Beyond the Built-in Bookcase

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Like a bespoke suit tailored to flatter your body, custom-made built-ins can enhance the appearance of a home — elevating the design, offering creative solutions to everyday problems and disguising unsightly features like exposed pipes or air ducts. “If you do it right, the built-in becomes a hybrid of a work of art and a hardworking machine that should last …

Three major banks suspend lending for shipyard home purchases

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Three major banks have stopped offering mortgages for homes at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, an extraordinary move likely to complicate the already troubled effort by the city and developers to transform 500 acres of waterfront in San Francisco. Read the full article here: No mortgages for SF Shipyard homes…    

Why S.F. rents are likely to remain the highest in the nation

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San Francisco rents are down slightly in 2018, but are still the highest in the nation, and likely to remain there according to research from Zumper. In its annual wrap-up report, the rental site showed that, once again, San Francisco had the highest median rents in the country, with a median of $3,560 for a one-bedroom apartment and a two-bedroom median …

Airbnb landlords agree to pay San Francisco $2.25 million

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The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Darren and Valerie Lee agreed to pay the money as penalties and investigation costs. City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced the settlement Monday, calling the penalty an important deterrent to others seeking to illegally profit from the city’s housing crisis. Read the full article here: Landlords turned 17 SF apartments into…        

A dying mall near Apple’s headquarters is turning into a fight over Silicon Valley’s soul

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The 1976 mall was home to the retail giants of the 20th century: Macy’s, Sears and J.C. Penney, which all closed their stores in the last three years as foot traffic dwindled and shoppers shifted online. Today, Vallco is a cavernous, mostly empty space of 1.2 million square feet, with a handful of survivors such as Dynasty Seafood Restaurant and …