San Francisco Homes for Sale Under $500,000 in the Mission District

What can you get for less than $500,000 in and around San Francisco's Mission District? A good question. San Francisco real estate is very expensive; land is scarce in the city. Still, half-a-mil should yield something. We'll compare three homes selling in the neighborhood to see what you can get -- and how to get more.

A home in the Mission runs from $247,000 right on Mission Street all the way up to $2,275,00 for a four-bedroom Victorian.