San Jose Council Keeps 5% Increase For Rent-Controlled ApartmentsThe San Jose City Council voted 6-5 on Tuesday night to maintain the current 5 percent annual rent increase for apartments under the city’s Apartment Rent Ordinance without landlords being able to bank any unused percentage points to another year.
Cash or Credit? Renters in San Francisco Need Both – BiglyThe average credit score for people who successfully leased an apartment in 2017 in San Francisco was 724, compared with the nationwide average of 650.
San Francisco's Below Market Rate Homes Illegally Up For RentBelieve it or not, there are a few thousand condos in prime San Francisco neighborhoods that are actually selling for under half a million dollars. You can buy one through a special city program for people who couldn’t otherwise afford to be homeowners in the city. But we found some people are abusing it.
Loophole Allows Landlord To Hike Rent For Tenderloin ApartmentsBig changes are in store for people living in an apartment building in San Francisco's Tenderloin District as their landlord uses a legal loophole that could force many tenants out of their homes.
Palo Alto Cracks Down On Neighborhood ChurchesPalo Alto is cracking down on churches that are trying to offest costs by subletting their space.
Fake Marin Landlord Promised Immigrants Housing In Exchange For Sex, MoneySan Rafael police have arrested a fake landlord on charges that include prostitution, after an undercover sting revealed he was trying to get sex and rent money for a fake apartments.
Broadway Hit Musical 'Rent' Celebrates 25th AnniversaryThe Broadway hit musical 'Rent' is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special tour.
San Francisco Legislation Would Make It Harder To Rent SRO Hotels To TouristsProposed legislation stops the practice of renting out SRO rooms by the week, requiring instead a 32-day minimum stay in most cases.
As Some Bay Area Rents Dip, Concord Rents SpikesThere's finally some relief for renters in most Bay Area cities. But you may be surprised to hear, where apartment prices are now soaring.
Converted Warehouses Lifeblood Of Oakland Art SceneMayor Libby Schaaf has vowed to come up with a plan to preserve and protect artist live/work spaces in Oakland in the wake of the deadly Ghost Ship fire.
Oakland Artist Says Rising Rents Not Responsible For Conditions At Ghost ShipFollowing Friday night’s fatal fire there has been a lot of talk about how rising rents have forced some artists to live in unsafe conditions if they want to stay in the Bay Area, but one artist isn’t buying it.
Union Square's Skyrocketing Rents Pushing Out Some Of Its Biggest RetailersSan Francisco’s Union Square has faced a number of problems over the years, from traffic, parking, homeless, and construction.

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