For $350,000 you can buy the above 109-year-old, 765-square-foot ($458 per square foot) fixer-upper in San Francisco. The “earthquake shack” was a type of shelter built for people who lost their homes during the devastating quake of 1906. According to the tax record, the featured property is a 765-square-foot space on a 1,633-square-foot lot. The listing describes it as a “Two Bedroom Fixer” and a “distinguished home in need of work.”
So that’s what $350,000 will buy you in pricey San Francisco, how far will it go in other cities across the state? Scroll through to find out.
A detached house on a 8,850-square-foot lot in Redlands.
Year built: 1914
Price per square foot: $154
This 2,278-square-foot house on an 8,850-square-foot parcel of land in North Redlands is marketed as a “Craftsman bungalow with all the original vintage details.” It boasts two-stories, four-bedrooms and “the ultimate man cave” garage, which is accessible from the alley. An offer has been made on the house and the listing agent is currently accepting backup offers.
A custom-designed home in Bakersfield.
Year built: Ready to build
Price per square foot: $136
The selected buyer will get to live in a brand new two-story home with a “masterfully crafted gourmet kitchen” and “state-of-the-art appliances.” The 2,566-square-foot house will have five-bedrooms, three bathrooms and two-car garage. It is part of the Cambridge Collection by Lennar.
A quaint house and farmhouse in Fresno.
Year built: Main house 1972, farmhouse 1945
Price per square foot: $120
For $350,000 in Fresno you can buy two houses for the the price of one. The property sits on a 2.37-acre, three-parcel lot that must be sold together due to a shared well onsite. The updated main house is 1,740 square feet and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The farmhouse is 1,172 square feet and includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. The courtyard features a “bubbling” waterfall and pond.
A four-bedroom single-family home in Oakland.
Year built: 1927
Price per square foot: $245
Just across the bay, this listing is a 1,430-square-foot four-bedroom, two-bathroom detached house. It’s marketed as a contemporary home with a one-car garage.
A desert home with a pool in Palm Springs.
Year built: 1976
Price per square foot: $189
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom desert home boasts a poolside view of the San Jacinto mountains. There is also a detached casita that includes an additional bathroom and kitchenette. The house is 1,850 square feet and sits on a 0.24 acre lot.
A three-bedroom house in South Los Angeles.
Year built: 1938
Price per square foot: $241
A recently reduced listing for a three-bedroom, one-bath 1,450-square-foot house on a 5,291-square-foot lot boasts a remodeled bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and new cherrywood floors. The property has a two-car garage and a three-car driveway.
A 1,323-square-foot San Diego home with a two-car garage.
Year built: 1952
Price per square foot: $265
This fixer-upper of a listing is 1,323 square feet with a two-car garage and “needs a lot of work” and “EZ freeway access.”
A two-bedroom fixer-upper in San Jose.
Year built: 1901
Price per square foot: $483
San Francisco has met its match. Surprisingly, this bay area listing in Silicon Valley is even more expensive listing per square foot than the earthquake shack; the sale is pending and the property is no longer being shown.
The two-bedroom, one-bathroom fixer-upper has a one-car garage and 724 square feet of living space. Smaller and older than the featured earthquake shack, the home sits on a significantly larger 6,348-square-foot lot and is marketed as a “contractor’s special with great potential.” The listing discloses there was a recent fire in the basement and the buyer will have to pay “cash only due to condition of property.”