Posted By bunnies4ever on 11/03/2006 12:16 PM
I completely understand about the Bay Area! We are leasing to own our home in Antioch. It's a little farther than we wanted, but the closer you are to San Francisco area, the higher the real estate! I was upfront with the owners and told them that I own rabbits (5). They understood. The wife told me that her mom had rabbits, so she was cool with it. They were even written into the lease! My last apartment had a no pet policy, but I heard cats and saw a dog in the complex. However, they never knew about my rabbits. The contract is a good idea though. Having bunnies is a new concept to people; they are use to dogs and cats.
We are now in Alameda. Still expensive but we get a little more for our buck. Instead of living in a one bedroom apartment for a million trillion dollars, we can live in a 2 bedroom house with a garage for a million trillion dollars. It is RIDICULOUS how the price has gone up in the last 15 years.
Well, now living in Alameda instead of San Francisco, I don't have to hike up and down hills anymore to go to the corner market. I also no longer have to worry about spilling a whole box of golf balls at a garage sale. (boy that was an experience - ya know when you're living on the slope of those SF hills - eyowssaa! All I can say is I don't know how all those golf balls missed all those cars and all those pedestrians. Sheer luck!!
I hope no one in your family has to commute to San Francisco. I feel pretty lucky as I can take the ferry across the bay, or take the train(bart) if I want to avoid the rush hour traffic.
I was in Antioch once. Pretty little place, near some water - can't remember what exactly.