Study: Luxury Homes Have More Bugs, Greater Bug DiversityThe bigger the house and pricier the neighborhood, the more bugs and kinds of bugs are likely to live there.
Houses, Vegetation Burned In Antioch FireA blaze that set several structures aflame Thursday in Antioch caused about $200,000 in damage and displaced two people, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire marshal.
8 Firefighters Lose Their Homes In Valley FireAt least eight firefighters lost their homes to the Valley Fire burning in Lake and Napa counties.
3 Houses Burned In San Francisco Excelsior District FireThree houses are burning in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood Tuesday evening, a fire spokeswoman said.
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.
My Home Is Flooded! Now What??Nothing can prepare you for the devastation of finding your home or your car underwater. It could happen, though. If it does, here are the first things you should do.
Pot Grow Fires Too Dangerous For Contra Costa County FirefightersFirefighters in Contra Costa County say illegal pot growing operations will be going up in smoke if the homes they are contained in catch fire.
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.
Facebook Founder Spends $30 Million To Buy Homes Of Palo Alto NeighborsThe Facebook founder has gone on a home buying spree and purchased four houses that surround his own 5-bedroom pad in the Crescent Park neighborhood.
Homeowners Blame County For Sinking Lakeport Subdivision, File ClaimFor months homeowners agonized as houses in their subdivision sank one-by-one into a hilltop. It got so dangerous that the U.S. Postal Service refused to deliver mail.
Lead Paint Legal Battle Begins In San Jose CourtroomSome 10 cities and counties are suing the paint industry, seeking to get them to pay $1 billion to remove hazardous lead paint from old homes in the state.
4-Alarm San Francisco Arson Fire Causes $1M DamageA four-alarm arson fire that burned four homes in San Francisco’s Silver Terrace neighborhood early Tuesday caused nearly $1 million in damage, a fire department spokeswoman said Thursday.
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.
ConsumerWatch: Foreclosures Return Despite Lingering Paperwork IssuesIn 2011, many foreclosures came to a halt after paperwork irregularities were discovered, but one out of 624 U.S. households received a foreclosure filling this past January.
Median Bay Area Home Price Slides For 17th Straight MonthThe median price was $325,500 down nearly 4 percent from last year. It is the 17th straight month that Bay area home prices registered an annual decline.