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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

This home Emerson Street in Palo Alto sold for $1.6 million. (CBS)

Palo Alto Home Sells For $1.6 Million Despite Cracked Foundation, Nearby Train

A buyer snapped up 202 Emerson Street in an all-cash deal for a cool $1.6 million, which included the bars on the front door, cracks in the foundation and some missing bricks on the 1,100 square foot home. The house is also just steps from noisy Caltrain tracks.

02/19/2014

A drone takes images of a home for sale in Alamo. (CBS)

Bay Area Realtors Now Using Drones To Market High-End Properties

On Monday, a house in the East Bay town of Alamo was being prepped to go on the market for nearly $1.5 million. To really showcase the home and its view of Mt Diablo, the realtors brought in a drone.

02/04/2014

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Garage Living May Become New Silicon Valley Reality

With soaring real estate prices, and little supply of homes to occupy, East Palo Alto is considering allowing homeowners to let people live in their garages and storage buildings.

12/27/2013

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

SF Mayor Disputes Link Between Soaring Tech Sector, Rising Rents

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has come to the defense of the city’s technology industry, saying the job growth in the tech sector should not be blamed for skyrocketing rents in the city.

12/19/2013

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