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    2 bedrooms - must see to believe

    Apartment for rent in San Francisco. Close to dining and shops, bright, gas stove, trash…

    7th Ave 4, San Francisco, CA 94122

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:Call
    • Bedrooms:1 Bed
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Pet OK
    • Area:680

    BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 1920'S SPANISH REVIVAL. Pet OK

    SPACIOUS TWO BEDROOMS & THREE LARGE CLOSETS! This beautiful RENT CONTROLLED building has COMPLETELY New Electric Wiring, Plumbing, Kitchen with brand new high end cabinetry, granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances. Every modern convenience has been updated but we insisted on keeping the charm of the era. Original crown moldings, french…

    McAllister, San Francisco, CA 94115

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$950/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Pet OK
    • Area:400

    GEORGEOUSLY REMODELED BACHELOR UNIT FOR LEASE. $950/mo

    THIS UNIT IS LOCATED IN THE PRESTIGIOUS CHEROKEE ESTATES AREA & BOASTS 400. FT. OF LIVING SPACE. BATHROOM IS FULLY REMODELED WITH CUSTOM TILED OVERSIZED SHOWER & GRANITE COUNTERTOP VANITY. NEWER PAINT, TWO 6 FT. CLOSETS AND ADDITIONAL COAT/STORAGE CLOSET, BUILT-IN CHESTER DRAWERS & STORAGE CABINETS, CEILING FAN, WINDOW air conditioning, CARPETING…

    Back, South San Francisco, CA 94080

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,250/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Call
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    Bayview: Studio with Patio and Shared Back Yard

    Apartment for rent in San Francisco. Close to dining and shops, bright, gas stove, trash…

    Bridgeview St, San Francisco, CA 94124

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,495/mo
    • Bedrooms:Single
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:No Pets
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    Studio Apartment in Quiet Building - San Francisco

    A Orizaba is located between Grafton and Holloway in the Ingleside Terrace district of San Francisco, with convenient access to public transportation, schools, shopping and restaurants. This lovely studio in-law unit is located on the first 1st floor of two floors in a two unit single family home. This unique unit has carpeted floors and newly…

    Orizaba Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,500/mo
    • Bedrooms:1 Bed
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Call
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    19TH+AVE,San+Francisco,CA,94132

    Bedrooms for rent 2 minutes walk to SFSU near Stonestown/Trader Joe's

    3 Bedrooms in a detached single family house available for rent ($1450-$1500 per room) 2 full baths - Whole house was newly remodeled - Walking distance to SFSU & Muni/Bus/Apple bus lines - Easy access to freeway + LOTs street parking & backyard can accommodate 2-3 cars - Near restaurants & shopping mall (Trader Joe’s, Stonestown, etc)…

    19TH AVE, San Francisco, CA 94132

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,600/mo
    • Bedrooms:1 Bed
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:No Pets
    • Area:1,103

    San Francisco, Great Location, 1 bedroom Condo. Parking Available

    This bright, like new, 2 bathrooms/2 bathrooms condominium built in 2007 is located in a gated community with 24 hour secure. One of the bedrooms with its own extremely spacious bathroom is for rent now. The living room and kitchen will be shared and you can bring in all your furniture such as sofa, TV set, table, desk to the living room. This…

    Crescent Ct, San Francisco, CA 94134

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,625/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:No Pets
    • Area:350

    VIBRANT AND QUANT STUDIO RENT CONTROLLED

    / 1Ba, 350ft2 VIBRANT AND QUANT STUDIO RENT CONTROLLED, Available for immediate occupancy! This quant studio provides a comfortable home at an affordable price. The unit offers a sizable main living room, adequate kitchen with gas stove and window over sink and an updated bathroom with a shower over tub. There is one closet in the unit. THE…

    Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,650/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:No Pets
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    Sacramento+St,San+Francisco,CA,94109

    1650 Lower Nob Hill Efficiency-Convenient

    / 1Ba. Properties. Cute efficiency studio has fabulous views of the downtown skyline, very bright and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. This 4th floor unit is freshly painted with hardwood floors. The areas of the building have new carpet and paint. Building offers on-site coin operated laundry and has an elevator. Water, garbage…

    Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    • Available:09/01/2015
    • Rent:$1,650/mo
    • Bedrooms:4 Bed
    • Bathrooms:3 Bath
    • Pets:No Pets
    • Area:196

    House in move in condition in San Francisco. Washer/Dryer Hookups

    Hi, We have a great room for rent, spacious, own bathroom and big closet. The house is 4 blocks away from the ocean, great for surfing, running and sunsets. There are 4 total people in the house, drama free, great energy, we enjoy our company but also like our own space. 2 blocks away from public transportation, 5 blocks from grocery stores and…

    44th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116

The Real Facts about San Francisco

Availability:  Walk into any San Francisco neighborhood and you will find yourself surrounded by old brick apartment buildings that fairly reek of character, interspersed with stately Victorian mansions and houses.  It might seem to most prospective renters that there is a glut of available housing to choose from, but this is not the case.  The fact remains that San Francisco is one of the most desirable places to live in and San Francisco rental housing is a tight market with a very small inventory.  So while you might have a long wish list of features and amenities that you want for your dream apartment, you will most likely have to curtail that list significantly in order to find a San Francisco rental that is available and affordable.

Price:  Affordability is, of course, the most important factor on any prospective renter's list and unfortunately, San Francisco has the dubious distinction of having perhaps the highest cost of living in the country.  So keep that in mind when hunting for your San Francisco apartment, but don't let it unduly discourage you.  If you are willing to be flexible about the neighborhood you want to live in and certain amenities, (for instance, you are willing to make do with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath instead of a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath apartment), you can find a number of San Francisco rental housing options that will work for you.

Process:  The San Francisco rental housing market works at a blinding speed.  Due to the high demand and the lack of a large citywide rental inventory, those apartments that are available tend to go quickly, sometimes within the space of a couple of days.  So be prepared to act quickly – dillydallying about whether or not you really like a certain apartment will get you nowhere.  The chances are very good that by the time you make up your mind, the apartment will be gone.  Also go to any apartment viewing with all of your personal and financial documentation readily available.  This includes your employment letter, a few pay stubs, two forms of state or government issued ID and a credit report if you have one.  The point is to apply for an apartment you like on the spot, before it gets rented away to someone else.

Time:  Finding and securing San Francisco rentals can be very time consuming, not only because of the time you have to put in to looking at apartments, but also because of the fact that at least a few of the apartments you like will be rented away before you even get a chance to put in an application, leaving you to start from square one all over again.  At times, there will be nothing available that meets your requirements, so you will be stuck waiting weeks or even months for something to open up.  That is why when looking for San Francisco rentals it is important to keep an open mind about the type of apartment that will work for you so that you don't have to wait forever to find your home.

Insurance:  For anyone interested in San Francisco rental housing, it is important to remember that San Francisco straddles a major fault line and has been the site of several major, devastating earthquakes over the years.  For this reason, a lot of landlords require renters to take out a comprehensive renter's insurance policy that offers earthquake coverage as well.  A lot of San Francisco apartment buildings and homes are earthquake proofed, but it never hurts to make sure that you are covered in case of a massive tectonic event, which is unfortunately more probable than possible in San Francisco.