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Removing Rent-Controlled Tenants by Snitching on Oneself

Removing Rent-Controlled Tenants by Snitching on Oneself

A real estate agent purchased 2523 34th Avenue, which was listed as a two-bedroom Parkside home with an (unwarranted) two-bedroom in-law unit on the ground floor, both of which were tenant occupied, for $850,000 this past October. Within a few days, an anonymous complaint was filed with the City,... Read More »

Application to Establish an ‘Airbnb’ Hotel Denied

Application to Establish an ‘Airbnb’ Hotel Denied

The application to legally convert the three one-bedroom Nob Hill flats at 40-44 Pleasant Street from residential units into ‘hotel rooms,’ a move which would allow the building’s absentee owner to continue renting the apartments on a short-term basis, which is currently illegal per San Francisco’s so-called Airbnb Law,... Read More »

Short-Term Rental Scofflaw Aims to Establish a Mini-Hotel

Short-Term Rental Scofflaw Aims to Establish a Mini-Hotel

Tagged for illegally renting the three one-bedroom flats at 40-44 Pleasant Street as short-term rentals in violation of San Francisco’s so-called “Airbnb law,” the owner of the Nob Hill building has applied to technically convert the units, none of which she occupies as a primary residence, into “hotel rooms”... Read More »

New Single-Room SoMa Rentals Closer to Reality, with a Twist

New Single-Room SoMa Rentals Closer to Reality, with a Twist

The plans to raze the Kung’s Trading Company building on the southeast corner of Folsom and Dore and construct a six-story structure on the site have been refined and are now one step closer to reality, having just been granted a neighborhood plan-based exception from having to complete an... Read More »

Legislation to Mandate Legalization of Illegal Units, Restrict Mergers

Legislation which would require special authorization from San Francisco’s Planning Commission in order to merge or remove any residential unit in the city – whether legal, illegal or demonstrably unaffordable – is working its way through the City’s Board of Supervisors. And in addition to further restricting the merger... Read More »

City Seeks Injunction to Combat Predator Landlord

Accused of waging an ongoing war of  “harassment, intimidation, and retaliation” against dozens of rent-controlled tenants in an attempt to raise her rent-roll, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is now seeking an injunction to stop Anne Kihagi from continuing to harass and illegally evict tenants in the buildings which she now... Read More »

Opposition to Huge Potrero Hill Development Remains Unappeased

Opposition to Huge Potrero Hill Development Remains Unappeased

In an attempt to win over the opposition from a number of Potrero Hill neighbors and neighborhood groups, including the Potrero Boosters, Save the Hill and the adjacent Live Oak School, Related California has reduced the proposed number of apartments to rise at 1601 Mariposa from 320 to 299;... Read More »

Average Asking Rent For A Studio In San Francisco: Nearly $3K

Average Asking Rent For A Studio In San Francisco: Nearly $3K

The average asking rent for an apartment in a building with at least 50 units in San Francisco ticked up to a record $3,623 per month in the third quarter of 2015, up 2.8 percent over the past three months but only (yes, only) 6.6 percent higher versus the... Read More »

The Economics Of A Rincon Hill Condo And Reality Check

The Economics Of A Rincon Hill Condo And Reality Check

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 along with the unobstructed views. With monthly HOA dues of $724... Read More »

Rent Versus Buy For A $7M Pacific Heights House

Rent Versus Buy For A $7M Pacific Heights House

On the market as a rental for $23,000 a month in July, the asking rent for the five-bedroom Pacific Heights home at 2470 Broadway has been reduced to $18,000.  Of if you’d prefer, the property has just been listed for sale at $6.995 million as well. Originally designed by... Read More »