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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The foreclosure picture across the U.S. and the Bay Area is showing signs of improvement according to foreclosure database Realty Trac.
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.
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.
Once this summer hits, California single family homes will be required to have carbon monoxide detectors.