Zillow’s “Zestimates” Probably Aren’t The Best Way To Figure Out How Much Your House Is Worth

Friday, May 26, 2017 by Kate Cox If you’ve been in the market for real estate lately — or even just idly browsing your old neighborhood from curiosity — you’ve almost certainly seen the “Zestimate” splashed across a property’s … Continue reading

Home prices are soaring — here are the 20 places where owners are reaping the biggest profits in 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017 Constance Brinkley-Badgett If you’re looking to buy or sell a home this year, you probably know the housing market is booming in virtually every corner of the country. In fact, homeowners who sold in the … Continue reading

Bay Area population growth slows, some counties losing people

Wednesday March 22, 2017 by Kurtis Alexander Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle Lolly Mitchell of Redwood City sits for a portrait in her living room nearly empty of furniture on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Redwood City, Calif. Mitchell … Continue reading

S.F. Tenant Forced Out by 315 Percent Rent Hike Wins $400,000 Settlement

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Dan Brekke It was a spark for instant outrage in the midst of a San Francisco rental market gone mad: A woman renting an apartment in Bernal Heights announced on Facebook one weekend in March … Continue reading

U.S. House Prices to Rise Next Year, Trump Effect Unknown so far

Monday, December 5th, 2016 Rahul Karunakar U.S. house prices are set to rise almost 5 percent next year, a bit faster than expected just three months ago despite the real prospect of several interest rate increases, according to the … Continue reading

San Francisco has become a city for rich renters

Sunday, November 6th, 2016 Wolf Richter Business Insider Renters have long struggled with soaring rents in some of the top housing markets in the US. In San Francisco, it’s called the “Housing Crisis” because middle-class households, such as teachers, can … Continue reading

Homes in this city sold above asking price 92% of the time

July 21, 2016 by Riley McDermid Daly City ranks No. 1 in houses sold over their asking price, according to the real estate site OpenHouse, which ranked six Bay Area neighborhoods as among the top 10 hottest housing markets in … Continue reading

One Man Compiled 68 Years of Data To Find Out Why Rents Go Up Adam Brinklow Wednesday, May 17,2016  We’ve seen a 6.6 percent increase every year for 60 years Eric Fischer is an ex-Googler, a map geek, and an artist in residence at the Exploratorium who just compiled 68 years worth of … Continue reading

Developers eye neighborhood around San Francisco’s Balboa Park BART station

Monday, November 2, 2015 The area around the Balboa Park BART station has the potential to be redeveloped into San Francisco’s next big transit-oriented neighborhood. That transformation may soon start with the city’s Office of Housing and Community Development … Continue reading

San Francisco rent jumps again in August

Anna Marie Erwert Monday, September 7th San Francisco has already earned the dubious honor of most expensive city in the USA for renters, taking the crown away from Manhattan earlier this year. And according to the latest data from … Continue reading