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Evicted Tenants In S.F. Could Get $50K To Buy A Condo Or House

An amendment which would require landlords to pay Ellis Act evicted tenants in San Francisco a relocation payment of up to $50,000, an amount which would be calculated as the difference between the tenants’ current rent and the market-rate rent for a similar unit over the course of two... Read More »

Ellis Act Legislation, And Rejection, Déjà Vu

For the third time, Senator Mark Leno’s proposed legislation to curb speculative Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco appears headed for defeat, as the Senate’s Housing Committee rejected Senate Bill 364 yesterday in a 6-5 first vote. As we wrote when SB364 was introduced earlier this year: Having fallen... Read More »

Upscale 23-Story Development Approved To Rise Near Lake Merritt

Upscale 23-Story Development Approved To Rise Near Lake Merritt

The plans for an upscale 23-story apartment building to rise on a city-owned parcel overlooking Lake Merritt were approved by Oakland’s Planning Commission yesterday, helping clear the way for the site at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue to be sold with a price tag that’s... Read More »

Should Roommates Benefit From A Master Tenant’s Buyout?

Mid five-figure offers for tenants to vacate rent-controlled apartments are not uncommon in San Francisco.  And even six-figure offers have been made (and accepted). A couple of questions from a reader with respect to said buyouts, questions which we’d be willing to bet are based on more than idle... Read More »

400-Foot Tower Dubbed “Jasper,” Leasing This Spring

400-Foot Tower Dubbed “Jasper,” Leasing This Spring

The 400-foot tower rising at 45 Lansing has been dubbed “Jasper.” Originally intended to be developed as a 227-unit uberluxury condo building by Turnberry Associates, the project was redesigned by Crescent Heights, the developers of NEMA, to consist of 320 rental units, including nearly one hundred studios (up from 3... Read More »

Battles Over EV Charging Stations Brewing

Battles Over EV Charging Stations Brewing

Powertree, a local electric vehicle (EV) charging station startup, has lined up over 100 apartment buildings in San Francisco, Berkeley and Emeryville into which it plans to install solar-powered charging stations for residents, the first installation of which is slated for testing in the Mission in about a week.... Read More »

Payouts Of Up To $50K Per Eviction Proposed

While San Francisco’s previously adopted law which required landlords who invoke the Ellis Act to pay evicted tenants an upfront sum equal to the difference between their current rent and a similar market-rate unit over the course of two years was ruled unconstitutional, Supervisors Campos, Kim and Avalos have... Read More »

Listings For Over 6,000 Illegal Rentals In S.F. On Airbnb Alone

As of noon today, there are roughly 6,500 listings for illegal short-term rentals in San Francisco on Airbnb alone. For as of February 1, 2015, unless a residential unit in San Francisco has been registered with the city and received a unique registration number from the Planning Department, it’s... Read More »

Razing The Roof For Dogpatch Rentals To Rise

Razing The Roof For Dogpatch Rentals To Rise

The buildings on the southern portion of the Dogpatch block bounded by Third, 23rd and Tennessee Streets – and adjacent to the Hells Angels – have started to be razed in order to make way for 259 new apartments to rise. The grand opening for the the project known as 1201 Tennessee... Read More »

San Francisco Rents Slip From Record High

The average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco was $3,392 at the end of 2014, up 11 percent over the past year and 55 percent higher since 2009, but down $8 a month from a record $3,400 in the third quarter of last year. A 0.24 percent... Read More »

Rent Hunter Pence’s Loft For $4K Per Month

Rent Hunter Pence’s Loft For $4K Per Month

Hunter Pence’s 2,318-square-foot loft is back on the market as a rental and available for $3,998 a month.  Pence was trying to sell the 8th floor condo with two bedrooms, two baths and two assigned parking spaces for $524,900 in 2012. And in case you haven’t already connected the dots,... Read More »

Scoop: Short-Term Rental Registration And Requirements To Airbnb

While it has yet be announced or officially publicized, we have the link to the requirements, application and procedure for registering a short-term rental unit in San Francisco in order to comply with the City’s so-called “Airbnb law” which goes into effect on February 1.  Start preparing now. The application will... Read More »

Rent An Octagonal San Francisco Landmark For $10K A Month

Rent An Octagonal San Francisco Landmark For $10K A Month

One of the oldest houses on Russian Hill, and one of only two surviving homes in San Francisco with an octagonal floor plan, the landmark Feusier Octagon House at 1067 Green Street has popped up on Craigslist as a rental with an asking rent of $10,000 a month. Built... Read More »

Standout Mission Bay Development Ready To Serve

Standout Mission Bay Development Ready To Serve

Designed by Mithun|Solomon in collaboration with Kennerly Architecture, and looking even better in reality – as photographed above – than versus the renderings, 1180 Fourth will provide 150 units of affordable housing and 11,000 square feet of retail along Fourth Street in South Mission Bay, anchored by a restaurant... Read More »

Top 5 Reasons For Renting, And Factors For Buying A Home

According to a Freddie Mac commissioned Harris Poll of around two thousand adults, a third of which were renters, the top five favorable factors for renting versus owning a home are: Provides freedom from home maintenance responsibilities Allows more flexibility over where you live Protects against home price declines... Read More »