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

Why a high-priced home is worth it

Why a high-priced home is worth it Rick Newman September 2, 2016 If you’re tired of hearing how the rich are getting richer, stop reading. Because it’s more widespread than you think. Wealth generates wealth, especially now, in an economy that has been rewarding people who own stocks and other financial assets a lot more … Continue reading Why a high-priced home is worth it

10 States with the best economies

Investors: 10 States With the Best Economies Author: Xhevrije West in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Market Studies, News June 13, 2016 0 Positive economic indicators typically include a strong U.S. dollar, job gains, lower oil prices, increased consumer spending, and general improvements in the housing and business sectors. WalletHub identified that states that embody these conditions, finding … Continue reading 10 States with the best economies

California starter home crisis tops national charts

First-time homebuyers in the Bay Area need to pay between 69% and 110% of their total household income to support a 30-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) for a starter home, according to a new report by Trulia. Conventional wisdom concerning a balanced economy holds this allocation for shelter ought to be closer to 30% for … Continue reading California starter home crisis tops national charts

Buy a home with a group of friends?

I thought buying a house with friends might be fun. I was wrong.   By Mandi Woodruff January 14, 2016 3:33 PM Like many working adults in our late 20s and early 30s, my friends and I are serial renters. Only 35% of Americans under the age of 35 own homes today, down from 39% … Continue reading Buy a home with a group of friends?

RIVERSIDE: New proposal to develop La Sierra area splits residents

RIVERSIDE: New proposal to develop La Sierra area splits residents New proposal to build 725 homes on La Sierra Lands and preserve La Sierra Hills faces sharp criticism. From Press Enterprise 11/4/15 No one knows exactly what may be built on a swath of largely open land in Riverside’s La Sierra area. But the idea … Continue reading RIVERSIDE: New proposal to develop La Sierra area splits residents

Dumpster Pool DIY 3 Years Later

Chic DIY Dumpster Pool Creator Reveals How It’s Holding Up 3 Years Later From Yahoo Makers 9/125/15 Who knew that “dumpster diving” could make someone so famous? New Orleans-based production designer and architect Stefan Beese created a sleek backyard swimming pool from a repurposed steel refuse container a few years ago, and he’s been swimming in … Continue reading Dumpster Pool DIY 3 Years Later

Turf Rebates

From PE.com 9/22/15 RIVERSIDE: More turf rebates offered City puts another $1.5 million into popular program that has already doled out $5 million. Riverside is offering more money to homeowners who want to replace their grass with something that uses less water. The city has already given about $5 million to business and residential water … Continue reading Turf Rebates

Homebuyer workshop Oct. 27 in Riverside

REAL ESTATE: Homebuyer workshop Oct. 27 in Riverside Pure Hearts R Us, a HUD-endorsed counseling agency, to host workshop to help renters buy homes in low- to moderate-income housing tracts in Riverside and San Bernardino counties From PE.com 9/13/15 Pure Hearts R Us, a nonprofit housing counseling agency, is hosting a free homebuyer awareness workshop … Continue reading Homebuyer workshop Oct. 27 in Riverside