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[OPINION] In defense of requiring solar on all new homes

Posted by   /  May 16, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  1 Comment

By Court Rich | Senior Partner/Director Rose Law Group Renewable Energy Dept. Last Wednesday, the California Energy Commission implemented a requirement that all new homes constructed after January 1, 2020, include rooftop solar. This requirement builds upon previous state codes that, like many jurisdictions across the country, already required every new home to have a […]

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California makes history: All new homes to have solar panels starting in 2020

Posted by   /  May 10, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  1 Comment

Solar Builder How’s this for a solar shot in the arm: California has approved a new policy that will require virtually all new homes in the state to incorporate solar panels starting in 2020. The California Energy Commission voted today to adopt the policy as part of the state’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards after working […]

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Crossing a different border: California’s cost of living pushes people to move to Arizona [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  April 20, 2018  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Micah Alise Bledsoe | Cronkite News ORANGE COUNTY, California – A company that manufactures workbenches and lab furniture is relocating to Goodyear to save money, while creating 30 new jobs in Arizona. Matt McConnell, director of sales and marketing for IAC Industries, said the move will increase the stability and longevity of his business. […]

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California Housing Problems Are Spilling Across Its Borders

Posted by   /  March 20, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Reno is among several Western cities experiencing congestion and new tensions as California residents and businesses seek more affordable locations. By Conor Dougherty | The New York Times A growing homelessness crisis. Complaints about traffic congestion. Worries that the economy is becoming dominated by a wealthy elite. Those sound like California’s problems in a nutshell. […]

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Arizona 5th in poverty rates, California 1st

Posted by   /  January 17, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal California — with its wealth, Silicon Valley, Hollywood and liberal politics — has the highest poverty rate in the U.S. when cost-of-living is combined with income levels. Arizona — which likes to contrast its costs, business and political climates to California — isn’t far behind and has the […]

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Arizona lawmakers to California: Can we help you secede from the union?

Posted by   /  January 17, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Paulina Pineda | Arizona Capitol imes Goodbye, California. State Rep. Mark Finchem won’t be sad to see you go. On the contrary, the Oro Valley Republican is happy to sever California’s ties from the union. Finchem today introduced a concurrent resolution supporting California’s secession from the United States. For some Arizona legislators like Finchem, […]

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CoreLogic analysis shows more than 172,000 homes at risk from wildfires in Napa and Santa Rosa

Posted by   /  October 10, 2017  /  Real Estate News Briefs  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.)  According to CoreLogic® hazard risk analysis, a total of 172,117 homes with a combined reconstruction cost value (RCV) of more than $65 billion are at some level of risk from the wildfires in the Napa and Santa Rosa metropolitan areas. The analysis is […]

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First-time homebuyers: Your time is now

Posted by   /  October 4, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Suzanne De Vita | RisMedia Fall is for first-timers. Seventy of the top 100 largest metropolitan areas see more starter homes on-market in October, November and December, relieving prices 4.8 percent over spring, according to the recently released Trulia Inventory and Price Watch. The most dramatic shifts—in favor of first-time homebuyers—in prices and supply […]

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See where the industrial real estate heart of America is

Posted by   /  October 3, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal California’s Inland Empire — which often competes with Phoenix and Las Vegas for regional distribution, e-commerce and manufacturing operations — added by far the most industrial real estate space in the U.S. during the past decade. That is according to new data from CommercialCafe, a real estate information […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for Aug. 28, 2017: Denver city officials are poised to take a stand on immigration Monday night that likely will rankle federal authorities and the Trump Administration

Posted by   /  August 28, 2017  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

Denver’s new stance on immigration could draw blowback from the feds — but other cities have gone further New Mexico: Breathing easier in oil patch Utah insurers want high-cost patients removed from the Obamacare marketplace Las Vegas: New program has nurses taking calls California: Police identify 13 people arrested in demonstrations  

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