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3 Aug 2015


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New parklets slated to open in downtown Long Beach soon
Long Beach Press Telegram
"An important part of creating a more pedestrian-friendly downtown is providing opportunities for people to sit and linger," Sean Warner, place-making manager for the Downtown Long Beach Associates, said via email. "Parklets, whether public or private, ...

3 Aug 2015


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Long Beach to debate whether to study raising the minimum wage
Long Beach Press Telegram
It looks like Long Beach will be the next city to consider a proposal to raise the minimum wage. Long Beach Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal's office released a statement Monday in which she and three other City Council members call for a study to examine ...
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3 Aug 2015


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Death of woman, 60, found in Long Beach home being investigated as homicide
Long Beach Press Telegram
LONG BEACH - A 60-year-old woman found dead at a home in Long Beach was identified today by a coroner's official, who said her death was being investigated as a homicide. Vaiola Vaipulu was found inside a home in the 6700 block of Olive Avenue ...
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2 Aug 2015

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Fine artists descend on Long Beach Island for annual festival
Press of Atlantic City
Lutz was one of 55 painters, craftsmen and artists who displayed their work Saturday and Sunday at the Paragon Fine Art Festival in Long Beach Township. The festival, sponsored by the LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, included artists who ...
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2 Aug 2015

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SCE needs to answer questions over Long Beach outage
Long Beach Press Telegram
The editorial board supervises the Opinion pages for the Los Angeles News Group's nine publications: Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Gabriel Valley ...
Most in Long Beach get power back after electrical fireWashington Times
Power restored to Long Beach customers after vault fireContra Costa Times
LIVE UPDATES: Edison to Distribute Generators to Residents Without Power Based ...Long Beach Post
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2 Aug 2015


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Two tied for lead at Long Beach Open
Long Beach Press Telegram
Daniel Chian from Long Beach State is the lowest amateur after shooting a 4-under 68 on Saturday for a three-day total of 7-under 212. Chris Gilman held the outright lead after two days at Skylinks and El Dorado at 14-under par. He is the only other ...
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1 Aug 2015


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Long Beach boys live it up at camp, thanks to P-T readers
Long Beach Press Telegram
The Boy Scouts are just one of the Big Five youth agencies benefitting from the fund created by the Press-Telegram in partnership with the Long Beach Community Foundation. The others are the YMCA, the Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire USA and the Girl ...

1 Aug 2015


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Cal State Long Beach hosts 1400 educators
Long Beach Press Telegram
Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, Dean of the College of Education. CSULB´s College of Education hosts 1,000 PreK-12 teachers as part of a statewide "Better Together: California Teachers Summit.Ó Photo by Brad Graverson/The Press Telegram/07-31-15.
CSU campuses play host to teacher summitsSan Bernardino County Sun
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31 Jul 2015


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Families of men shot by Long Beach police unveil mural at Museum of Art
Long Beach Press Telegram
Renowned LA-based graffiti and street artist SABER stands in front of his "Too Many Names," a mural currently at the Long Beach Museum of Art, that depicts the names of the 500+ people killed by police in the United States since January 2015, painted ...

30 Jul 2015


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Long Beach Cambodia Town Night Market pushed to early 2016 by planned park ...
Long Beach Press Telegram
Efforts to secure BID status date back at least to the neighborhood's official designation in 2007, according to Press-Telegram records. There are five official business improvement districts in Long Beach: Belmont Shore, Bixby Knolls, Downtown, East ...

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31 Jul 2015

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Life on the Hill: San Diego Home Comes With Its Own Funicular
Realtor.com News
If you've ever struggled to haul heavy bags of groceries up a flight of stairs, you'll appreciate the unique feature of this $2.4 million home in San Diego. The 3,388-square-foot home sits at one of the highest points in its cul-de-sac, with amazing ...

29 Jul 2015

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TV Host and Podcaster Adam Carolla Is Selling Spanish-Style Home in SoCal
Realtor.com News
The father of twins made the move from his Lake Hollywood home to this Los Angeles suburb in 2013 for the schools, according to listing agent Kathy Seuylemezian. So, what drew the funnyman to this Spanish-style house built in 1921? Well, the authentic ...
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29 Jul 2015

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USC's Richard Green takes SoCal knowledge to Washington
89.3 KPCC
His work in the Southern California region, as the Director of USC's Lusk Center for Real Estate, is informing his role at the Department of Housing and Urban Development where he will advise on housing financing. "I'm convinced there are people who ...

28 Jul 2015

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Drought cutbacks challenge SoCal water officials at home
89.3 KPCC
CAPTION: The area's first real estate agent Percy Clark promises endless water in Beverly Hills in this 1907 newspaper advertisement detail (Courtesy of Robert Anderson). "We try and hold ourself out to be the garden capital of the world, but this ...

