The Urban Exodus
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The Urban Exodus

  Are megatropolises creating a geographical boundary of inequality?   In case you haven’t heard enough griping about California’s over-priced real estate market recently, here is a little more fuel for the fire.  As cities become more popular and affluent, …
May 2016 Market Update
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May 2016 Market Update

  California continues to top the charts in real estate.   California dominated the nation’s top 20 hottest real estate markets for May 2016, claiming half of the most popular real estate markets.  Four out of five of the most …
The $20,000 House
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The $20,000 House

  Rural Studio students have been perfecting a series of radically affordable, well-designed 550-square-foot houses for nearly a decade.   How do you design a comfortable home that someone living below the poverty line can afford?  Rural Studio has spent …
Crowd Fund Your Down Payment
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Crowd Fund Your Down Payment

  Turn Wedding Gifts Into A Down Payment.   Have you heard of a crowd funding?  Of course you have, it’s everywhere, helping to produce new products and technologies, lend support to those in need, and get new businesses off the …
Why Are Home Sellers Spooked?
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Why Are Home Sellers Spooked?

  In the heart of the busiest season for housing, homesellers are pulling back.   Inventory continues to be tight in many markets, so what has potential home sellers pulling back when buyer demand is reportedly so high?  Inventory fell …
The Vote on AB 2502
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The Vote on AB 2502

  A new bill is going before the assembly which some argue violates the Costa-Hawkins law.   “Rent Control” is a type of municipal law aimed at mitigating the disruptive effect of escalating or fluctuating rental market prices on neighborhoods …
Ideas For Every Backyard
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Ideas For Every Backyard

  Backyard ideas that will add style, functionality and value to your home.   It’s time to prepare for summer!  Outdoor patios and living spaces will soon be occupied with people hosting neighborhood barbecues and various social gatherings. That also …
7 Benefits of Outdoor Space
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7 Benefits of Outdoor Space

  Creating an idyllic and cozy outdoor environment is good for your wallet and good for your health.   It's common today for backyard space to be used as an extension of your living space.  People are investing more in …