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.
Project Home: Luxury Home Sales Rebound In New Pandemic Work-From-Home CultureLuxury home sales have hit a record high, all thanks to the work-from-home culture. Realtors say the wine country has gone from a second home market to a primary home market overnight.
Drastic Drops: Median San Francisco 1-Bedroom Rent Down Nearly 12% Amid COVID-19 PandemicRents for one bedroom apartments in San Francisco in June were down nearly 12 percent from this time last year.
Project Home: Soaring Home Prices, Systemic Discrimination Drive Resegregation In Bay Area CommunitiesResearchers at UC Berkeley are mapping the increased resegregation of the housing market as large Bay Area cities become wealthier and whiter.
Coronavirus Update: High-Priced Real Estate Listings Returning To San Francisco Bay Area MarketA thaw is beginning to take place in the deep chill cast over the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market by the outbreak of the coronavirus, according to a survey released by the real estate website Zillow.