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25 Sep 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Tell Long Beach port officials how to spend $46 million
Long Beach Press Telegram
Created in July, the compensation fund is supposed to provide a steady stream of funding to programs that combat poor air and water quality, traffic and noise caused by the ports. Long Beach officials said it is the only U.S. seaport to voluntarily ...

24 Sep 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Need a space to create? North Long Beach launches UpLAB studio
Long Beach Press Telegram
Ryan Smolar, second from right, is the creative consultant to Uptown Property and Community Association. He talks with staff from the Uptown Property-based Improvement District who is overseeing the launch of UpLAB for the Uptown Property-based ...
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23 Sep 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Daniel Wozniak, killer who scattered body parts in Long Beach park, sentenced to death
Long Beach Press Telegram
Orange County Sheriff deputies sit Daniel Wozniak in Superior Court in Santa Ana Friday morning for his sentencing. Wozniak was convicted in the killing of two people in order to bankroll his wedding and honeymoon. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Pool/Orange ...
Ex-actor Daniel Wozniak sentenced to death in double murder and grisly cover-upLos Angeles Times
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22 Sep 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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These 6 sports will be played in Long Beach if Los Angeles wins bid to host 2024 Olympics
Long Beach Press Telegram
Los Angeles has revised its 2024 Olympic bid to include six sporting events along the Long Beach waterfront -- the biggest Olympic presence in the city's history. News that several events would be added at Long Beach venues was released on Thursday by ...
Los Angeles adds three venues to bid for 2024 OlympicsUSA TODAY
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21 Sep 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Long Beach added to LA's bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics
Long Beach Press Telegram
When Los Angeles first released its draft bid pitch for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, Long Beach was not among the many cities and venues selected to host events, and the city wasn't too happy about it. But after months of talks with key players ...
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20 Sep 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Long Beach tenants relocating amid rising rents
Long Beach Press Telegram
Ready to move, Manuela Rodriguez sleeps with her family on couch cushions on the floor of their two bedroom apartment last month at 6107 Linden Avenue, in North Long Beach. Rodriguez and several other residents have had their rents raised despite ...

19 Sep 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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How Long Beach wants to tax marijuana if it's legalized in November
Long Beach Press Telegram
In 50 days, Long Beach voters will decide whether to legalize medical marijuana within its borders, and California voters will determine if recreational marijuana should be permitted statewide. While each initiative has its own set of taxes written ...

19 Sep 2016

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Police want to question this man about last month's double murder in downtown Long Beach
Long Beach Press Telegram
Long Beach police released video footage Monday of a man they're hoping to question about the deadly shooting of a mother and her 4-year-old daughter that has stumped detectives and left a community mourning. The two short clips from security cameras ...
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16 Sep 2016

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Belmont Shore residents 'fed up' with homeless; city seeks solutions
Long Beach Press Telegram
Brandon Devitt-Arlee, 29, has been homeless for about 5 years, spending summers in Long Beach. He doesn't consider himself homeless, but rather "houseless," because home is in his heart. Sept. 15, 2016. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press Telegram/SCNG).

16 Sep 2016

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Historic Long Beach train depot destroyed by large fire
Long Beach Press Telegram
Firefighters were called to building around 2:30 a.m. and arrived to find the fire already consuming the depot, Long Beach Fire Department Battalion Chief Paul Alvarado said. The fire must have been burning for a while before anyone noticed it, he said.
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20 Sep 2016

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Home sales on the rise in SoCal, but so are listing prices
89.3 KPCC
New data released by the real estate tracker CoreLogic, specifically tracked numbers from the month of August every year and shows that home sales jumped up 9.5 percent from last year. The report covers six counties in Southern California, including ...
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20 Sep 2016

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Commercial Property Executive

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Harsch Expands SoCal Footprint with San Diego Acquisition
Commercial Property Executive
Scenic View Business Park, Poway, Calif. San Diego--Portland, Ore.-based privately held real estate company Harsch Investment Properties has acquired Scenic View Business Park, an industrial campus located within the central San Diego market in ...

19 Sep 2016

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Curbed LA

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Have LA home prices peaked for 2016?
Curbed LA
Home prices are up, but that's not stopping buyers. Real estate data firm Corelogic says the number of homes sold last month in Southern California totaled 23,278--the highest for an August in a decade. It's an 8 percent increase from July and 9.5 ...
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18 Sep 2016

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OCRegister

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Real estate briefly: Old Towne Orange building sells for $4 million; Nick Lehnert, at KTGY honored with Max C ...
OCRegister
San Francisco-based GI Partners has acquired 1733 and 1833 Alton Parkway in Irvine through Data Core L.P., a $500 million fully discretionary core real estate fund managed by GI Partners on behalf of the California State Teachers Retirement System ...

