Real Estate

People celebrate in San Francisco's Castro District following U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on June 26, 2013. (CBS)

Survey Says SF Castro District Is Becoming (Slightly) Less Gay

A November 2014 business survey of visitors and residents in San Francisco’s Castro and Upper Market neighborhoods indicates that new arrivals to the rapidly-growing area are less likely to identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

05/22/2015

Construction workers assemble a concrete pump on May 14, 2014 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

With Commercial Real Estate Booming, San Francisco State Partnership Fills Workforce Void

The Building Owners and Management Association of San Francisco Foundation is helping graduates of SF State’s Commercial Real Estate Certificate program find jobs in the industry.

05/14/2015

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Silicon Valley Homeowners Quickly Cash Out In Red-Hot Real Estate Market

How hot is the Bay Area housing market? We follow a couple who put their home on the market in Mountain View, and cashed out big time, in less than a week.

05/14/2015

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Bay Area D.R. Horton Homebuyers Accuse Builder Of Stalling Repairs

When you spend three quarters of a million dollars on a newly built home, you expect it to be picture-perfect. But some things you’re not going to notice until you move in. Even the problems you do notice may turn into a real headache to fix.

05/08/2015

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‘Ghost’ Foreign Investors Buying Palo Alto Homes, But Keeping Them Empty

Neighbors in Palo Alto say houses are getting bought up by foreign investors who never move in, leaving neighborhoods full of empty homes.

04/28/2015

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

Robust Real Estate Market Sees Most Home Sales In San Francisco Topping $1 Million

U.S. homebuyers flooded back into the real estate market in March, pushing up sales and prices at the start of the spring buying season.

04/22/2015

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

SF Bay Area Tops List As Nation’s Worst Place For Renters

If you spend most of your weekends on Craigslist or elbowing your way through crowded open houses for overpriced rentals, this should come as no surprise: the San Francisco Bay Area is the worst place in the country to rent.

04/17/2015

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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

SF apartment rentals on Craigslist. (CBS)

Think Bay Area Rent Is High? Rents Are Rising Everywhere Faster Than Inflation, Experts Say It’s Going To Get Worse

The average U.S. rent has climbed 14% to $1,124 since 2010. That’s four percentage points faster than inflation, and more than double the rise in U.S. home prices over the same period.

04/14/2015

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

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