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Rental Watch: Community Safety Edition

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    Rental Watch: Community Safety Edition

    Every once in a while, Curbed SF checks in with the San Francisco rental market. And we do it the layman's way: by scouring Craigslist. In today's episode of Rental Watch, we're just looking out for you, your possessions and your bodily health. Renter's insurance: recommended.

    What:Studio
    Where:India Basin
    How much: $1000
    The Hard Sell: Cute, smallish lower-unit space in a '30s house with some very nabe-loyal landlords. Bold and underlined: studio is located in "a safe neighborhood of owner-occupants like ourselves, artists, and long-time renters." We think they doth protest a bit too much?

    4Feb08_Photo.jpgWhat:2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment
    Where: Lower Mission
    How much: $1995
    The Hard Sell: 717 Treat Street at 20th. "Very quiet and bright" unit at 717 Treat Street at 20th. Treat Street, you say? The header screams: "IN SAFE, CONVENIENT LOCATION."Hmm. No laundry on site, but there's a spot a block away -- if you dare. No photo -- hmm, wonder why?

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    What:Studio
    Where:Lower Nob Hill
    How much: $1345
    The Hard Sell: New paint and fixtures, crown molding. Post at Leavenworth building is "safe, quiet and on a friendly and clean block." Just don't head south or west and you'll be just fine.

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