Fire-Hardening Proves Effective In Saving Homes; Insurance Companies Not Yet On BoardWildfires have burned nearly 2.5 million acres in California this year alone. As we have reported, they have ignited an insurance crisis, with hundreds of thousands of homeowners getting dropped because of high fire risk.
UPDATE: Moratoriums on Canceling Fire Insurance for California Residents Only a Temporary FixFor three years in a row California's insurance commissioner has ordered temporary moratoriums following major fires to stop insurance companies from cancelling or not renewing policies.
Project Home: East Bay Startup Aims To Solve Housing Crunch With 3-D Printing TechnologyWhile many blame tech companies for playing a role in causing the housing affordability crisis, an Oakland-based startup is hoping to be the solution.
Newsom Wants State To Pay Past Due Rent, Extend Eviction Protections Past JuneWith a possible eviction crisis looming across the nation, Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will pay off all the past-due rent that accumulated in the nation's most populated state because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
With California Eviction Moratorium About to Expire, Tenants Ask for ReliefThe statewide eviction moratorium is set to expire in 20 days, putting more than one million Californians at risk of losing their homes.
Developer Sues Millbrae Over Proposed Housing at Historic El Rancho InnA Peninsula city with a history of not meeting its housing goals, Millbrae is now being sued for it.
New Bill Would Expand Zoning to Allow Housing Units on Shopping Mall PropertyA bill in the state legislature aims to address the housing shortage by making it easier to build homes in commercial areas such as shopping malls.
Oakland Tenants Sue Landlord Mosser Companies, Alleging Harassment, Discrimination To Force Them OutFive separate lawsuits were filed in Superior Court Tuesday against a billion dollar real estate investment firm, Mosser Companies, with tenants accuse Mosser of carrying out harassment and violating Oakland's Tenant Protection Ordinance.
Homebuyers In Northern California 'High Fire Zones' See Insurance Rates Go Through The RoofThe start of fire season should be a wakeup call for home buyers in this red hot real estate market. That’s because finding insurance for your dream house, if it’s next to wildland may give you sticker shock.
Federal Court Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium; What Does It Mean For Bay Area Renters?A federal judge ruled Wednesday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has no authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium, saying the public health agency doesn’t have the constitutional right to stop evictions.
San Francisco Considers Spending Hundreds of Millions on Safe Sleeping Sites For HomelessThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors is currently considering spending hundreds of millions of dollars to have homeless people sleep in tents on city property, it’s an expansion of the so-called ‘safe sleeping sites’.
Slow Recovery Prompts Businesses to Rethink Their Future in Downtown San FranciscoFor small businesses in downtown San Francisco which rely on a high volume of office workers, the post-pandemic economic forecast is as cloudy as a Sunset District summer.
Lawsuit Alleges Low-Income Homeowners Were Manipulated Into Getting PACE Green Energy LoansAs we previously investigated, a green energy program that targets low-income homeowners continues to leave a trail of financial hardships and foreclosures in its wake. KPIX 5'S Susie Steimle got an exclusive interview with the state agency tasked to oversee the troubled program.
Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Hit California New Home Buyers HardLumber prices have hit historic levels, making homes in California even more expensive. Builders say it’s causing a ripple effect that will price more people out of the market.
Hopeful Home Buyers Waive Contingencies to Compete in Red-Hot Housing MarketOne way that buyers in this hot real estate market are making their offers stand out is by waiving contingencies. Realtors worry this will lead to lawsuits.