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Rarely does a week go by when the California Housing Crisis is not brought up. This week is more of the same, as once again, more and more news is coming out regarding Bay Area residents leaving the Bay Area, citing the high cost and lack of housing available. Today on Highest and Beat, we have...

For the past 19 years, Congressman Mike Thompson has represented the 5th district of California in the US House of Representatives. One of the first moves he made when he joined The House was to create the Congressional Wine Caucus, which is composed of over 140 members of Congress, and works to...

Today on Highest and Best, we are continuing our preview of the June 5th Primary election. Our guests today are Denise Kees of Kees Realty in Oakland, and Ryan Bettancourt of Summit Funding in Richmond. Both of our guests have extensive knowledge of the Bay Area real estate landscape. Today we...

There are many ways one can be a leader, but not every way is an effective method of leading. There are many aspects as to what makes a good leader, and one of those traits is listening. Our guest today is Shane Safir, who wrote the book “The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for...

On June 5th, Bay Area voters will be faced with a decision, and not just in primary elections for several state leadership positions. Next months ballot includes Regional Measure 3, which seeks to raise bridge tolls by $3 to help funds 35 projects that include expanding and fixing highways and...

Going over a few common questions I get:

1) If a neighborhood 'appears' to be dangerous, is the landlord suppose to disclose criminal/drug rate information to the tenants if asked?

2) Can a landlord raise my rent in the middle of my lease?

3) Can a tenant be held responsible...

When she isn’t taking photos of a wedding, you can find Simone Anne somewhere in the world, taking pictures on her camera or iPhone, showcasing the beauty and color the world has to offer. As a travelling professional photographer, Simone has been to some of the most unique and colorful places...

After the important legislative conference in Sacramento, I’ve decided to break down the various bills that are currently circulating through the California State Legislature. These will affect all property owners, landlord and tenants. For more information on any of these, please visit the...

The Bay Area, like any other metro area in America, is changing. Some of these changes impact who lives here, or how people go about their lives while they live here. Todays episode of Highest and Best focuses on some of these changes. We talk with Keith Robinson of NextHome Real Estate, which...

When one thinks of smoked meats, you can’t fault them for thinking of meats from Texas or other parts of the south here in America in terms of where the best meats come from. What you may not know however, is that there is a great source of smoked meats just north of the border in Canada....

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