Great bargains abound, but you have to shop carefully.
Rooms: 2 bed, 2 bath
Sq. ft.: 1,200
Buyers will face slightly higher interest rates on this condo because the building has a tenant-in-common status. But it's located in a desirable area near Golden Gate Park, and similar properties sold for $625,000 during the boom, says local realtor Anthony Koutsos.