I was perusing the online realty sites this morning and saw that a burnt-out husk-of-a-house in SF, empty since 2000 after suffering a fire, is being sold for over half a million dollars. It's unlivable and one is meant to purchase it only to tear it down and start again. Are you joking me?! Condos, mostly flats converted from rentals--sorry, tenants!--are going for almost a million dollars in the most 'in' areas. These are places that, by and large, don't even have gardens, and, if they do, they are meant to be shared by all the residents in the building. A million bucks gets one a small park, in essence, replete with shared bbq grill and picnic table, but not a private garden.