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What is the size of the house I could build on my lot?

The power of communities to regulate the use, height, coverage and setback of buildings and the density of residential development is firmly established by law. In recent years, there has been little questioning of the right of municipalities to regulate residential density, with its clear relationship to light and air and fire protection.

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What RM zoning means for a property in San Francisco?

RM are residential districts are intended to recognize, protect, conserve and enhance areas characterized by a mixture of houses and apartment buildings, covering a range of densities and building forms according to the individual district designations. Despite the range of densities and building sizes, most structures are of a scale that respects the traditional lot patterns, open spaces and articulation of facade typical of San Francisco neighborhoods. These Districts provide unit sizes and types suitable for a variety of households, and contain supporting nonresidential uses. The RM Districts are composed of four separate classes of districts.

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What RH or Single family zoning means for a property in San Francisco?

RH are residential house districts are intended to recognize, protect, conserve and enhance areas characterized by dwellings in the form of houses, usually with one, two or three units with separate entrances, and limited scale in terms of building width and height. Such areas tend to have similarity of building styles and predominantly contain large units suitable for family occupancy, considerable open space, and limited nonresidential uses. The RH Districts are composed of five separate classes of districts.

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San Francisco Housing Element 2022 Update Phase III Release

The Housing Element 2022 Update is San Francisco’s housing plan for the next 8 years (2022-2030) and the first one that will center on racial and social equity. It will include policies and programs that express a collective vision and values for the future of housing in San Francisco.

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Maher Ordinance and its impact

Many real estate properties in San Francisco have to follow the Maher Ordinance regulation requirements before making any improvements on the site. Here is what you need to know about this regulation.

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How to Build an ADU in San Francisco

Finally, San Francisco put together a friendly process to add Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on a property. Now that we have got the green light from the city, let's see how you can get ready to start the project.

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What to expect once the eviction and foreclosure moratorium is over?

Yesterday, I was talking with a friend lawyer and he raised a worrisome fact that, after three extensions, as CARES Act eviction and foreclosure protections officially ended Saturday July 31, 2021 and millions of Americans are facing the hard reality of losing their housing, we might face a Great Recession.

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California new ADU laws

California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has prepared guidance to assist local governments, homeowners, architects, and the general public in encouraging the development of ADUs. Here is a summary of legislation since 2019 that amended ADU law and became effective as of January 1, 2020.

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What means historical buildings in San Francisco?

There are different categories that San Francisco Historic Preservation department classify historical buildings.

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What means The American Jobs Plan for Real Estate

"The American Jobs Plan" for real estate industry is a revolutionary plan because it finally shifter the US budget towards critical for our communities, supporting the local development.

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Tax Breaks for Historic Homes

Did you know that there are advantages of having your building considered a historical resource under Mills Act? Here is what you need to know about the Mills Act.