Housing

(Seth Skolknick)

San Francisco’s Tiniest Closet-Like Condo Just Sold For $415K

No, it’s not a dorm room — but it’ll cost you the same of putting three kids through college, medical school and then maybe leave you with some leftover change for retirement.

04/15/2015

A mummified body was found inside this home in San Francisco's Inner Richmond. (CBS)

Hoarder’s Home That Contained Mummified Corpse Likely To Sell For More Than $2 Million

So how sad a story is too sad for a house to sell? When it comes to how desperate Bay Area home buyers have become – this house is still a gem. And speculators know it.

04/10/2015

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pollution Tax On Downtown San Francisco Commercial Properties Proposed That Could Ease Housing Crunch

San Francisco is floating the idea of a pollution tax that would target downtown high-rise commercial properties in the hope of solving the city’s housing crunch.

04/08/2015

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

Proposed high-rise apartment building in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Planning Commission Approves High-Rise Apartment Near Lake Merritt Amid Discord

Plans for a new luxury high-rise in the heart of the Oakland will move as the city’s planning commission voted on Wednesday to allow the construction on a one-acre plot of public land near a BART station and Lake Merritt.

04/02/2015

Mission District Fire

Rise In Mission District Fires Spark Arson Suspicions Among Housing Rights Activists

A spike in San Francisco apartment fires is causing housing rights activists to become suspicious of landlords trying to push out lower-income tenants.

04/02/2015

SAN RAFAEL, CA - MAY 17:  Real estate agents arrive at a brokers tour showing a house for sale with a list price of $1.3 million May 17, 2007 in San Rafael, California. The San Francisco Bay Area has seen the median price for existing single family homes surge 6.6% to $720,000 while the national median home price dropped 0.9% to $215,300 in March. Marin County led the Bay Area surge with the median home price reaching a record high of $1,010,000, the first county in the state of California to surpass the million dollar mark.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

What Does A Career In Real Estate Involve?

The housing market is crazy here in the Bay Area, so a career in real estate may be a good fit. CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger on the new hot job. (3/25/15)

03/25/2015

A couple looks over the railing on the Golden Gate Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More Oldsters Than Hipsters – Marin Has More Old People Than Any Other Bay Area County

A new study says residents in Marin County are some of the oldest in the Bay Area. In fact, almost one in five is 65 and older.

03/21/2015

Dark smoke and flames could be seen after a fire broke out  in the 1500 block of McAllister Street near Alamo Square.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Offers Financial Aid To Alamo Square Fire Victims

Victims of a fire in San Francisco’s Alamo Square this past January are getting help through a new effort that partners a community association with Big 5 Sporting Goods.

03/20/2015

(CBS SF)

Oakland Residents Say Landlord Is Playing Dirty With 110% Rent Increase

Some residents in Oakland say their landlord is playing dirty.

03/17/2015

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