San Francisco Studio Rents Down 31% Year-Over-Year As Pandemic Slump ContinuesRents in parts of the Bay Area continued to see massive declines during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the cost of a studio in San Francisco down more than 30 percent compared a year ago.
South Bay Leaders Address Misinformation About County's Coronavirus Eviction MoratoriumSanta Clara County and San Jose leaders on Thursday addressed misinformation surrounding the new countywide eviction moratorium.
San Francisco Couple Reportedly Found House Sitter Renting Out Their Apartment On AirbnbA San Francisco couple who entrusted their apartment to a house sitter while they were at Burning Man reportedly found out the sitter rented out their unit.
SF Bay Area Tops List As Nation's Worst Place For RentersIf you spend most of your weekends on Craigslist or elbowing your way through crowded open houses for overpriced rentals, this should come as no surprise: the San Francisco Bay Area is the worst place in the country to rent.
$100K San Francisco Tech Worker Asks Redditors For Advice On Living Out Of A Tent To Save MoneyA San Francisco tech worker making over $100,000-per year took to Reddit seeking advice on how to live in a tent to avoid paying rent.
Rate Your Landlord And Neighbors With Swapt, A Yelp For Apartment RentersThe website Swapt claims to ease some of the anxiety that comes with apartment hunting by providing renters with reviews that cover over 500,000 apartment units throughout the nation.
San Francisco Rent Board Swamped As Rents, Evictions RiseAmid sky-high rents and a flood of evictions, the San Francisco Rent Board is unable to keep up with the overwhelming number of housing complaints.
San Francisco Tenants Outraged Over Lower-Haight Property Manager’s Costly Rental Requirements Tenants at a rent-controlled apartment building in San Francisco’s Lower-Haight neighborhood say they've received notice from their landlord that they need to prove an annual income of $100,000 in addition to a high credit score.
KCBS Cover Story Series: Through the Roof – Solutions To SF’s Housing CrunchIn the fifth and final part of our special Cover Story Series, KCBS reporter Doug Sovern looks at several proposed solutions to the housing crunch, which all may take some time to make a difference as Bay Area rents and home prices keep rising.
KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Rip-Offs, Cons Plague Bay Area Rental MarketIn part four of the KCBS Cover Story Series, “Through the Roof,” Doug Sovern looks at some of the rip-offs and cons that have plagued Bay Area renters during the latest boom.
SF, SJ Among Top 10 Cities For Renting Rather Than Buying A HomeYou've been told time and time again that buying a home is a better financial option than renting. But that's not true everywhere.
Oakland Rental Company, Non-Profit Renting Back Foreclosed HomesThey are fixing up the homes and then leasing them to tenants, who are given credit counseling, budget advice and credit towards buying the house themselves.
New Scam Targets Bay Area RentersBay Area renters need to be aware of a new scam popping up online. Some properties are being offered at rock-bottom rents by people who neither own, nor have control over, the properties.