Stories about Speculators

The virus of poverty

The fear that many of us feel today has been a part of daily life for homeless people.

Affordable housing is a great bargain for SF

The New York Times (along with many others) completely misses the reality of the housing market in this city.

Moms 4 Housing spurs right-to-purchase law in Oakland

City Council to consider bill that would give renters the right to buy their units to prevent speculators from flipping

Sarah Patterson named executive director of Folsom Street Events

The world's biggest fetish celebration has a new leader. We ask her about the challenges and future of Folsom Street Fair.

Could SF take over thousands of rent-controlled apartments?

Preston wants the city to put together a bid for some of the 2,164 units that a huge landlord has suddenly put on the market.

How corporate rentals are taking away rent-controlled housing

Planning Commission hearing sheds some light on the latest way landlords are making money by not renting to people who need a place to live in San Francisco.

Real-estate industry rebels at modest measure to limit corporate rentals

Peskin wants to crack down on developers building housing that's actually long-term hotel rooms.

Protesters shut down Wiener at SB50 press conference

Anti-displacement activists demand affordable housing and denounce private-market speculation.

Wiener’s housing deregulation bill is back!

Plus: A settlement with the city's worst planning scofflaw -- and what is a sustainable neighborhood? That's The Agenda for Jan. 5 to Jan 12.

The Agenda, New Year’s edition: Saving City College …

... plus the future of Commissioner Dennis Richards and a big thanks to all the 48hills readers.