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Rate Your Landlord And Neighbors With Swapt, A Yelp For Apartment Renters

The website Swapt claims to ease some of the anxiety that comes with apartment hunting by providing renters with reviews that cover over 500,000 apartment units throughout the nation.

06/30/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill To Halt Mass Ellis Act Evictions In San Francisco Revived

A bill that would allow the city of San Francisco to limit the mass eviction of tenants in rent-controlled properties has squeaked through the state Senate after the author agreed to make changes.

05/29/2014

Renderings of the 1979 Mission Street project. (Architect Skidmore Owings & Merrill)

San Francisco Residents Raise Concerns Over Mission Development Planned For 16th BART Station

The proposed 10 story project would bring more than 300 units to the Mission District, though many residents said they are again being priced out of their neighborhood.

05/16/2014

Artist's rendition of the revamped Hunters View housing development in San Francisco. (Hunters View Associates)

Grand Opening For SF’s Bayview Hunters View Apartments, Residents Get ‘Million Dollar Views’

Hunters View apartment complex had its grand opening this week and it has what some are calling “million dollar views” from San Francisco’s Bayview District.

04/18/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Economist Feels Record Rents In Bay Area Could Severely Stunt Economic Growth

Stephen Levy, Director of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy in Palo Alto, said the skyrocketing prices are having wide-ranging effects on the economy.

04/16/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Landlords Threaten To Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Fees

A group of San Francisco landlords said they are preparing to file a lawsuit against the city after the Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to increase the amount of tenant relocation fees for Ellis Act evictions.

04/09/2014

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Muni Looks For Ways To Carry More Riders Amid Building Boom

As San Francisco is in the midst of a building boom, transit officials said they are looking at two new ways to pack more people onto Muni Metro trains.

10/24/2013

308 Turk Street in San Francisco has been placed into receivership after city officials said the landlord, Atique Rehman, failed to fix complaints about deplorable conditions inside. (CBS)

San Francisco Cracks Down On Landlord Over Deplorable Conditions

The City of San Francisco is cracking down on a property owner it calls a slumlord, after numerous complaints about filthy living conditions at a building on Turk Street.

05/24/2013

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Bill To Ban Smoking In California Condos, Apartments Defeated

A proposal that sought to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums has failed in an Assembly committee.

04/17/2013

A view of the layout of a micro-apartment at 38 Harriet St. in San Francisco. (Panoramic Interests)

KCBS Cover Story: A Look Inside San Francisco’s Micro-Apartments

Crews are putting the finishing touches on some San Francisco micro-apartments, spaces under 300 square feet, meant to be a more affordable option for those looking to live in the city.

04/10/2013

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