Design

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.

Regulations

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.

Regulations

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.

Design

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.

Neighborhood

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.

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.

Regulations

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.

Regulations

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.

Development

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?

ADU

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.

Neighborhood

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.

Regulations

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.