We were trying to move from our place in the Sunset to somewhere closer to the city last year.. We grew disheartened by lines out the door to view a place at open houses and 20+ also trying to woo the landlord. As the deadline to either stay or go loomed closer, we found a great potential place online. We decided to come prepared with pay stubs, check book at the ready to out deposit anyone, and had an aggressive mentality. We arrived at the open house ready to kick ass, only to find the lady showing was the housekeeper who had us write our name, number, and occupation down in a notebook (along with 30 other names) and were told "Don't call them - they'll call you." She wouldn't even release the name of the management company. We tried to stick around the badger one of the tenants for the information but no one was around. We showed up on the second day to the same grumpy housekeeper but wrote down our name again to show that we were at least persistent. We never got a call and never wound up moving. You can't win in this city.
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|3/19/12 1:19 PM|
It blows my mind what people are willing to pay here in San Francisco compared to every other city besides NYC and maybe Chicago. It's pretty disgusting... we're all being taken advantage of. I can't wait to get the hell out of here - and we got a real "steal": 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom for $1,475 (to be fair I paid about the same for a tiny tiny fully furnished jr. 1 bedroom in Tokyo) because we're out in the Sunset. When we were looking to move closer to the city the highest we were willing to go was $1,800 for a jr. one bedroom or one bedroom which was damn near impossible to get because the competition was SO fierce. We wound up staying where we are which is a good decision.
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|3/18/12 8:56 PM|