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.
California Realtors Advise Clients to Ignore 'Love Letters' From Would-Be BuyersRealtors are discouraging home sellers from reading overly-personal appeals from prospective buyers, known in the industry as "love letters."
Project Home: 'Flex Pool' Program Matches Homeless San Franciscans to Vacant ApartmentsThroughout the pandemic San Francisco has seen an increase in vacant apartments, now people experiencing homelessness are being placed into those empty units.