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"In the San Francisco metro area...starter homes appreciated 9.5 percent over one year while luxury homes went up 11.6 percent. Aaron Terrazas, Zillow senior economist, noted that Seattle is the only other metro area where high-end properties offered greater returns than low-end properties. Nationally, starter homes appreciated 8.5 percent last year, while homes in the top tier gained 3.6 percent in value, Zillow estimated."
Even after a years-long boom that has already priced out many residents, the San Jose metropolitan area is expected to be the hottest U.S. housing market in 2018, according to a report this month by Zillow that factors in home values, rents and jobs. San Francisco ranks as No. 5.
"Fed up with soaring prices that are increasingly putting home ownership, or even a decent rental, out of reach, Bay Area residents overwhelmingly say they want more housing built, according to a new poll. But it better not make their commutes worse."
"The Painted Ladies" are arguably one of San Francisco's most photographed attractions. You may also recognize these iconic houses from a few of their hundreds of on-screen appearances in film and television. But how much do you really know about the most famous homes in the city?