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Comment Du Jour: From San Francisco Shack To Seattle Mid Century For Under $650,000

When readers comment, we listen…

Abuseintake writes in reaction to the $401,000 Overbid at 235 28th Street in Noe Valley:

…moved from a $750,000 2 bed, 1 bath shack in Dogpatch and bought a 2,800 sq.ft, 3 bed, 2 3/4 bath mid-century split-level with a stunning view, for $645,000…in Seattle. You can keep SFO.

Abuseintake took it one step further to share some comparable properties in his/her area of Seattle, should you be so inclined to peruse them.

Sounds like a good time to sell and wander for you San Francisco residents pondering a move to greener pastures.

Just sayin’…

-<a href="“Maximum Overbid Of the Week: 235 28th Street, Noe Valley [theFrontSteps]

“In San Fran We Don’t Judge No One!!!!”

Sometimes you just need someone else to remind you why San Francisco is just THAT great [edited slightly for syntax]:

San Francisco all day everyday!!! First of all in San Fran we dont jugde no one!!!!!!! Gays, poor, it don’t matter. San Fran is soooo much prettier than LA. LA is sooo much traffic, ugly nasty yuck no thanks, and San Francisco isn’t even that cold. What does LA have??? Nothing important. San Francisco Cable Cars
Coit Tower
Alcatraz
Giants
The Wharf
Come on norcal all dayy baby

Well said…well said.

-Battle Royale: San Francisco or Los Angeles, If You Had To Chose and Why… [theFrontSteps]

“Do Neighbors Make The Hood, Or Does The Hood Make The Neighbors?”

Since we know many of you don’t read or participate in the comments, from time to time we have to bring them to your attention. Yesterday, our reader “Billy” had this to say,

Do neighbors make the hood, or does the hood make the neighbors?

Damn good question, and something to ponder on this glorious Friday morning. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below. Don’t be shy.

Comment Du Jour: You Don’t “Need” To Put Your Children In Private School

Bringing back an old favorite with our “Comment Du Jour”, because sometimes we simply can’t say it as well as our readers. This comment from Caroline SF on our recent post, It’s Less Expensive And More Environmentally Friendly To Live In The City, We Have Proof, is so good that we absolutely have to let you all in on her thoughts:

I have a college freshman and a high school sophomore who have gone all the way through SFUSD schools.

Only the uninformed (well, and perhaps those who don’t want their kids sitting next to “those” people in class) believe that San Francisco parents “need” to send their kids to private schools.

Of course we do have many friends who do and have sent their kids private, and there is simply no discernable difference in the quality of their education vs. the quality of my kids’ education. Basically they spent $150,000-$200,000 per kid for the same thing we got for free — a solid K-12 education. They chose to do that for whatever reasons of their own, but they didn’t “need” to do it.

Touche!

-It’s Less Expensive And More Environmentally Friendly To Live In The City, We Have Proof [theFrontSteps]

Comment Du Jour: “Easily outbid by USF”

This quote comes from reader “Disconsolate“, on “Stories Of Despair In San Francisco Real Estate“:

I was in probate court that day to observe the overbidding on Juanita Way as preparation to overbid on a house in University Terrace. Our court date was last week. We showed up and went to our max ($100k over the original accepted offer), but we were easily outbid by USF. We didn’t stand a chance.

You are not alone, our friend. Not alone. Thanks for the comment!