Housing crisis

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

YouTube parody about San Francisco housing challenges (Photo from Chris Severn's YouTube video)

YouTube Parody Video Is Final Hope For Pair Unable To Find SF Housing

Faced with square footages in the triple digits with rents approaching five digits, a pair of health care consultants grabbed a banjo, a video camera and some kitschy lyrics and uploaded the result YouTube to lament and possibly land a sweet new pad.

04/08/2015

(CBS)

San Francisco’s Housing Crisis Forcing Owners To Give Up Hundreds Of Pets

San Francisco’s housing crisis is affecting pets as well as people, according to officials with San Francisco’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

02/17/2015

SF Supes Approve Big Hike In Ellis Act Payouts

Anti-Eviction Group Publishes List Of Tech Landlords With History Of Evictions In San Francisco

An anti-eviction group has compiled list of San Francisco landlords from the tech industry that have a history of evicting tenants.

05/20/2014

Atmosphere outside the 2012 Crunchies Awards at Davies Symphony Hall. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for The Crunchies)

Activists Target San Francisco Tech Award Show With ‘Crappie’ Alternative

Activist groups Monday plan to protest a San Francisco tech awards show which gives out so-called ‘Crunchies’ by holding their own version – the ‘Crappies’ – to call attention to what they say are the negative effects of the tech influx.

02/10/2014

(CBS)

Garage Living May Become New Silicon Valley Reality

With soaring real estate prices, and little supply of homes to occupy, East Palo Alto is considering allowing homeowners to let people live in their garages and storage buildings.

12/27/2013

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

California Foreclosure Rate Tops In Nation; San Leandro Family’s Struggle Typical

California had the highest foreclosure rate in the country in July, a stark reminder that people are still losing their homes in record numbers despite state and federal efforts to end the housing crisis.

07/12/2012

Lawmakers Want Mortgage Answers

Banks Modify Loan Procedures With One-In-Five Bay Area Homes Under Water

As the housing crisis continues, banks are evolving in the way they handle loan modifications. 22% of homes in the Bay are under water, according to the real estate tracking website Zillow.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/21/2011

(AP)

Foreclosure Process Slowing Down In Silicon Valley

The latest numbers show that fewer homes in Silicon Valley are being foreclosed on, but that may not necessarily be a good thing.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/13/2011

Is Foreclosure Making You Sick?

The foreclosure crisis is making people sick. According to a new report by Alameda County health officials and an Oakland-based housing rights group, foreclosures are creating health problems for the people and families involved in […]

09/02/2010