California wildfire victims to get mortgage relief



Homeowners whose properties have been lost or damaged by the wildfires in California this year might be able to defer their mortgage payments

California residents demand repeal of zoning laws to provide more housing



A number of Californian homeowners and neighborhood groups have filed lawsuits against the state’s major cities, insisting they roll back zoning restrictions in order to facilitate new housing development.

California rated worst market for single-family rental investors



A combination of high demand, low inventories and rising property prices means that California is now home to seven of the top ten worst markets for investing in single-family rentals.

Home sales cool off in California



According to the California Association of Realtors, on the heels of a hotter than usual summer of homes sales, California’s housing market cooled in August 2015, but still posted higher year over year sales pace for the seventh straight month.

Swimming pools under attack in drought-hit California



The state has mandated a reduction in water consumption by 25 percent due to a severe four-year drought, and some cities are pointing the finger at pools as big water wasters

How California’s drought might impact real estate



Lawmakers have called for unprecedented measures to curb residents’ water consumption in response to a severe drought, now running into its fourth year.

Open Listings aims to do away with real estate agents



There’s a new startup in town that’s aiming to take the pressure of the home buying process by letting people cut out the middleman – or in other words, the real estate agent.

Hollywood Production Center to Welcome Two New High Profile Tenants



The Hollywood Production Center is due to the welcome two high-profile new tenants. These are the production team for the hit series Defiance, and the cast and crew for the Game Show Network original The Chase.

On the Horizon: The Real Estate Landscape of 2013



Up-trending home prices are seen as a great sign by most people involved in real estate, because they instill a sense of comfort that, financially speaking, the market can return to the glory days prior to its collapse. But the sad truth is, there are more factors than home prices that affect real estate’s health, no matter how encouraging the rise may be.

Is 30% of Their Income Still the Reality for Renters?



An increasing number of Americans renters are becoming saddled with rents that exceed the industry norm of 30 percent of a family’s income, according to figures recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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