Slow Recovery Prompts Businesses to Rethink Their Future in Downtown San FranciscoFor small businesses in downtown San Francisco which rely on a high volume of office workers, the post-pandemic economic forecast is as cloudy as a Sunset District summer.
Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Hit California New Home Buyers HardLumber prices have hit historic levels, making homes in California even more expensive. Builders say it’s causing a ripple effect that will price more people out of the market.
Hopeful Home Buyers Waive Contingencies to Compete in Red-Hot Housing MarketOne way that buyers in this hot real estate market are making their offers stand out is by waiving contingencies. Realtors worry this will lead to lawsuits.
California Realtors Advise Clients to Ignore 'Love Letters' From Would-Be BuyersRealtors are discouraging home sellers from reading overly-personal appeals from prospective buyers, known in the industry as "love letters."
Google to Invest $1 Billion in California in 2021; $7 Billion Total Across U.S.Google said Thursday it plans to invest more than $7 billion in offices and data centers in the United States and create at least 10,000 additional full-time jobs this year with more than $1 billion targeted at California locations.
Lake County Luxury Hotel, Housing Project Raises Concerns Over Wildfire RiskCalifornia's attorney general wants to put a stop to a luxury housing development in a fire-prone area of Lake County.
Fast-Rising El Cerrito Housing Hub a Model of Bay Area Modular Construction, Manufacturing ProwessBay Area modular-construction companies are behind the rapid rise of a long-awaited transit-oriented development next to the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station.
Oakland Land Trust Buys House Occupied in Protest by 'Moms 4 Housing' AdvocatesMembers of the activist group, Moms 4 Housing, announced Friday that the vacant 3-bedroom home in West Oakland they occupied earlier this year was purchased by the Oakland Community Land Trust from a real estate investment company.
Richmond Creates Affordable Homes From Abandoned HousesWith the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, many wonder why abandoned buildings aren’t being used to house people. The city of Richmond is now doing just that.
State Housing Mandate Doubles What Bay Area Needs to BuildThe Bay Area has a new assignment from the state: build nearly 450,000 homes in the next eight years or risk losing control over where they go.
San Jose Caps Fees on Construction Near Diridon Station to Boost DevelopmentBy an 8-3 vote, San Jose lawmakers froze infrastructure fees in most parts of the city and set a maximum for fee increases in the Diridon Station area through 2023.
Project Home: Soaring Home Prices, Systemic Discrimination Drive Resegregation In Bay Area CommunitiesResearchers at UC Berkeley are mapping the increased resegregation of the housing market as large Bay Area cities become wealthier and whiter.
Speaker Pelosi Calls on SF Corporate Landlord Veritas to Return $3.6 Million PPP LoanHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) is calling on Veritas, one of the city's largest corporate landlords, to return its $3.6 million small-business loan.
Project Home: Bay Area Real Estate Market Chilled By Coronavirus Economic ImpactIt’s the spring selling season, which usually means home sales spike and excited prospective buyers spend their weekends jumping from open house to open house, but since the pandemic hit things have gone quiet.
New Owners Of Run-Down $2M Portrero Hill Shack Have Big Plans For PropertyOn Tuesday, an old, run-down shack sitting atop San Francisco's Portrero Hill sold for $1.975 million and the new owners said they have exciting plans for the property.