14 Sep 2016

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KTGY Wins Top Honors at SoCal Awards
RealEstateRama (press release)
IRVINE, CALIF. (RealEstateRama) -- International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY's excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized by the Building Industry Association's Greater Sales ...
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12 Sep 2016

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Realtor.com News

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Actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Selling Yet Another SoCal Home
Realtor.com News
As for their latest real estate production? It's a walled, single-story contemporary at the end of a cul-de-sac with canyon, mountain, and city views, says Variety. The 3,500-square-foot, four-bedroom house has been recently renovated and features ...
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9 Sep 2016

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Los Angeles Times

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Amélie, Big Daddy, Hedwig: Familiar names hit SoCal stages this fall
Los Angeles Times
"Vicuña": A timely satire for a nutty election season, this new play by Jon Robin Baitz ("Other Desert Cities") is about a real estate tycoon/reality TV star who becomes a major political figure (wonder who that could be?). "Vicuña" examines the ethics ...

6 Sep 2016

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Bisnow

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The Future of SoCal
Bisnow
Then, a panel on investing and the role of foreign investment, as well as the role of global integration in commercial real estate. Then, we are featuring an incredible panel of mega billion-dollar developers as they examine what it takes to develop ...

30 Aug 2016

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New York Post

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' author buys sexy SoCal home
New York Post
Sex sells -- and in the case of best-selling erotica author EL James, it also buys luxury real estate. James (real name Erika Mitchell), the British writer who's famous for penning the guilty pleasure "Fifty Shades" reads, has snagged a five-bedroom, ...

28 Mar 2016

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Los Angeles Times

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Southern California home buyers face fierce competition and tight inventory this spring
Los Angeles Times
Real estate agent Heather Presha has seen the craziness firsthand. With few homes for sale in the Leimert Park neighborhood where she works, buyers are flooding open houses that pop up. Many are coming from the Westside, no longer able to afford a ...

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23 Sep 2016


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Towd Takes Dive into 'Dirty Current' Mortgages
National Mortgage News
More than 70% of the loans in the pool have received modifications, with the remainder graded as non-modified reperforming loans. They consist of fixed-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages. Approximately 20% of the pool is concentrated in ...

23 Sep 2016


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JPMorgan's Latest Prime RMBS Slightly Less Exposed to California
National Mortgage News
JPMorgan opted for more geographic diversity in its third securitization this year of prime fixed-rate residential mortgages predominately located in high-priced urban markets. The deal, JPMorgan Mortgage Trust (JPMMT) 2016-3, is a $395.4 million notes ...
Moody's assigns provisional ratings to Prime RMBS issued by J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2016-3Moodys.com (press release) (subscription)
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22 Sep 2016

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National Mortgage News

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How Mortgage Lenders Perpetuate Minority Wealth Gap
National Mortgage News
A recent analysis of California mortgages by the Center for Responsible Lending revealed a lack of access for many Latinos and African-American consumers. Focusing on first-lien owner-occupied home purchase mortgages from 2012-2014, CRL found a ...

21 Sep 2016

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Marin, Bay Area Home Prices Rise Modestly in August
Patch.com
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA -- The median cost for a Bay Area home rose slightly in August compared to the same period last year partly due to low interest rates and job growth, according to research firm CoreLogic. The median price for new and ...
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15 Sep 2016

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The Daily Nonpareil

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Man sentenced in $31 million mortgage scam conspiracy case
SFGate
Dionysius Fiumano, of Irvine, California, also was ordered to pay $11.9 million in forfeiture and restitution by U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan, who presided over a spring trial. The judge recalled that a Manhattan jury returned its verdict in less ...
'Heartless' US mortgage modification scheme leads to 16-year prison termReuters
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14 Sep 2016

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The Mortgage Reports (blog)

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Just 1-In-20 Consumers Predicted Today's Mortgage Rates
The Mortgage Reports (blog)
According to Fannie Mae's most recent National Housing Survey, 56 percent of consumers think mortgage rates will stay the same or drop in the next twelve months. The survey, which covers 1,000 households, measures changing consumer attitudes toward ...
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13 Sep 2016

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The Pasadena Star-News

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Fewer California homes went into foreclosure last month. What does that mean for home prices?
The Pasadena Star-News
Figures released Tuesday from industry tracker CoreLogic show that in July just 0.3 percent of all California homes with a mortgage were in some stage of foreclosure. That's a considerably lower percentage than New Jersey (3.3 percent) and New York (3 ...
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11 Sep 2016


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Inland Empire homeowners pulling out equity to spend it: latest increase may signal rising trend
Valley News
TEMECULA There's a flipside to the housing affordability "crisis" in communities across California: rising values in the Inland Empire are giving many homeowners a reason to tap into their equity and spend money, according to local data released by ...

6 Sep 2016

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California Newswire

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ReverseVision Welcomes Retirement Income Expert Jamie Hopkins to Board of Directors
California Newswire
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Jamie Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CLU(R), RICP(R), has joined its board of directors. A noted ...
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1 Sep 2016

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Sacramento Bee

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At last minute, Legislature OKs tax relief for underwater mortgages
Sacramento Bee
A bill giving state tax relief to California homeowners who received modifications of their underwater mortgages, or engaged in short sales, was revived and enacted in the final moments of the state legislative session Wednesday night. After passing ...
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