Apartments

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lafayette City Leaders Considering Rent-Increase Moratorium In Possible First Step Toward Rent Control

Rents are soaring in Lafayette, and complaints from residents are prompting city leaders to consider a moratorium on increases.

04/29/2015

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Bay Area Tops List As Nation’s Worst Place For Renters

If you spend most of your weekends on Craigslist or elbowing your way through crowded open houses for overpriced rentals, this should come as no surprise: the San Francisco Bay Area is the worst place in the country to rent.

04/17/2015

Proposed high-rise apartment building in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Planning Commission Approves High-Rise Apartment Near Lake Merritt Amid Discord

Plans for a new luxury high-rise in the heart of the Oakland will move as the city’s planning commission voted on Wednesday to allow the construction on a one-acre plot of public land near a BART station and Lake Merritt.

04/02/2015

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Oakland Residents Say Landlord Is Playing Dirty With 110% Rent Increase

Some residents in Oakland say their landlord is playing dirty.

03/17/2015

Apartments in San Mateo County. (CBS)

San Mateo County Examining Rent Control Ordinance Amid Skyrocketing Rents

County leaders said the recent tech boom has brought more jobs to the area, and the demand for housing has skyrocketed.

02/26/2015

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Steep Competition For $400-A-Month Affordable Housing Complex In Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ranked fifth for the nation’s biggest rent hikes last year.

02/18/2015

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Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisors Pass Controversial Airbnb Law

San Francisco Supervisors have passed a controversial proposal on how the city should handle people who rent out their homes and apartments on websites like Airbnb.

10/07/2014

A view looking east toward man-made islands of the Lake Merritt Bird Sanctuary. The Bellevue-Staten apartment building is in view, and the Oakland/Piedmont Hills are in the background. (Wikipedia)

Rental Boom Around Oakland’s Lake Merritt

The trendy neighborhood is attracting new residents and it’s driving up rents.

09/13/2014

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2-Alarm Senior Community Fire In Walnut Creek Displaces 4, Causes $250K In Damage

A two-alarm fire at a Walnut Creek retirement community on Tuesday night left at least four people displaced from their homes and two apartments badly damaged.

08/13/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Chiu (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Lee Announces Loan Program That Helps Non-Profits Acquire Buildings To Protect Low-Income Tenants From Displacement

San Francisco is setting aside $3 million from the city’s affordable housing pool to protect low-income residents from being displaced from their apartments as part of a new non-profit loan program.

08/11/2014

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