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Stay-at-Home Order for Bay Area Counties

Stay-at-Home Order for Bay Area Counties

The City and County of San Francisco, along with Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, as well as the City of Berkeley, have just issued “stay-at-home” orders which will go into effect at midnight tonight, March 16, and are slated to remain in place until... Read More »

The Fed Just Dropped Rates to Near-Zero, And…

Having already rolled out an emergency rate cut of 50 basis points two weeks ago, the Federal Reserve has just announced an even larger cut of a full percentage point (100 basis points), resulting in a target federal funds rate of zero to 0.25 percent (which the Fed expects... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Revised Down, Prior to Any COVID-19 Hit

Bay Area Employment Revised Down, Prior to Any COVID-19 Hit

The estimated number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck slipped from a (downwardly-revised) record 578,100 in December to 573,000 in January with typical seasonality in play.  But if the preliminary January figure holds while the State refines its model, the number of employed residents in the... 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 »