Los Angeles Develops New Incentive to House Homeless

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Last month, Los Angeles County set into motion a plan drafted in August of last year that would hopefully be the solution to multiple problems at once. The ordinance seeks to create new housing for the homeless through the development of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. Nonpermitted ADUs have been quite common, and recent changes […]

What Can the State Do to Support a Healthy Housing Market?

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The Urban Land Institute has proposed five ways the State can help ensure that the local housing market suits the needs of its residents. They are as follows: 1. Quantify housing needs and create targets. 2. Provide financial and other incentives to assist municipalities. 3. Streamline and reduce regulatory barriers. 4. Authorize municipalities to invest […]

Want To Be An Appraiser?

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Becoming an appraiser is now easier than ever. Recent years have seen fewer new applicants to become an appraiser and many current appraisers are retiring soon.  The result has been an extreme shortage of appraisers.  Over the past two years, this has led the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraiser Qualifications Board to conduct a long review its application […]