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Asking Rents Slip in San Francisco, Jump in Oakland

Asking Rents Slip in San Francisco, Jump in Oakland

Having ticked down a couple percent last month, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco – including one-off rentals as well as those in larger developments – has slipped another percent and is now running around $4,150 a month, which is around 7 percent below... Read More »

Brazen Airbnb Scofflaws Agree to Another $2.25 Million in Fines

Brazen Airbnb Scofflaws Agree to Another $2.25 Million in Fines

Having been charged with evicting tenants from rent-controlled units and then illegally marketing the apartments as short-term rentals on Airbnb, Homeway and VRBO, Darren and Valerie Lee agreed to pay $276,000 in penalties and fees back in 2015. As we first reported at the time, the settlement included injunctive... Read More »

Illegal Airbnb-Ing Activity in SF Persists but on the Decline

Illegal Airbnb-Ing Activity in SF Persists but on the Decline

The number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco has continued to drop, with a total of 231 complaints lodged in the first three quarters of the year, down nearly 50 percent versus 2017 and 55 percent fewer than the 516 lodged in the... Read More »

The Latest Timing and Budget for 157 Affordable Apartments to Rise

The Latest Timing and Budget for 157 Affordable Apartments to Rise

The financing to build 157 below market rate (BMR) rental units upon the former Phoenix Continuation High School site turned Mission District Navigation Center at 1950 Mission Street is now expected to close sometime between mid-November and December 15. The ground is expected to be broken within 10 days of... Read More »

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip

Having ticked up a little over 1 percent from the second to third quarter of this year, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco – including one-off rentals as well as those in larger developments – slipped around 2 percent in October and is now... Read More »

Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Positioning to Break Ground

Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Positioning to Break Ground

The building permits for the approved eight-story building to rise on the northwest corner of Turk and Larkin, upon the site of the iconic Kahn & Keville tire and battery shop in the Tenderloin, are close to being issued. And next month, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community... Read More »

San Francisco Officially Endorses Expansion of Rent Control

As we first reported earlier this year: If adopted by voters in November, California Proposition 10 would overturn the state’s Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act which prevents rent control from applying to single-family homes, condos or any multifamily building which received a certificate of occupancy after January of 1995 (or... Read More »

Asking Rents in SF and Oakland Ticked Up but Didn’t Peak in Q3

Asking Rents in SF and Oakland Ticked Up but Didn’t Peak in Q3

Having ticked up a little over one (1) percent from the second to third quarter of this year, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco – including one-off rentals as well as those in larger developments such as 150 Van Ness above – is now... Read More »

Beware the Stinky Airbnb Bus/Van in San Francisco

Beware the Stinky Airbnb Bus/Van in San Francisco

According to the host’s profile on Airbnb, which has been “ID Checked,” he’s an “Interior designer for tech elite.” And while past listings for his “SF Batch Pad by bars,” or “Stationary pad…on private property,” have noted that said pad is a (shared) bus, according to a recent... Read More »

Average Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip

Average Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip

The weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco, including one-off rentals as well as those in larger developments, slipped another 1.4 percent over the past month to $4,170, which is 2.0 percent lower than at the same time last year and 6.6 percent below a peak... Read More »