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

Bay Area Rents Rise By 15 Percent, Faster Than Any Other US Metro Area

The cost of renting an apartment in Northern California is rising more quickly than anywhere else in the country.

09/10/2014

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San Francisco Man Arrested For Alleged Craigslist Rental Scam With Recently Sold Hercules Home

A 21-year-old San Francisco man has been arrested for allegedly setting up a Craigslist rental scam for a Hercules home that was sold earlier this week, police said Wednesday.

08/06/2014

A tenants' rights group has placed signs on buildings where they say tenants have been Ellis Act evicted to make way for tourist rentals. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Tenants Rights’ Group Protests Against ‘Illegal’ Share Rentals In San Francisco’s North Beach

Demonstrators in San Francisco have posted neon green warning signs on the outside of some apartments where the director of the Tenants Union says people have been evicted under the Ellis Act and landlords are now renting apartments through websites like Airbnb and VRBO.

07/29/2014

Affordable apartment complex Candlestick Heights celebrates its grand opening Thursday. (CBS SF)

Candlestick Heights Brings High-End, Affordable Apartments To San Francisco

There’s more affordable housing available in one of the most expensive rental markets following the grand opening of a new apartment complex in the Bay View District Thursday.

07/24/2014

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Landlords Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Relocation Fees

Several property owners and two landlord associations sued the city of San Francisco in federal court Thursday to challenge a new city law that sharply increases relocation assistance payments required for tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

07/24/2014

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‘Professional Squatter’ Evicted From San Bruno Rental

A woman described as a serial squatter has been evicted from a San Bruno rental.

07/23/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Airbnb Host Forced To Pursue Eviction After Vacation Renter Becomes Squatter, Refuses To Leave

A San Francisco woman who rented out her Southern California vacation home on Airbnb said her latest guest is a squatter who is refusing to leave.

07/21/2014

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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

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