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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 »

The Average Rent in Oakland Is NOT over $3,000. Really, It’s Not

Under the headline, “For the first time, Zillow’s Oakland rent index surpasses $3k,” SFGate continues on to report: “In September 2016, the rental score (which includes listing prices of all homes, not just studios) hit $3,003 a month, up 70.9 percent from $1,757 in January 2013.” But as we... Read More »

Ground Broken for 120 Affordable Transbay District Rentals

Ground Broken for 120 Affordable Transbay District Rentals

The ground has formally been broken for 120 affordable apartments to rise on Transbay Block 7 (a.k.a. 255 Fremont), behind the new 32-story tower dubbed Solaire on Transbay Block 6 (a.k.a. 299 Fremont), between Fremont and Beale. Originally slated for an 85-unit building, the structural design for 255 Fremont... Read More »

Short-Term Rental Vigilante Might Be Making the Rounds around Noe

Short-Term Rental Vigilante Might Be Making the Rounds around Noe

There have been over 400 complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity (a.k.a. airbnb-ing) in San Francisco filed with the city since the beginning of the year. And over the past seven days, another 31 complaints were filed. But while the distribution of complaints related to illegal short-term rental... Read More »

Eviction Protection for Parents and Educators in SF Overturned

A Superior Court Judge has officially invalidated San Francisco’s recently adopted law which had expanded eviction protections for tenants with a resident child under 18 years of age and extended said protections to educators – which was defined as any person who works at a school in San Francisco... Read More »