Housing Market

Housing Market

Hand-Wringing Over Rising Rates

By John McManus Are rising interest rates eroding demand momentum? It’s really tough to do the math, because cause-and-effect doesn’t come purely into play, and even correlations are hard to

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New-Home Sales Up for Fifth Straight Year

By Frank Nothaft Low mortgage rates, job growth, and an improving consumer optimism have all supported the recovery in home sales during the last few years. Both sales of newly

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Measure S Would Shackle Construction of Affordable Housing

By Jenna Chandler – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is joining the campaign against Measure S, highlighting how it would stymie construction of affordable housing. The mayor joined union workers,

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Zelman’s Look at Multigen

By John McManus For residential developers and volume builders, the future is the present. To recognize a budding population pattern, and model correctly how that pattern will play out over

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Why Townhome Development Makes Sense For OC

By Carrie Rossenfeld Townhome price points are more reasonable and affordable than single-family detached developments, are often coming in below FHA loan limits and are therefore more appealing to a

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Stadium Plan Revives Inglewood’s Real Estate

By Hannah Karp As the San Diego Chargers make plans to become the second National Football League team to move to the Los Angeles area, this sleepy suburb has emerged

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California Housing Crunch Prompts Push to Allow Building

By Chris Kirkham Marco Gonzalez spent more than a decade suing real-estate developers in California over housing proposals that would have spoiled wetlands and gutted hillsides. The environmental lawyer won

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The Vanishing San Diego Single-Family Home

By Philip Molnar Many people still dream of buying a house that includes a few bedrooms, a yard to play in and a porch to watch the comings and goings

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Los Angeles Home Market Hitting High Notes But Tempo Slowing

By Edward Fitz “Don’t Worry, Be Happy . . . ” Bobby McFerrin wrote and sang those rosy words, and created a No. 1 hit in 1988. And those same

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Affordable Housing Is Now a Middle-Class Crisis in California

By Christopher Thornberg – California has a housing crisis. This probably doesn’t sound like news given the recent publicity about disputes over homelessness, rapidly rising rents, and gentrification—and the flurry