Landsea to Develop 550 Homes in Orange County



Landsea, a Chinese homebuilder is due to develop 550 homes in Orange County. Although the Chinese economy may be slowing down this shows that overseas developers are still extremely interested in southern California property. The article in the Los Angeles Times points out that this company already has projects in Simi Valley and in the […]

Teachers Being Priced Out Of The California Market



Housing affordability for teachers is in particularly dire straits in the Golden State, according to a new study by real estate brokerage Redfin that found that 83 percent of homes in California are unaffordable on a teacher’s salary.

California Town Where Residents Cannot Smoke in Their Own Home



We are all familiar with bans on smoking in public spaces, something that is welcomed by non-smokers, but one California town has taken things much further, passing a law that makes it illegal for residents to smoke in their own home, if it shares a wall with another property. San Rafael, a town in California […]

Affordable Homes Falling Farther Out of Reach for Californians



While increasing home prices are encouraging for homeowners and sellers, a rising number of Californians are unable to join the ranks of homeowners as prices continue to fall out of reach, according to the California Association of Realtors. Just 32 percent of Californians could afford a median-priced, existing single family home in California during the […]

SRE Investing Sees Real Estate Market Hit New Highs



SRE Investing is one of the most prominent names in Southern California real estate, and is seeing the highest levels of confidence in the real estate market since the recession, with considerable growth throughout California and across the US.

C.A.R. Reports Q4 2012 Housing Affordability Off Pace



The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported yesterday on the state’s housing situation. According to C.A.R. home prices were on the increase in Q4 of 2012, while low interest rates provided an offset where affordability is concerned. Overall affordability was down according to C.A.R.’s Traditional Housing Affordability Index (HAI).

Best Time to Buy San Diego Vacation Homes? Maybe Now



Sand Diego, that Cali spot with the perfect arid climate, is showing signs of becoming a second home boom town once again. With the general housing market in decline, recent Investor moves in beach real estate seem headed the other way.

Dana Point, California Beachfront Estate Auction



In a bit of interesting property news from California, the auction of an exclusive beachfront estate, The Beach House at Dada Point, brings to mind days gone by. The roaring 20’s, Hollywood movie moguls, and the first inklings of what Southern California would resemble today.

Now Is the Time to Buy California Real Estate Says Top Realtor



There have never been a better time to buy property in Palm Springs California, says Brad Schmett, of Luxury Homes by Keller Williams. Brad is an expert in Palm Springs real estate and thinks a unique combination of factors makes this the most opportune time to buy and says “A rare combination of economic, financial and […]

Zsa Zsa’s Home In Bel Air for Sale – Rare Photos



Zsa Zha Gabor’s house in Bel Air is rumored to have gone on the market for a reported $28 million. But the real story is not what Gabor’s possessions are selling for, but how the star has lived her extraordinary life. The 93 film actress and celebrity who came of age with Hollywood has survived of late when even doctors expected her to fallen victim to her illnesses. What an extraordinary star and individual. Now someone will have the chance to live as well as Gabor in her stylish mansion.

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