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Union City Sting Operation Snares Illegal Contractors

Nearly 100 unlicensed contractors were arrested in Union City and other parts of California this week by undercover investigators posing as homeowners shopping around for home improvements.

10/19/2012

Veterans Home of California in Fresno. (CBS)

New Homes For California Veterans Sit Empty As Taxpayers Foot Bill

California veterans are desperate for housing. But two brand new facilities are sitting empty, with taxpayers footing the bill.

09/29/2012

A firefighting helicopter prepares to drop water on the Ponderosa Fire in Northern California on August 21, 2012. (CBS)

Northern California Wildfire Grows To 30 Square Miles; 50 Structures Burned

Fire officials say dozens of buildings, many of them likely homes, have been destroyed in a fire burning outside the Northern California community of Manton.

08/21/2012

Would-be homeowners pitch tents in front of the Gale Ranch subdivision in San Ramon on August 17, 2012. (CBS)

Home Buyers Camp In Front Of New San Ramon Subdivision

Would-be homeowners have been camping outside a new subdivision in San Ramon, some of them for weeks, in hopes of buying a home this weekend.

08/17/2012

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Bay Area Home Prices Reach 4-Year High

San Francisco Bay Area home prices have risen to the highest levels in four years, according to a research firm.

07/18/2012

Inside a so-called "Hacker Home."

Bay Area ‘Hacker Homes’ Provide Space To Young Tech Workers

Up and coming techies in the now have more options when it comes to finding a place to call their own, as so-called “hacker homes” pop up all over the Bay Area.

07/10/2012

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: East Bay Doctor Who Lost Home Worries About Next Move

An East Bay man who lost his home after falling behind on his mortgage payments gets a brief reprieve, but is struggling to figure out his next move.

07/03/2012

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Investors Buying Up Many Foreclosed Oakland Homes

An advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.

06/29/2012

A for sale sign in front of an Oakland foreclosure. (CBS)

Report Finds Investors Buying Up Foreclosed Oakland Homes

An advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.

06/28/2012

A real estate photo of 333 Belvedere Avenue. (Multiple Listing Service)

Marin Couple Buys, Demolishes Neighbor’s Home To Improve View

A Marin county couple spent more than $4 Million to land a prime piece of real estate, only to level the five bedroom estate and turn the lot into a garden.

06/25/2012

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