What Kind of House Can You Buy Under $850k in 5 California Cities?

We set our budget to $850,000 for this week's property hunt around California and were very pleasantly surprised to find the five beautiful homes that we're sharing with you today. From Spanish style to Queen Anne Victorians - there's something for everyone in this week's property hunt.

Looking for a home in this price range? Or an investment property? Or just pretty homes to fantasize about owning? Keep on reading...

What kind of house can you buy under $850k in five California cities?

1. Los Angeles

5341 Raphael Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Price: $783,000

Nestled in the hills of Highland Park, this vibrant home is on the market for the first time in 13 years and its Spanish style curb appeal is undeniable. From the jaw dropping views and rear deck to enjoy them from to the sun-drenched interior that features timeless updates, every detail is sublime.

With two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a bonus space below the house that could be used as a home office, rental, or additional storage - this is one very special property.

Spanish style home with white stucco facade, red tile roof, and blue door and windows details
Back patio with white sofa and umbrella overlooking Los Angeles

2. San Francisco

560 Vienna Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

Price: $849,000

Located in the Excelsior District, this Queen Anne Victorian two-story home is set back from the road and offers a private front patio for your enjoyment. With an upgraded kitchen, dining area, living room, full bath, and laundry room on the main floor and spacious bedrooms, half bath, and bonus room on the upper level - this is the perfect family home in San Francisco. Not to mention the rear deck that looks out over the lush backyard.

The WalkScore for this home is 86 and John McLaren park is right nearby, what more could you want?

Blue Queen Anne Victoria home with plants out front and white paint details
Cozy kitchen with wood cupboards and stainless steel appliances

3. San Diego

2419 Lincoln Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104

Price: $769,000

This charming Craftsman home is located in the heart of North Park, within walking distance to lots of restaurants and stores. With an open floor plan and great outdoor patio space, this home is perfect for entertaining.

The property was fully restored in 2019 and is now turn-key and awaiting the perfect owner with brand new windows, doors, roof, stucco, plumbing, electrical, and more. A dream home in sunny San Diego.

Brown bungalow home with red door and wood fenced in yard
Bright and open living space that leads into a white painted kitchen

4. Berkeley

1400 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

Price: $850,000

This circa 1926 Mediterranean style bungalow awaits in Berkeley! Located on a prime corner lot, the home features period details throughout and plenty of personality. Enjoy a classic floor plan with two beds, one bath, original hardwoods, an abundance of natural light flooding every room, and a gorgeous backyard - perfect for relaxing, entertaining, or growing your own vegetable garden.

With a WalkScore of 90 and BikeScore of 99, the home is just minutes from Berkeley Bowl, cafes, stores, restaurants, transit, and more.

White Spanish style home with green border windows and a flat roof on a corner lot
Bright, light and white living room with lots of natural life and plants

5. Sacramento

2601 D Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Price: $774,000

A picture perfect home on one of the most coveted streets in Midtown. Stroll or pedal to restaurants, coffee shops, farmers markets, bike trails, parks, and the American River from this delightful property.

The first floor offers sunny open concept living and dining areas, original oak floors, a gas fireplace, two roomy bedrooms, a full bathroom, and the remodeled kitchen is great for unleashing your inner chef with custom soft-close cabinets, quartz counters, wine fridge, and a microwave drawer. The garage and quarter basement provide ample storage and there is an off street parking space with automatic gate.

Cute picturesque house with sloping roof
Remodeled kitchen wit wine fridge and quarts countertops

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