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Is the Bubble Popping? San Francisco Apartment Rents Fell in November as Oakland Soared

San Francisco’s rental market saw something that hasn’t happened in eight months: a decline in prices.

The city’s rents fell by 4.6 percent to $3,500 per month for a one-bedroom in November, down from a peak of $3,670 in October, according to research from Zumper. San Francisco is still the country’s most expensive market based on one-bedroom rents, ahead of New York and Boston.

A new city took the dubious rank of fourth-most expensive city: Oakland, which was the fifth-most expensive city last month. The East Bay’s biggest city is now pricier than San Jose, as one-bedroom rents surged to $2,190, a 19 percent increase over the past year, which is the biggest jump anywhere in the country.

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San Francisco’s rent dipped in November as Oakland surged to the country’s fourth-most expensive.  ZUMPER