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Bay Area Apartment Hunters Offering 3, 6 Months Of Rent In Advance To Score Leases In Hottest NeighborhoodsIf you’re looking for a place to live in the Bay Area and you’re not finding too many options—it’s not just your imagination, and it could take some renters are offering months of rent in advance to secure rentals in the hottest neighborhoods.
Oakland Mayor Wants Restrictions Eased To Encourage Mom-And-Pop LandlordsOakland mayor Libby Schaaf wants to help stabilize rent prices and encourage homeowners and "mom and pop" landlords in her city by reducing parking restrictions in some areas.
Renters Feeling Squeeze Of Tight Market Across The Country, Not Just The Bay AreaThe tight rental market isn’t just putting the squeeze on residents in the Bay Area as new research from Harvard shows that low and even moderate-income earners are facing affordability issues across the country.
Oakland Paying Nonprofits $340K To Enforce Worker, Tenant LawsThe Oakland City Council is asking for outside help enforcing its minimum-wage and tenant-protection laws.
Soaring Rents Force More San Francisco Families Into Single-Room Residential HotelsIn San Francisco, whole families are increasingly living in apartments that were intended to house only one person, according to a new report released Friday.
New San Francisco Tenant Protections Make Evicting Renters, Raising Rent Even TougherSan Francisco supervisors today passed new tenant protections making it harder to evict renters or raise the rent after some evictions and making it easier for tenants to add roommates.
Bay Area Consumer Prices Jump 2.8% In 12 Months Outpacing Regional, National PricesPrices for consumer goods and services in the San Francisco Bay Area rose 2.6 percent in the last 12 months ending in August according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
New App Helps You Find The Roommate Of Your DreamsFinding a roommate and sharing rent costs in the Bay Area just got a little easier.
Will $6,500 For A 1-Bedroom Apartment In San Francisco Become The New Normal?The latest San Francisco housing market shocker comes courtesy of 435 Duboce Avenue, where a 1-bedroom apartment will cost you $6,500 a month.
Oakland Is Nation's Hottest Rental Market; Up 20 Percent To $1,980 Month For 1 BRMove over San Francisco, the hottest renter’s market in the U.S. is across the Bay in Oakland.
SoMa Residential Project May Be Leasing Rent-Controlled Units To Tourists, City Attorney SaysSan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Thursday that a newly-constructed residential development project in the city’s South of Market neighborhood appears to be unlawfully leasing out rent-controlled units to tourists on a short-term basis.
$4,252 Is San Francisco's New Median Rent PriceSan Francisco’s ridiculous rent prices have gotten even more obscene, with the median rent breaking the $4,000 mark.

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