Venice Real Estate News
Yesterday | via American Reporter
Readers who see three YouTube videos on our front page this past week must be curious. Has The Americzan Reporter become tabloid? Is the editor out of his mind? There is a simple explanation, and it is a news-related one. Comment?
Sunday May 17 | via New Hampshire Public Radio -
Eighty-year-old Arlene Rosenblatt rents out her quaint converted duplex in Santa Monica, Calif., whenever she and her husband leave town to visit their seven grandchildren. She charges anywhere from $115 to $220 a night for her home, listing it on Airbnb and other sites. Comment?
Friday May 15 | via Business Journal
California's spring home-buying season kicked off in April with growth in both home sales and prices for the third straight month, according to the California Association of Realtors. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California rose 9.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 427,620 units in April, from the revised 391,440 homes sold in March, Los Angeles-based C.A.R. said. Comment?
Wednesday May 13 | via Business Journal
Housing affordability improved over the first three months of the year as lower interest rates and stabilizing home prices over the past year made it easier for more Californians to buy a home, according to latest data from the California Association of Realtors. The percentage of home buyers who could afford to buy a median-priced, existing single-family home in California rose to 34 percent in the first quarter from 31 percent in the fourth quarter and 33 percent in the year-ago period, according to C.A.R.'s Traditional Housing Affordability Index. Comment?
Wednesday May 13 | via Patch.com
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted May 12 to support state legislation that would impose a $75 fee on real estate transaction documents, excluding home sales, to fund affordable housing and home ownership programs. Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended backing AB 1335, the Building Homes and Jobs Act, saying Los Angeles County needs nearly a half-million more affordable homes for low-income families. Comment?
Yesterday | via Banker & Tradesman
A new report from real estate data collector RealtyTrac shows U.S. foreclosure filings were up 3 percent in April compared with March and up 9 percent from the same time last year, reaching their highest levels in over a year. The U.S. foreclosure rate in April was one in every 1,049 housing units with a foreclosure filing, according to RealtyTrac. Comment?
Yesterday | via Monterey County Herald
The University Village Apartments, an affordable housing development off Second Avenue in Marina, are under contruction in March 2014. Monterey >> Rising home prices so far this year have kept Monterey County home affordability at near-record lows, contributing to an increase in rents. Comment?
Wednesday May 20 | via Palo Alto Weekly
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks. Comment?
Wednesday May 20 | via JD Supra
Policyholders seeking insurance funds to settle a case often face an insurer's demand that some amount should be allocated to uncovered claims or parties. The issue arises often under directors and officers liability policies, when settlements resolve the liability of covered directors and the uncovered company. Comment?
Saturday May 16 | via The Orange County Register
Not so long ago, Orange County was a comparatively affordable place to buy a home. Not anymore. Comment?
3 min ago | via Edhat
Coastal Housing Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by assisting local employees with their home buying needs. When the area's cost of housing is out of reach of the local workforce, the challenge of attracting and retaining a quality workforce intensifies. Comment?
6 min ago | via Canada.com
A court battle has erupted over millions of dollars in the estate of murdered West Vancouver businessman Gang Yuan, with a lawyer for the victim's family suggesting a dispute about money may have played a role in Yuan's killing. Yuan, 42, was found dead inside a British Properties home at 963 King Georges Way on May 3 after police received information about a violent confrontation at the home. Comment?
12 min ago | via East Texas Review
Imagine, it's tax time and a family is faced with losing their home because they can't pay their property taxes. They receive what they think is a godsend from a property tax lender - a letter with a promise: "We will quickly get your taxes paid so you'll no longer incur the large penalties, interest and attorney collection fees charged by your county. Comment?
18 min ago | via Boston.com
So when Jonathan de Araujo , the real estate broker hired to sell the property, created a sales video, he included aerial images shot by a remotely controlled drone aircraft. "It really shows the area," de Araujo said. Comment?
22 min ago | via ETaiwanNews.com
Taipei, May 23 The vast majority of young adults in Taiwan want to buy their own homes rather than rent a place to live, but the appetite for purchasing a new home lessened the older people are, according to the results of a survey released earlier this week. Housefun magazine, which covers Taiwan's property market, said its survey found that 83.3 percent of respondents in the 20-30 age bracket preferred to buy their own homes rather than rent, as did 70.70 percent and 74.20 percent of respondents in the 31-40 and 41-50 age groups, respectively. Comment?
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