Yes, San Franciscans rent homes for $8,000/month. Believe it. For example, here’s one in Nob Hill, a three-bedroom, two-bath penthouse apartment near Mason and Powell. It’s a pretty place and it shows off the views, the hardwood, the granite counters, and—perhaps most importantly—the positive pet policy. But is it really that much nicer or better located than similar San Francisco apartments renting for half the price? Maybe it’s a classic case of reach exceeding grasp, or maybe this landlord knows something we don’t. Note: This pad only rents for $8,000/month if renters pays 12 months up front. Month to month it’s another $250. Yow. (Read more)
See what it cost to live in the city from 1850 up until 1965
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Back before the internet and advent of Craigslist, people used to list ads to reach potential buyers/sellers/renters in print publications called newspapers. For those of us who still remember smudged fingertips caused by thumbing though classifieds pages to find a car, a job, or a lover, here now is a look back in time at the rental markets of yore.
For ease of research, we decided to look up the rental listings from June throughout the decades, ranging from 1850 up until 1965. Anything after that will just depress you even more, so we’ve left that out for another time. Enjoy. (Read More)
San Francisco rent: $3,400 per month now normal. Median rents are flat compared to four years ago, but expectations have changed
BY ADAM BRINKLOW NOV 2, 2017, 9:48AM PDT
Photo by Tupungato
The first of the month has come again and rents are due across the city. Although the price of living in San Francisco continues to rise, it appears that habitual meteoric price hikes have created a grim sense of what’s normal.
As usual, the largest online rental platforms have tabulated the median rent for a single-bedroom apartment on their platform over the past four weeks, revealing a mostly expected spate of variations.
Note: These figures consist in part or in some cases entirely, of listings on one particular platform rather than a scientific sampling of the entire city. These are also market rates for new leases, not necessarily what the average renter pays presently:
- On ApartmentList, a single bedroom San Francisco home in October cost renters an average of $2,450/month, down a hair from last month and up $40 since June. ApartmentList’s figures are intentionally the lowest of the lot, as the site claims its competitors don’t properly contextualize the sample of high-end apartments on their sites with census data about older housing stock. (Read More)