Explore the latest real estate and local news headlines: Why San Francisco is the nation’s most competitive housing market. Tech execs back California bill that aims to build more housing near transit locations. Here in Contra Costa County, there is a debate over whether home owners are responsible for storm drain repairs under private property or not. Now for things that affect more of the Bay Area: A proposed $3 toll hike moves to the ballot box. Finally, for those who ride BART, their first new train is here at last.
This is what makes S.F. the nation’s most competitive housing market
In possibly a bit of unwelcome news for prospective homebuyers, San Francisco comes up on top in a LendingTree ranking of the most competitive housing markets in the country.
The online lending exchange identified the financial elements that make buying a home difficult and used its database of 1.5 million mortgage loan requests to rank cities based on three factors: the share of buyers shopping for a mortgage before choosing a home, average down payment percentage and percentage of buyers who have prime credit. Read More…
CoCo County: Homeowners Responsible for Storm Drain Repairs Under Private Property
KPIX ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts explains there is a storm brewing over who is responsible for paying to fix and replace aging storm drain pipes buried under Bay Area neighborhoods.
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Now in voters’ hands: Proposed $3 toll hike moves to the ballot box
SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area voters now will decide which is worse — unrelenting traffic or paying up to $9 to cross a bridge.
The Bay Area Toll Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously to place a $3 toll hike on the June 5 ballot in all nine counties. If approved, the $4.45 billion measure is expected to be at least a partial answer to the traffic woes plaguing commuters. Read More…
It’s here! First train in BART’s new fleet makes inaugural run
OAKLAND — Brighter, cleaner, quieter: Those were just a few words BART riders used to describe the first train in the agency’s new fleet, which made its inaugural ride Friday…
The milestone was significant for the transit agency, which struggled with delays as it sought to iron out all the kinks with the new cars. BART is replacing all 669 of its train cars with 775 new ones, a $2.6 billion effort to update the aging and sometimes unreliable fleet, add capacity by running longer trains and improve passengers’ experience. Read More…
Tech execs back California bill that aims to build more housing near transit
Bigger, taller apartment buildings surrounding your neighborhood BART station? More than 100 California tech leaders are enthusiastically saying yes, please. Read More…
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