$6,000 a night? Super Bowl 50 inspiring outrageous short term rental rates

Super Bowl 50 is on its way to San Francisco: hotels are offering special high-priced packages; restaurants are gearing up; the homeless are being lured off the streets; and the city is ready. As SF Gate reported last week, we’re going to be bombarded. “It’s going to be crowded. There is going to be traffic,

Got $40M? Own this sprawling Woodside estate

Woodside, Calif. — scene of many a multi-million dollar property transaction. In fact, the median sales price for homes in Woodside between Oct. 15 and Dec. 15, 2015 was $2,850,000. But 331 Greer Rd., listing at $39,980,000, makes that median look like pocket change. This 9,000-square-foot home, with nine beds and eight and a half
SF rents go down again, Oakland’s go up

SF rents go down again, Oakland’s go up

San Francisco is in danger of losing its (dubious) distinction as the nation’s most expensive rental market. According to Zumper’s National Report for January, SF dropped for the second month in a row, with the one-bedroom median down .3 percent to $3,490. For now, our fair city remains the most expensive market in the country,

San Francisco Giants Hunter Pence buys luxury condo in Millennium Tower

Hunter Pence is not only baseball savvy; he’s also real estate savvy. The Giants right fielder recently scored a two-bed, three-bath luxury condo in the coveted Millennium Tower at below asking price.  Listed originally at $4.495 by Bryant Kowalczyk of GPK, this 2,230 square foot unit with panoramic views closed in October 2015 at $4.25M. The

Value of S.F. homes grew by $131 billion in 2015

San Francisco real estate doesn’t really need a happy new year: at least for its sellers and landlords, 2015 was epic, with home values soaring, overbidding insanity, rents rising to new highs (the highest in the nation), and landmark sales topping $30M. The gallery above reads like a storybook of real estate frenzy, one that

San Francisco’s three top home sales for 2015

This was a banner year for San Francisco real estate prices, but even in a sea of seven-figure sales, these three stand out—namely because they’re actually eight figures—a less and less uncommon phenomenon in this city where the appetite for luxury seems never to satiate. Here we focus on single-family home sales for 2015. On

Oakland ascends to nation’s 4th most expensive rental market

Last week, we learned the surprising news that San Francisco’s median rent took a dip in November, the first in many months of steady upward progress. But across the Bay, the news differs, according to Zumper’s National Rent Report. “Oakland for the first time this November became the fourth most expensive rental market in the country,
SF’s November median 1 BR rent goes down almost 5 percent

SF’s November median 1 BR rent goes down almost 5 percent

In October, San Francisco’s median rent for one-bedroom apartments set a record at $3,670 a month. But with Thanksgiving in the rearview, the city’s many tenants may have something surprising to be thankful for: a drop in that median rent—the first drop of any kind since early this year. According to Zumper’s National Rent Report