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San Francisco and Oakland Rents Inch up but Remain below Peak

San Francisco and Oakland Rents Inch up but Remain below Peak

Having ended last year lower than where they started, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco have inched up around one (1) percent over the past two months, in part due to the typical seasonality in rents. And in fact, based on a comparison of roughly 2,600 listings, the... Read More »

Eviction Notices Drop in San Francisco with a Notable Exception

Eviction Notices Drop in San Francisco with a Notable Exception

The number of eviction notices filed with San Francisco’s Rent Board dropped 12 percent over the past year, from 1,881 to 1,657. But there was one category in which there was a notable increase in notices: those related to Ellis Act evictions, the number of which (201) jumped 58... Read More »

Penthouse in Palo Alto Priced at $34K a Month

Penthouse in Palo Alto Priced at $34K a Month

Built on a former Downtown Palo Alto parking lot and finished in 2016, the 5,165-square-foot penthouse atop the four-story Foundation Capital building at 550 High Street is now seeking a new tenant. The unit’s open living room, which is flanked by a high-end kitchen on one side and a... Read More »

Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip Versus 2017

Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip Versus 2017

Having ended last year lower than where they started, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco inched up 1.1 percent over the past month but remain 1.3 percent lower versus the same time last year. In fact, based on a comparison of roughly 2,500 listings, the weighted average asking... Read More »

Rents in San Francisco and Oakland down at the End of 2017

Rents in San Francisco and Oakland down at the End of 2017

Continuing the trend we first noticed forming at the end of 2016, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco and Oakland ended the year lower than at the start of 2017. In fact, based on a comparison of nearly 2,400 listings, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment... Read More »

Tenant Buyouts of up to $310,000 in San Francisco since 2015

Tenant Buyouts of up to $310,000 in San Francisco since 2015

Since March of 2015, when San Francisco started regulating “buyout agreements” between landlords and their tenants, a total of 772 buyout agreements have been inked and reported, as mapped above. While the highest reported buyout totaled $310,000 for three tenants in the Mission back in July of 2015, the... Read More »

Luxury One-Bedroom Fetches 0.8 Percent over Late 2015 Price

Luxury One-Bedroom Fetches 0.8 Percent over Late 2015 Price

Purchased for $1.25 million in December of 2015, the 941-square-foot Lumina unit #7E returned to the market priced at $1.359 million this past September, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 8.7 percent since the end of 2015 or roughly 4.9 percent per year on a... Read More »

SF and Oakland Rents Down, Relative Premium Up

SF and Oakland Rents Down, Relative Premium Up

Following the trend we first noticed forming twelve months ago, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco and Oakland have dropped over the past year. In fact, based on a comparison of nearly 3,000 listings, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco (including one-off rentals... Read More »

The Public Art to Adorn 33 Tehama in the Transbay

The Public Art to Adorn 33 Tehama in the Transbay

The refined designs for the public art to adorn the 35-story, 403-unit apartment building nearing completion at 33 Tehama Street (a.k.a. 41 Tehama) will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission on Thursday afternoon. Yayoi Kusama’s Flowers That Bloom At Midnight sculpture will be set on a base in... Read More »

S.F. Sues Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap

S.F. Sues Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap

A warren of 20 illegally constructed rental units were discovered in the basement of the Clean Wash Center building at 4680-4690 Mission Street, on the border of Mission Terrace and the Excelsior, earlier this year. Built in the building’s former garage and constructed of wood-framed partitions – with two... Read More »