The great San Francisco exodus was never quite what it was cracked up to be anyway–the truth is, the major drivers behind SF’s recent population decline were factors the death rate and stalling immigration, and less so necessarily migration out of the area. Be that as it may, the online rental platform RentCafe has it … Continue reading Gen Z Renters Flock To San Francisco–For Now
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This Mission Triplex Illustrates the Truth About SF Rents
It’s now become proverbial wisdom that San Francisco has the highest rents in the US, after years of soaring prices driven by a combination housing shortage and population boom. Problem is, that wisdom is just plain not true; while SF’s market rents have indeed shot to the moon and beyond in the past decade, and … Continue reading This Mission Triplex Illustrates the Truth About SF Rents
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