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.
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.