SUMMER TEMPS AND FUN IN THE SOUTH BAY ARE IN FULL EFFECT!
From busier than usual beach parking to longer lines for dining al fresco, and the slight underlying scent of sunscreen... all the signs of another exciting summer abound. It seems there is fun to be had and it's all outdoors in an attempt to catch a breeze in this heat!
The rise in temps all around can also be seen cooking up the rising rents in the area! The sales of apartment buildings in the South Bay have nearly tripled recently. New owners seem to be finding multiple reasons to complete a few upgrades on their investments (great for the construction companies!) and then pass costs onto their tenants.
This rise in rental property transactions has been linked to several factors including reality TV renovation shows as well as the "soon to be finished" NFL stadium and all that it entails. It's more than likely a combination of a few factors. No matter how you look at it, upgrading current buildings brings a new found inspiration for economic growth throughout the area.
Here's to filling the rest of your summer days with memorable activities that can be enjoyed in the air conditioning!
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HOW HIGH CAN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME PRICES GO? A LOT, EXPERTS SAY
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Nominal home prices have surpassed pre-recession highs in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Riverside and San Bernardino counties are about 18 percent below their price peaks. But none of those counties has reached pre-recession peaks in inflation-adjusted dollars."
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Between 2010 and 2016, the Twin Cities metro area population grew by 6 percent. In the same time period, Minneapolis grew 8.1 percent and St. Paul grew by 6.1 percent, according to Census figures compiled by Kolko..."
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