Real estate

  Landlord/Tenant laws/issues & rental issues involving Airbnb, Inc., the online marketplace for national &  international vacation rentals. Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorney Sal Timpano; Real Estate & Shared Economy attorney Tad Devlin. Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

  A discussion of major current Landlord/Tenant Issues. Guests: Real Estate Law attorneys -- Walter Shjeflo, Steven MacDonald & David Finkelstein. Listeners with questions for Chuck & guests on-the-air, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. Plus, tonight is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night: while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org), attorneys are available off-the-air as well at 1-800-525-9917, 7 'til 8pm PDT, for private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal issues.

Daily news roundup for Monday, April 11, 2016

Apr 11, 2016
"Warriors Blimp 2" by Flickr user Ardail Smith. Used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / cropped and resized

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW news:

Warriors tie Bulls' mark with 72nd Win // East Bay Times

Image courtesy Thompson Dorfman

 

 

For decades, development investors didn’t want to touch Oakland. In 1997, one economist called the city an “ugly duckling in a bay of swans.” But these days, Oakland is one of the “hottest,” or fastest-growing, real estate markets in the country.

 

 

Marin County is noted for its open spaces, and also for some pretty pricey property. One of the towns there is considered by many to be so exclusive that it doesn’t even allow any businesses. That would be Belvedere.

Audrey Dilling

According to a report by the San Francisco Rent Board, efforts to evict tenants are at a ten-year high, with more than 2,000 eviction notices filed in 2015.

Casey Miner

In Episode 4 of The Specialist, Bay Area home stager Cora Sue Anthony shares tips for how to turn the place you live into a product you're selling, the difference between house and home, and why you never want to run into the back of a sofa.

Liz Mak

 


Lin-Lin Tsou-Otani is a real estate agent with DeLeon Realty. It’s Saturday morning, and our housing search starts in Cupertino, in a van filled with about 10 other people.

On the June 22, 2015 City Visions, host David Onek and a panel of experts uncover the few pockets of relative affordability left in the Bay Area's often prohibitively expensive housing market. 

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 10th

Mar 10, 2015

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

S.F. Homelessness a picture of futility in 2015 // SF Gate

"For thousands of tourists and commuters, the first impression coming out of the Ferry Building isn’t Coit Tower or the downtown skyline, but the tents and carts that litter the landscape at neighboring Justin Herman Plaza. It’s just one of the scores of homeless encampments that have sprung up across the city.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Feb 10, 2015
Dan Brekke / KQED

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Locally and Nationally, renters pay dearly to cut commutes // SF GATE

Landlord/Tenant Laws and Disputes
Guests: Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.
Listeners with questions for James and Marc, please call 415-841-4134.
Also tonight, Your Legal Rights features our mini Call-A-Lawyer Night exclusively for listeners with landlord/tenant questions. While Your Legal Rights is broadcasting over 91.7 FM (online at kalw.org), 7 to 8pm, off-air attorneys will be taking calls at  800-525-9917; for private/no-fee consultation on landlord/tenant questions, please call early.
 

Mortgage Debt Issues Confronting Retired/Retiring  Consumers
Guests: Frank Adam, Real Estate/Tax attorney; Keith Ogden, attorney with Community Legal Services of
East Palo Alto (a non-profit legal services organization); Cara Pierce, Reverse Mortgage and Housing Counselor.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests please call 415-841-4134.
 

Landlord/tenant Laws, Issues, and Disputes.
Guests: Landlord/Tenant Attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's on-air guests please call 415-841-4134.
Also, Nov. 19 is our special once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night, this time especially for  Landlord/Tenant and Real Estate questions. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts over 91.7 FM (online at kalw.org), 7 to 8pm, listeners can call off-air attorneys, 800-525-9917, for private/no-fee consultation on any issues to do with tenancy or real estate.

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Real estate markets run in cycles, and right now our regional market is soaring. While the national median price for a home is just over $200,000, the median price paid for a home in the nine-county Bay Area last month was just about $600,000.

Buying and selling homes: affordability/reporting defects
Guests: Frank Adam, Real Estate/Tax attorney/Real Estate Broker, and David Finkelstein, Real Property and Business attorney.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please be ready to call 415-841-4134.

Jen Chien

 

In the rapidly changing mid-Market area of San Francisco, the influx of new tech companies into a historically low-income neighborhood is causing some conflict, especially around commercial real estate. Geoff Link is editor and publisher of the Central City Extra, a monthly newspaper serving the Tenderloin, mid-Market, and SOMA neighborhoods. It's put out by the Study Center, a publishing house that also supports non-profits.

As a journalist, Link has been monitoring changes taking place in this part of the city as tech companies move in, including the displacement of a lot of neighborhood non-profits. He himself has been affected-- the Study Center has had to move twice in the last two years.  Link spoke to KALW's Ben Trefny in the offices of Central City Extra.

Liz Pfeffer