California Rental Homes
Bakersfield, Chico, Clearlake, Crescent-City, Eureka, Fairfield, Fresno, Lake-Tahoe, Los-Angeles, Merced, Modesto, Monterey, Napa, Palm-Springs, Redding, Sacramento, San-Bernardino, San-Diego, San-Francisco, San-Jose, San-Luis-Obispo, Santa-Barbara, Santa-Cruz, Santa-Rosa, Stockton, Temecula, Ventura, Visalia, Yuba-City, in CA.
Finding an affordable rental in California is not easy. From the Housing California web site a family in California needs to earn at least $24.01/hour, working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, to be able to afford rent and utilities in California's housing market. This is a large increase of 44% since 2000.
Because of the foreclosure situation, home owners that are now looking for a rent because they got foreclosure on are competing with other renters that are just looking for an affordable place to live.
Based off CNN's "10 most expensive places rent" lists 6 out of the 10 are in California; San Francisco, Orange County, San Jose, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Diego.