The 10 hottest US neighborhoods right now

~ I myself prefer Northpark to Point Loma. Any you agree/disagree with? ~ The 10 hottest US neighborhoods right now Nestled inside every famous city are little-known neighborhoods with a charm all their own. They may often be outshone by their metropolitan siblings, but don't underestimate the food, culture, and atmosphere they have to offer. … Continue reading The 10 hottest US neighborhoods right now

McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble

McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble Back in the mid-2000s, McMansions, or homes that were larger than 3,000 square feet, helped fuel the housing bubble as people started building bigger and better homes. Coupled with subprime mortgages, banks couldn’t keep up when people stopped paying their mortgages, and the market collapsed. Now, … Continue reading McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble

Here’s Why Big Cities Are Healthier

Here's Why Big Cities Are Healthier by Maggie Fox Big cities win out over smaller communities when it comes to healthy, happy residents, and it's largely because of sidewalks, parks and good public transport, according to a new survey. The top five cities in the report might not immediately shriek "healthy living" to the average … Continue reading Here’s Why Big Cities Are Healthier

Low Foreclosures in Inland Empire

FORECLOSURES: 5 reasons for Inland celebration From Press-Enterprise 1/15/15 Inland Southern California once the epicenter of the housing crisis is now at pre-recession levels. Inland Southern California, once the epicenter of the housing crisis, is now back at pre-recession levels. That’s a great reason to let loose with a homeowners’ “huzzah!” “It’s good news,” said … Continue reading Low Foreclosures in Inland Empire

Can you afford to buy a fixer-upper?

From Credit.com 10/7/14 Many homebuyers are drawn to the lure of the fixer-upper. And with good reason, at least on paper.But the “buy low, sell high” ethos of fixer-uppers isn’t exactly a guarantee. There are plenty of people who snagged the worst house in a great neighborhood and turned it into their dream home. You’re … Continue reading Can you afford to buy a fixer-upper?

Where are the Hardest Places to Live in the US?

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Inland Cities still searching for Funding

From Press Enterprise 9/28/14 SACRAMENTO: Governor vetoes bill to restore Inland cities' funding Eastvale, Menifee, Wildomar and especially Jurupa Valley have struggled since vehicle license fee revenue was diverted in 2011 Jurupa Valley’s hopes of getting a budget boost from the state were dashed Sunday when Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have restored … Continue reading Inland Cities still searching for Funding

U.S. new home sales at six-year high; supply increases

From Yahoo Homes 9/24/14   A new home is seen for sale in Vienna, Virginia in this file photo taken March 27, 2014.   WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged in August and hit their highest level in more than six years, offering confirmation that the housing recovery remains on course. … Continue reading U.S. new home sales at six-year high; supply increases

To Commute or not To Commute

Housing Woes Worse in L.A. Than New York, San Francisco From Bloomberg.com 9/3/14 Source: L34 Group with Keller Williams Los Feliz via Bloomberg In Highland Park, this house sold in April for a neighborhood record of $1 million, $121,000 higher than the asking price. Source: L34 Group with Keller Williams Los Feliz via Bloomberg In … Continue reading To Commute or not To Commute

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