Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Celebrating Memorial Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Francisco - Oakland
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 11-29-2011, 10:14 PM
 
19 posts, read 79,286 times
Reputation: 13

Advertisements

I am moving to SF and will be working in the Financial District. I have a car that needs to be in a secure garage or parking lot and I can afford a maximum of $1800 per month (cheaper would obviously be better).

I am 23 so living in the city would be great if possible. I am not ready to entertain the idea of roommates yet but I may have too.

Where should I be looking and is this even possible? I used to live on Nob Hill in a 600sqft studio and that was $1500 a month (although it was brand new).

Also I wont be in the Bay Area until January 1 and my job starts on the 9th so I don't have a lot of time. Is it possible to hire someone to find me an apartment? If so how do I go about this?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-29-2011, 11:09 PM
 
13,711 posts, read 9,238,960 times
Reputation: 9845
It'll be hard to find that in Nob Hill; but Lower Nob Hill, Richmond, Sunset, Potrero Hill, SOMA may have what you want. Best place to search is craigslist.

Landlords/managers want to meet you in person before they rent to you.

.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-29-2011, 11:18 PM
 
19 posts, read 79,286 times
Reputation: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by beb0p View Post
It'll be hard to find that in Nob Hill; but Lower Nob Hill, Richmond, Sunset, Potrero Hill, SOMA may have what you want. Best place to search is craigslist.

Landlords/managers want to meet you in person before they rent to you.

.
I just want to be in the city with a reasonable 20min or less commute to downtown.

I wouldn't rent a place without seeing it first. I am wondering if there is someone I can pay to find apartments that meet my criteria.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2011, 02:58 PM
 
13,711 posts, read 9,238,960 times
Reputation: 9845
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbFab View Post
I just want to be in the city with a reasonable 20min or less commute to downtown.

I wouldn't rent a place without seeing it first. I am wondering if there is someone I can pay to find apartments that meet my criteria.

You can paid ME!! I'll just forward you postings from craigslist!

Seriously though, what you propose is not common in SF. Maybe you can dial some real estate agent to see if they're interested but most likely they just look in craigslist too. Renting in SF is very competitive, even during winter when it's typically the slow season. You have to be physically here at the first open house with documents ready to have a chance. Even if you hire someone to find a place there' no guarantee you'll get it over ten other people who also wants it.

20 mins commute by public transport? That's going to be tough, MUNI is slow so it means you have to live very near the financial district.

I'd say SOMA/Mission District/Potrero Hill/Hayes Valley/Lower Nob Hill is your best bet. Many studios don't come w/ parking but you usually can rent a parking space from a garage maybe a couple blocks from where you live.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-01-2011, 02:48 PM
 
19 posts, read 79,286 times
Reputation: 13
Well hopefully a week and a half will be enough time to find a place. Otherwise I will be living in hotel.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-01-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: South Korea
5,242 posts, read 13,082,250 times
Reputation: 2958
You could contact one of the big firms that run a lot of buildings, like Citiapartments though they're known as slumlords plus like any landlord they run their ads on craiglist too anyway, some of their yuppier buildings might be alright though. At least that way you're working with someone and communicating instead of having to go in person to meet a bunch of random landlords. Generally people here don't use 3rd party agents to find apartments.

On the other hand rentals here move really fast, so if you show up at a viewing and impress the landlord with your credentials (and your credit report) you can often sign the lease on the spot and be able to move in within a few days.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Francisco - Oakland
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top