Stories of runaway rent and real estate prices dominate the headlines, but this story is the opposite of those.
An 81-year-old house at 5204 Martin Luther King Jr. Way owned by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is being offered for free to someone who will move it elsewhere. They're also providing $20,000 to help the new owner with relocation costs.
The house has served as an administrative office for the hospital since 2002, when UCSF was able to purchase it from the estate of the deceased owner, who had for years refused the hospital's offer to buy it.
Now, the building needs to be moved or torn down to allow the campus to expand.
There is a catch.
It will cost more than $20,000 to move the 1,040-square-foot, three-bedroom house, a UCSF hospital exec told SFGate.