Homes

SAN RAFAEL, CA - MAY 17:  Real estate agents arrive at a brokers tour (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prices Of Bay Area Homes Rise For 40th Month In A Row, Hitting $661K Average

The prices of homes sold in the Bay Area over the last two months are nearing historic highs, while the number of sales are near normal levels, according to data released Wednesday by the research firm CoreLogic.

08/19/2015

A lawn sprinkler sends water runoff onto the sidewalk in violation of restrictions during an early morning patrol by the City of Sacramento Water Conservation Office in Sacramento. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

End To Grassy Lawns Ordered By California Officials Due To Drought

California officials are ordering an end to traditional grassy lawns for new homes and businesses as they continue targeting ornamental landscapes as a waste of water.

07/15/2015

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Drought, Hot Weather Causing Rodent Infestations In East Bay Homes

Business is booming for pest eradication companies as the drought and the hot weather hitting the Bay Area has forced rats to come out of the woodwork in search of water.

07/02/2015

Flames scorched a hillside just outside Antioch in the area of Contra Loma Regional Park and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, June 24, 2015. (CBS)

Hikers Brought To Safety As Growing Antioch Area Wildfire Burns

Two hikers were brought to safety as a growing wildfire in Contra Costa County burned out of control Wednesday.

06/24/2015

SAN RAFAEL, CA - MAY 17:  Real estate agents arrive at a brokers tour (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CPUC Wants All New Homes To Produce All Their Own Energy Within 5 Years

California is setting an ambitious goal for home builders that would make all new houses produce as much energy as they use within the next five years.

06/09/2015

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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

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‘Ghost’ Foreign Investors Buying Palo Alto Homes, But Keeping Them Empty

Neighbors in Palo Alto say houses are getting bought up by foreign investors who never move in, leaving neighborhoods full of empty homes.

04/28/2015

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3 Houses Burned In San Francisco Excelsior District Fire

Three houses are burning in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood Tuesday evening, a fire spokeswoman said.

04/28/2015

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What They Know And You Don’t – People Flock To Sonoma County For Jobs And Homes

For increasingly cramped residents of the Bay Area and beyond, the still relatively cheap and open spaces of Sonoma County have a big appeal.

04/02/2015

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Napa Earthquake’s Effect On Single-Family Houses Subject Of New Study Offering Gift Cards To Homeowners

The California Earthquake Authority announced Tuesday that it is working with the City of Napa to learn more about how single-family houses fared in the South Napa earthquake that occurred Aug. 24.

02/24/2015

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