Is It Cheaper To Rent or Buy In San Francisco?


For generations, San Francisco has been a renter majority city. Estimates vary, but the San Francisco Planning Department calculates that as many as two-thirds of SF residents rent their homes. The conventional wisdom is that US renters are getting a bum deal in the long run, because for most homes in most cities they’d ultimately … Continue reading Is It Cheaper To Rent or Buy In San Francisco?

San Francisco Never Had Highest Rent In the US


The big housing news today is that for the first time ever, the SF-based rental platform Zumper ranked New York City over San Francisco as the most expensive place to rent in the US. For the month of August, a median-priced one bedroom apartment on Zumper cost $2,810 per month, whereas a similar unit in … Continue reading San Francisco Never Had Highest Rent In the US

How Much It Really Costs To Rent In SF


Other than lurking anxiety about earthquake hazards, the thing that preys most heavily on most people’s minds when pondering a move to San Francisco is how much it will cost? The simple answer to that question is, “A lot,” whereas the more complex answer is, “A lot…but it depends.” On Wednesday, the National Low Income … Continue reading How Much It Really Costs To Rent In SF