Bay Area Housing Crisis: Should I buy or should I rent?

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ByDan Ashley via KGO logo
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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ABC7 News anchor Dan Ashley goes house hunting with a young Bay Area couple looking to buy their first home.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We all know that Bay Area housing costs are crippling. But, Building a Better Bay Area means finding ways to make paying a mortgage or paying rent more affordable for more of us.

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This week we're focusing on ways to make that happen.

I went house-hunting the other day with a real estate agent and a young couple- finally ready to buy that first house.

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I remember very well the first house I ever bought, it was exciting and it was a bit nerve-racking-- so much responsibility! I also remember how nervous I was buying my first house in the Bay Area 25 years ago. At the time, the price seemed out-of-this-world, but now, of course, it seems like a ridiculous bargain.

Take a look at what we found while we were out house hunting.

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