Mansion Global, SFGATE, Dec 2016
With soaring prices, low inventory and a buzzing tech scene, Oakland—San Francisco’s low-key neighbor 6 miles to the east—has its own crazy housing market.
Neighborhoods once known for modest bungalows and starter homes now regularly see million-dollar-plus sales. Condominium and apartment buildings are under construction, transforming once blighted areas into trendy destinations. And the city is bracing for an influx of new jobs as tech companies like Uber and Fluid set up offices downtown.