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S.F. and Oakland Rents Have Dropped 8 Percent

S.F. and Oakland Rents Have Dropped 8 Percent

According to a query of over 1,400 active listings for apartments in San Francisco and Oakland, including one-off rentals as well as units in larger developments, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco is currently running around $4,100 a month, which is 5.6 below the... Read More »

Conversion of SoMa Development into Student Housing Proposed

Conversion of SoMa Development into Student Housing Proposed

Approved for a 200-unit development of micro-apartments to rise up to eight stories in height on the western edge of SoMa, between Folsom and Harrison, the development team behind the 333 12th Street project is now seeking permission to use the development for student housing, specifically for students of... Read More »

Complaints Related to Airbnb-ing in SF More Than Doubled Last Year

Complaints Related to Airbnb-ing in SF More Than Doubled Last Year

While Mayor Ed Lee vetoed the short-term rental law approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors last year, publicly arguing that the legislation would have made registration and enforcement of San Francisco’s existing short-term rental regulations “more difficult and less effective, and driving even more people to illegally... Read More »

Mayor Vetoes Strict New Limits on Airbnb-ing in San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has vetoed the short-term rental law approved by the Board of Supervisors in November. The legislation would have limited the number of days any room, apartment or house that hadn’t already been registered with the City could have been rented on a short-term basis... Read More »

San Francisco Rents Down, Oakland Rents Up

San Francisco Rents Down, Oakland Rents Up

According to a query of over 1,700 active listings for apartments in San Francisco and Oakland, including one-off rentals and units in larger developments, while the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in Oakland (around $2,700 a month) is running 3 percent higher versus the same time last... Read More »

Rents Drop in SF Despite an Underground Landlords Strike

Rents Drop in SF Despite an Underground Landlords Strike

According to a reader, there is “an unofficial Landlord’s (sic) Strike” going on in San Francisco. And until San Francisco’s Supervisors change the City’s rent control rules, the “striking” landlords are no longer going to rent their properties on a long-term basis. So how’s that unofficial strike working out... Read More »

Supervisors Approve Strict New Limits on Airbnb-ing in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has approved the proposed ordinance which would limit the number of days any unit that hasn’t already been registered with the City can be rented on a short-term basis (a.k.a. Airbnb’ed) to no more than 60 days per year, regardless of whether a rental... Read More »

Ordinance to Further Limit Airbnb-ing and Lawsuits Closer to Vote

Speaking of legislation which could radically affect Airbnb(ing) in San Francisco, the proposed ordinance which would limit the number of days any unit that hasn’t already been registered with the City to no more than 60 days per year, regardless of whether a rental was hosted (i.e., the host... Read More »

Judge Backs Law That Could Ban Majority of Airbnb Rentals in SF

Judge Backs Law That Could Ban Majority of Airbnb Rentals in SF

A federal judge has rejected the arguments of Airbnb and HomeAway that their online listings and subsequent transactions are protected by the First Amendment and Federal Communications Decency Act, upholding San Francisco’s amended Short-Term rentals law which now requires hosting platforms to verify that the units they offer for rent... Read More »

San Francisco Rents Drop, East Bay Rents Stall

San Francisco Rents Drop, East Bay Rents Stall

Having slipped by $25 a month in the second quarter of 2016, the average asking rent for an apartment in a building with over 50 units in San Francisco dropped by $96 (2.7 percent) to $3,499 a month in the third quarter of the year while the asking rent... Read More »