A couple of years back we had the possibility of living and working in San Fran. So we looked at some places. Did the full real estate agent trawl too. 1. God its horrific. Makes UK estate agents seem almost normal and not at all smarmy or smug. 2. House roughly the same size as what we have now would have been around $3mil. It's gone up since then. We looked all over, but the mission was our favourite area. Even renting was absurdly high. Kinda wish we did buy somewhere though. Could have made a nice profit.