Depending on where you look Bay Area rents continue to decline, while a few cities are up slightly. According to a report by Zumper, 27 of 31 Bay Area cities showed a decrease in rental prices. By and large, more expensive areas saw decreases while the increases were in less-expensive cities.
San Francisco saw median 2-bedroom rentals dip below $3000 for the first time in six years. On the other hand, Livermore (plus 9.7 percent), Concord (plus 3.4 percent), and Vallejo (plus 4.3 percent) all saw increases.
Analysts predict both trends will continue in the foreseeable future.