Bay Area Housing

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SF Renter Says Landlord Is Raising Her Rent 400 Percent With $12,500 Security Deposit

A San Francisco renter posted online a letter she received from her landlord which raises her rent by 400 percent, and adds a 12,500 damages deposit to her lease in an effort to force her to leave.

03/15/2015

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Home Sharing Site Airbnb Said To Influence San Francisco Evictions

Some long-time renters in San Francisco say they’re being illegally evicted by landlords trying to empty apartments for the sole purpose of renting out units for a higher price on Airbnb.

01/20/2014

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

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Tech Influx Hikes SF Rents

San Francisco currently has the highest average rent in America. Meanwhile, real estate speculators are cashing in on the boom by snapping up buildings and evicting longtime tenants.

12/16/2013