May Home Survey Finds Another Big Jump In Bay Area Prices, RentsNew data on the Bay Area housing market indicates a sharp increase in home values paired with higher rents across the region.
How Much Does It Costs To Book Your Favorite Musician? Have a spare mil lying around? Great—that’s all you’ll need to book an artist like Bruce Springsteen or Taylor Swift for your next bash.
Bay Area Leads National Housing Price Gains But Signs Of Slowdown LoomThe San Francisco Bay Area led the major United States markets with a 2.4 percent monthly home price increase, but the gains are decelerating nationally as fewer Americans can afford to buy.
Bay Area Home Buyers Need Four Times Income Of Some Other U.S. Residents To Afford Average HomeA study from home mortgage tracker HSH.com indicates the average worker in the San Francisco Bay Area needs to earn $137,129 a year to buy the median-priced home in the region, more than four times the salary required in the five cheapest metropolitan areas: Cleveland ($29k), Pittsburgh ($30k), St. Louis ($31), Cincinnati ($31) and Detroit ($32k).
Netflix Raises Subscription Price $1 Per Month For New SignupsNetflix is raising its Internet video prices by $1 per month for new customers and giving its current U.S. subscribers a two-year break from the higher rates.
Pay-By-Mile Floated As Alternative To Gas Tax For California DriversThe California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would eliminate the state’s gas tax, which is currently 2nd highest in the nation at 52.9 cents per gallon. Instead, drivers would be subject to a tax based on vehicle miles traveled of a VMT tax.
California: Not Exactly The Golden State For Those In Their Golden Years So just where is the best place for Americans to retire? Florida? California? The results of a new survey by Bankrate may surprise you.
50 Cent Drop In Gas Prices Possible By July 4th HolidayGas prices have been surging since February, but the analysts at GasBuddy.com say we may be nearing a peak and could be saving as much as half a buck a gallon off of current rates by the Fourth of July.
Phil Matier: Officials Concede Little Progress On San Francisco Homelessness Despite Massive SpendingSan Francisco is spending about $458,000 per day to house and help homeless people—that’s $34 a day per homeless person. The annual $167 million price tag is $20 million more than the operations budget for the Children, Youth and Family Services department, $6.3 million more than for Public Works and $3.8 million more than for Recreation and Park.
Santa Clara Leaders Move Forward WIth Toll Lanes For Busy 101 StretchDrivers in the South Bay hoping for a faster commute may soon be able to buy it.
4 Ways To Save On Golden Gate's New $7 Bridge Tolls The toll to cross the Golden Gate Bridge will go up next week (and every summer for the following four years), meaning it’ll cost $7 for the average Joe to cross the span next Monday, and $8 by 2018. So what are you going to do about it, aside from complaining? Here are some simple cost savers.
Phil Matier: Opposition Mounting To Price Hike For San Francisco's Historic StreetcarsA proposal by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to triple the cost to $6 to ride the city’s historic streetcars is being meet with opposition from a volunteer group that helps preserve the line cars along commuters, merchants and tourism officials.
Obama Administration Says Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414MThe Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.
Board Approves 4 Years Of Toll Hikes On Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s board of directors voted 15-2 Friday morning to gradually raise the toll on the bridge over the next four years starting this April.
Palo Alto Home Sells For $1.6 Million Despite Cracked Foundation, Nearby TrainA buyer snapped up 202 Emerson Street in an all-cash deal for a cool $1.6 million, which included the bars on the front door, cracks in the foundation and some missing bricks on the 1,100 square foot home. The house is also just steps from noisy Caltrain tracks.