Santa Rosa Enacts Rent Control After City Council Votes 4-2The biggest city in the wine country is the latest to enact rent control.
High Cost Of Living Puts Napa Valley College Out Of Reach For Many StudentsSoaring rents and home prices are keeping potential students away from Napa Valley College because they can’t afford to live there.
Oakland Beats San Francisco For Growth In Rental, Home PricesSan Francisco housing prices are high, but the fastest rate of growth in both rents and purchase prices is in Oakland.
Rent Drops Slightly For San Francisco ApartmentsSan Francisco’s outrageous rents may be dipping, according to a new report.
One Of San Francisco's Oldest Gay Bars May Be Closing After Rent TriplesOne of San Francisco’s oldest gay bars could be closing up shop.
Housing Advocates See Bitter Side Of New Rent-Bidding Startup RentberryUp until now it has been a blind bid when you're trying to rent out an apartment, but the website Rentberry wants to make it all public.
Pending Ordinance To Cap San Jose Rent Triggers Wave Of Rent IncreasesSan Jose has approved a 5 percent cap on rent hikes to take effect in the fall, but that delay may be having unintended consequences.
Rent-Controlled SF Tenants Saved When Land Trust Buys BuildingA community land trust has bought another San Francisco apartment building, using a new tactic to try and save affordable housing from the red-hot pace of development.
SF-Style Rent Control Spreads Across Bay AreaTenant demand for protections is shifting to the suburbs in the Bay Area as priced-out workers flee to bedroom communities in search of cheaper dwellings.
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.

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