SoCal Realtors help clients, save animals as wildfires rage

Multiple wildfires continue to wreak havoc in coastal Southern California. Covering 96,000 acres at the time of this article’s publication according to the LA Times, the “Thomas” fire that broke out near Ventura County earlier this week is currently the most widespread, threatening at least 12,000 homes. …

Celebrities among thousands of residents evacuating SoCal fires

Many more people who aren’t public figures have been impacted, including those with far fewer financial means to recover from such a natural disaster …

Home values nationwide to see sharp declines from GOP tax plan

Home values in California could plunge by more than $56,000 and owners there could be exposed to $30,000 in new capital gains taxes under a House tax proposal that would cap the mortgage interest deduction at $500,000 and alter tenure requirements, new…

The Inman Files: Thanks to California and you

The odes to California outnumber any other nostalgic tunes about a place as an ideal for all things that promise to somehow make us happy — from Tupac’s California Love to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Californication. Road trips invariably end in Califo…

2018 Cali housing will be ‘a tale of two markets’

California Association of Realtors Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young today presented the Association’s 2018 Market Forecast, which showed signs of strong demand that will inevitably be tempered by a lack of supply and access to affordable housing …

California fires threaten over 172K homes worth billions

The wildfires ravaging Napa and Santa Rosa since Sunday night have put a total of 172,117 homes at risk that would take a staggering $65 billion to rebuild in those metropolitan areas alone, according to a new report from CoreLogic …

Northern California firestorm shocks real estate community

At 1 this morning, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group’s Sarah Carlson was awoken by her teenage daughter as she became alarmed by fast-approaching fire …

Zillow: In which U.S. markets does it ‘pay to rent’?

In March, the California Association of Realtors hosted a panel — “The California Series: State of the State” — revealing that overly strict building codes, an aversion to affordable housing in affluent neighborhoods, and, most of all, exorbitant cos…

California housing affordability gets a breather in Q1

Seasonal home price declines and robust income growth have helped bolster California housing affordability, according to the California Association of Realtors’ Q1 affordability report …

Is infill development a solution to affordability?

Rising prices in cities have been driving many people to the suburbs lately. This is the solution and cycle that occurs over and over. Prices go up, people flee to outlying areas and brave crushing commutes in exchange for affordable housing and enough…