Housing

(CBS SF)

Couple Transforms Shipping Containers Into Tiny Homes Near Port Of Oakland

Luke Iseman and Heather Stewart were tired of San Franciso’s sky-high housing costs, so for $2,300 — less than the cost of renting a one-bedroom in San Francisco — the couple bought a used shipping container from the Port of Oakland.

11/06/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Makes It Official, Will Run For Re-Election

Lee said he enjoys the job and wants to continue delivering on promises.

11/06/2014

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SF Proposition G, Property Tax To Discourage House-Flipping, Rejected By Voters

San Francisco Proposition G, which would impose an additional tax on the sales price of multi-unit property sold within five years of purchase, was defeated by voters on Tuesday.

11/04/2014

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Mayor Lee Signs ‘Airbnb Law’ For Short-Term Rentals In San Francisco

Residents who rent their San Francisco spare room out to travelers on websites like Airbnb have reason to rejoice.

10/27/2014

Artist's rendering of the Harmony at One neighborhood in Pacifica. The homes start at $4.3 million. (CBS)

$4 Million Homes Being Built In Pacifica Has Some Residents Concerned About Changing Character

It’s not unusual to hear about new million dollar homes being built in the Bay Area. But the building of 10 homes with a starting price above $4 million is causing a stir among residents worried it could change the community’s character.

10/13/2014

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BART Approves Funding for Additional Station In Pittsburg

The Pittsburg to Antioch Bay Area Rapid Transit extension now under construction will include a station at Pittsburg City Center, officials said Thursday.

10/09/2014

Airbnb logo

Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisors Pass Controversial Airbnb Law

San Francisco Supervisors have passed a controversial proposal on how the city should handle people who rent out their homes and apartments on websites like Airbnb.

10/07/2014

(CBS SF)

San Jose Considers Converting City-Owned Land Into $400K Lots For Homeless To Safely Camp In Cars

Nearly 500 homeless people in Santa Clara County live in their cars. Now the city of San Jose is considering designated parking lots to give those folks a place to stay.

10/03/2014

Reddit (credit: Creative Commons)

Reddit Forces Remote Workers To Live In San Francisco Or Lose Job

The community sharing news site Reddit has issued an ultimatum to its employees — live in San Francisco, or lose your job.

10/02/2014

The Fox Theater. (Creative Commons)

Oakland’s Uptown District Named Among Nation’s 10 Great Neighborhoods

Oakland’s Uptown District has been a petri dish for transformation, turning areas struggling with blight into a re-surged community that’s now recognized as one of the nation’s 10 greatest neighborhoods.

10/01/2014

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