That’s not a typo: $25,000/month. What kind of renter has that kind of cash to throw around 12 times a year? Evidently one with a taste for garden hot tubs, grand entryways, three different terraces, a solarium, “marble surround fireplace,” three crystal chandeliers, coffered pan walls, and a passel of other features that read like a shopping list for Danielle Steel. Described as a “grand scale, renovated four-level view mansion” on Scott Street in Cow Hollow, this five-bed, four-and-a-half-bath, 6,500-square-foot palace dates to 1912 and sold for $5.1 million in 2012. Note that the bedroom count doesn’t include the “au pair quarters.” Unbelievably, even for $25K per month there are still no pets allowed. 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
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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)