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

Teachers Being Priced Out Of San Francisco’s Booming Real Estate Market

Teachers in San Francisco say they are being priced out of the city, and even their jobs.

05/27/2014

Money in Wallet

Cost Of Living Now Top Concern For Bay Area Residents

The first in a series of surveys taking the pulse of Bay Area attitudes finds that crime, transportation and housing costs have been unseated as the number one concern among Bay Area residents by fears about the overall cost of living.

05/27/2014

Apartment

Rent At Dilapidated San Francisco Lower Haight Apartment Unit Raised To $6,200 A Month

In another sign of San Francisco’s red hot rental market, people living in a dilapidated apartment in the Lower Haight neighborhood are challenging their landlord’s plan to raise their rent to more than $6,000 a month.

05/09/2014

(anonymously credited photo courtesy Hoodline.com)

San Francisco Tenants Outraged Over Lower-Haight Property Manager’s Costly Rental Requirements

Tenants at a rent-controlled apartment building in San Francisco’s Lower-Haight neighborhood say they’ve received notice from their landlord that they need to prove an annual income of $100,000 in addition to a high credit score.

05/06/2014

Monique Morris

San Jose Woman Charged With Pocketing Deposits From Renters Who Answered Craigslist Ad

Monique Geraldine Morris was arraigned in Superior Court in San Jose on three counts of grand theft and one count of attempted grand theft.

05/02/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Economist Feels Record Rents In Bay Area Could Severely Stunt Economic Growth

Stephen Levy, Director of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy in Palo Alto, said the skyrocketing prices are having wide-ranging effects on the economy.

04/16/2014

SF Supes Approve Big Hike In Ellis Act Payouts

KCBS In Depth: San Francisco’s Housing Crisis From The Landlord’s Perspective

KCBS’ Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Janan New, executive director of the San Francisco Apartment Association—a nonprofit and advocacy group for owners of rental property in the city. She says that they are contemplating a lawsuit over the relocation fees proposed by Supervisor David Campos and passed by the Board of Supervisors.

04/14/2014

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

San Francisco Homeowner Warned By City To Remove Airbnb Listing

Is the City of San Francisco going after homeowners who are renting out their homes to vacationers? One San Francisco homeowner believes they are.

03/12/2014

This March 5, 2014 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC shows the splash page for the internet site AirPnP.com. based on the model of shared rooms homestay AirBnB that now offers the nearest toilet. The idea came from two natives from New Orleans, Max Gaudin and Travis Laurendine , who "know the problem well" (finding a toilet), especially during Mardi Gras and its famous parade in Louisiana. The idea is to connect people in need with people willing to share their bathroom with the same system of pictures and notes that mutual AirBnB(bed & breakfast). The number of available places largely concentrated in New Orleans is 30. There are also some 120 in Europe. Proposals often come from bars, sometimes offices or individuals, offering free or $5 USD for occupancy . The system is accessible on the internet , the application for smartphones still developing. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Pee For A Fee’ Business Connects Bursting Bladders With Tidy Toilets

A newly-launched peer-to-peer service aims to connect people who are desperate to find a decent bathroom with available places to go.

03/05/2014

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