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Appeal against housing project at site of former Verdugo Hills golf course to be heard

A 215-unit housing project proposed for the former Verdugo Hills golf course, and an appeal against the project, will be taken up by the Los Angeles City Planning Commission on Thursday. The developer, Snowball Investments, is proposing to build a nearly 58-acre community of two-story homes, with two car garages and between four to five bedrooms each, at W. La Tuna Canyon Road.  A northwest portion of the site would be remain as open space. An appeal by Barbara Carter, of Protecting Our Foothill...
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California to form homelessness task force, and this LA County supervisor will help run it

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is the co-chair of the state’s new homelessness task force. (File photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced the formation of a task force to fight the state’s homelessness crisis and appointed Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg as co-chairs. “No Californian can say homelessness is someone else’s problem — it affects us all,” News...
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Southern California lacks 759,000 affordable homes, report says

Fewer than a third of low-income families have access to housing they can afford in Southern California, a housing advocacy group reported Tuesday, May 21. The report shows a shortfall of nearly 759,000 units affordable to low-income renters in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties as of 2017, according to the California Housing Partnership, a state-created nonprofit dedicated to promoting affordable housing. At the same time, state and federal funds for building or preservi...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Hud, Rent, Orange County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Legislature, Inland Empire, Greenlee, U S Housing and Urban Development, Cesar Covarrubias


102-year-old Ladera Heights woman being evicted to make way for landlord’s daughter

LADERA HEIGHTS — A 102-year-old woman will be forced out of the home she rents in Ladera Heights by the end of next month in order to allow the landlord’s daughter to move in. Thelma Smith lives alone, after losing her husband and most of her family. The rest of her family lives on the East Coast, CBS2 reported. Family and friends have looked into the possibility of her moving into assisted living or with someone who live nearby, both of which are difficult due to her fixed income, the station s...
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House prices: banks eye 'game-changing' move that would let buyers borrow more

RBA minutes say a reduction in the cash rate ‘would likely be appropriate’ if labour market does not improveAustralia’s struggling housing market has been given a shot in the arm after regulators indicated that banks could relax their mortgage lending requirements and the Reserve Bank hinted that a cut in interest rates was looking more likely.Shares in banks rose sharply after the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority proposed on Tuesday that banks should change the way they assess custome...
Tags: Housing, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Prudential Regulation Authority, Australian economy, Reserve Bank, RBA, Business (Australia


Southern California builders, swamped with unsold homes, cut construction to 3-year low

Southern California builders, stuck with the largest supply of unsold homes in seven years, have slashed construction to the slowest pace since 2016. First-quarter data from MetroStudy shows 3,750 new homes went unsold in the four counties covered by the Southern California News Group, — an increase of 688 units in a year or 22% and up 37% vs. the five-year average. It was builders’ largest inventory of unsold units since 2012’s first quarter. As a result, the building pace cooled. In the quarte...
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Sliding home prices make a U-turn in parts of Southern California

Single family home prices in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties changed course and went up in April after falling year-over-year in March. Riverside County had the biggest price gain of five Southern California Counties, at 5.8%, with the median resale of a home up to $423,000 from $400,000 in April 2018. San Bernardino saw a 5.2% hike, with the price at $305,000 compared to $289,900 the prior year. Orange County had the smallest uptick – 0.9% – but the heftiest price:It went from $818,0...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Orange County, Orange, Riverside County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Eichler, Riverside, Irvine, California Association Of Realtors


Stop Feeling Bad If You're Not Saving Every Penny to Buy a Home

If you feel a little behind on your homeownership goals—or if you’re wondering whether homeownership should even be one of your goals—don’t worry. First, you’re not alone. Second, it’s harder to save up for a home than it’s been in a long time.Read more...
Tags: Renting, Homeownership, Housing, Lifehacks, Down Payment


Goodbye to Gomorrah: the end of Italy's most notorious housing estate

Famous as the setting for the hit film and TV series Gomorrah, the towers of Le Vele became synonymous with poverty and organised crime – until residents took charge“When I think of my life in Le Vele, my skin crawls with rage,” says Omero Benfenati.He looks out from a dark, narrow passageway framed by suspended steel stairways that block the natural light and lead up to abandoned apartments. Most of the windows are bricked up, and liquid leaks from split pipes on to the sewage and refuse-strewn...
Tags: Europe, Film, Housing, Communities, Society, World news, Cities, Culture, Italy, Social Housing, Gomorrah, Le Vele, Omero Benfenati


San Francisco homeless population rises amid tech IPO boom

The number of homeless people in the city, where the cost of living is more unaffordable than ever, has increased to 8,011 San Francisco saw a 17% increase in its homeless population since its last homeless count, with numbers rising to levels that haven’t been recorded on these streets in 17 years.The increase comes amid an IPO boom in a tech industry that has the city’s rich growing richer, the wealth disparities starker and the cost of living more unaffordable than ever. Continue reading...
Tags: California, Housing, San Francisco, US news, Poverty, Homelessness


