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Safety and maintenance of basement apartment in Northern California?

I am considering living in a basement apartment near a major fault line. Is this safe? [more inside]
posted by nilihm on Mar 24, 2014 - 13 answers

Apartment recommendations in Silicon Valley

I'm moving to California from Michigan to take a job at HP. Do you have recommendations for a 2 bedroom apartment that meets my needs? Safety and dog walkability are prime concerns. Especially interested in perspectives on Prometheus Apartments Metropolitan and Americana. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2014 - 10 answers

California Housing - why spend $750K on a starter home?

I live in Southern California, and the housing market in my area is insane. "Starter" homes here cost between $600K-1M, and these are mostly old tract homes that have 2 bedrooms, are less than 1000 square feet, are on less than 1/6 of an acre, and need ample renovations. I'm having a hard time seeing how buying one of these at that price could ever be a good investment, or something to feel good about - even though I know this is where the market is, I can't help but think that is a huge ripoff. But people are buying, and even bidding above asking price. My question is - why does anyone think it's a good idea to spend so much to get so little? Am I just out of touch and is $750K not that much money anymore?
posted by emily37 on Aug 4, 2013 - 35 answers

What parts of Oakland, CA are best to settle in?

What parts of Oakland, CA are best to settle in? [more inside]
posted by yoz420 on Nov 28, 2012 - 20 answers

i left my heart on catalina

Is it possible to buy or build a house on Catalina island outside of Avalon? [more inside]
posted by luriete on Jan 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Where in California should we live?

Help me find the new hometown of my dreams: quiet-but-not-dull coastal northern California community with a slightly hippy-and/or-artsy vibe and awesome schools. Alternatively, convince me that my desires are self-contradictory and the place I'm looking for does not exist. [more inside]
posted by ook on May 25, 2011 - 25 answers

3 different rooms so 3 different rents?

I'm in the hunt for some new roommates in this house, and I'd like suggestions on how best to divvy up rent based on bedroom size and amenities. Also, how should I go about listing the rooms for rent here in central Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 15, 2010 - 11 answers

I'm moving moving, out out, to Cali Cali

Moving from Milwaukee, WI to take a job in Carlsbad, CA - what should I know, and where should I live? [more inside]
posted by Never Better on May 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Where to live in Santa Barbara?

Where are the best neighborhoods in the Santa Barbara area for two 20-something professionals? My boyfriend will be working in Goleta starting in June and we're looking for a 1BR apartment preferably near stuff like grocery shopping, cafes/restaurants, a public library, and running/walking paths. [more inside]
posted by wsquared on Apr 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Kicking out a roommate not a lease in San Francisco.

Giving ye olde boot to a roommate not a lease in San Francisco.. [more inside]
posted by hobbes on Jan 15, 2009 - 11 answers

Should I buy now?

In the market of Buying a Condo in the Los Angeles areas and want to know how to research best. Need to find out sites that keep me up to date with the housing market, when its good to buy etc...for with the economy right now I don't really know what to do.....please help [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Sep 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Why do property taxes vary so much on this street?

How Does The California Property Tax System Work? [more inside]
posted by mhh5 on Mar 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Illegal Eviction Notice in Los Angeles

Have you dealt with an illegal eviction notice in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by chez shoes on Feb 15, 2008 - 11 answers

How should a renter deal with foreclosure?

What do renters do when their landlord's property goes through a foreclosure? [more inside]
posted by rezaman on Nov 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Relocating To Pomona, CA : rental housing and general advice?

Pomona/Claremont/Inland Empire Filter. I have just landed an academic job at Cal Poly Pomona. Does anyone have advice about where to live, in rental housing, NEAR as possible to campus. Advice on apt/househunting in the inland empire in general also requested. General advice about Cal Poly and the Pomona/Claremont area sought too. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on May 3, 2007 - 10 answers

Help for a rental refugee?

Can anyone provide advice, suggest tenant rights resources, courses of action or even refer a good pro-bono lawyer for a friend of mine who's getting screwed by her landlord during the conversion of her apartment complex from rentals to condos in Studio City, CA? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 29, 2007 - 11 answers

California Housing Market

How does one monitor the Housing Market of Southern California? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Mar 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Where can I look to find a rental in Santa Barbara?

[SantaBarbaraFilter]I can't find rental housing in Santa Barbara. What's the trick? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Aug 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Should I move to Santa Barbara?

Husband and I considering a move to Santa Barbara where he has a job offer in a high-tech company. Is this feasible from an economic standpoint? [more inside]
posted by TorontoSandy on Oct 26, 2005 - 23 answers

Seeking recommendations for gay-friendly community with affordable homes & good schools in CA

RealEstateFilter Any recommendations for a gay-friendly community in California where three bedroom single-family houses with reliable broadband access can still be found for <$125k in a safe, good school district?
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Jul 31, 2004 - 23 answers

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