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The San Francisco supervisors are scheduled to review a proposal that would require owners of soft story buildings to retrofit them by 2020.  The proposed plan will require about 3,000 buildings in San Francisco, built before 1978 to undergo seismic retrofits in the next several years. Single family homes and smaller buildings will be exempt from this plan. During the city's voluntary retrofit period, the least expensive project was $8,000 and the most...

In the last few months, the city has been buzzing about the upcoming America's Cup, heading to San Francisco for events in 2012 and 2013.  Besides being fun, the events are expected to bring over 8,000 jobs to the SF Bay Area and create over $1 billion in revenue.  Earlier this year, we had a listing that was visited by two sets of buyers who were relocating to San Francisco to work for the organizations preparing for these races.  I've also been asked by a few clients what impact I think...

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...

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