San Francisco Voters Consider Short-Term Rental LimitsThe battle over short-term rentals in San Francisco moved to the ballot box Tuesday as local residents voted on a measure that would set limits on the rental units available in the city.
San Francisco Landlords Jump On Bandwagon To Build 'Hacker' HostelsPaying $1,800 a month in rent to share a bunk bed is hard to imagine anywhere but San Francisco. The people staying in them are not complaining. In fact, they apparently like it. But the real winner is the landlord.
Inside San Francisco’s Newest Rentals, Bunk Beds For $1,800 A Month Can’t afford an apartment in San Francisco? So-called “co-creative housing” is offering a bunkbed and lots of company. But is it legal?
Oakland Is Nation's Hottest Rental Market; Up 20 Percent To $1,980 Month For 1 BRMove over San Francisco, the hottest renter’s market in the U.S. is across the Bay in Oakland.
Bay Area Serial Squatter Evicted For 8th Time In 6 YearsA family accused of defrauding landlords appears to be at it again. Last year, KPIX 5 was there when they were evicted from an apartment in San Bruno. This week, they were found squatting in Daly City.
Rowdy Vacation Renters Cause Headache For Guerneville ResidentsQuaint towns in the Wine Country and along the Russian River are seeing a flood of weekend vacationers. And that's leading to headaches.
Think Bay Area Rent Is High? Rents Are Rising Everywhere Faster Than Inflation, Experts Say It’s Going To Get WorseThe average U.S. rent has climbed 14% to $1,124 since 2010. That's four percentage points faster than inflation, and more than double the rise in U.S. home prices over the same period.
Most Of SF’s Airbnb Listings Technically Illegal As Homeowners Struggle With Rigorous New Application ProcessMany San Franciscans say they haven’t been able to register their homes or apartments under the city’s new short-term vacation rental law since it went into effect last month.
Time To Buy? Bay Area Home Sales Up In 2014 As Price Growth SlowsThe average price of a home in the Bay Area is up again on a year over year basis, data released today by property information service CoreLogic DataQuick shows.
San Jose Considers Tax, Regulations For Airbnb And Other Short-Term Housing RentalsSan Jose is the most recent city to consider slapping a hotel tax on short-term rentals from websites like Airbnb, but the city maintains it’s not trying to discourage the "shared economy”.
Mayor Lee Signs 'Airbnb Law' For Short-Term Rentals In San FranciscoResidents who rent their San Francisco spare room out to travelers on websites like Airbnb have reason to rejoice.
Airbnb To Begin Collecting Occupancy Taxes In San Francisco In OctoberThe 14 percent hotel tax is expected to net millions of dollars a year for the city of San Francisco.