| || |Remember that 1990 thriller Pacific Heights, where tenant and landlord fought til the bitter end? That's basically what happened in real life, but not in Pac Heights, but in another uppity area called Marin.
You see, a software entrepreneur was renting this $2 million dollar Tuscan McMansion for $10,000/mo. But within 6 months, he couldn't make payments, so he offered some profit sharing with landlord in lieu of 1/2 the rent. (that sounds like a ding dong idea, but whatever). A nasty disagreement between the 2 launched a protracted ugly public fight (Check out all the files at Marin County. These people were out to destroy each other!). Judge sided eventually with landlord, and that's when things got suspect! The day of the tenant eviction, the house gets incinerated! Things that make you go Hmmmm!
Of Course I picked a pic of them at GLAAD awards!
the Malibu home is currently for rent at $19,500 a month for September through May, and $45,000 per month for June through August. According to property records, it looks like Crawford put it up for lease in late July.
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According to records, Krupa and Zago were a month late on their $15,000-a-month rent for the waterfront, $4 million-house on West San Marino Drive. The landlord, Tara Realty LLC, filed on July 30 and, within days, the rent check materialized.
Imagine rents going up three, four, even seven times in a single year! This was the case for many Mission and San Francisco residents in 1978, the year before the Board of Supervisors approved rent control. Documentary film maker Charles Bolton and the production company Optic Nerve, now Ideas In Motion, caught the angst in “Pushed Out For Profit.” The film aired on KQED on Sept. 6, 1978.
Seems San Francisco has always been the battle ground for the have's and have-not's. Rising rent and real estate prices are as contentious now as they were then. Check out the cameo from Harvey Milk! Hop over to Mission Local to see 6 more quick clips.
Median rents for one-bedroom apartments by neighborhood in San Francisco (Zumper).
The apartment rental startup Zumper has updated its maps of the median rents for one and two bedroom apartments in San Francisco by neighborhood. It found that the median price for a one-bedroom in the city is now $2,764. The median price for a two-bedroom is $4,000.
The median is the numerical value separating the higher half of a data set from the lower half.
In San Francisco, these rates vary substantially depending on which part of town you're looking in. Much like its notorious micro-climates, the city features micro-pockets of relatively affordable rental units.
For example, here are the three most expensive neighborhoods to rent a one-bedroom:
South Beach - $3500
Russian Hill - $3410
Financial District - $3350
And here are the three least expensive neighborhoods to rent a one-bedroom:
Outer Richmond - $1850
Outer Sunset - $1975
Inner Richmond - $2015
As for the three most expensive neighborhoods to rent a two-bedroom:
Financial District - $5800
Marina - $5450
Cow Hollow - $5400
And the three least expensive neighborhoods to rent a two-bedroom:
Outer Mission/Excelsior - $2460
Outer Sunset - $2525
Lakeshore - $2640
Zumper Co-Founder & CEO Anthemos Georgiades explained the methodology the company uses to construct these maps:
As for the "least expensive" neighborhoods on the list, this too is a relative matter, especially for low-income families. Earlier this year, the National Low Income Housing Coalition reported that San Francisco is thesecond least affordable rental market among all U.S.cities, after Honolulu.
- "We use medians for the average prices to discount outlier listings and so as to not over/understate the real prices."
- "These May 2013 asking rents are perhaps different to what some readers may currently be paying if they rented a few years ago or if they are still paying rent- controlled prices. However, these are the current prevailing prices for available apartments on the market today."
- "Most units on the market tend to be newer (read: non-rent controlled) developments built post-1979, since they experience more turnover. These units are often renovated with many more amenities than their rent-controlled counterparts, making them more expensive."
The rental situation is driving some of those seeking apartments to take extreme measures to enhance their chances.
This is some kinky *ISH if you ask me! First off, what 53yr old landlord (once named Citizen of the Year) wants to spank his tenant for being "behind" (pun intended) $2800 on rent? Hmmm, suspicious! What is weirder , according to the news report, is that the 29 yr old tenant obliges, bends over and lets the landlord spank him a few times. Is that how they do it in Ohio?!
Local supermarket magnet, Ron Kronenberger, 53, told cops he had warned the tenant, who owed $2,800 in back rent, “If you’re going to act like a child, I’m going to treat you like one,” before he whipped the 29-year-old man on his bare bottom four times with a belt, leaving “little marks” on his behind, Fox8.com is reporting.
The tenant told Waynesville Police Chief Gary Copeland that he “was scared and just wanted to get [the whipping] over with” — saying it occurred Jan. 22 during an encounter in Kronenberger’s office at his supermarket, Hometown Marketplace.
| || |Joe Montana was always a good lookin' dude (even with feathered 80's hair!). He is a model now for Japanese retailer Uniqlo! Anyhoo, as his old team is hitting the Superbowl Sunday, now is as good a time as any for him to list his SF townhouse for rent. $5000/mo for a 1bd 1.5ba 2 level unit!
"Renting to own is also a way to get into a desired neighborhood in a timely matter, as with parents who need to be in school district for their kids, or people who are uncertain of their timeline, according to San Francisco real estate professional Herman Chan. "It's a way to get into a house without committing to a 30 year mortgage," he said."