Google parent company Alphabet buying 300 prefabricated homes from Factory_OS

L+R completed the branding of Factory_OS, a modular home startup, based in Vallejo, California. They have recently announced an exciting order from Alphabet.

Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle

VALLEJO, Calif.—Soaring home prices and apartment rents in Silicon Valley have become a growing headache for technology titans. Google owner Alphabet Inc. is taking a step toward addressing the issue.

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Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle

The Mountain View, Calif., company is finalizing an order to buy 300 apartment units from Factory OS, a modular-home startup, in a building likely to serve as short-term housing for Google employees, according to executives from both…

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