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Some Relief For Renters In SF, Growing Pain(s) In The East Bay

While the average asking rent for a market-rate apartment in San Francisco has hit a record $3,400 a month, up 9.8 percent over the past year, the largest percentage increase has occurred in Oakland where the average rent now measures $2,500 per month, up 17.6 percent over the past twelve months.  But there could be Read More »

New Hope For Oakland’s Ambitious Coliseum City Development

New Hope For Oakland’s Ambitious Coliseum City Development

Set to expire yesterday after two years of effort, Oakland’s City Council has granted a 90-day contract extension to the group which has been trying to get the proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground. While a developer for the project has yet to be identified, and neither the Raiders nor Athletics have Read More »

A Tipping Point For Oakland’s Office Market?

Between 70 and 80 percent of the recent demand for office space across the Bay Area has been driven by tech companies, according to Cassidy Turley. In San Francisco, the demand for office space is at an all-time high and office rents have increased 15 percent over the past year and nearly doubled since the Read More »

Oakland’s Uptown Neighborhood Is Great, But It’s Not Number One

Oakland’s Uptown Neighborhood Is Great, But It’s Not Number One

Oakland’s Uptown has landed on the American Planning Association’s list of “Great Neighborhoods” this year, a list which included San Francisco’s Chinatown in 2013. While Uptown appears atop the list on the APA’s site, however, it’s not actually “the number one “great neighborhood” in the country” as reported on SFGate, as the order of the APA’s Read More »

Trulia Deems San Francisco Overvalued, San Jose And Oakland Too

Trulia Deems San Francisco Overvalued, San Jose And Oakland Too

Based on ratios of home prices, incomes and rents, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland all made Trulia’s latest top-ten list of the most “overvalued” housing markets in the U.S., ranking fourth, seventh and tenth respectively. While Austin, Texas topped Trulia’s list of the most overvalued metro areas with home prices 19 percent overvalued relative Read More »

Oakland’s “Coliseum City” Rendered And Master Plan Revealed

Oakland’s “Coliseum City” Rendered And Master Plan Revealed

Despite the fact that the Golden State Warriors are on their way out and the Oakland A’s have been angling for a move as well, the City of Oakland has just released the detailed plans for a proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres of adjacent land on the other Read More »

Rocking The Rockridge Vibe, Lifestyle, And Value(s)

Rocking The Rockridge Vibe, Lifestyle, And Value(s)

The two-bedroom bungalow at 5668 Broadway is a half-mile stroll from the Rockridge BART station and Market Hall, and not too much farther from Zachary’s (yes, we have our priorities straight). While remodeled, the interior hasn’t been Dwell-ified and much of the original woodwork has been refinished and remains in place.  At the same time, Read More »

Inevitable Slowdown For S.F. Rents, Acceleration For The East Bay

While the average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco rose to $3,229 in the second quarter of 2014, up a little over 9 percent since the second quarter of 2013 and 45 percent over the past four years, the vacancy rate for large apartment buildings in San Francisco has increased from 3.8 percent Read More »

Inside The Cathedral Building’s Penthouse And Hidden Lair

Inside The Cathedral Building’s Penthouse And Hidden Lair

As we first wrote about Oakland’s Cathedral Building at 1615 Broadway when it went condo in early 2008: It’s across the bay, but we do love the building. Built in 1913 and designed by Benjamin Geer McDougall, the 14-story Oakland Federal Building is a shining example of the Gothic Revival movement. Renamed the Cathedral Building Read More »

San Francisco Rents Rise, Oakland Rents Rocket

The average asking rent for an apartment in the Bay Area increased to $2,158 a month in the second quarter of 2014, up 10.3 percent versus the second quarter of 2013. While San Francisco remains the most expensive Bay Area market with an average asking rent of $3,229 per month, up 9.4 percent over the Read More »

Oakland A’s Lease Extended To 2024 Amid Threat Of Move

Oakland A’s Lease Extended To 2024 Amid Threat Of Move

The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority has approved a ten-year lease extension for the Oakland Athletics which should keep the A’s playing at the Coliseum until 2024 or within Oakland if the team does make a move. The deal, which still needs to be approved by the Oakland City Council and Alameda County supervisors, will allow the A’s Read More »

A Swing And A Miss For The Oakland A’s Proposed Lease Extension

A Swing And A Miss For The Oakland A’s Proposed Lease Extension

Having pitched a proposed 10-year lease extension for the Oakland Coliseum, the Oakland A’s have rejected the terms offered by the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority yesterday, saying little more than the deal “did not address all of issues.” Read More »

Designs For A Second Bayfront Ballpark To Save The Oakland A’s

Designs For A Second Bayfront Ballpark To Save The Oakland A’s

With a legal settlement having opened the doors for the redevelopment of Oakland’s 50-acre Howard Terminal site just north of Jack London Square and the Golden State Warriors pushing forward with plans to relocate to San Francisco, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan appears to be backing away from plans for a 750-acre “Coliseum City” for the Read More »

The (5950) Margarido Happy Hour Now Starts At (Just Under) Four

The (5950) Margarido Happy Hour Now Starts At (Just Under) Four

In contract this past March after reducing its list price from $5,500,000 to $4,795,000, as plugged-in people know 5950 Margarido over in Rockridge fell out of contract when the sale of the buyer’s house fell out of contract as well. Relisted for $4,300,000 in June, on Friday its list price was reduced to $3,950,000.   Read More »