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 […]

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).

California Real Estate Stand-off: Just What is Going On?



California real estate is experiencing something of a stand-off right now, and it’s getting a lot of people worked up. Analysis of local data over the last year shows that the usual principles of ‘supply and demand’ just aren’t applicable right now, and neither buyers nor sellers are willing to give an inch…

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