Alain Pinel launches new concierge service and charity

Alain Pinel Realtors is giving back. The San Francisco Bay Area-based real estate brokerage announced last week that it was centralizing its charitable efforts and launching a charity-arm called APR Gives.

5 ways California wildfires will change the face of real estate

As California struggles to cope with increasingly frequent and devastating wildfires, through the smoke one thing is clear: Real estate in the Golden State has been changed irrevocably. From the governor’s office down, demands for change are being voiced — and this will ultimately reshape the future of real estate across the country.

California fire destroyed 18 months of listing inventory

As of Oct. 2018, there were only 858 properties on the market in Butte County, and the loss of more than 12,000 residences will result in an unstable local housing market for years to come.

Ventura, Ojai, and Santa Barbara County Realtors donate $650K in aid to wildfire victims

A month after the U.S. Forest Service announced an end to the Thomas Fire, three California Realtor associations have begun distributing aid to families.

Deadly California Wildfires Claim Lives and Real Estate

Fires Continue to Rage in Northern California The Carr Fire—the largest of the 17 currently ravaging Northern California, and the fourth most destructive in the state’s history—has claimed the lives of seven people and burned through 160,049 acres across Shasta and Trinity counties (at press time), as well as destroyed over 1,000 homes, 24 commercial […]

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How can the real estate industry help wildfire victims in California?

More than a dozen wildfires are currently burning through California, headlined by the destructive Carr fire in Shasta and Trinity counties.

California agent charged with price gouging during NorCal fires

On April 16, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed three misdemeanor charges against real estate agent Melissa “Missy” Echeverria for raising the price of a rental from $5,000 per month to $9,000 per month …

Homes at risk of wildfires total $1.5 trillion in value: Redfin

2017 was a record-breaking year for wildfires, with 9.8 million acres of land being destroyed over just a few months. Although California was hardest hit, other desert and plains states such as Texas and Nevada are at great risk as well, as evidenced by Redfin’s latest estimate that 7.7 percent ($1.5 trillion) of U.S. housing value is at risk of being destroyed by wildfires this year …

Wildfire insurance out of reach for many Californians who need it

“More and more homeowners who cannot afford insurance may decide to go uninsured, risking their life savings,” according to a new report …

Life after fire: competition for Santa Rosa housing is fierce

“The fires really started a big change – there was a big ripple effect. Anything under $700,000 is moving very quickly whether it’s a fixer or a condo…” …