SF Rental Market Reports
Bay Area lawmaker’s Rental Relief Act is first national response to housing crisis.
Meanwhile, the number of renters with children has swelled.
Median income reports for Silicon Valley’s top-tier companies reveal who’s being priced out.
A claim that San Francisco suffers the highest median rents in the world made international headlines.
"Appreciation is faster among two- and three-bedroom rentals, especially in areas with more new apartment construction."
Most San Franciscans don’t really need to be told that it costs a lot to rent in the city these days, but the news keeps coming whether we’re ready or not.
Number of those "likely to move" up 46 percent compared to 2017.
Only for the wealthy or the unlucky, by and large.
Rents are climbing across the Bay Area according to estimates reported by prominent rental sites analyzing how prices changed on their platform in the month of April.
Oakland squeaks out a D grade.
Popular rental sites report a year-long average price of more than—gasp—$3,000 per month
At least according to rental site Zillow.
In spite of hopes, dreams, and secret late night wishes on stars, rents dashed dreams by rising over the course 2017.
Rents are up but incomes are up too, meaning San Franciscans with high salaries can afford the unaffordable.
Study breaks down eviction data in major metros across the U.S. and came up with some good, albeit startling, news for the Bay Area.
In spite of the withering cost of living and renting in the city, the roughly 600 SF respondents were among the most satisfied with their community.
Those who can’t afford San Francisco’s median prices may be left wondering what recourse any of these sites offer.
Last week RENTCafe employed data firm Yardi Matrix to examine how much space renters can expect for a set price—$1,500/month—in 30 cities worldwide, including San Francisco.
Summertime usually brings rental prices to a boil. But with August coming to an end, the San Francisco numbers on major rent platforms look a bit tepid.
Alas, this is lower than the national average, although the reasons for that may be deceptive.
HotPads says the term shows up 12 times more often in its San Francisco listings compared to other cities, where it doesn’t even crack one percent most of the time.
At least the line at the taqueria will be shorter if nearly all of the Bay Area’s renters take off. The poll of 24,000 renters in 50 cities found that most tenants in most cities have eyes elsewhere.
A year’s worth of rent here would net a mortgage in most of the country.
Note that that’s more than the rent for an entire two-bedroom apartment in almost every city in the U.S.
But rental sites have told us for a year and a half that prices are going down, and it never seems to translate to real savings for renters. What gives?
It could be worse. For example, we could be one of seven other global business hubs where things are somehow even harder to get by in.
It was nice while it lasted, assuming it was ever real. The same site that reported last year’s plunge in prices has now radically changed how it calculates rents.
But rents in the priciest neighborhoods are down year over year, as would-be renters are bumped from the city’s ritziest ZIP codes.
Which of course is impossible.