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Study Finds Roaches In 10.3% Of California Households

Study Finds Roaches In 10.3% Of California Households

Mike LaFirenza No household wants to face a pest problem, but over 14 million U.S. households encounter rodents, roaches, or other pests each year, according to the Census Bureau. These pests can trigger a variety of health concerns including asthma and may bring disease into the home. Once they establish themselves, pests can also damage […]

California Sees 13th Fewest Home Sales Per Capita In U.S.

California Sees 13th Fewest Home Sales Per Capita In U.S.

Mike LaFirenza Unusually high demand in the real estate market has been a consistent fact throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. While real estate sales—like most aspects of the economy—ground to a halt in March and April of 2020, buyers since then have been snapping homes up quickly, often offering to pay above asking prices and make […]

California Has 18th Oldest Homes In U.S.

California Has 18th Oldest Homes In U.S.

Mike LaFirenza After more than a year and a half of a red-hot residential real estate market with high competition and record prices, recent months have shown some signs that the market is finally beginning to cool. Part of the reason for this is seasonal, as the fall and winter months typically see a lower […]

California Residents Are 2nd Least Satisfied With Their Homes

California Residents Are 2nd Least Satisfied With Their Homes

Mike LaFirenza Most Americans like where they live, rating both their homes and neighborhoods favorably. According to the latest data on housing from the Census Bureau, the average U.S. householder rates their home an 8.37 and their neighborhood an 8.32 on a 10 point scale. Home opinions can be impacted by housing quality, having adequate […]

Poll: 3 In 10 Americans Missing Meals Because Of Biden Inflation

Poll: 3 In 10 Americans Missing Meals Because Of Biden Inflation

By Bob Unruh Three of 10 Americans are missing meals because of the high prices of food – the result of inflation that the Biden administration has been unable to control, according to a new poll. Zogby Analytics said 29.3% of respondents said “yes” to the question, “Because of the Biden administration’s inability to control inflation, […]

California Homeowners Spend Most On Housing

California Homeowners Spend Most On Housing

Mike LaFirenza Housing prices in the U.S. have been on a steep upward trajectory over the last year and are continuing to climb. Unusual economic conditions, strong demand for homes, and record low inventory have made the residential real estate market highly competitive and sent prices skyrocketing. According to data from the Department of Housing […]

Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced that applications for property tax deferment for the 2021-2022 tax year are now available.  California’s Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program, administered by Controller Yee, allows homeowners who are seniors – or who are blind or have a disability – and who meet income, equity, and other requirements to […]

Report reveals California has larger-than-average homes

Report reveals California has larger-than-average homes

The size of new single-family homes has increased substantially in the last few decades. However, a recent trend in slightly smaller homes that began several years ago might be reversed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As homebuyers spend more time at home, they are seeking houses with more space. According to data from Realtor.com, the median […]

BUSINESS | Building a house in California is expensive. These new proposals would slash city fees

BUSINESS | Building a house in California is expensive. These new proposals would slash city fees

BY HANNAH WILEY California Democrats unveiled on Monday a package of eight proposals that attempt to spur construction of new homes by slashing some of the fees that local governments charge for building permits. Those fees can run into the tens of thousands of dollars per house, driving up the cost of construction and leading […]

Solarize Ventura Program Helps Homeowners Go Solar, Public Invited to Attend Free Workshops

Solarize Ventura Program Helps Homeowners Go Solar,  Public Invited to Attend Free Workshops

The City of Ventura and the Community Environmental Council announced the launch of the 2019 Solarize Ventura program that makes it easier and more affordable for homeowners to go solar. Coastal Solar, the installer partner, will offer discounted prices through July 31, 2019; the date will be extended for survivors of the Thomas Fire that […]

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