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The Economics of a Rincon Hill Condo and Reality Check Redux

The Economics of a Rincon Hill Condo and Reality Check Redux

As we originally outlined back in the third quarter of 2015: Purchased for $700,000 in 2012, or roughly $1,150 per square foot, the one-bedroom One Rincon Hill condo #4404 was listed as a rental for $3,800 in mid-2014 and actually rented for $3,750 per month, which included valet parking... Read More »

Big SoMa Project Slated for Approval (And to Break Ground)

Big SoMa Project Slated for Approval (And to Break Ground)

The newly refined plans for a 371-unit development to rise up to seven stories in height on Harrison Street, upon the Western SoMa parcel currently occupied by the German Motors Collision Center building, between Langton and Berwick Place, are slated to be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next... Read More »

Initiative to Establish a Community Housing Program (and Tax) in SF

Initiative to Establish a Community Housing Program (and Tax) in SF

The paperwork for a proposed ballot measure to establish a new “Community Housing Program” and parcel tax in San Francisco has just been filed with the Department of Elections. If qualified for a future election and approved by voters, the “SF Community Housing Act of 2018” would require the... Read More »

More Dorms for Developers in Western SoMa as Proposed

More Dorms for Developers in Western SoMa as Proposed

With 200 mini apartments rising on the 333 12th Street parcel to the left, and the ground having been broken for 136 units to rise on the 1532 Harrison Street parcel, on the other side of the 1907-era duplex, to the right, plans to infill the Western SoMa parking... Read More »

San Francisco and Oakland Rents Inch up but Remain below Peak

San Francisco and Oakland Rents Inch up but Remain below Peak

Having ended last year lower than where they started, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco have inched up around one (1) percent over the past two months, in part due to the typical seasonality in rents. And in fact, based on a comparison of roughly 2,600 listings, the... Read More »

Eviction Notices Drop in San Francisco with a Notable Exception

Eviction Notices Drop in San Francisco with a Notable Exception

The number of eviction notices filed with San Francisco’s Rent Board dropped 12 percent over the past year, from 1,881 to 1,657. But there was one category in which there was a notable increase in notices: those related to Ellis Act evictions, the number of which (201) jumped 58... Read More »

Penthouse in Palo Alto Priced at $34K a Month

Penthouse in Palo Alto Priced at $34K a Month

Built on a former Downtown Palo Alto parking lot and finished in 2016, the 5,165-square-foot penthouse atop the four-story Foundation Capital building at 550 High Street is now seeking a new tenant. The unit’s open living room, which is flanked by a high-end kitchen on one side and a... Read More »

Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip Versus 2017

Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip Versus 2017

Having ended last year lower than where they started, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco inched up 1.1 percent over the past month but remain 1.3 percent lower versus the same time last year. In fact, based on a comparison of roughly 2,500 listings, the weighted average asking... Read More »

Rents in San Francisco and Oakland down at the End of 2017

Rents in San Francisco and Oakland down at the End of 2017

Continuing the trend we first noticed forming at the end of 2016, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco and Oakland ended the year lower than at the start of 2017. In fact, based on a comparison of nearly 2,400 listings, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment... Read More »

Tenant Buyouts of up to $310,000 in San Francisco since 2015

Tenant Buyouts of up to $310,000 in San Francisco since 2015

Since March of 2015, when San Francisco started regulating “buyout agreements” between landlords and their tenants, a total of 772 buyout agreements have been inked and reported, as mapped above. While the highest reported buyout totaled $310,000 for three tenants in the Mission back in July of 2015, the... Read More »