COVID Rentals: San Francisco 1-Bedroom Rents Begin 2021 Down 24% From Last YearThe median rent of a 1-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is down nearly 25% from a year ago, a sign of how much the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Bay Area rental market.
2020 In Review: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road -- Thousands Leave The Bay AreaLike thousands of other tech workers, William Hauser came to the San Francisco Bay Area from Ohio seeking a bright future in the epicenter of the digital world.
COVID: Rents Falling Fast In San Francisco-Bay Area Cities Due To PandemicResearchers at AdvisorSmith found that ten of the top 25 cities in the U.S. where rents are falling the most are in the Bay Area, as compared year-to-year.
San Francisco Beating Virus but It’s Feeling Damage to EconomyAs the coronavirus pandemic transforms San Francisco's workplace, legions of tech workers have left, able to work remotely from anywhere.
Californians Seeking More Affordable Homes Could Be Turning Arizona, Nevada Blue In 2020, Report FindsPeople moving from pricey California metros such as the Bay Area has likely led to an uptick of registered Democrats in Arizona and Nevada, which could help deliver the states to Joe Biden in the upcoming November election.
COVID Exodus: Home For Sale Listings Soar As Pandemic's Economic Impact Grips San FranciscoRents are tumbling and the number of homes listed for sale are soaring -- all signs that the COVID 19 exodus from San Francisco was not losing its momentum six months into the pandemic.
Oakland Land Trust Buys House Occupied in Protest by 'Moms 4 Housing' AdvocatesMembers of the activist group, Moms 4 Housing, announced Friday that the vacant 3-bedroom home in West Oakland they occupied earlier this year was purchased by the Oakland Community Land Trust from a real estate investment company.
Google Unveils More Details About Massive Downtown San Jose DevelopmentNew plans released by Google on Thursday show how the company plans to transform the area around the Diridon Station in downtown San Jose.
Vote Smart: Proposition 15 Targets Commercial, Industrial Properties for More Frequent Tax AssessmentProposition 15 on the Nov. 3 ballot would reassess commercial and industrial properties every three years, while residential property, including home-based businesses, would remain under 1978 rules.
Richmond Creates Affordable Homes From Abandoned HousesWith the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, many wonder why abandoned buildings aren’t being used to house people. The city of Richmond is now doing just that.
San Francisco Company Offers Rent Guarantee to Small LandlordsSay you're a landlord and you could guarantee that, if your tenant doesn’t pay rent, you don’t lose money? Zumper, an online rental platform, is launching a first-of-its-kind rent guarantee program aimed at doing just that.
Landlords Receive Millions In COVID-19 Relief While Quarantined Students Forced To Pay For Vacant ApartmentsAs the coronavirus pandemic closes college campuses across the country, students -- and their parents -- are still stuck paying rent for vacant apartments even as many of those property owners receive pandemic assistance.
Pandemic Cools San Francisco's Red Hot Rental MarketRent prices are dropping in pricey San Francisco while the suburbs remain steady. The City is still the priciest place for rentals, but that may not be the case for long.
Marin County Supes Extend Eviction Moratorium Through September 30The Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended a county eviction moratorium for the fourth time for residents economically suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents, Developers Spar Over West Side San Francisco Housing ProjectsThe Sunset and Richmond districts on the west side of San Francisco have become the new frontier for housing developers.