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One-Bedroom Rents Down to 2012-Era Levels in San Francisco

One-Bedroom Rents Down to 2012-Era Levels in San Francisco

With the average asking rent for a studio apartment in San Francisco having slipped below $2,000 a month for the first time in nearly a decade earlier this month, the average asking rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city has since slipped under $2,700 a month for the... Read More »

Surprise!  That’s Not a Legal Parking Spot (Or Unit)

Surprise! That’s Not a Legal Parking Spot (Or Unit)

While common in practice and rarely enforced, parking in the setback/driveway between a home’s garage and the sidewalk in San Francisco is technically illegal per Planning Code Section 132(f), and that includes the parking/storage of any motor vehicles, trailers and/or boats. In addition, the curb cut in front of... Read More »

Studio Rents Just Dropped to 2011-Era Levels in San Francisco

Studio Rents Just Dropped to 2011-Era Levels in San Francisco

For the first time since 2011, the average asking rent for a studio apartment in San Francisco has slipped below $2,000 a month, which is down nearly 25 percent since the end of February and over 30 percent below the market’s peak in 2015, driven by a sharp increase... Read More »

Vacancy Rates Climb in San Francisco

Vacancy Rates Climb in San Francisco

While the vacancy rate for larger, multi-unit apartment buildings in San Francisco had ticked up to around 6 percent in the second quarter of the year, representing around 9,000 vacant units as of the end of June, said rate was approaching 9 percent based on a review of 3,000... Read More »

Oakland Rents Drop, Down Nearly 20 Percent (YOY)

Oakland Rents Drop, Down Nearly 20 Percent (YOY)

While asking rents for an apartment in San Francisco have been on the decline since the start of the year, a decline which was amplified by the pandemic and really accelerated in May, rents in Oakland mostly held firm through June, at which point the weighted average asking rent... Read More »

Rents Continue to Tumble in San Francisco

Rents Continue to Tumble in San Francisco

Despite offers of up to three months free rent, cash incentives to sign a new lease and advertised rents having already dropped over 20 percent on a year-over-year basis, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco continues to tumble and has just dropped to under... Read More »

Reduced Rents and Pricing for a Prized View Condo

Reduced Rents and Pricing for a Prized View Condo

Purchased from the sales office for $3,149,500, or roughly $2,003 per square foot, back in June of 2016, the “highest and largest” two-bedroom, two-bath unit in the Lumina tower at 338 Main Street, unit #35A, was then listed for $3,449,000 in March of 2017 while alternatively being offered for... Read More »

Another Wave of Vacancies Poised to Roil the Market in S.F.

Another Wave of Vacancies Poised to Roil the Market in S.F.

While the vacancy rate for larger, multi-unit apartment buildings in San Francisco had only ticked up from around 5 percent in the second quarter of last year to around 6 percent in the second quarter of 2020, that single percentage point increase represented around 1,500 newly vacated units, or... Read More »

Rental Concession Ante Just Raised Again in San Francisco

In a move that shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, with rents continuing to tumble and vacancy rates on the rise, Related has just upped the rental concession ante in San Francisco and is now offering up to three (3) months of complimentary rent to new residents who... Read More »

San Francisco Rents Just Dropped Even More

San Francisco Rents Just Dropped Even More

Having slipped under $3,600 in August, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has just dropped to under $3,400 a month, which is down nearly 6 percent over the past month alone (having dropped closer to 3 percent a month over the prior quarter), down... Read More »