News From California
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California is leading the way with legislation created to help the state become as energy efficient as possible.
Santa Barbara’s Zoning Information Report (ZIR) has been a point of contention for years. Now, there is a groundswell of support to try and get the removal of ZIRs on the ballot.
Beverly Hills and Westlake Village each rank in a Top 10 list of the best cities to retire in the United States.
California has its share of housing challenges. Yet, despite these hurdles, renters in California continue to aspire to become full-fledged homeowners and remain relatively optimistic they will eventually attain that status.
A program in Laguna Beach called Lifelong Laguna provides an ambitious vision of services to help residents age gracefully in their homes.
Hundreds of REALTORS® and other civic leaders gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the Fair Housing Act in Los Angeles.
Measure T is an initiative to curb short-term rentals in South Lake Tahoe by revoking the permits of 1,400 vacation rental homes located outside the city’s “tourism core” by 2021.
Six cities on the East Bay have measures on the November 6 ballot that would increase transfer taxes when properties are sold in an effort to better balance city budgets.
Prospective residents in the Los Angeles area are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase, or rent a home for their family.
The Madera Association of REALTORS will be awarding $25,000 in grant to prospective Madera homeowners to fund their down payments at this year’s Madera Business Extravaganza and Home Expo.
The San Francisco REALTOR’s Association was key in the recent defeat of Prop. 1, The Mission Moratorium. The controversial moratorium would have instigated an 18-month pause on both new housing construction and the conversion of light industrial space into living accommodations.
The lack of available housing in the Santa Barbara area is having an impact on local businesses. The Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS, through its involvement in the Coastal Housing Coalition, has helped produced a new study detailing the developing problem.
Prospective homeowners and home renters in San Francisco and San Diego continue to find it a challenge to find available properties to purchase.