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Southern California’s median home price rose 8% in March from February and increased 23.4% year-over-year.
Southern California’s housing market is headed toward the spring shopping season with strong price gains and a steady improvement in sales.
The robust price gains — driven by a low inventory of homes listed for sale, more move-up purchases and fewer foreclosures — should help solidify a recovery that began last year, experts said.
The March numbers were reported Wednesday by DataQuick, a real estate information service.
While some analysts have voiced concern about the potential for speculation in certain fast-gaining markets, many also note that a sharp recovery should be expected given how far home prices fell during the bust.
“It’s remarkable how much the housing scene has changed in a year,” DataQuick President John Walsh said. “We’re seeing the release of a lot of pent-up demand, especially in the middle- and higher-priced neighborhoods where activity had been sluggish for years.” …Continue…
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Southern California’s housing market recently posted strong median home price gains as new foreclosure starts plummeted dramatically across the state. We’re the best Santa Monica real estate agents when you want ocean front real estate in Santa Monica ca, because we’ve been beach residents for many years as well as Santa Monica realtors.
The six-county region’s median home price rose 23.5% from the same month a year earlier to $321,000, according to real estate research firm DataQuick. Home sales rose 10.6% to 16,058 over the same period.
The rise in home prices came as foreclosure starts in California took a massive tumble. The foreclosure decline came as new state laws aimed at prohibiting certain aggressive bank repossession practices went into effect.
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The real estate website ForeclosureRadar.com reported a 60.5% decline in the number of default notices issued in California in January compared with December. …Continue…
Mexican architects Alejandro D’Acosta and Claudia Turrent continue their experiments in sustainable living with their recently completed earthen home built into a cliff.
D’Acosta and Turrent began their two-year construction project by digging a foundation into the cliff, then constructing a perimeter of 3-foot-thick rammed-earth retaining walls. They called the inner structure of earthen tunnels an “hormiguero,” or ants’ nest. A concrete slab hearth supports the weight of the wood floor and roof, “like a huge column supporting a bridge,” D’Acosta said. The result is a 2,300-square-foot house with bohemian flair.
Alejandro D’Acosta stands on the back deck of his house. “The sea is moving all the time,” he said. “The sun, the wind, all the natural elements are moving the point of view. When you stop to think of the project, we are floating on the Earth.”
Another component of the home is recycled 100-year-old redwood planks from a bridge in Northern California. The couple bought 200 of the timbers, each 27 feet long and 1 ton, from a salvage yard in Rosarito Beach. They cut the plants and used them to fashion the front door, pictured here, as well as the roof and floor, front walkway, back deck and kitchen table. A steel pivot in the floor allows the 18-foot-tall, half-ton door to move with ease. …Continue…