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San Francisco Rents Slip, East Bay Rents Climb

San Francisco Rents Slip, East Bay Rents Climb

Having inched up by $4 a month in the first quarter of 2016, the average asking rent for an apartment in a building with over 50 units in San Francisco slipped by $25 a month (0.7 percent) to $3,595 in the second quarter of the year, while the asking... Read More »

Designs for 250-Foot Hub Tower Submitted to Planning

Designs for 250-Foot Hub Tower Submitted to Planning

While angling for an extra 200 feet in height last year, Gould Evans, on behalf of Align Real Estate, has just submitted the official application to San Francisco’s Planning Department for a 250-foot tower and adjacent 85-foot podium building to rise at 30 Otis Street, at the intersection of... Read More »

Big Developer Lowers Expectations Citing Lower Than Expected Rents

As we wrote when we first reported that asking rents in San Francisco had barely moved in the first quarter of the year, “there are roughly 7,300 units of housing under construction in San Francisco, including at least a thousand new apartments which will be ready for occupancy within... Read More »

Board Could Quickly Act to Amend Troublesome Law for Airbnb

The proposed ordinance which could require Airbnb to remove up to 75 percent of their estimated 9,500 listings in San Francisco, or face penalties that could theoretically total well over $5 million a day, could be acted on by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by the end of the... Read More »

The Law That Could Ban the Vast Majority of Airbnb Listings in SF

With the vast majority of the San Francisco properties listed on Airbnb still not registered with the City as required by law, a new piece of legislation could require Airbnb to remove up to 75 percent of their estimated 9,500 listings in San Francisco or face penalties that could... Read More »

Planning for 32-Story Tower at Hawthorne and Folsom Proceeds

Planning for 32-Story Tower at Hawthorne and Folsom Proceeds

As proposed, the five-story office building at 95 Hawthorne Street, which formerly housed the San Francisco Passport Agency on the northeast corner of Hawthorne and Folsom, will be razed in order to make way for a 32-story residential building to rise. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for... Read More »

San Francisco and East Bay Rents Little Changed Last Quarter

San Francisco and East Bay Rents Little Changed Last Quarter

Following a nominal slip at the end of last year, the average asking rent for an apartment in a building with over 50 units in San Francisco inched up $4 a month (0.1 percent) to $3,620 in the first quarter of 2016 and $16 a month (0.7 percent) to... Read More »

Expanded Eviction Protection for Parents and Educators Adopted

The proposed ordinance to expand eviction protections for tenants with a resident child under 18 years of age and to extend said protections to tenants who are “educators,” defined as a person who works at a school in San Francisco as an employee or independent contractor of the school... Read More »

Ballot Measure to Double Income Limit for Affordable Housing in S.F.

The paperwork for a proposed ballot measure which would double the maximum income that San Francisco residents can earn and still qualify for a Below Market Rate (BMR) apartment in the city, from 55 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) to 110 percent, has been filed with San... Read More »

Vast Majority of Hometown Airbnb Hosts Remain Scofflaws

According to Airbnb, there are nearly 9,500 listings for short-term rentals in San Francisco on Airbnb alone, listed by 7,046 unique hosts. According to the City, it has received a total of 1,647 applications to register as a legal host. And as such, it would appear that roughly 77... Read More »