Lumber prices have hit historic levels, making homes in California even more expensive. Builders say it’s causing a ripple effect that will price more people out of the market. Susie Steimle reports. (4-8-21)
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Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Hit California New Home Buyers HardLumber prices have hit historic levels, making homes in California even more expensive. Builders say it’s causing a ripple effect that will price more people out of the market. Susie Steimle reports. (4-8-21)
Home Buyers Waive Contingencies to Compete in Red-Hot Housing MarketOne way that buyers in this hot real estate market are making their offers stand out is by waiving contingencies. Realtors worry this will lead to lawsuits. Susie Steimle reports. (4-1-21)
Movers Relocate Historic San Jose Apartment BuildingSan Jose's Pallesen apartment building, constructed in 1910, was moved Sunday to save it from the wrecking ball. John Ramos reports. (3-28-21)
Historic San Jose Apartment Building Set to Be Moved SundayA 111-year-old apartment building at 14 E. Reed St. in downtown San Jose will be moved almost a quarter mile away to 4th and Reed on Sunday. Maria Medina reports. (3-26-21)
Some Energy-Saving Remodel Plans Hit Homeowners With Financing GotchasA state-approved program to help low-income homeowners make energy improvements to their property has had catastrophic and unintended consequences. Susie Steimle reports. (3-18-21)
Historic San Francisco Victorian Home's Sunday Jaunt Amazes OnlookersAfter almost 140 years at 807 Franklin St. in San Francisco, a two-story Victorian house has a new address. John Ramos reports. (2-21-21)
Raw Video: Victorian House Moved in San FranciscoTo the cheers of spectators a San Francisco Victorian home inched down Franklin Street Sunday as crews delicately moved the structure to its new setting on Fulton Street. (2-21-21)
Burned House in Fremont Becomes Illegal Dump SiteA house destroyed by fire in Fremont's Centerville neighborhood has now become an illegal dump site and the community is outraged. Juliette Goodrich reports. (2-15-21)
State Ban on Disposing Treated Wood Hammers Home-Improvement BusinessThe state of California has banned the disposal of a common building material and it is leaving homeowners and contractors with no place to dump it. John Ramos reports. (1-31-21)
Pandemic Spurs A Backyard Granny Unit Construction BoomThe pandemic has spurred backyard granny unit construction boom in the Bay Area. Betty Yu talked to a builder who is building and delivering these units in a fraction of the time.
Homebound Pandemic DIYers Put Pinch on Lumber SuppliesWith so many people forced to remain housebound, there's been a rush on home-improvement materials -- specifically milled lumber. Da Lin reports. (7-23-20_
North Bay Homeowner Fires at Suspected Burglar Who Then VanishesA San Rafael man fired through his own home's window at what he thought was a burglar. Aside from some broken glass, there was no indication that anything or anyone was hit. Wilson Walker reports. (1-17-20)
Homeowners Scramble to Repair Roofs, Gutters Ahead of Stormy WeekAfter Tuesday's blast through the Bay Area, homeowners are scrambling to prep for the atmospheric river expected Saturday. Andria Borba reports. (11-29-19)
In Heart of Earthquake Country, Most Homeowners Go Without Quake InsuranceAside from the physical danger, earthquakes can also take a huge financial toll. Why are so few people willing to protect themselves from that? John Ramos reports. (10-17-19)
PG&E Power Shutoffs Happening As Survivors Mark Anniversary Of Wine Country FirestormPG&E's first round of power safety shutoffs are happening as fire survivors in the North Bay are marking the second anniversary of the devastating wine country fires. Wilson Walker went to Santa Rosa, where the community is still rebuilding.
San Rafael Shares Cost of Sidewalk Repairs with HomeownersIt's a bill Bay Area homeowners dread: orders to fix the sidewalk in front of their houses but, as KPIX 5's Melissa Caen reports, a program in San Rafael is taking some of the pain out of the process. (4-26-19)
Historic Scheller House Moved to New Location Across SJSU CampusBuilt in 1904, the Scheller House at San Jose State University was towed slowly along San Fernando Street toward its new location across campus. Devin Fehely reports. (1-12-19)
Threat of Import Tariffs Prompts Push for Home ImprovementsMany homeowners are moving up their project dates to buy Chinese-made products now and store owners items such as cabinets and flooring products could cost, on average, hundreds of dollars more come the first of the year. Da Lin reports. (11-2-18)
Homeowners Find Message from Previous Owners During Bathroom RemodelThink of it as a message in a bottle although, in this case, it was a message inside a bathroom wall. KPIX 5's Simon Perez talked to a San Jose couple who discovered a surprise during a home remodeling project. (7-4-18)
Kohler CEO Replaces Wildfire Victim's Treasured Kitchen SinkA Santa Rosa woman rebuilding after losing her home in the Wine Country wildfires, missed her stainless steel sink so much she wrote to the CEO of Kohler to find a replacement. John Ramos reports. (6-9-18)
Latest Trends In Home Design From HouzzAllison Gervis from Houzz talks to Bay Sunday host Kenny Choi about the latest trends in home design and decor.
ConsumerWatch: Home Repair Warranty WarningLots of homeowners are buying home warranties but, as ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts explains, they may not be getting the protection they're paying for. (8-24-17)
Uzie's Reviewzies (Ep. 38) - Blend-Fil PencilUzette reviews the Minwax® Blend-Fil® Pencils. They are designed to "easy touch-up and repair of scratches and nail holes in stained and finished wood." Instagram: @Uzette Disclaimer: I am not associated with any brands mentioned in this video.