Prices Of Bay Area Homes Rise For 40th Month In A Row, Hitting $661K AverageThe prices of homes sold in the Bay Area over the last two months are nearing historic highs, while the number of sales are near normal levels, according to data released Wednesday by the research firm CoreLogic.
End To Grassy Lawns Ordered By California Officials Due To DroughtCalifornia officials are ordering an end to traditional grassy lawns for new homes and businesses as they continue targeting ornamental landscapes as a waste of water.
Drought, Hot Weather Causing Rodent Infestations In East Bay HomesBusiness is booming for pest eradication companies as the drought and the hot weather hitting the Bay Area has forced rats to come out of the woodwork in search of water.
Hikers Brought To Safety As Growing Antioch Area Wildfire BurnsTwo hikers were brought to safety as a growing wildfire in Contra Costa County burned out of control Wednesday.
CPUC Wants All New Homes To Produce All Their Own Energy Within 5 YearsCalifornia is setting an ambitious goal for home builders that would make all new houses produce as much energy as they use within the next five years.
Most Americans Spending At Least Half Their Pay On HousingThe surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007.
'Ghost' Foreign Investors Buying Palo Alto Homes, But Keeping Them EmptyNeighbors in Palo Alto say houses are getting bought up by foreign investors who never move in, leaving neighborhoods full of empty homes.
3 Houses Burned In San Francisco Excelsior District FireThree houses are burning in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood Tuesday evening, a fire spokeswoman said.
What They Know And You Don’t – People Flock To Sonoma County For Jobs And HomesFor increasingly cramped residents of the Bay Area and beyond, the still relatively cheap and open spaces of Sonoma County have a big appeal.
Napa Earthquake's Effect On Single-Family Houses Subject Of New Study Offering Gift Cards To HomeownersThe California Earthquake Authority announced Tuesday that it is working with the City of Napa to learn more about how single-family houses fared in the South Napa earthquake that occurred Aug. 24.
Wind-Driven Wildfire Destroys 40 Homes At Base Of Sierra NevadaFire crews have increased containment of a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, but say they don’t know yet when residents evacuated from two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada will be able to return home.
Marin County Median Home Price Nudging Up Against Million Dollar Mark At $999KThe median price for a Marin County home is nudging up against the million-dollar mark.
San Francisco Housing Authority To Open Public Housing Waiting List For First Time In 6 YearsBeginning January 13, homeless San Francisco residents will be able to place their names on the public housing waiting list.
One Month After Wildfire Scorches Town Of Weed, Cleanup In High GearOne month ago, the Boles Fire tore through the town of Weed in Siskiyou County, wiping out almost 200 homes in a matter of hours. Today, the cleanup is in high gear.
Drought Forcing Critters Into South Bay Backyards, Causing Pricey Problems For ResidentsSan Jose homeowners are dealing with an influx of unwanted visits from critters that may be distraught due to the drought.