Homes Looted After Residents Evacuate Willow Fire Near FresnoSome homeowners were hit with a nasty surprise when returning to the homes they were forced to evacuate due to the Willow Fire when they found their homes had been looted.
San Jose City Council Approves Voluntary Security Camera RegistryThe plan will allow police to tap into private security cameras to help catch criminals.
Napa Officials Warn Residents Of Scams As They Look To Rebuild Following EarthquakeTwo contractors have already been busted for trying to pull scams on residents who are looking to rebuild.
SoCal Homeowners Spray-Painting Lawns Green To Avoid Water Fees During DroughtHomeowners in Los Angeles are facing tough choices in keeping their lawns green during a devastating drought, pushing some far enough to spray paint them.
Some Homeowners Rolling Dice, Deciding Not To Evacuate Homes In Napa County Wildfire AreaWhile evacuation orders are in effect for hundreds of homes in the potential path of the Butts fire burning in the Pope Valley area of Napa County, but not all homeowners are leaving.
Homeowners With Home Equity Lines Of Credit Could Face Ballooning Monthly PaymentsMillions of homeowners who took out Home Equity Lines of Credit during the housing boom are facing a looming deadline that could mean much larger monthly payments.
UC Berkeley Study Looks At Underwater Mortgage Problem, Supports Richmond’s Eminent Domain PlanThe report, titled “Underwater America: How the So-Called Housing ‘Recovery’ is Bypassing Many American Communities” is a first-of-its-kind look at the magnitude of the underwater mortgage issue.
San Francisco Supervisors Approve Legalization Of In-Law UnitsNow, property owners can voluntarily apply to legalize their in-law units, of which there are thousands in San Francisco.
Realtors Launch Campaign Opposing Richmond's Eminent Domain Plan On MortgagesAn association of Contra Costa realtors have started running radio ads in opposition to the City of Richmond's plan to use eminent domain as a way of helping financially struggling homeowners.
Richmond’s Eminent Domain Plan Moves Another Step ForwardThe Richmond City Council has set up new guidelines for the proposal.
Richmond Demands Wells Fargo Drop Lawsuit Over Eminent Domain Mortgage PlanThe mayor of a financially struggling East Bay city and several supporters showed up unannounced Thursday at Wells Fargo Bank's headquarters to demand it drop a lawsuit fighting a novel plan to refinance hundreds of "underwater" mortgages.
Richmond Threatens Eminent Domain To Address Foreclosure CrisisThe city is the first in the country to take the step of threatening eminent domain to handle underwater mortgages.