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Predator Landlord Fined $2.4 Million, Evictions Voided

A Superior Court Judge has ruled against Anne Kihagi, the predator landlord who was sued by the City of San Francisco for waging an ongoing war of “harassment, intimidation, and retaliation” against dozens of rent-controlled tenants in an attempt to raise her rent-roll by illegally evicting tenants in the... Read More »

Another Tower in S.F. Sees Premature Deterioration, Files Suit

Another Tower in S.F. Sees Premature Deterioration, Files Suit

While not nearly as serious as the lawsuits related to the sinking Millennium Tower, a lawsuit seeking damages for the “premature and unreasonable deterioration” of the 55-story tower at 425 1st Street known as One Rincon Hill has been filed by the homeowners association in San Francisco’s Superior Court.... Read More »

Airbnb Settles with San Francisco, Law Limiting Listings to Take Effect

Airbnb and HomeAway have agreed to dismiss their legal challenge of San Francisco’s new short-term rental law which restricts units that haven’t been registered with San Francisco’s Office of Short-Term Rentals from being listed on their sites and to provide a mechanism for easily verifying said registrations. The requirements... Read More »

San Francisco Home Sales and Median Price Slip as Bay Area Gains

San Francisco Home Sales and Median Price Slip as Bay Area Gains

While the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands in San Francisco last month jumped 44.5 percent from an upwardly revised 346 in February to 500 in March with typical seasonality in play, the volume was 5.3 percent lower on a year-over-year basis versus a 7.9 percent... Read More »

Impact of Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Development Revealed

Impact of Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Development Revealed

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and refined plans for the San Francisco Giants’ proposed 28-acre Mission Rock project, which is slated to rise up to 240 feet in height on the Port of San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a. Giants Parking Lot A), have just been released along... Read More »

Bernalhaus Collective Evicted, Condos to Rise

Bernalhaus Collective Evicted, Condos to Rise

The remaining residents of the artists’ collective known as Bernalhaus, on Peralta Avenue, behind the Alemany Farmers’ Market at the bottom of Bernal Heights, have been forcibly evicted and locked out. Plans to level the warehouse buildings that sit upon the 992 Peralta Avenue parcel have been in and... Read More »

Bay Area Single-Family Home Values Hit an All-Time High

Bay Area Single-Family Home Values Hit an All-Time High

Having slipped at the beginning of the year, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – ticked up 1.2 percent in February to an all-time high. The overall index for single-family... Read More »

Employment in San Francisco Dropped in Q1

Employment in San Francisco Dropped in Q1

With the number of people living in San Francisco with a job pegged at 543,900 last month, a nominal 200 higher than the month before, employment in the city has dropped by 3,300 in the first quarter of the year versus gaining 6,900 in the first quarter of 2016,... Read More »

Recommendation for Affordable Housing Requirements Revealed

Recommendation for Affordable Housing Requirements Revealed

With San Francisco Supervisors having drafted two competing proposals for overhauling the percentage and mix of below market rate (BMR or “affordable”) units that developers of market rate projects are required to provide on-site or fund elsewhere in the city, in response to the passage of Proposition C and... Read More »

Complaints Related to Airbnb-ing in S.F. Have Doubled Again

Complaints Related to Airbnb-ing in S.F. Have Doubled Again

Having more than doubled from around 250 in 2015 to over 600 in 2016, the number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rentals in San Francisco is on pace to double again in 2017, with roughly 200 complaints filed in the first quarter of the year, which is... Read More »