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Old 08-20-2019, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Nava View Post
How do you increase supply when the only land left unbuilt is streets and parks, and it's all already high rises (by US standards)?
The places we are talking about is NOT already all high rises. Not even close. Go around the Bay Area and you see tons and tons of single family homes built just after World War II. Iím not talking about the parts of San Francisco like the Marina District or Nob Hill; look at the Sunset, most of Silicon Valley, most of the East Bay, etc. But for the most part, these communities have chosen policies that stop redevelopment of these neighborhoods.

One of the biggest, if not the biggest, problems with the AirBnB market is that the short-term rentals are prohibitive for anybody who doesn't have Daddy Corporate to pay for him and the long-term rentals are being replaced by short-term rentals, so the growth in the total rental market is actually lowering the amount of units available for "real renters".
I agree. I have no issue with regulating homeshares, like limiting it to owner-occupied units.