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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.
In Los Angeles, over 40 percent of the city’s 10,750 miles of sidewalks are in disrepair. It’s a big problem that the city has tried to push off onto property owners.
Many California homeowners who have had difficulties making mortgage payments in recent years have used loan modifications to try to keep their homes. The modifications, however, often did not end their difficulties due to California tax law. In respon …
REALTORS® take a leading role in shaping the city’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan, and in the process help to keep costly point-of-sale mandates out of the plan.