California Home Prices Rise To 4-Year HighA research firm says California homes prices rose during September to new a four-year high as the supply of foreclosed homes for sale dwindled.
Mayor Quan Announces Oakland’s Plan To Help Homeowners Facing ForeclosureThe city of Oakland announced on Tuesday that it wants to help the estimated 3,500 homeowners who currently face foreclosure by buying up properties and selling them back to the homeowners at current rates.
SJ Renter’s Brush With Foreclosure Led To New Disclosure Requirements For LandlordsWhen Samantha James signed a lease on a San Jose apartment in the spring of 2011, she had no idea the duplex in College Park had been in foreclosure for about two years.
Melissa Griffin: Could California Use Eminent Domain To Save Troubled Mortgages?On Friday July 27 Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom came out in support of a controversial plan to allow local governments to seize underwater properties and restructure the debts.
East Bay Lawmaker Pusing New Protections For RentersJust days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's so-called "homeowner bill of rights" into law, Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) is pushing for new protection for renters.
Gov. Brown Signs 'Homeowners Bill of Rights' Into LawCalifornia has a new law to stop what Gov. Jerry Brown calls abusive home lending tactics.
ConsumerWatch: East Bay Doctor Who Lost Home Worries About Next MoveAn East Bay man who lost his home after falling behind on his mortgage payments gets a brief reprieve, but is struggling to figure out his next move.
California Lawmakers Approve Bill To Make Mortgage Reform PermanentCalifornia’s State Assembly and Senate both passed a package of protections for homeowners designed to prevent further foreclosure abuse. The legislation now goes to Gov. Brown.
KCBS Cover Story: Richmond Foreclosure Crisis Impacting ChildrenThe foreclosure crisis in the Richmond area has forced some families into homelessness. Small children, in particular, are feeling the strain and stress of living in unfamiliar surroundings.
Investors Buying Up Many Foreclosed Oakland HomesAn advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.
Report Finds Investors Buying Up Foreclosed Oakland HomesAn advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.
Foreclosure Crisis Prompts Oakland Bank DemonstrationsMembers of a coalition aimed at making mortgage relief a key issue this election demonstrated at major banks in Oakland Thursday
Governor Plans To Divert Foreclosure Settlement Money For Budget Jerry Brown is proposing using more than $400 million of the settlement money to help close the budget gap.
Bay Area Foreclosure Rates On The Decline; Prices UpThe foreclosure picture across the U.S. and the Bay Area is showing signs of improvement according to foreclosure database Realty Trac.
California's AG Pushing New Mortgage, Homeowner ProtectionsThe proposals by Attorney General Kamala Harris would provide safeguards for homeowners while giving her office more leeway to investigate financial crimes.