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Asking Rents in San Francisco Continue to Drop, Listings Spike

Asking Rents in San Francisco Continue to Drop, Listings Spike

In a move that shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has dropped another 4 percent over the past few weeks and is now down to $3,700 a month. While $3,700 a month isn’t exactly “cheap,” it’s nearly... Read More »

Moratorium on Pandemic Related Evictions Extended

Moratorium on Pandemic Related Evictions Extended

As we outlined last month: The temporary moratorium on the eviction of tenants in San Francisco for the non-payment of rent from April through July, if formally documented as being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has effectively been made permanent by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. While the ordinance... Read More »

Price of Renting a Room Down 16 Percent from Peak

With the weighted average asking price of renting an apartment in San Francisco already down over 10 percent on a year-over-year basis and continuing to drop, the average price for renting “a room” in San Francisco has just slipped to under $1,600 month. For the purposes of our analysis,... Read More »

Big Landlord Ups the Concession Ante for Signing a New Lease

As we highlighted last month, offers of complimentary rent have been on the rise in San Francisco.  And with the weakness in San Francisco’s rental market accelerating, and Oakland now following suit, a big landlord is upping their rent concession ante while trying to maintain their advertised/base rents. And... Read More »

Signs of Weakness in Oakland’s Rental Market Emerge

While rents in Oakland held relatively firm over the past quarter, particularly in relation to the market in San Francisco, signs of weakness are starting to emerge. In addition to an uptick in listing activity over the past couple of weeks, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment... Read More »

Weakness in San Francisco’s Rental Market Is Accelerating

Weakness in San Francisco’s Rental Market Is Accelerating

Despite the fact that the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco is already down over 10 percent on a year-over-year basis and offers of complimentary rent are on the rise, vacancy rates are still ticking up and the number of apartments listed for rent in... Read More »

Asking Rents in San Francisco Drop Even More, Listings Double

Asking Rents in San Francisco Drop Even More, Listings Double

The weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has now dropped to $3,825 a month. While that’s not exactly cheap, it’s nearly 7 percent ($275) cheaper than four months ago, 10 percent ($450) cheaper than at the same time last year and 14 percent ($625) cheaper... Read More »

Complimentary Rent on the Rise in San Francisco

As we highlighted last month: 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... Read More »

Moratorium on Pandemic Related Evictions Made Permanent

The temporary moratorium on the eviction of tenants in San Francisco for the non-payment of rent from April through July, if formally documented as being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has effectively been made permanent by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. While the ordinance does not forgive any past... Read More »

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 »