beginning of January to now It seems like all of the 2B places in the area we want to live are gone or raising in price by a significant amount. It's kind of depressing.

I know this isn't the best time to be a renter in San Francisco, but do neighborhoods go through small up and down cycles? Could there be a bunch of openings similar to the beginning to this month again just as quickly or are we getting close to being priced out of our neighborhood in just the 3 weeks that have gone by?

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Old 01-26-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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No your calculations are way off unless you have 5 kids and own a house! For most people $5600 is about the max they will get as take home on a 100K income.
Agreed.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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I think I could live this that. =) I think having a laundry facility might be knocked out of our must have list. I won't be relocating until sometime in March / early April and just from the beginning of January to now It seems like all of the 2B places in the area we want to live are gone or raising in price by a significant amount. It's kind of depressing.

I know this isn't the best time to be a renter in San Francisco, but do neighborhoods go through small up and down cycles? Could there be a bunch of openings similar to the beginning to this month again just as quickly or are we getting close to being priced out of our neighborhood in just the 3 weeks that have gone by?
You could wait for the summer too when some of the students from SF State/City College/USF leave. Although I'm not sure your desired areas would
be impacted.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Spring is probably best, a lot of people don't move out in winter because it's the rainy season (most years) and moving when it's raining a lot really sucks. But once it hits May and June the market gets hit with the double whammy of new students looking for housing for fall and new college graduates who just got jobs and need a new apartment. There will be more vacancies but more people looking too.
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