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A view looking east toward man-made islands of the Lake Merritt Bird Sanctuary. The Bellevue-Staten apartment building is in view, and the Oakland/Piedmont Hills are in the background. (Wikipedia)

Rental Boom Around Oakland’s Lake Merritt

The trendy neighborhood is attracting new residents and it’s driving up rents.

09/13/2014

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UCLA Economists Predict ‘Painfully Plodding’ Recovery For California

California incomes have been rising and the state continues to create new jobs, but a group of leading economists still does not expect the recovery to pick up steam any time soon.

09/11/2014

This home was the third priciest rental listing in a recent survey. (CBS)

What Does A Quarter Million In Rent Get You In San Francisco?

It’s no secret that San Francisco is home to some of the prices real estate in America, but closer look at what’s out there shows that you can now spend more than a quarter of a million a year just renting a home for your family.

09/10/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Rents Rise By 15 Percent, Faster Than Any Other US Metro Area

The cost of renting an apartment in Northern California is rising more quickly than anywhere else in the country.

09/10/2014

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Animal Update: Finding Pet-Friendly Housing In The Bay Area

If struggling to find affordable housing in the Bay Area wasn’t bad enough, pet owners have an added variable to deal with when searching for a home, especially during the

09/08/2014

Fire crews on the scene of a deadly fire in San Francisco's Sunnydale neighborhood, April 16, 2014. (CBS)

Rep. Pelosi’s Chief Of Staff Tours Sunnydale Housing Project, Hears Complaints

The Chief of Staff for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi toured San Francisco’s Sunnydale housing project Thursday, after a deadly fire last April prompted concerns and complaints among residents.

09/05/2014

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More SF Landlords Evicting Tenants Without Any Evidence, According To New Housing Report

A new report shows a rising trend of San Francisco landlords evicting tenants for alleged nuisances that include cooking late at night and parking a car outside of the lines.

09/05/2014

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SF School Board Green Lights Funding Programs For Immigrant Children

The San Francisco Unified School District board of education this week unanimously approved a resolution that will commit resources to both the short- and long-term needs of unaccompanied immigrant children enrolling in schools within the district.

08/14/2014

San Francisco City Hall

Some SF Employers To Be Forced To Offer Jobs Before Asking About Criminal History

An ordinance that limits how employers and housing providers use criminal history in their decision making goes into effect in San Francisco next week.

08/10/2014

A sold sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Sets Record For Million-Dollar Home Sales

A record number of million-dollar homes were sold in the San Francisco Bay Area during the second quarter, a research firm said Thursday, another sign that affording a place to live is a growing challenge for anyone who isn’t tied to the booming technology economy.

07/31/2014

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