Buying a house under 750K
I've found looking through threads here very helpful, but wanted to pose some other questions. We have moments when we are feeling great about our search, and other moments when we feel like we are losing our mind. We are in contract right now, but think we have to pull out - our inspections revealed over 100K in extra work that wasn't part of the seller's disclosures.
Here's what I'm wondering - any advice on what neighborhood where we can find an attractive 3/2 or 2/1 with bonus space house in an attractive neighborhood? Meaning - when you walk around houses and lawns look cared for, neighbors are friendly, kids can play. For under 750K. This seems like so much money yet we are having trouble finding a home and wonder if we should just give up and move out of the bay. At first we were also trying to take public schools into account, but with our daughter still just a baby, it seemed like that added a whole other dimension to the search that we just couldn't fathom.
We've been considering: Richmond annex, various neighborhoods around the Laurel and Dimond ( tho so far nothing close to Dimond has been affordable) and areas around Mills College. My husband really wants a walkable neighborhood and I really want a house over 1000 sq feet on a lot of at least 4000 sq feet.
There is so much that varies so quickly in neighborhoods. Any tips appreciated!