Mission Apartment Shortage?

Our buddy Elizabeth Sullivan is vexed:

My lil’ sis is moving here from Brooklyn and we’ve been mystified by the 1 or 2 (only) listings on craigslist for apartments in the Mission. Is there some other source for apartments that I don’t know about that people are now using?


11 Responses to “Mission Apartment Shortage?”

  1. Stucco-sux says:

    The inner Mission has, in the last 10 years, become THE magnet neighborhood in the city. People want to eat here, play here and live here. Who wants to live in the dull north of Market, or the windswept and dreary SOMA? The net effect of this is a steady people-push toward the outer Mission, which will transform in the coming 20 years into a continuum of Inner Mission/Bernal/Noe.

  2. TJ says:

    There are tons of places for rent in the Mission on CL- rooms and full units of various sizes. Not sure what she’s talking about.

  3. brian says:

    It’s easier right now than anytime in the last 3,4 years to rent in the mission.

  4. You have to walk or bike the neighborhood to find the signs in the windows of places that aren’t on Craigslist. I found my last 3 apartments that way.

    • olu says:

      always walk through neighborhoods to find a place. most Mission landlords still it seems, just put the sign in the window.

      Plus until you walk around the place you won’t know if you really want to live there.

      And just from my personal experience, I’ve seen a lot signs up lately.

      • The days of the “landlord that doesn’t use craigslist” or over, at least in the Mish. I too have had much luck just looking for signs, but these days any place you see is also listed on Craigslist. Of course on CL you get the added benefit of knowing the price and size without having to call someone’s home phone #.

  5. duskily says:

    I for one am looking for a nice little one bedroom if anyone knows of anything :)

  6. Mazzy says:

    Well here’s a cool space for live work but its for sale not rent. Next to Calumet and the Slow Club and Blowfish. http://www.608yorkst.com

  7. Thanks everybody!!
    No news to me, but at least I’m not overlooking anything.

  8. In a way, this is the best time to rent in years. It is totally a renters market, and there are a ton of options.
    But no one seems to have told the landlords this… We’ve come close to signing a contract 3 times in the last 2 weeks, just to have some terrible experience with a crazy landlord. It’s gotten ridiculous.
    Today we actually discovered a “no musical instruments” clause on the 3rd page of a lease agreement. We called the landlord and it was non-negotiable. What really pissed me off was that the first thing I told the agent was that we were both musicians looking for a room in which we could play music.