Cost of Living

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Most Americans Spending At Least Half Their Pay On Housing

The surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007.

05/01/2015

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

(CBS SF)

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

Some residents in Oakland say their landlord is playing dirty.

03/17/2015

A sale pending sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Listing Prove Some European Castles More Affordable Than A San Francisco Condo

And these castles aren’t exactly fixer-uppers either — these are liveable, go-ahead-and-fill-the-moat, literally-fit-for-a-king residences that you can actually move into.

03/13/2015

(CNN)

Struggling Single Mom Of 2 Rents San Mateo Garage For $1,000 A Month

One mother in San Mateo says rent’s so expensive in her city all she can afford is a garage.

03/05/2015

(Google Maps)

Unlimited Uber Rides Offered If You Buy This 1-Bedroom Condo In San Francisco

Moving around the city in a car is a painful experience for many residents who deal with traffic headaches and limited parking, that is, unless you plan to live at 2701 Van Ness Ave #604.

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

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

$100K San Francisco Tech Worker Asks Redditors For Advice On Living Out Of A Tent To Save Money

A San Francisco tech worker making over $100,000-per year took to Reddit seeking advice on how to live in a tent to avoid paying rent.

02/03/2015

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Time To Buy? Bay Area Home Sales Up In 2014 As Price Growth Slows

The average price of a home in the Bay Area is up again on a year over year basis, data released today by property information service CoreLogic DataQuick shows.

01/16/2015

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