Big tech’s affordable housing commitments are ‘not enough’, experts say

With the cost of housing reaching sky-high levels in many West Coast cities, a number of technology companies have stepped in with pledges of millions of dollars to try and reverse the situation. Microsoft for example, in January announced it was committing $500 million to pay for affordable housing, while Google recently said it would

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Expect fewer bidding wars on the West Coast this year, Redfin says

Home buyers on the west coast are less likely to face a bidding war than in previous years, according to a new study from the online real estate brokerage Redfin. What’s more, they also have a better chance of winning the first home they make an offer on than buyers in other parts of the

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Affordable homes still exist in high-cost markets

Even in metros where homebuyers have the biggest mortgage burdens, some cities within those metros provide relatively affordable housing options.

Bad news for renters on the west coast: Big increases to come next year, Zillow warns

Rents in the West’s tech job centers are predicted to be among some of the fastest growing across the nation over the next year, according to the latest Zillow Rent Forecast for August 2016 to August 2017

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