KB Home unveils new home wellness features in Irvine

A KB Home development in Irvine has become the Los Angeles-based homebuilder’s first project in the nation to offer a home-environment wellness package in every residence. Genoa, KB’s newest development in the luxury Orchard Hills subdivision, recently opened for sales, offering 110 two-story solar homes. The smallest home has more than 3,500 square feet, with starting prices ranging from $1.75 million to $1.84 million. For that kind of money, you get more than just an energy-efficient smart hom...
Tags: Google, Business, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Darwin, Delos, Irvine, KB Home, Henderson Nev, Orchard Hills, Paul Scialla, Genoa KB, Delos Darwin, Forbes KB Home


4 Effective Ways to Modernize Your Home

One thing about being a homeowner, we all love to upgrade to the latest trends. We also like to update the style because it could add value to your property if you decide to sell. A lot of the times those upgrades can be a little expensive. Being someone who’s upgraded things in my house, it can also be time-consuming. If you’re like me, you don’t know what’s the difference between a gage or something similar to it. We all want a cozy, welcoming home, but we also want to be able to do these up...
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Wander through 7 Eichler houses on Preserve Orange County’s home tour

ORANGE – Curious about iconic Eichler homes or want to pick up some California Modern design ideas? An assortment of houses conceived by post World War II developer Joseph Eichler will be open to visitors on the weekend of May 18 and 19. Preserve Orange County is offering its first Eichler Home Tour, with a total of seven houses across the three Eichler neighborhoods in the city of Orange: Fairhaven, Fairhills and Fairmeadow. It’s the largest Eichler tour ever held in Orange, according to the no...
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Like Eichler? Wander through 7 of his houses on Preserve Orange County home tour

ORANGE – Curious about iconic Eichler homes or want to pick up some California Modern design ideas? An assortment of houses conceived by post World War II developer Joseph Eichler will be open to visitors on the weekend of May 18 and 19. Preserve Orange County is offering its first Eichler Home Tour, with a total of seven houses across the three Eichler neighborhoods in the city of Orange: Fairhaven, Fairhills and Fairmeadow. It’s the largest Eichler tour ever held in Orange, according to the no...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Orange County, Orange, Southern California, Hess, Eichler, Fairhaven, Woodland, Chapman Avenue, Joseph Eichler


Zoom, housing affordability, Mailchimp, Yext, and Uber

Conference call with CEO Eric Yuan of newly-IPOd Zoom Since we first started Extra Crunch three months ago (my, time flies), we’ve been offering members live conference calls with our reporters. This week, we are trying something new and bringing a guest aboard. TechCrunch’s SF-based startup and venture capital reporter Kate Clark is going to talk today with Eric Yuan, who founded video conferencing startup Zoom that just went public last month, making Yuan a very happy man. Come armed with ...
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Only 51% of Southern California households can ‘afford’ entry-level home with ‘generous’ mortgage

Just 51% of Southern California households can comfortably buy an entry-level home — and they’d need to earn at least $70,090 annually, according to a California Association of Realtors first-time buyer financing index. The association measures buying conditions for a hypothetical first-time house hunter with an index that assumes more generous borrowing terms than “traditional” affordability indexes. This math includes a smaller downpayment (10% vs. 20%); adjustable-loan rates vs. fixed; more h...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Best, Soccer, Local News, Riverside County, Bay Area, Southern California, Ventura, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County


Listings jump 22% as Southern California homeowners rush to sell

Southern California had 35,491 existing residences listed for sale as of May 2 — 6,373 more than a year earlier, or a 22% increase. That’s the latest homebuying inventory number for homes in the four-county region, according to ReportsOnHousing, which tracks patterns in brokers’ homebuying data networks. Since 2012, listings have averaged 30,822 at this time of year. House hunters put 13,480 homes into escrow in the previous 30 days — 189 fewer than a year earlier or a 1% decrease. Since 2012, d...
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Innovations in inclusive housing

Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a privacy counsel and legal engineer at Immuta. He holds a JD from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate for Social Policy and Sociology at The Harvard Kennedy School. More posts by this contributor Innovations in inclusive housing How to save the third wave of technology from itself Housing is big money. The industry has trillions under management and hundreds of billions under development. ...
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PG&E plan to cut power on windy days could leave millions in the dark

A plan by California’s biggest utility to cut power on high-wind days during the onrushing wildfire season could plunge millions of residents into darkness. And most people aren’t ready. The plan by PG&E Corp. comes after the bankrupt utility said a transmission line that snapped in windy weather probably started last year’s Camp Fire, the deadliest in state history. While the plan may end one problem, it creates another as Californians seek ways to deal with what some fear could be days and day...
Tags: Business, Utilities, California, Housing, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Calistoga, Johnson, Stanford University, Gavin Newsom, Napa Valley, Canning, Lynn Jurich, HOAGLAND, Vivint Solar Inc


