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  • This is how public transportation is transforming California's housing market

    The share of L.A. County listings mentioning transit-related keywords has doubled since 2013
    It's spring home-buying season and thousands of prospective buyers have taken to California's housing market. Although many factors will influence their purchasing decisions, new data from Trulia indicates that the percentage of Los Angeles homebuyers searching for homes near public transportation is on the rise.
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  • City of Los Angeles sues developer for PACE loan fraud

    Claims unlicensed contractor bilked low-income homeowners out of $1.4 million
    Los Angeles contractor Eco Solar Home Improvement and affiliated companies defrauded low-income homeowners by convincing them to take out clean energy loans they could not afford and then abandoning their projects, the city of Los Angeles alleged in a lawsuit filed recently. The case brings to light the glaring potential for abuse of the increasingly popular PACE program, which is not regulated as heavily as other financial services.
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  • Singapore real estate giant CapitaLand enters U.S. multifamily with $835 million acquisition

    Buying 16 Class-B properties in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and Denver
    With rents continuing to rise with little sign of slowing, multifamily real estate in the U.S. is beginning to draw some serious international investor interest, as one of Asia’s largest real estate companies is planning a U.S. invasion of its own. Singapore’s CapitaLand announced Tuesday that it is entering the U.S. multifamily market with an $835 million acquisition of 16 apartment communities in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and Denver.
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  • Los Angeles hit record multifamily investment activity this year

    From June 2017 to June 2018, the City of Angels logged $10 billion in apartment building sales
    In the last year, multifamily investment activity in Los Angeles hit its highest level ever. According to a CoStar report and an article by The Real Deal, there were $10 billion in apartment building sales from June 2017 to June 2018 with a record average sale price of $275,000.
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  • Lenders beware of these new fraud schemes in California

    Fannie Mae issues fraud alert for Los Angeles area
    Fannie Mae issued a fraud alert to mortgage lenders in Southern California, saying it identified several employment entities that appear to be fictitious. The GSE issued a list of potentially fake employers in the area, and warned lenders to be cautious.
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  • Los Angeles now tops San Francisco as least affordable housing market

    San Francisco falls to No. 2 after 19 consecutive quarters
    For the first time in five years, San Francisco fell from its spot as No. 1 least affordable housing market in the U.S. It’s replacement, another Californian city, holds a median home price significantly lower than San Francisco’s $1.18 million, however its median incomes are unable to keep up with its growing prices.
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  • Los Angeles prepares to reopen Section 8 housing list after 13 years

    City expects up to 600,000 applicants
    Los Angeles will soon open its Section 8 waiting list for a two-week registration period for the first time since 2004. This time, analysts expect a surge of 600,000 applicants will register for the limited spaces, and even the few selected could be left waiting in line for the next decade to receive their voucher.
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  • After finding success in U.K., flat-fee real estate agency Purplebricks debuts in U.S.

    “Next-generation” agency launching in Los Angeles
    Purplebricks, which bills itself as “next-generation” real estate agency, is launching in the U.S. after building successful businesses in the United Kingdom and Australia. The company, which offers a flat fee for home sellers along with other technological advances, will roll out its service in the Los Angeles market first.
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