Now, property owners can voluntarily apply to legalize their in-law units, of which there are thousands in San Francisco.
An 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.
The Richmond City Council has set up new guidelines for the proposal.
The 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.
The city is the first in the country to take the step of threatening eminent domain to handle underwater mortgages.
This despite the state’s incentive program winding down with its goal nearly achieved.
128,000 homeowners in the South Bay will soon see increases on future property tax bills.
Halus, a company that installs refurbished windmills for the purpose of generating electricity, has proposed erecting a 100 ft. tall windmill roughly 500 ft. from the boundary of Heron Bay.
It’s a breed ban for the much-maligned pit bull, as a major insurance company has dropped coverage for the the dog’s owners.
Despite low mortgage rates and attractive prices for starter homes in many pockets of the Bay Area, plenty of first-time home buyers are finding the door closed to them, nonetheless.