San Francisco Rent Trends


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San Francisco Bay Area Rents & Trends

We try to update these charts as new quarterly data is available. Asking rent data through Q1 2017 revealed a year over year decline in San Francisco rents, which correlates with anecdotal reports from rental agents, rental website calculations and even recent earnings predictions on Wall Street from big, investor-landlords. With the Bay Area economy cooling down somewhat in 2016 and large, new apartment buildings coming on line and adding to inventory, vacancy rates increased and lease rates in San Francisco dropped in 2016 from all-time peaks hit in 2015. In Q1 2017, rents edged up again, but it is unknown if this is an short-term fluctuation or the beginning of a new longer-term trend.

Note that some of these charts use average asking rents and others median list rents, and that these 2 statistics are not identical, but simply different ways of looking at general trends.


Long-term Trends in San Francisco Residential Rents





Shorter-term Trends in San Francisco, Oakland & Marin Rents




Median List Rent per Square Foot
San Francisco, Alameda & Marin Counties




Bay Area Comparative Rents
Average Asking Rents



Bay Area Rent Appreciation Rates




Average Asking Rents by Unit Size
San Francisco, Alameda & Marin Counties



Bay Area & National Comparative Rents by County
MEDIAN 1-Bedroom Apartment List Rents, per Zillow 



Average Rent per Square Foot Values






3 Big Factors behind Rent-Rate Trends:
Employment, Population & New Housing Construction











San Francisco Commercial Lease Rate Trends




San Francisco Rent Board Statistics

Charts on Eviction Filings and Tenant-Buyouts
from the SF Rent Board Website

Total Eviction Notices Filed, by Year



Owner Move-In (OMI) Eviction Notices, by Year



Ellis Act Eviction Filings, by Year



Tenant Buy-Out Agreements Filed
(Required only recently)



Tenant Wrongful-Eviction Reports, by Year



These analyses were made in good faith with data from sources deemed reliable, but they may contain errors and are subject to revision. Statistics are generalities and all numbers should be considered approximate.

© 2016 Paragon Real Estate Group