Mortgage Quick Facts – 1

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Did you ever wonder where the money comes from to make mortgage loans? Or, how the interest rates are determined? As complex as lending can become, most of the time it’s pretty straight-forward. When the systems are operating as designed, it works as follows. And the money goes round & round The Federal National Mortgage […]

Climate Change Beach Warning

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For several years we have been hearing about rising sea levels and the loss of oceanfront land as a result. Living at the beach, we’re obviously concerned about the flooding potential for multi-million dollar Strand properties, our local harbors, and Catalina Island. To our surprise and delight, the rising ocean levels have both negative and […]

55+ Options: Redondo Beach

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Now in their golden years, the baby boom generation continues to shape our environment. Until about 10 years ago, senior housing in Redondo Beach was limited to a couple of rental complexes. One in north Redondo and one in south Redondo, they are both operated by non-profit organizations, and both have long wait lists. With […]

How Does Retail Marijuana Affect House Prices?

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Voters, policy-makers, and economists are interested in the ways recreational marijuana legalization affects communities. Similarly, economists and homeowners are interested in how marijuana sales impact the value of their most prized possession … their home. Using publicly available data from the city of Denver and the state of Colorado, business analysts from the University of […]