Rental Market

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rent Board Report: San Francisco Demolition Evictions Up 300 Percent

Tenant activists say a new evictions report by San Francisco’s Rent Board shows how serious the housing crisis has become in the City.

03/24/2014

Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through the Roof – Solutions To SF’s Housing Crunch

In the fifth and final part of our special Cover Story Series, KCBS reporter Doug Sovern looks at several proposed solutions to the housing crunch, which all may take some time to make a difference as Bay Area rents and home prices keep rising.

12/20/2013

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Rip-Offs, Cons Plague Bay Area Rental Market

In part four of the KCBS Cover Story Series, “Through the Roof,” Doug Sovern looks at some of the rip-offs and cons that have plagued Bay Area renters during the latest boom.

12/19/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Affordable Rentals Becoming Scarce In The Bay Area

Affordable places to rent are becoming more difficult to find, especially in the Bay Area, where rent is increasing rapidly in San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland.

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