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Two tiny houses and open-air sunroom combine into one family home

A promising option if you need a bit more space<p>The idea of a spacious tiny house may seem contradictory. Sure, there’s a strong strain of tiny home design trying to get as small and minimal as can be, but plenty of lifestyles call for roomier abodes that still embody tiny living benefits like more …

Houses

Southern California home prices jump in August amid widespread concerns about state's housing affordability

The Southern California real estate market continued to sizzle in August as home prices jumped 7.5% from a year earlier, highlighting new poll results showing widespread concern about the state’s housing affordability.<p>In Los Angeles County, the median price surged 9.4% to a record $580,000, …

Real Estate

9 Clever Tricks to Make Your Outdoor Space Look Expensive

The best outdoor spaces—whether they're 100 square feet or 10,000—are carefully curated, thoughtfully designed, and, most importantly, <i>inviting</i>. A …

How to Buy a House in California

Shared via Kindle. Description: Strategies that work in California's unique market. Looking for a house in the Golden State? How to Buy a House in …

Bank of America to Pay $6 Million to Bankrupt Couple Evicted From Home

Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay more than $6 million to a California couple whom a federal judge said had been harassed and illegally foreclosed upon by the bank's mortgage unit, ending an eight-year-long dispute.<p>The proposed settlement between the bank and Erik and Renee Sundquist would …

Banking

Is entry-level housing a thing of the past?

Accessibility to entry-level housing in metro Denver is limited as product is scarce and construction costs soar. Prices for labor and materials are …

Accessibility

FEMA assistance bill for HOAs in Congress: Is it fair?

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>For several years, trade group Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been working with …

Border-adjustment tax would add nearly $2B to cost of California property insurance

<b>WASHINGTON (July 13, 2017)</b> – As the nation’s most populous state, among the wealthiest states and a state that is vulnerable to the catastrophic …

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

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Planning for extra costs when buying a home

When it comes to buying a home, the mortgage may be just the beginning of your costs. From insurance to inspections and beyond, get to know all of …

Lawsuits highlight growing rancor in timeshare industry

Sharon Morrison and her husband, Donald, say they are horrified by what they did on their last vacation to a Wyndham Resort in Orlando.<p>They paid …

Orlando

Los Angeles home comparisons: What $725K buys you around LA

It’s enough for a three-bedroom in Altadena—tiki bar included<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Curbed Comparisons</i><i>, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five homes or condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $725,000.</i><p>↑ This charming little two-bedroom home …

Los Angeles

Time To Add Housing To The Bubble List? – InvestmentWatch

Housing is hot again, but lately it’s been overshadowed by flashier bubbles in government debt, tech stocks and possibly cryptocurrencies.<p>Still, the …

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof …

Clean Energy

Tickproof Your Yard Without Spraying

This year is expected to be one of the worst on record for ticks, and not just in the Northeast. At least one variety of disease-transmitting tick …

Gardening

3 Californian homes that are a dream!

Are you ready enjoy a little California dreaming? We hope so, as we have three utterly astounding homes to show you today, all of which are found in …

‘A persistent and growing underclass’ in Orange County, report shows

Parents holding down two or three jobs each.<p>Families doubled and tripled up in cramped apartments.<p>Underachieving students.<p>Poor health and nutrition.<p>A …

Buying an HOA property in a liquefaction zone is not for the faint of heart

<b>Question:</b> My family is interested in purchasing a townhome or condominium by a marina so we can dock our boat. Someone we know is moving from the marina because of rising homeowner association dues and too many special assessments, so we made an offer to purchase at a steep discount.<p>The seller …

Drought

This Silicon Valley ‘Teardown’ Just Sold for $2.6 Million

Another day, another postcard from the increasingly alternative universe that is Silicon Valley.<p>This time, it's the eye-popping story of a 908-square-foot, lovely-seeming home in Palo Alto, California, that hit the market in February for an asking price of $1,927,000.<p>Not only did the Stanford …

Silicon Valley

$84,000 a year now qualifies as low income in high-cost Orange County

A family of four with an annual income of $84,450 or less now qualifies as low income in Orange County.<p>A single person living alone qualifies as low …

Most U.S. Homes Are Worth Less Than Before the Crash — Bloomberg

You can’t blame a homeowner in Fresno, California, for viewing the thriving metropolis to its northwest with both envy and dismay. While San …

Homeowner's House Burns Down, He Tries To Rebuild... But Facing Copyright Threats From Original Builder

It seems that this spring really is the time for obscure copyright disputes with odd connections to the US's weak-kneed compliance with the Berne …

Copyright

The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content)

Shared via Kindle. Description: This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not …

Despite split, Tarek and Christina El Moussa get 20 new ‘Flip or Flop’ episodes

The original HGTV hit “Flip or Flop” starring Orange County’s Tarek and Christina El Moussa, who are going through a divorce, will get 20 new …

Orange County condo prices hit all-time high as buyers are priced out of house market

Central Park West, a 42-acre master-planned, urban community consisting of about 1,380 condos in low-rise buildings. The median price of an existing …

Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood house is for sale for $6.9M

It’s a luscious property with citrus trees<p>This will blow your skirt up: The ravishing Spanish-style home in Brentwood once owned by Marilyn Monroe is returning to the market for $6.9 million.<p>The actress owned the rambling property—which holds citrus trees, a main house with two bedrooms, a guest …

Marilyn Monroe

Michigan lender settles allegations it overcharged California borrowers

Mortgage lender and servicer United Shore Financial Services has agreed to pay at least $1.4 million to settle allegations it overcharged California borrowers for interest, a state regulator announced Monday.<p>The firm has already refunded more than $293,000 to thousands of borrowers and will dole …

Corruption

Erin Brockovich coming to Christchurch to talk to earthquake insurance claimants

Erin Brockovich will visit Christchurch on April 10 to meet with residents impacted by the 2011 earthquake.<p>International consumer rights advocate …

Neutra’s Clark Residence hits market for $4.25M in Pasadena

The spiffy 1957 modern was restored by Marmol Radziner<p>After seeing Richard Neutra deliver a lecture in 1955, John and DeVee Clark—a musician and a teacher—commissioned the brilliant architect to design a home for them and their two children in Pasadena’s Linda Vista neighborhood. One of two Neutras …