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 […]

Rising House Prices Lead to Longer Commutes

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Buying a new (to you) home., Housing shortage, Market Direction

It’s no secret that many people dream of living in California. This comes at the cost of an average statewide house price over twice the national average, for a number of reasons. Despite its size, California is limited in amount of vacant land available, as a result of both the high population and topographical constraints. […]

Accessory Dwelling Unit or Bootleg Rental?

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 55+, Housing shortage, Residential Income, Senior Housing

Call it granny unit, granny flat, mother-in-law quarters, in-law quarters, casita, secondary suite, guest quarters, guest house, accessory apartment, or simply bootleg rental.  They are here and they are legal. Last year the California legislature made that final term obsolete and took a dramatically firmer stance on one solution to the state’s housing shortage.  Local government […]