Meet Fannie, Freddie, and Ginnie
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Meet Fannie, Freddie, and Ginnie

  Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae are government entities established to support the nation's housing market.   After the Great Depression, the US Government realized the necessity of establishing government programs to revitalize the economy and support struggling …
What is FHA?
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What is FHA?

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) provides programs to promote homeownership and to benefit both homebuyers and homeowners.  Although the country recently suffered through a housing crisis, it was nothing compared to the struggles homeowners faced in the 1930s.  At that time, …
Dingbat Retrofit
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Dingbat Retrofit

  13,500 Apartment Buildings in Los Angeles County Require Retrofitting Los Angeles is known for its urban sprawl and is now home to over ten million residents.  The county developed rapidly after World War II and multifamily properties quickly began replacing …
10 Renter Remodel Ideas
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10 Renter Remodel Ideas

If you are a renter and want to add some personality to your home, or a homeowner remodeling on a tight budget, here are 10 ideas that will upgrade your living space.   Many renters are understandably reluctant to spend …
Get Paid To Save Energy
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Get Paid To Save Energy

  A new program will pay consumers for their energy-saving practices!   Although Earth Day is only official one day a year, there are many things we can do appreciate and protect the earth in our daily lives.  Now, you …
Unaffordable Housing
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Unaffordable Housing

Confronting the Housing Crisis in California   Having a place to call home is a signature component of the American dream. But for far too many people, finding safe, decent, affordable housing is extremely stressful. The United States simply does …
LA vs Airbnb
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LA vs Airbnb

Los Angeles Cracks Down On Short-Term Vacation Rentals   Los Angeles city officials are proposing new rules as they contend with a housing shortage that activists blame partly on businesses that convert large swaths of apartments into short-term rentals, which …