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Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Are Down

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Are Down

Having already started to slip earlier this year, prior to the COVID-19 hit, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has dropped around 4 percent since the end of February to $3,950 a month, which is down over 7 percent on a year-over-year basis and... Read More »

Listings for Apartments in San Francisco and Oakland Jump

Listings for Apartments in San Francisco and Oakland Jump

Having slipped around 3 percent in the first quarter of the year, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco is currently holding at around $4,000 a month, which is around 3 percent cheaper than at the same time last year and 10 percent below a... Read More »

141 Below Market Rate Modular Studios Even Closer to Reality

141 Below Market Rate Modular Studios Even Closer to Reality

As we outlined earlier this year: The ground for the 141-unit modular development to rise on Mission Bay South Block 9, adjacent to San Francisco’s new Public Safety Building and across the street from Phase 2 of the Giants’ massive Mission Rock development, is tentatively slated to be broken... Read More »

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Drop, Listings Up

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Drop, Listings Up

Having already started to slip earlier this year, prior to the COVID-19 hit, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco dropped around 2 percent in March to $4,000 a month, which is around 1 percent lower on a year-over-year basis and 10 percent below its... Read More »

Reports of Illegal Airbnb-ing Back on the Rise in San Francisco

Reports of Illegal Airbnb-ing Back on the Rise in San Francisco

While the number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco had been on the decline since the second quarter of 2016, following the passage (and eventual enforcement) of San Francisco’s short-term rental law, said decline came to end in the second quarter of last... Read More »

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip

While the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco ticked up in January, it has since slipped a percent to $4,100 a month and is now running around two (2) percent lower on a year-over-year basis and 8 percent below its 2015-era peak of around $4,450... Read More »

Below Market Rate Modular Studios Closer to Reality

Below Market Rate Modular Studios Closer to Reality

The ground for the 141-unit modular development to rise on Mission Bay South Block 9, adjacent to San Francisco’s new Public Safety Building and across the street from Phase 2 of the Giants’ massive Mission Rock development, is tentatively slated to be broken this June. If everything goes as... Read More »

There Were 365 Tenant Buyouts in SF Last Year, One Hit $325K

There Were 365 Tenant Buyouts in SF Last Year, One Hit $325K

Landlords in San Francisco negotiated and inked a total of 365 legally reported buyout agreements with tenants last year, as mapped above, down slightly from 379 in 2018. For the second year in a row, the Mission was the San Francisco neighborhood with the most reported buyouts (53), now... Read More »

Asking Rents Inch Up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Asking Rents Inch Up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Having dropped a little over 5 percent at the end of last year, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco, including one-off rentals as well as units in larger developments, has since ticked up around 3 percent to $4,150 per month. That being said, the... Read More »

Asking Rents Slip in San Francisco, Nearing Peak in Oakland

Asking Rents Slip in San Francisco, Nearing Peak in Oakland

The weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco, including one-off rentals as well as units in larger developments, dropped a little over 5 percent over the past quarter to $4,050 per month. While an end of year drop is typical, keep in mind that the average... Read More »