San Francisco

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

UPDATES! 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.

San Francisco

San Francisco Expanding Housing Choice

After months of presenting to the San Francisco residents for public feedback, the Final Proposed Zoning Map is presented today to the Mayor for consideration and introduction at the Board of Supervisors. How is this rezoning is going to shape San Francisco? It's hard to image. Surely the Housing Element Zoning Program, part of the Housing for All initiative, follows the Regional Housing Needs Allocation required by the State of California.


Tips To Improve the Garages into Livable or Finished Areas

There are still well-priced single-family homes for sale in San Francisco. While the price is attractive, they offer too little space even for a four people family size. Here lies the development opportunity. Learn what type of spaces you're allowed to add in these houses and start to benefit by improving them.


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.


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.


How to save time and money when planing to build a residential addition

Are you excited to get your new addition built and have no time to waste on the permit process? Here is what you need to do to avoid the lengthy Use Permit Discretionary Review process.


Dolores Heights neighborhood , San Francisco

Dolores Heights perches along Liberty Hill where Noe Valley meets the Castro meets the Mission. Grand homes take advantage of the hillside location to offer the golden crescent of luxury view homes in central San Francisco.

California SB-9

What new SB-9 housing law means for single-family zoning in California

This Senate Bill sets an incredible precedent in housing for California as well as for entire US. It shows a commitment to transition from a suburban experience of the cities in California to a proper urban experience. This is an important step but with collaboration of the residents and support from the local government, it could be just a great intent without practical application.

Permit Process

Apply for ADU permits online in San Francisco

Here you can find out the cost, time and check list to apply for an ADU and work related to ADU construction.


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.


The Truth about Real Estate Investing in San Francisco

The Bay Area real estate market is hotter than ever. In March, it had the highest year-over-year sales gain in California, at a growth rate of 35.0 percent from March 2020, C.A.R. reports. The median sales price of this region, which includes all nine counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma, was up by 21.3 percent as compared to previous March. Nearly half of US homes sell in less than a week, existing-home prices grow to all-time high, and the nation’s first Dogecoin home sale. Where is this going?


10 Steps to Build an ADU

New to build an ADU? Here are 10 steps you need to know in order to start your project.


Noe Valley Neighborhood , San Francisco

Noe Valley is a neighborhood in the central part of San Francisco, California. It is named for Don José de Jesús Noé, noted 19th-century California statesman and ranchero, who owned much of the area.

California SB-9

Streamlined approval process for properties in San Francisco (SB-9)

Quick list of SB-9 eligible lots and criteria for properties located in San Francisco.

California SB-9

Ministerial approval for SB-9 Projects in San Francisco

Ministerial approval is the fastest way to get your permits and start your project. SB-9 eligible projects will successfully go thought the permit process because they skip the long and unpredictable neighborhood notification requirement and take the ministerial review path instead.

California SB-9

Possible Development Scenarios under SB-9 San Francisco

There are quite a few options on what you could build on your lot based on SB-9. Here we've described couple of scenarios for you to quickly understand the parameters.

California SB-9

Design Scenarios for Properties Developed under SB-9

Here you can understand, with drawings and explanations, what you could build on a lot taking into consideration SB-9 regulations.

San Francisco

Anza Vista Neighborhood, San Francisco

Every time a large section of San Francisco is rebuilt, planners and developers promise that the final product will blend in seamlessly with the rest of the city. Will it be the same in Anza Vista? The neighborhood of Anza Vista is located in San Francisco County and is considered one of California's finest places to live. Residents of Anza Vista enjoy a dense urban feel, and the majority of residents rent their homes. Anza Vista is located between Geary Boulevard to the north, Turk Street to the south, Masonic Avenue to the west, and Divisadero Street to the east. The Anza Vista neighborhood includes some of the lands between The Presidio, Golden Gate Park, the Panhandle, and the Western Addition.


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.

San Francisco

The New Four-Unit Density Exception for Residential Districts in San Francisco

Starting with November 27th, 2022, the 4 Unit Density Exception takes effect. This ordinance allows a density exception for projects located in residential RH Districts in San Francisco. In all RH districts (RH-1, RH-1D, RH-2, RH-3), you are allowed to have up to 4 units (not including any allowed ADU’s), and up to 6 units (not including ADU’s) are allowed on corner lots, as long as you and your project meet certain conditions.


Mayor London Breed makes a historical shift for San Francisco Housing

Proposed legislation will cut unnecessary processes and expand incentives for housing that fits within approved zoning laws.