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SF built homes for new residents twice as fast as rest of state in 2016

We doubled the state average, even as population swelled to 874,228 California’s Department of Finance reported this week that the state and its major metro center continued growing in population in 2016, including to 874,288 peopleShow More Summary

Salesforce Tower: the LED art that may go on top

San Francisco artist eyes most prominent canvas in the city San Francisco-based LED artist Jim Campbell, who has illuminated spaces from SFMOMA to Hong Kong, now has bigger ambitions in mind—or perhaps taller ones, as the case may be. At...Show More Summary

What $1,950 rents you in San Francisco right now

Five new rentals, from the Excelsior to Cow Hollow Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out. Show More Summary

Brisbane to debate fate of land that may host 4,400 new homes

Flap over city’s plans for 684 acre site led to annexation threats last year At a special meeting today, Brisbane’s city council will debate what to do with the Baylands, a 684-acre site just south of San Francisco that owner and developer...Show More Summary

Pacific Heights full-floor flat asks $24.5 million

1924 condo takes you back in time Arguably one of the best buildings in San Francisco, 2006 Washington, designed in 1924 by architect Conrad Meussdorffer, made headlines in 2015 after its penthouse unit pulled in a cool $30 million. Today a condo on the eighth floor lands on the market. Show More Summary

San Francisco lays $2.4 million fine on abusive landlord

Anne Kihagi, owner of 50 rent-controlled units, bullied tenants, many of them elderly A Superior Court Judge leveled a $2.4 million penalty on San Francisco landlord Anne Kihagi today, finding that Kihagi harassed, exploited, and wrongfully evicted tenants in the many rent-controlled buildings she owns. The city sued Kihagi in 2015. Show More Summary

San Francisco and other tech meccas recovered from recession, rest of U.S. didn’t

Most of the country’s largest cities have yet to recoup lost home values since 2009 Most of America’s larges cities haven’t recovered the majority of their lost home value since the Great Recession, according to real estate site Trulia. But...Show More Summary

Rare condo inside Oakland’s Regillus asks $1.19 million

Beaux-Arts stunner near Lake Merritt offers views of Oakland Prance back to a different time—the 1920s, specifically—and inside the Regillus. Designed by noted architect Willis C. Lowe, the 39-luxury-condo building stands on the former site of August Schilling's mansion. Show More Summary

SF hotel renovations, gay neighborhoods, pothole reports, and more

Four things to know today Welcome to Curbed Cuts, a tri-weekly digest connecting the dots between shelter, structure, parks, transportation, and more. And you say, staycation With Airbnb’s settlement of its lawsuit with San Francisco, it’s great to know one can now stay in the home of a SF-law-compliant host. Show More Summary

Sausalito midcentury by Monterey Bay Aquarium architect asks $2.85 million

Please don’t tap the glass Midcentury homes, with their glass surfaces and right angles, can at times put observers in mind of an aquarium. In the case of 9 Platt Avenue in Sausalito, the resemblance may not be accidental. After all,...Show More Summary

What it will cost you to buy in Pacific Heights right now

There’s more to this tony neighborhood than meets the eye The assumption that if you are privileged enough to buy property in Pacific Heights then money is no issue is a fallacy. Not every home in the city’s priciest neighborhood is a whopper a la the mansions along Billionaires Row. Show More Summary

San Francisco votes to protect bike lanes despite SFFD alarm

Deputy chief worries parked cars may block access to burning buildings The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority voted 6-0 on Tuesday to shield cyclists from traffic on Market Street, even though the city’s fire department...Show More Summary

This is what Dolores Park looks like while you’re at work

[crying face emoji] Do you have to work today? In an office? On a site? At a cafe? That is so sad. While you toil away on a laptop or over a hot stove, scores of privileged ilk with nary a care in the world have headed en masse to San...Show More Summary

What $5,350 rents you in San Francisco right now

Five new rentals, from Millennium Tower to Corona Heights Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out. Show More Summary

New federal budget includes $100 million for Caltrain electrification

Agency says project can begin if U.S. Treasury Department signs off on grant The new federal budget the House of Representatives announced this week may jolt Caltrain’s imperiled plan to replace its aged diesel trains with electric coaches...Show More Summary

Your first look at the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

28 Bay Area designers take their interior design talent to another level Compared to last year’s color-studded affair, the 2017 Decorator Showcase, high atop Pacific Heights, is rife with subdued tones and darker designs. Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, perhaps it’s a response to last year’s unabashed vividness. Show More Summary

Rents stay depressed in San Francisco—and nationwide

Increased supply credited, although it doesn’t seem to matter how much new inventory there is With May Day come and gone seasonal interest usually starts to prod market rent prices up, but April showed median rents more or less sluggish...Show More Summary

Noe Valley Victorian smack dab on 24th Street asks $1.7 million

Adorable! Photos by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Sotheby’s Built somewhere around 1900, this stunning Victorian across the street from Firefly restaurant has seen it all. Earthquakes. Summer of Love. Tech occupation. Now, after...Show More Summary

Realtor leaves handwritten letter on Google employee’s doorstep offering to buy house

An analog offer in a digital world Louis Gray, a tech blogger who works for Google and lives in Sunnyvale, says that being a homeowner in Silicon Valley tends to make a person a locus for attention. “Like an A student in high school,...Show More Summary

Renovated Telegraph Hill home knocks $1.2 off asking

Price tumble for home high on the hill What once was a four-unit building is now a single-family showpiece. Or at least it could be if someone wanted to buy it. Initially listing in June for $6.5 million, it’s prune its asking dramatically. Speaking...Show More Summary

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