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When to look for housing in SF

Please tell me the latest possible date I should fly into San Francisco to look for housing, with a work start date of August 10th. More specifics within. [more inside]
posted by estlin on Jun 11, 2015 - 8 answers

Short-term housing in San Francisco

I'm considering attending a six-month web development bootcamp in San Francisco that runs from October to April, and I'm wondering what I can expect to pay for housing. I'm interested in learning both about cheaper arrangements like SROs in Chinatown and housing oriented towards students, as well as about what it might cost to get a room in a "normal" multi-bedroom apartment for that period. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2014 - 6 answers

Apartment recommendations in Silicon Valley

I'm moving to California from Michigan to take a job at HP. Do you have recommendations for a 2 bedroom apartment that meets my needs? Safety and dog walkability are prime concerns. Especially interested in perspectives on Prometheus Apartments Metropolitan and Americana. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2014 - 10 answers

Two houses, one lot

I've noticed something kind of unusual in many of the residential houses in San Francisco. Often times there's a primary residence facing the street (for example a three-story Victorian) and then a second, more modern building in the back yard (like a one- or two-story cottage). There's a second street number and usually a little gate to access the back building. It seems like a different family occupies the back unit than the front unit (and the front unit is sometimes further subdivided into what I assume are condos). A bunch of naive questions: [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Feb 7, 2013 - 19 answers

Affordable Student Housing in SF

I'm looking for the San Francisco equivalent of Australia's UniLodge - basic student housing without tons of frills. Do they exist? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Why does nobody answer my e-mails for their housemate-wanted ads on Craigslist in San Francisco?

Why does nobody answer my e-mails for their housemate-wanted ads on Craigslist in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Jul 10, 2012 - 22 answers

Help me and my new family sign a lease in SF

San Francisco RentFilter: Just had a kid and now me and wifey want to upgrade to a 2 bedroom. I'm worried a little about housing discrimination - it seems there's a financial incentive for landlords to avoid renting to new families. Is it legal for a landlord to ask a prospective tenant about kids? If so, how bad is it if the prospective tenant lied about it? Baby is a couple months old fyi.
posted by mcgordonliddy on Mar 14, 2011 - 8 answers

SF Sublet Advice

Summer housing in San Francisco: is it totally crazy to fly down and start looking only two weeks before my job starts? [more inside]
posted by ewiar on Mar 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Kicking out a roommate not a lease in San Francisco.

Giving ye olde boot to a roommate not a lease in San Francisco.. [more inside]
posted by hobbes on Jan 15, 2009 - 11 answers

Advise a SF renter?

Advise a San Francisco renter? I've about 6 weeks left on my current lease, and just had a new roommate move in. Rather than tack him on to the remaining time, my landlord would like to scrap the previous lease and have us sign on for a year. I've a feeling my roommate would prefer that as well. I, however, don't wish to be committed that long. [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Apr 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Apartment hunting in the SF-Bay Area

Why is craigslist failing me in my apartment search (ideal: looking in mountain view, 2BR, under $1400)? And where can I find such a place? also interested in Portero Hill in SF... [more inside]
posted by zonem on Aug 6, 2006 - 16 answers

Shared walls in San Francisco

How annoying is living with shared walls in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by crawl on Jul 14, 2006 - 23 answers

Suggest a place for us to live.

Where should a Hastings student and a Caltrain commuter live in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by natan on May 27, 2006 - 14 answers

Home Exchange

We're considering going to Europe for a few weeks this summer, and thought about the possibility of exchanging houses with someone over there, as a way of saving money (we have a house in San Francisco, a pretty popular place to visit).

But we're worried about the possibility of ending up with some crooks or thoughtless people in our house, and coming back home to find that we've been ripped off, had property messed up, etc. Has anyone had any experiences with any reliable (or not so reliable) places that help make house exchanges successful (e.g., screening applicants, etc.)?
posted by jasper411 on Jan 21, 2004 - 13 answers

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