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Rate Your Landlord And Neighbors With Swapt, A Yelp For Apartment Renters

The website Swapt claims to ease some of the anxiety that comes with apartment hunting by providing renters with reviews that cover over 500,000 apartment units throughout the nation.

06/30/2014

A home for sale in San Francisco

May Home Survey Finds Another Big Jump In Bay Area Prices, Rents

New data on the Bay Area housing market indicates a sharp increase in home values paired with higher rents across the region.

06/23/2014

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)

Bill To Halt Mass Ellis Act Evictions In San Francisco Revived

A bill that would allow the city of San Francisco to limit the mass eviction of tenants in rent-controlled properties has squeaked through the state Senate after the author agreed to make changes.

05/29/2014

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

San Francisco Rent Board Swamped As Rents, Evictions Rise

Amid sky-high rents and a flood of evictions, the San Francisco Rent Board is unable to keep up with the overwhelming number of housing complaints.

05/27/2014

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Rent At Dilapidated San Francisco Lower Haight Apartment Unit Raised To $6,200 A Month

In another sign of San Francisco’s red hot rental market, people living in a dilapidated apartment in the Lower Haight neighborhood are challenging their landlord’s plan to raise their rent to more than $6,000 a month.

05/09/2014

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera answers questions from the media in front of the California Supreme court building March 4, 2008 in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

‘Egregious’ Landlords Sued By SF After Converting Apartments To Tourist Rentals

Amid a shortage of affordable housing options in San Francisco, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is filing suit against several San Francisco landlords who allegedly ousted tenants in order to turn properties into short-term rentals.

04/24/2014

This Is The End

Blockbuster’s Last Rental Ever: Seth Rogen’s ‘This Is The End’

Fittingly, the final movie ever rented out by one of the video chain’s stores was the apocalyptic comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco…

11/12/2013

Flightcar's SFO location. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Airport Car Sharing Program Facing Swarm Of Complaints

Earlier this week, the city of Millbrae’s Planning Commission voted unanimously to revoke FlightCar’s conditional permit to operate – citing a long list of problems, including illegally operating a generator, poor maintenance of shrubbery and fire code violations.

11/08/2013

(credit: Blockbuster/CNET)

Blockbuster Throws In The Towel

The DVD-rental chain will close down its remaining US stores and curtail its DVD-by-mail rental service…

11/06/2013

Flightcar's SFO location. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Startup Lets SFO Travelers Rent Out Cars While On Vacation

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Car sharing has arrived at San Francisco International Airport, and so far more than 650 travelers have tried it out. Flightcar started up operations a few months ago in a […]

05/23/2013

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