Author Archives: Home and Business News

So Cal Home Sales Drop…but Median Price Edges Up

October 19, 2010 La Jolla, CA—Southland home sales dropped for the third month in a row amid renewed doubts about a market that is recovering in fits and starts. The median price moved up on a year-over-year basis for the … Continue reading

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Opinions About Obamanomics From an Expert

On Friday, 9/17, Joe Kernan of CNBC’s Sqawk Box interviewed the brilliant,  ebullient  co-founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, about Obamanomics. Marcus knows business well; in 1978, he and two other businessmen started the Home Depot with the dream of building … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Short Sales

Jonathan Lansner and Jeff Collins of the the Orange County Register reported stunning numbers, through May,  about the Southern California housing market.  Short sale transactions are up 74 percent in Southern California this year (Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Los Angeles counties). While … Continue reading

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Senator Dodd’s Plan to Relocate Americans

Senator Christopher Dodd’s last major piece of legislation, before his retirement, is the SB 1619, the Livable Communities Act, which has been approved by the Senate Banking Committee and now is heading to the Senate floor and has an end … Continue reading

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Cash for Appliances in California

Cash for appliances can save energy and dollars for  California residents.  Offering Californians more choices to save money and energy on new appliance purchases, the California Energy Commission  expanded the Cash for Appliances Rebate program. The Cash for Appliances PLUS rebate … Continue reading

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J.P. Morgan Chairman slashes his selling price

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon has slashed the asking price of his 18-room Chicago Gold Coast home from $9.5 million all the way down to $6.95 million. The Chicago Tribune reported that the eight-bedroom, 13,500-square-foot mansion … Continue reading

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