3 Useful Things Needed After Moving to New Home

About seven years ago, we packed up and moved to the next county and it was the best thing ever. The neighborhood, location and the schools have been a blessing and we don’t know why we didn’t move earlier. The place we moved from is where me and my wife grew up and started our family. Sometimes you grow up, want a change and be around people with your own ambition. The neighborhood is great and everyone pretty much stays to themselves. Since we go to Atlanta a lot, the main highway is about f...
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Federal election 2019: Labor's Belinda Hassan target of suspected arson attack – politics live

The ALP’s candidate for Dawson confirms ‘scary incident’ where the fuel tank of her car was broken into. All the day’s events, live 5.56am BST Paul Karp has done a wonderful explainer on the first homeowners’ deposit guarantee: Related: First homebuyers' scheme: who gets it and will it work? – explainer 5.44am BST Labor’s candidate in Dawson, Belinda Hassan, has this afternoon confirmed what’s been described as a “scary incident” where the fuel tank of her car was broken into, and a p...
Tags: Labor, Housing, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Josh Frydenberg, Hassan, Dawson


Federal election 2019: Josh Frydenberg dodges detail on first homebuyers policy – politics live

Treasurer repeatedly avoids saying whether his staff have done any modelling as Bill Shorten narrows gap with Scott Morrison as ‘better prime minister’ as the campaign enters its final week. All the day’s events, live 1.09am BST The Liberals seem resigned to losing the Victorian seat of Chisholm but Guardian Australia has seen WeChat messages showing its candidate Gladys Liu seems very determined to hold it. In fact she set a fundraising target of $1m and told one donor she needed the money ...
Tags: Housing, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Australian economy, Josh Frydenberg, Guardian Australia, Chisholm, Flinders


Labor says it will match Coalition's deposit scheme for first home buyers

Chris Bowen says the opposition can afford the policy because it is ‘closing loopholes’ for the wealthyLabor will match Scott Morrison’s election pitch to first home buyers, saying it can afford to support the government’s home deposit scheme because it is “closing loopholes” for the wealthy.After the Coalition used its campaign launch on Sunday to announce the new housing affordability measure, Labor’s shadow treasurer, Chris Bowen, criticised the government for the 11th-hour decision, but supp...
Tags: Housing, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Chris Bowen, Australian election 2019


Is your rent affordable?

Rents have been rising for almost a decade, going up faster than incomes. If you are a renter, we’d like to hear how rising rents are affecting you. Is your rent affordable? Have you had to cut back on essentials like food, clothing, medicine, medical care or dental care to pay the rent? Have you been forced to move to find cheaper housing? What are your plans for the future? Please take our short survey to share your experiences. Your responses will help the Southern California News Group with ...
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HOA Homefront: How a new law on free speech and assembly has opened a can of (privacy) worms

Q: Our board is considering banning informal meetings in common areas. To me, this sounds like a violation of the constitutional right of assembly, but are there laws in California that cover this? — S.M. Escondido Q: I have a question regarding the new state law supporting the use of common facilities for political activities, and one on First Amendment rights. The new law allows residents to use common facilities for political meetings without charge. May the HOA limit attendance to only resid...
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How are high homes prices affecting Southern California home buyers?

Have you been impacted by the housing crisis because home prices and rent are rising faster than wages? If so, we’d like to hear from you. Please click the link and respond to our short survey: https://bit.ly/2V9n3Jn
Tags: Business, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Southern California, Housing-crisis


Richard Nixon’s former Western White House in San Clemente has a new price: $57.5 million

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Government allocates £200m to replace Grenfell-style cladding

Leaseholders say funds to fix 170 privately owned tower blocks will not cover all costsTheresa May has confirmed the government will allocate £200m to fix private tower blocks wrapped in combustible Grenfell-style cladding, after mounting public anger against dozens of freeholders and developers who have refused to pay to make them safe.The Guardian first reported on Wednesday that ministers were poised to release the cash after lobbying from leaseholders who said the cladding was making them fe...
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Ministers ready to fund replacement of Grenfell-style cladding

Hundreds of millions to be spent as anger mounts over property firms’ failure to actMinisters are believed to be poised to release hundreds of millions of pounds to fix private tower blocks wrapped in combustible Grenfell-style cladding after mounting public anger that dozens of freeholders and developers have refused to pay to make them safe.About 20,000 people living in private leasehold homes are estimated to be affected by the risk caused by the now-banned plastic-filled panels, similar to t...
Tags: Politics, Housing, Communities, Society, UK News, Local Government, Grenfell, Grenfell Tower fire


Millennials living with mom: Inland Empire is No. 1 in U.S., Los Angeles-Orange County, No.3

Southern California is a hotbed of millennials still living at home with mom. In honor of upcoming Mother’s Day, real estate tracker Zillow studied where millennials — defined as folks aged 23 to 37 — were most likely to be living with mom — with mom alone, or mom and dad — among 50 major U.S. regions. Those results were compared to typical rent burdens in each metro area. A growing number of young adults nationwide are staying at home as they grapple with a host of financial challenges such as ...
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