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3 Advantages to Owning a Home vs Renting

3 Advantages to Owning a Home vs Renting

Commentary by J R Weinger The debate over which option is best, to own a home or to rent one is hardly a new topic of discussion. Whenever the question is raised as to which choice is better you are going to get a vast array of answers as well as supporting arguments for and […]

Is Home Ownership Really the “American Dream?”

Is Home Ownership Really the “American Dream?”

    By Thomas L.Knapp In 2016, then-presidential-candidate Donald Trump bemoaned the “lowest [US home ownership] rate in 51 years,” promising that “WE will bring back the ‘American Dream!’” In a 2019 “Memorandum on Federal Housing Finance Reform,” now-President Trump called on federal agencies to “make sustainable home ownership for American families our benchmark of […]

Walters: Will California Politicians Really Address Housing Crisis or Settle for Tokenism?

Walters: Will California Politicians Really Address Housing Crisis or Settle for Tokenism?

    By Stephen Frank Los Angeles is looking at creating a new tax on homes—an “affordable housing tax”.  The cost will be $1100 a year.  Does that sound like the city is trying to make housing affordable?  San Fran demands that large housing projects be put to a vote for the whole city—does that […]

California Ages—People Keep Homes Till They Die

California Ages—People Keep Homes Till They Die

    By Stephen Frank Prop. 13 makes it easy for the elderly to keep their homes.  Most elderly have paid off their homes, so the stable, predictable property taxes mandated under Prop. 13 makes it cheaper to keep the long time home rather than sell and rent or move into a residential home.  At […]

Three New Board Members Join Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

Three New Board Members Join Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

The Mythical Housing Affordability Crisis

The Mythical Housing Affordability Crisis

Prop. 13 Protects Against the Yo-Yo Effect

Prop. 13 Protects Against the Yo-Yo Effect

Viewpoint By Jon Coupal . Even for those who aren’t in the market, it’s hard to ignore all the news about rising home prices. According to the California Association of Realtors, median home prices are up nearly 30 percent over just the last year. California has not seen this big of a one year increase […]