California

California Now Requires Solar Power Installations On All New Homes — Your Thoughts?

By Candy Evans / May 15, 2018 / 3 Comments

“Government forcing citizens to purchase products that cost more than $15,000, offer no safety benefits and paybacks not usually realized for a decade or more is hardly cause for celebration. In California, lobbyists for the solar industry succeeded where their innovation and marketing efforts failed.” That’s what Phil Crone, Executive Officer of the Dallas Builders […]

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Would You Swap Your Dallas House Near White Rock Lake For a Napa, Calfornia, Home? This Guy on Craigslist Wants to Know

By Joanna England / October 15, 2013 / 8 Comments

In what could possibly be the most uneven housing swap ever to hit Dallas’ housing board on Craigslist, is this guy wanting to swap his home in Napa, Calif., for your home near White Rock Lake:   So, would you trade this:   For this?

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Anatomy of a Crazy Hot Real Estate Market That Is Getting a Little Cooler: Stay Out Of Costco

By Candy Evans / June 18, 2013 / 8 Comments

A few months ago, my son bought a home in the Peninsula area of San Francisco, home of the priciest real estate in the country.  I assumed they were getting a shack, but paying for a mansion. The equivalent of our M Streets homes or 1950’s mid century moderns go for $800,000 plus on the […]

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My Fave Home in the World: We’ve Got a Real Estate Deal For You That Will Make the Easter Bunny Jump Through, Well, Glass Walls!

By Candy Evans / April 1, 2013 / 17 Comments

Update, 10:23 pm: Am told this house must be sold within the next 30 days! Happy Easter Monday and I hope you all had a beautiful Easter Sunday! My leak is fixed, Jo is enjoying her family, and I am bringing you an Easter treat that will make your heart beat faster. From Robbie Briggs […]

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My Fave Home in the World: We've Got a Real Estate Deal For You That Will Make the Easter Bunny Jump Through, Well, Glass Walls!

By Candy Evans / April 1, 2013 / 8 Comments

Update, 10:23 pm: Am told this house must be sold within the next 30 days! Happy Easter Monday and I hope you all had a beautiful Easter Sunday! My leak is fixed, Jo is enjoying her family, and I am bringing you an Easter treat that will make your heart beat faster. From Robbie Briggs […]

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Gone To Texas: Are High Taxes Driving People To The Lone Star State? Or is it The Real Estate Market?

By Joanna England / February 12, 2013 / 0 Comments

Actually, it’s probably a combination of these factors, says Bloomberg News’ Josh Barro. States that have low or no income taxes such as Texas are also more friendly to developers, resulting in lower housing costs. Trulia economist Jed Kolko found that for every 100 people who moved to California in 2011, 120 people left. Those […]

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