Prop 19 Debate: Funding For Fighting Wildfires Or Attack On Prop 13 Tax Protections?Proponents of Proposition 19 on the November ballot say it would raise much-needed money for fighting wildfires and provide help to wildfire victims. But others say it’s a thinly-disguised attack on Prop 13 tax protections.
Gov. Newsom Poised To Sign Bill That Keeps Foreclosed Homes In Hands Of ResidentsSB 1079, titled "Homes for Homeowners, Not Corporations," would give tenants, families, housing nonprofits and local governments first dibs on foreclosed properties before corporations.
California Homeowners Wonder How To Pay Mortgage As Renters Withhold Payments Amid Coronavirus ShelteringMore than one million Californians have already filed for unemployment amid the coronavirus shelter-in-place order. That massive loss of income has many wondering how to pay bills that are due next week.
Solar Panels Will Soon Be Required For Newly Constructed Homes In CaliforniaFor years now, many Californians have made the choice to add solar panels to their roofs to combat climate change and maybe save money in the process. But for new home buyers, that choice is about to become a requirement.
Kincade Fire Victims May Be Eligible For Property Tax ReliefOwners of property in Sonoma County that sustained more than $10,000 damage from the Kincade Fire in October may be eligible to defer their first property tax installment due on Tuesday, Dec. 10, county officials said.
FEMA Holds Quake Preparation Training Session In Alameda CountyThe Alameda County Office of Emergency Services hosted a community training session Wednesday, titled “Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage."
Fire District Letter For Clearing Vegetation Insults Some East Bay HomeownersAfter wildfires ravaged Northern California the last two years, fire departments are stressing the need to clear vegetation. But some East Bay homeowners found one department’s approach to be insulting.
RV Dwellers Get Reprieve Along San Francisco Street As Homeowners FumeA victory for RV dwellers in a San Francisco neighborhood is not sitting well for nearby homeowners who think the city has handed them a raw deal.
San Jose Eases Restrictions On Homeowner In-Law UnitsSan Jose is looking in its own backyard to solve its housing shortage, with the city making it easier for homeowners to build small units on their land.
East Bay Homeowners On The Hook For Costly Repairs To County Storm DrainsHomeowners in Contra Costa County were shocked to learn they are responsible for leaking sewage pipes under or near their property. The repairs can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Earthquake Retrofit Grants Up To $3K Offered To California HomeownersCalifornia is giving money to homeowners who want to retrofit their homes.
Despite Quakes, Few California Homeowners Have Earthquake InsuranceThe Department of Insurance says it is irresponsible to live in California without earthquake insurance. But many people do.
Trump Tax Plan Could Hit Bay Area Homeowners HardPresident Trump's new tax plan could deal a heavy blow to some Bay Area homeowners, according to tax specialists.
Homeowners Submit Weather Insurance Claims After Major Bay Area StormsHeavy rain may be over for now, but for a lot of homeowners the recovery process is just beginning and those filing insurance claims may be in for a few surprises.
Marin County Homeowners Face New Laws Due To Rising Sea LevelsHomeowners are bracing for a decision that could drastically restrict development on the Northern California coast.