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Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb Rentals

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.

04/24/2015

Larkin Street Youth Services helps bring in teens off the streets. (LarkinStreetYouth.org)

5-Year, $2M Fundraising Effort Boosts Tenderloin Center For SF’s Homeless Youth

San Francisco’s non-profit Larkin Street Youth services, dedicated to helping homeless youth, has opened a new, consolidated service hub in the Tenderloin.

04/22/2015

A sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Robust Real Estate Market Sees Most Home Sales In San Francisco Topping $1 Million

U.S. homebuyers flooded back into the real estate market in March, pushing up sales and prices at the start of the spring buying season.

04/22/2015

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Bay Area Tops List As Nation’s Worst Place For Renters

If you spend most of your weekends on Craigslist or elbowing your way through crowded open houses for overpriced rentals, this should come as no surprise: the San Francisco Bay Area is the worst place in the country to rent.

04/17/2015

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San Francisco Apartment From Hell: Tenants Sue Landlord Over Sewage In Sinks, Blood-Stained Walls

Home is where their hell is — that’s what tenants of a South of Market apartment building are trying to illustrate in a lawsuit that alleges a bevy of terrible living conditions despite paying market-rate rents.

04/16/2015

George Lucas (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

George Lucas Planning Payback With Massive Affordable Housing Project On His Marin County Land

After George Lucas ran into a buzzsaw of opposition from his wealthy Marin County neighbors when he tried to expand his Skywalker Ranch studio, the filmmaker might be getting some payback with plans for one of the largest affordable housing projects in the Bay Area.

04/15/2015

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San Francisco’s Tiniest Closet-Like Condo Just Sold For $415K

No, it’s not a dorm room — but it’ll cost you the same of putting three kids through college, medical school and then maybe leave you with some leftover change for retirement.

04/15/2015

A mummified body was found inside this home in San Francisco's Inner Richmond. (CBS)

Hoarder’s Home That Contained Mummified Corpse Likely To Sell For More Than $2 Million

So how sad a story is too sad for a house to sell? When it comes to how desperate Bay Area home buyers have become – this house is still a gem. And speculators know it.

04/10/2015

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pollution Tax On Downtown San Francisco Commercial Properties Proposed That Could Ease Housing Crunch

San Francisco is floating the idea of a pollution tax that would target downtown high-rise commercial properties in the hope of solving the city’s housing crunch.

04/08/2015

YouTube parody about San Francisco housing challenges (Photo from Chris Severn's YouTube video)

YouTube Parody Video Is Final Hope For Pair Unable To Find SF Housing

Faced with square footages in the triple digits with rents approaching five digits, a pair of health care consultants grabbed a banjo, a video camera and some kitschy lyrics and uploaded the result YouTube to lament and possibly land a sweet new pad.

04/08/2015

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