Facebook could relocate away from Silicon Valley due to high housing costs



A senior Facebook executive has hinted at the possibility of the social media giant relocating its headquarters away from Silicon Valley due to the expensive cost of housing in the area.

California set to vote on solar power requirement for new homes



California is said to be on the cusp of making solar power a standard requirement for every new home built in the state.

Californians could struggle to get housing insurance after wildfires blaze through the state



As wildfires continue to blaze in parts of southern California, officials fear that insurers will soon stop offering coverage for homeowners in the state.

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.

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