21 Jul 2015

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Cash home sales down in Southern California
89.3 KPCC
Cash sales make up about 25 percent of real estate transactions in Southern California, compared to 34 percent nationally, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic. The share of cash sales in the region has been dropping since the end of the recession.
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18 Jul 2015

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Hello, Denver: New Avalanche Defenseman Selling His SoCal Mansion
Realtor.com News
After nine seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, Canadian hockey defenseman Francois Beauchemin is ready to say goodbye to the Golden State. Earlier this month, he signed a three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Colorado Avalanche and put his Tustin, ...

16 Jul 2015

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Most expensive home ever listed in Sacramento County has SoCal feel
Sacramento Business Journal
The result, according to real estate agents, is the most expensive home listing in Sacramento County history. Built halfway up a hill and behind a security gate, the $6.9 million home in Fair Oaks is 12,663 square feet on 8.2 acres overlooking the ...

15 Jul 2015

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Nothin' But a Good Time: Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett Is Selling SoCal Home
Realtor.com News
Cue the spotlights and squeeze into your best pair of spandex pants. Poison drummer Rikki Rockett is selling his rocking resort in Castaic, CA, for $1.3 million. Contrary to the band's rockin' image, the home is not a debauched dwelling. The 3,794 ...

13 Jul 2015


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Examining SoCal Industrial Valuations
GlobeSt.com
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA--Industrial real estate prices per square foot continue to climb in Southern California as the market tightens, land gets converted from industrial to residential use and increasingly more investors enter the fray. Voit Real Estate ...

23 Jun 2015

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Real estate experts weigh in on SoCal housing market halfway through 2015
89.3 KPCC
Is now a good time to be looking to buy a house in Southern California, if you can afford it? What does the rest of 2015 hold for the real estate market? What are some of the market factors that will be at play for the remainder of the year as ...
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3 Aug 2015

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Fannie Mae's Research Shows Perceived Negative Equity is Hurting Housing Market
DSNews.com
The commentary was written by Steve Deggendorf, Director of Business Strategy for Fannie Mae's ESR Group, and Professor James A. Wilcox of the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkley. The National Housing Survey from ... Fannie Mae's ...
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3 Aug 2015


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Former Owner of Mortgage Lending Company Guilty of Bank Fraud
Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)
LOUISVILLE, KY--The former owner of an Orange County, California mortgage lending company pleaded guilty to bank fraud today, in U.S. District Court, for devising a scheme to defraud National City Bank of $12,744,678 of money under its control, ...
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3 Aug 2015

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Delinquencies Fall Even as Non-Mortgage Debt Grows: Black Knight
National Mortgage News
Black Knight also noted that in 2015 through May, the number of underwater borrowers has decreased 26% to 6.1% of active mortgages. This figure improves for certain states -- a third of borrowers in California who started the year underwater on their ...
Black Knight: Borrowers carry highest level of non-mortgage debt in a decadeHousingWire
Number of Underwater Borrowers is Declining at an Accelerated PaceDSNews.com
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3 Aug 2015


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Fitch Expects to Rate Agate Bay Mortgage Trust 2015-5; Presale Issued
Business Wire (press release)
Geographic Concentration Risk: The pool's primary concentration risk is California, where 50% of the properties are located. In addition, the metropolitan areas encompassing, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose combine for 39.2% of the collateral ...
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3 Aug 2015

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Survey ranks home closing costs in New Mexico near top of U.S. list
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
In addition to New Mexico, Frost Mortgage operates in South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Texas and California. Frost said the survey could also be misleading, as it's common practice in some states not to charge origination fees. Mortgage companies that don ...
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3 Aug 2015


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Freddie Launches 1st Small Balance Multifamily Loan Securitization
National Mortgage News
According to the deal's offering circular, the 44 mortgages backing the SB1 certificates are backed by properties in 10 states; California (28.4%) and New York (19%) and Pennsylvania (21.1) are the most heavily represented. All of the loans are secured ...
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3 Aug 2015

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Interest Rates and House Prices: Pill or Poison?
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Policymakers disagree over whether central banks should use interest rates to curb leverage and asset price booms. Higher interest rates make mortgages more expensive and could prevent borrowers from bidding up house prices to create a boom. However ...
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23 Jul 2015

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Refinancing? 3 Mortgages That Require Less Documentation
Patch.com
Most mortgage loan products require you to provide two years of tax returns and W-2s, 30 days of pay stubs and at least two months of bank statements to provide a basis demonstrating your ability to repay the note. If you're buying a home, there's no ...
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22 Jul 2015

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How $71B more in mortgages could boost banks
CNBC
In reaction to stronger home sales and less cash in the housing market, the Mortgage Bankers Association is predicting far higher home purchase mortgage volume this year than it did just one month ago. Purchase loan volume is now expected to rise to ...
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21 Jul 2015

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House Hunting? 3 Mortgages That Require Less Documentation
Patch.com
Most mortgage loan products require you to provide two years of tax returns and W-2s, 30 days of pay stubs and at least two months of bank statements to provide a basis demonstrating your ability to repay the note. If you're buying a home, there's no ...

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