condo conversion

I helped Ben Amyes and Tom Hagan sell their condo in the Mission and this enabled them to move to Woodacre. Here is their story:
 

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This morning, listening to KQED, I heard about a great project in San Francisco: individuals areing identify and placing the pieces of the Sanborn Maps, actually an Atlas to contemporary maps of the city.  The Sanborn Maps are maps created by an insurance company and survived the fire after the 1906 earthquake.  They are often a good resource for homeowners and prospective buyers of some of San Francisco's older homes.  I had clients who owned a 2 unit building and with the help of...

Many involved with the SF Tenants Union and other tenants rights advocates have long been strong opponents of converting San Francisco housing units from rentals to anything else.  This includes 1. combining 2 units in a building, 2. converting rental units owned by one party and rented to many to units owned by many and owner occupied and 3. rental units converted to vacation rentals
I understand the objection to the third kind of conversion.  This takes housing from the market and makes...

Before we get started, it is important that you understand that the conversion of units to condominiums is governed by local and state laws.  For buildings with four units or fewer, San Francisco City and County laws govern  the process.  For larger buildings (five or more units), the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) regulations also apply.  These laws and regulations can change at any time.
Several unrelated (can also be related) people buying a multi-unit building in San...

Tomorrow, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors are scheduled to vote on legislation that will prevent condo conversion in buildings where owners have used legal means to evict tenants so that they could live in their own homes.  Huh?  And, they want to make this law retroactive to 1999.  What are they thinking?

The argument by various tenants organizationsand some of the supes goes something like this: The purchase of multi-unit buildings by parties who purchase the property as tenants...

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