Realty Views: Mixed Signals for Housing

Another year is almost in the record books, but the numbers for a year that was supposed to signal the beginning of a residential...

Realty Views: Cost Burdened Renters Put Damper On Real Estate

With any type of residential real estate, the ability of renters or owners to afford where they live is one of the most important...

Realty Views: Decline In Home Remodeling Forecast

Harvard University and its Joint Center for Housing Studies recently published its latest annual forecast predicting how much will be spent over the next...
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HealthWise Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Your Lungs

When you breathe air into your lungs, oxygen is absorbed into the blood. This oxygen is then carried in the blood throughout the body...

Realty Views: Finally, Some Good News for Housing

Despite a year full of sketchy, downbeat news and predictions about where the housing market is headed, the fourth quarter is starting with some...

Realty Views: Lack of New Home Building Continues

Even as housing experts, nonprofit organizations and government agencies – not to mention major media outlets – cry out for the need for more...

Realty Views: Tougher Loan Requirements Set

Two federal government agencies appear to have made a pre-emptive move in the event of another housing downturn by tightening some of the mortgage...

Realty Views: Rent Control in California Gets New Life

Last November, California voters went to the polls and decisively defeated a ballot measure that would have opened the door to rent control statewide...

Realty Views: Foreign Demand Impacting Housing Market

The influence of foreign buyers in the United States real estate markets – both commercial and residential – is nothing new and has been...

Realty Views: What Do Lower Interest Rates Mean?

The Federal Reserve dropped its federal funds rate, which dictates interest rates, late last month for the first time in over a decade, thereby...

Realty Views: What is Going On With Home Prices?

Despite good job numbers, a robust stock market and general good economic news, anyone who is in the real estate industry or is trying...
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HealthWise: ExactechGPS® Shoulder Application Offers Personalized Shoulder Surgery

Each year, 53,000 people in the United States elect to have shoulder replacement surgery – also called total shoulder arthroplasty. Those who experience chronic...
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Your Loyalty Rewards Programs Could Disappear Without Changes to California’s Consumer Privacy Act

If you’re like me, you wake-up in the morning and purchase your cup of coffee, but while you’re at the cash register you ensure...

Realty Views: Be Careful What You Wish For In Housing Solutions

Almost everyone agrees that California has an affordability problem when it comes to housing – but what they don’t agree on is the method...

Realty Views: Delinquent Mortgages Are Dropping to Record Lows

While the housing market is experiencing a malaise this spring with homes lingering for longer periods on the market and buyers being more cautious...
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When It Comes To Preparing Community College Students For Future Employment, Nothing Beats Providing...

When it comes to learning, nothing beats experience. That is why the Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) recently reached out to our local business...

Realty Views: Refi Boom May Be Ending for Lenders

The days in which lenders see a large portion of their business volume coming from homeowners refinancing their mortgages may be coming to an...

Realty Views: Are banks leaving the home mortgage market?

It is no secret that the lending landscape has changed over the past decade. Technology has changed the relationship between borrower and lender, while...

Realty Views: Let’s Tear Up Proposition 13 – Again!

In the 40-plus years since Proposition 13 was passed in California to reform the state’s property tax structure, there seems to have been no...

Realty Views: Is Bigger Better When It Comes To Homes?

Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to selling a home in these times, as a definite shift in tastes, economics and lifestyles...

Realty Views: New Trends In Housing Markets

While there is plenty of antidotal evidence and talk about residents leaving California and a shifting of housing markets, new statistical information appears to...

Housing Not Heading For A Big Fall

While  talk of a housing slowdown  brings visions of the Great Recession home-price bubble and the calamity that it caused across the economic landscape,...

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Heart failure is becoming a more common health care term. On first reference, it may seem like the heart is no longer working. However,...

The Plight Of California Renters

It is no secret that our state has some of the highest costs in the nation when it comes to housing and other items...

Appraisal Regulation Battle Heats Up

A battle is brewing behind the scenes in the mortgage industry between regulators and appraisers over new proposed regulations that would streamline many residential...

Realty Views: Wealth Gap Widened By Foreclosures

As the experts analyze and debate the latest economic data, the conversation about when the next downturn will come and how bad will it...

Perspectives On Downtown Long Beach

Charlie Beirne General Manager, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is very fortunate to be a part of the...

Small Business Dollars & Sense: 4 Tips To Running A Greener Business

As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, more and more small business owners are beginning to look at environmental initiatives as necessities rather than...

Realty Views: No Clear Path To Fire Prevention

California recently endured the worst period of wildfires and resulting real estate destruction in its history. Many lives were lost and thousands more destroyed...

HealthWise: Catching Pancreatic & Liver Cancer Early

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 55,440 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and approximately 42,220 will be diagnosed...

Small Business Dollars & Sense: Improve Customer Reach – Three Tips On Enhancing...

With new growth opportunities in an evolving digital world, it continues to be beneficial and essential for small businesses to ensure their leading sales...

Realty Views: Mortgage Availability Is Up – And The Numbers Show It

One of the more crushing outcomes of the housing bubble of a decade ago was what it did to lending and the availability of...

Realty Views: Are Home Markets At A Plateau?

It never fails to happen. Every time there is a market surge in real estate – be it residential, commercial or industrial – at...

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