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Elba Borgen. (CBS)

San Francisco Real Estate Investor Tops ‘Dirty Thirty’ List Over Ellis Act Evictions

Elba Borgen is a woman whose name strikes fear in the heart of many San Francisco tenants. She tops the so-called “Dirty Thirty” list of real estate investors who have used the Ellis Act to evict long-time San Francisco tenants from their homes.

04/24/2014

San Francisco Real Estate

Home Prices Hit Pre-Recession Levels In Many Bay Area Cities

Real estate website Zillow released a report Monday night that shows home prices in dozens of Bay Area cities have hit pre-recession levels. Experts said prices are likely to keep going up for the foreseeable future.

04/22/2014

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Real Estate Developer, Lawyer, 2 Former Bankers Indicted On Loan Fraud Charges Involving Sonoma Valley Bank

A North Bay real estate developer, a lawyer and two former bank executives have been indicted in federal court in San Francisco and arrested on charges of loan fraud in a case involving the now-failed Sonoma Valley Bank.

04/10/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Landlords Threaten To Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Fees

A group of San Francisco landlords said they are preparing to file a lawsuit against the city after the Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to increase the amount of tenant relocation fees for Ellis Act evictions.

04/09/2014

Patterson Ranch in Fremont, where 500 single family homes are slated to be built. (CBS)

Prime Fremont Real Estate To Become 500 New Homes In Massive Deal

After 20 years of debate over what to do with some prized real estate in Fremont, a decision has finally been made. KB Home is slated to build 500 new single family houses at the historic Patterson Ranch.

04/07/2014

Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

Alameda County Gentrification Pushing Out Longtime Residents, Possibly Causing Health Problems

When people are forced to move they are heavily stressed. That’s the finding in a new report co-authored by the Alameda County Health Department on the possible downsides of new money coming into old neighborhoods.

04/07/2014

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

Zillow: 55% Of Bay Area Homes Not Affordable, Prices Rising Beyond Historic Highs

Bay Area home prices are increasingly unaffordable, and a change in mortgage rates could dramatically worsen the crisis.

04/04/2014

Artists Return To Restore Women's Building Mural

Protesters Take To San Francisco’s Mission District, Demonstrate Against Ellis Act Evictions

Protesters at 24th and Mission streets in San Francisco loudly demonstrated the latest round of what they call unfair Ellis Act evictions.

04/02/2014

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

San Francisco Doubling Loan Amount For First-Time Home Buyers

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is doubling the amount the city and county is willing to lend to first-time home-buyers.

03/17/2014

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Pick A Pocket Or Two: February Real Estate Recap

Due to frigid conditions in much of the nation, February’s real estate wrap-up required boots and a shovel, as well as deeper pockets.

03/01/2014

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