New housing at the Alexandria Theatre is being considered by the property owner, but with conditions that do not satisfy District 1 Supervisor Connie Chan, who is trying to secure landmark status for the iconic Richmond District building.
Construction Underway for Housing in the Outer Sunset for Educators
The effort to build 135 units of housing for San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) educators on the block between 42nd and 43rd avenues and Irving and Judah streets officially started with a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 27.
‘The Front Steps’: Pricing a Richmond Home That Doesn’t Exist
In the past we’ve shown you a lot of before and after housing offers, where a once-humble Richmond abode undergoes renovation and comes out the other side with not only a new […]
‘The Front Steps’: What It Really Costs To Rent In the Richmond
Another quarter is behind us and headlines are hopping about the cost of renting in San Francisco, so you might be wondering how rental prospects in the Richmond look? Like SF as […]
‘The Front Steps’: Homes (Finally?) Dip In June–But Only June
Half the year is somehow gone, so let’s indulge in our favorite past time with a good, old-fashioned housing data salon. If you head over to our regular Front Steps blog in […]
Housing Units on Lower Great Highway at Rivera Undergoing Major Renovation
For those wondering what is going on behind the curtains at the construction site on the Lower Great Highway, near Rivera Street, there are 16 public housing, or “affordable housing” town homes, being completely rehabilitated.
‘The Front Steps’: Anxiety Aside, Housing Is Still Going Wild
Stocks are slumping and recession anxiety is on the rise, which means that speculation about a supposed “housing crash” has probably already infiltrated your social media and inbox. It makes sense: Housing […]
‘The Front Steps’: Renting In the Richmond Costs Nearly $4,000/month
San Francisco is a renter’s city–has been since 1849. The Richmond is no exception: Per Planning Department estimates, as many as 68 percent of Inner Richmond homes are renter occupied, and for […]
New Law Helps Low-Income Veterans Obtain Housing
New citywide legislation that will offer low-income veterans living in San Francisco an advantage for affordable housing in the City was recently approved by the SF Board of Supervisors.
Report: Market Pressures Displaced Thousands of Working-Class Households￼
San Francisco is one of the most expensive and rapidly gentrifying cities in the world, as waves of real estate housing speculation roll through its working-class neighborhoods, according to a recent housing report.
‘The Front Steps’: Why Richmond Homes Sell For More
The Front Steps enjoyed a big Richmond sale this week, with bidding on 764 24th Avenue pushing the final sale price up to nearly $1 million more than the original asking price. […]
‘The Front Steps’: Richmond Houses Never Stopped Selling During the Pandemic
When reading and writing about housing, it’s easy to get hung up on prices; after all, that’s the bottom line. But there are other, possibly better ways to measure how strong or […]
‘The Front Steps’: How the New Central Subway Could Have Been The Richmond’s
In San Francisco’s easternmost neighborhoods, the big news transit-wise is that the long (long) delayed Central Subway is tremblingly close to opening to the public, connecting Chinatown to Third Street via a […]
‘The Front Steps’: The Richmond Is a Hotter Home Market Than Most Entire Counties
Here’s a little housing watcher game called “The High & The Low,” where we compare the most and least expensive homes sold in a given market. Most of the time this is […]
‘The Front Steps’: The Richmond is SF’s Most Deceptively Historic Neighborhood
Housing is not just housing; housing is history. And in San Francisco, the Richmond District packs more history per city block than almost any other neighborhood. Historians often have an eastern neighborhoods […]