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California Housing Market Won’t Slow Down in 2016

California Housing Market Won’t Slow Down in 2016

California is predicted to see 433,000 existing home sales next year, with an annual increase of 6.3 percent.     Key Takeaways   Home price appreciation is predicted to slow in markets with tight inventories Less expensive, inland markets will account for a higher volume of sales Housing affordability will drop to 27 percent in Read More

 

10 Ways to Make Your Home Fall Cozy

10 Ways to Make Your Home Fall Cozy

  From candles to cushions, our Budget Decorator shows you how to add warmth to your home this fall!   Fall is one of my favorite times of year for home decorating. The season itself emphasizes warmth and comfort, and brings us closer to simpler things, and shouldn’t that be what our homes are all Read More

 

Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway?

Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway?

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween — as long as it’s just a trick.   To help you avoid any real-life scares — such as falls, fires, and traffic accidents — around your property this All Hallows Eve, play it safe while you’re setting up your Halloween lights and decorations.   Here are seven Read More

 

Is Your House in a Danger Zone?

Is Your House in a Danger Zone?

With the recent news of homes blowing up due to broken gas lines or vanishing below ground after a massive sinkhole opened up underneath, you might be ready to Google your address to find out if your little abode is all that safe where it is.   “A lot of property owners wait until it’s Read More

 

Why Being Organized Saves You Money

Why Being Organized Saves You Money

If you’ve ever accrued a late fee after losing a bill, thrown away spoiled peaches you forgot to eat, or bought yet another pair of sunglasses because you couldn’t find yours, then you know being disorganized can cost you money.   At best, clutter in the home causes mistakes, late fees, overdue payments, and missed Read More

 

Don’t Change Your Garden; Change How You Water

Don’t Change Your Garden; Change How You Water

  Here are ten simple things you can do to save water outdoors.   1. Water early in the morning Set your automatic sprinklers to run in the early morning and finish before 8am. This will reduce evaporation and will lessen the likelihood of water waste from interference from winds. You’ll also find that plant Read More

 

California housing will get even less affordable, UCLA forecast says

California housing will get even less affordable, UCLA forecast says

Housing in California — already considered unaffordable to many — will become even less affordable over the next two years, with construction unable to keep up with demand, according to a UCLA economic forecast released Monday.     UCLA Anderson Forecast Senior Economist Jerry Nickelsburg wrote in his forecast that government agencies need to reconsider Read More

 

Mapping Santa Monica’s 29-Year Explosion in Mass Rent-Control Evictions

Mapping Santa Monica’s 29-Year Explosion in Mass Rent-Control Evictions

  The Ellis Act is a California law that allows landlords to get out of the rental business by evicting all their rent-controlled tenants and converting the building for some other use (a hotel, condos, a dirt lot), but in practice it’s been used as a ruthless tool of gentrification, sweeping through cities to push Read More

 

This is Just a Really, Really Awesome Los Angeles Drone Video

This is Just a Really, Really Awesome Los Angeles Drone Video

This drone video is special. Not just in the wide lens it casts on Los Angeles—capturing everything from obvious landmarks (Griffith Park, the Hollywood sign, the Santa Monica Pier) to lesser-known ones, like the Baldwin Hills oil derricks, the Felix the Cat car dealership sign, and murals and public art across the city—and not just Read More

 

7 Tips For Improving Your Credit

7 Tips For Improving Your Credit

Here’s how to clean up your credit so you get the least-expensive home loan possible. Getting the loan that suits your situation at the best possible price and terms makes homebuying easier and more affordable. Here are seven ways to boost your credit score so you can do just that. 1. Know your credit score Read More

 
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