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.
Project Home: Deceptive Energy-Saving Remodel Plans Hit Homeowners With Financing GotchasA state-approved program to help low-income homeowners make energy improvements to their property has had catastrophic and unintended consequences.
Homeless-Aid Volunteer Says San Jose Church Stabbing Won't Deter HimA victim of a brutal attack by a homeless man is not letting that deter him from helping the homeless community.
Project Home: 'Perfect Storm' Sparks Bidding Wars As Bay Area Housing Market Heats Up 1 Year Into PandemicIn the Bay Area's housing market, bidding wars are back with a vengeance. Despite a global pandemic, 2020 is expected to outpace 2019 when it comes to the number of homes sold.
Lake County Luxury Hotel, Housing Project Raises Concerns Over Wildfire RiskCalifornia's attorney general wants to put a stop to a luxury housing development in a fire-prone area of Lake County.
Social Housing May Be A Fix For San Francisco's Housing Affordability CrisisDemocrats across the country say there’s one solution that can help solve the housing affordability crisis, it’s what’s known as Social Housing.
Project Home: Advocates Seek 10-Year Policy Plan To Address California Housing CrisisMore than 100 housing bills have been introduced so far in the California legislature this year, an about face from 2020 where housing took a backseat to the pandemic.
Project Home: Energy-Efficient Upgrade Program For Low-Income Residents Invites AbusesIt’s a tempting offer, especially if you’re on a fixed income: make your home more energy-efficient with no money down. But the program is getting many elderly homeowners in very serious trouble.
Project Home: San Francisco Mayor's Office Of Housing Pushes For BMR Rents To Reflect Market ChangesAffordable units in San Francisco have become more expensive than market rate units, now the Mayor’s Office of Housing is pushing for certain building owners to adjust their rates.
Project Home: Lawmakers Push to Repeal Article 34, Call Language in California's Constitution RacistLawmakers hope 2020 has made Californians ready for to strike down Article 34, as the pandemic created a space for introspection.