Property Owner Asks Homeless Moms To Leave Vacant Oakland HouseIn a new twist to the ongoing battle over a vacant West Oakland house that was taken over by two homeless mothers last month, the house's owners said on Monday that they want the women to leave so they can use the property to help disadvantaged local young people.
$1.1M Los Gatos Home Hits Market For $274K As Part Of Housing ProgramA $1.1 million home in Los Gatos is raising some eyebrows after it hit the market for $274,000, and it's not a tear down.
Client Had Described Berkeley Navigation Center As 'Dangerous and Deplorable'James Wood says he was so afraid, he cried the first night he stayed in Berkeley’s STAIR navigation center.
CoCo County Draws Would-Be Homeowners From Around Bay AreaAbout two-thirds of the homes in Contra Costa County are occupied by their owners, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. One of the main reasons is affordability, relative to other Bay Area counties.
Google Buys Cisco Buildings, Continues Silicon Valley ExpansionGoogle is expanding its footprint in San Jose yet again, setting the stage for another mega campus along the N. First Street corridor and ending the year on an unprecedented shopping spree of South Bay properties.
Condemned Fremont Home Bought Last Year Gets Modern Makeover, Relisted For Nearly $3MA condemned Fremont home with a collapsing ceiling, mildew and a rotting structure that sold for $1.23 million last year is no more. In its place is a brand new, two-story custom green home that went on the market Thanksgiving Day for $2.88 million.
Dozens Say Taxpayer-Funded Housing Program Isn't WorkingBay Area Community Services (BACS) is the largest housing solutions program in the Bay Area and it's largely funded by tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. But dozens of people say they're back out on the street because of BACS.
Mountain View Officials Announce Policy Requiring New Homes With Office DevelopmentsThe city of Mountain View is sending a clear message to developers: no new office buildings without an equal amount of new homes.
Independent Energy Homes Not Yet Taking Off Despite Fires, Power Outages In North BayAfter a week of intermittent power outages in the North Bay, the concept of being free from the grid seems pretty appealing. But even in an area hit hard by disaster, the idea is taking some getting used to.
Teachers Become Super-Commuters To Work In San FranciscoMost people have that one teacher who changed the course of their life forever, but increasingly, students in the Bay Area are losing the opportunity to have that kind of relationship with an educator.
Author Moneeka Sawyer Talks About 'Your Amazing Itty Bitty Blissful Real Estate Investing Book'Author Moneeka Sawyer talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about her new book, 'Your Amazing Itty Bitty Blissful Real Estate Investing Book: 12 Steps to Building Massive Wealth on Your Terms.'
Tiny Homes: A Movement Or A Solution To Homelessness?It’s a small but growing movement in the Bay Area: living tiny. Community leaders are increasingly deploying tiny homes to help the homeless.
High Home Prices Likely A Factor In Proposed South Bay School ClosuresEvergreen School District board members voted last week to potentially close or consolidate three schools and high real estate prices in the area could be a factor, according to district officials.
Corporate Rentals Move Into San Francisco’s Rent Controlled BuildingsIt’s an $18 billion industry in the United States and San Francisco is at the center of it. Short-term rental laws that were designed to preserve the city’s existing housing stock back in 2015 spurred growth for yet another tech disruptor.
Sue The Suburbs: One Nonprofit’s Plan To Solve The Housing CrisisSonja Trauss, a self-proclaimed "YIMBY," has a plan to help solve the housing crisis: she’s suing the suburbs.