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Tuesday Oct 18 | via Wall Street Journal
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Tuesday Oct 11 | via Entrepreneur Magazine
Across the country, home buyers are experiencing the effects of last decade's housing crash, as builders in many places hesitantly return to new construction. Supplies have improved in 21 of the 100 largest markets, but experts believe it will be six months to a year before many other areas begin to see improvement. Comment?
Friday Oct 7 | via East Bay Express
Affordable housing advocates are accusing Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and the city council of "gutting" housing assistance for low-income residents by redefining the definition of affordable housing. At a meeting of the city council's Community and Economic Development Committee yesterday, dozens of people representing nonprofit housing groups condemned the city's plan to shift millions in affordable housing subsidies away from low-income households and spend the money instead on subsidies for middle-class homebuyers. Comment?
Friday Sep 30 | via Curbed
It's been a year of slow but continuous easing off the clutch for the price of an apartment in San Francisco. And after the summer declined to give us any sudden and violent escalations, it looks like we're still on track to finish out the entire year below last year's highs. Comment?
Thursday Sep 29 | via Natl. Relocation & Real Estate
Twenty-four percent of U.S. county housing markets were less affordable than their historic affordability averages in the third quarter, according to ATTOM Data Solutions' Q3 2016 Home Affordability Index. These markets are up from 22 percent of markets in the previous quarter and up from 19 percent of markets a year ago to the highest share since Q3 2009 - when 47 percent of markets were less affordable than their historic affordability averages. Comment?
11 hrs ago | via GlobeSt.com
Attorneys Ruben Conitzer and Joseph M. Sternberg explore the tax policies of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to assess the likely impact on real estate. Get alerted any time new stories match your search criteria. Comment?
Sunday | via CBS News
Nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to repay huge enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, a newspaper reported Saturday. The Pentagon demanded the money back after audits revealed overpayments by the California Guard under pressure to fill ranks and hit enlistment goals. Comment?
Saturday | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
Short of troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago, the California National Guard enticed thousands of soldiers with bonuses. Now the Pentagon is demanding the money back. Comment?
Thursday Oct 20 | via Inside Bay Area
The Richmond City Council wants to charge homeowners the highest property transfer tax rate in the state, nearly 15 times what most Californians pay. Measure M on the Nov. 8 ballot would grab homeowners' hard-earned equity to compensate for Richmond officials' inability to competently manage city finances. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 19 | via Business Wire
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2 hrs ago | via Sydney Morning Herald
When you're 20-something, getting some money runs on the board can seem impossible. A little like your legs are stuck in "just-starting-out" cement. Comment?
10 min ago | via The Globe and Mail
A real estate for sale sign is pictured in front of a home in Vancouver on Oct. 4, 2016. A real estate for sale sign is pictured in front of a home in Vancouver on Oct. 4, 2016. Comment?
23 min ago | via Taranaki Daily News
A meeting was held at Welbourn School on Sunday by concerned residents to discuss a home for homeless people that is being set up in Tainui St in New Plymouth. A businessman is threatening to file a lawsuit against a charitable trust setting up a house for the homeless in his daughter's neighbourhood. Comment?
26 min ago | via Independent.ie
The Central Bank was not aware of the detail of the first-time buyers' grant scheme despite assurances from Finance Minister Michael Noonan that it had "full knowledge". The Central Bank was not aware of the detail of the first-time buyers' grant scheme despite assurances from Finance Minister Michael Noonan that it had "full knowledge". Comment?
28 min ago | via Pasadena Star-News
It's no surprise rents usually go up every year. And typically, the rate of increase slightly exceeds the overall rise in the cost of living. Comment?
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