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(CBS SF)

My Home Is Flooded! Now What??

Nothing can prepare you for the devastation of finding your home or your car underwater. It could happen, though. If it does, here are the first things you should do.

12/11/2014

Firefighters discovered a marijuana grow operation during a firefight in Pittsburg. (CBS)

Pot Grow Fires Too Dangerous For Contra Costa County Firefighters

Firefighters in Contra Costa County say illegal pot growing operations will be going up in smoke if the homes they are contained in catch fire.

02/20/2014

This home Emerson Street in Palo Alto sold for $1.6 million. (CBS)

Palo Alto Home Sells For $1.6 Million Despite Cracked Foundation, Nearby Train

A buyer snapped up 202 Emerson Street in an all-cash deal for a cool $1.6 million, which included the bars on the front door, cracks in the foundation and some missing bricks on the 1,100 square foot home. The house is also just steps from noisy Caltrain tracks.

02/19/2014

The gate in front of Mark Zuckerberg's Palo Alto home. (CBS)

Facebook Founder Spends $30 Million To Buy Homes Of Palo Alto Neighbors

The Facebook founder has gone on a home buying spree and purchased four houses that surround his own 5-bedroom pad in the Crescent Park neighborhood.

10/11/2013

One of several Lake County homes damaged by moving earth. (CBS)

Homeowners Blame County For Sinking Lakeport Subdivision, File Claim

For months homeowners agonized as houses in their subdivision sank one-by-one into a hilltop. It got so dangerous that the U.S. Postal Service refused to deliver mail.

07/17/2013

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Lead Paint Legal Battle Begins In San Jose Courtroom

Some 10 cities and counties are suing the paint industry, seeking to get them to pay $1 billion to remove hazardous lead paint from old homes in the state.

07/15/2013

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4-Alarm San Francisco Arson Fire Causes $1M Damage

A four-alarm arson fire that burned four homes in San Francisco’s Silver Terrace neighborhood early Tuesday caused nearly $1 million in damage, a fire department spokeswoman said Thursday.

07/05/2012

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

Bay Area Foreclosure Rates On The Decline; Prices Up

The foreclosure picture across the U.S. and the Bay Area is showing signs of improvement according to foreclosure database Realty Trac.

05/17/2012

A foreclosed Stockton home. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Foreclosures Return Despite Lingering Paperwork Issues

In 2011, many foreclosures came to a halt after paperwork irregularities were discovered, but one out of 624 U.S. households received a foreclosure filling this past January.

03/26/2012

A home for sale in San Francisco

Median Bay Area Home Price Slides For 17th Straight Month

The median price was $325,500 down nearly 4 percent from last year. It is the 17th straight month that Bay area home prices registered an annual decline.

03/15/2012

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