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April 2024 | Platinum Living Realty Blog

Tuesday, April 23, 2024   /   by Bob Cowan


This guide on renters' rights in California is designed to aid you in initiating or terminating your lease agreement. Additionally, we will cover notifications, property inspections, and related subjects.

It's important for both landlords and tenants to understand their legal rights and responsibilities. However, landlords should particularly grasp the basics to navigate any disputes or problems that may arise. Obtaining rental property insurance in California can provide added protection for your investment.

Let's delve into this comprehensive renters' rights guide for California. Acquiring this knowledge now may help prevent potential complications with your current or prospective tenants down the line.

Rights of tenants at an early stage

Before signing a rental agreement, tenants possess certain rights that shield them from potential discrimination by landlords during the application process.

For instance, landlords are prohibited from discriminating against ...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024   /   by Bob Cowan


Beachfront Homes for Sale in San Clemente" conjures up images of opulent seaside living in a coveted locale. San Clemente, nestled along the picturesque coast of Southern California, boasts not only stunning ocean views but also a vibrant community and desirable amenities.
The phrase suggests an enticing opportunity to immerse oneself in the epitome of coastal luxury. Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing against the shore, stepping out onto your private balcony to breathe in the salty sea air, and enjoying panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean stretching out before you.
Beyond the immediate allure of living by the beach, San Clemente offers a lifestyle marked by relaxation, recreation, and refined elegance. Residents can indulge in a variety of water activities, from surfing and paddleboarding to leisurely walks along the sandy shores. The town's charming downtown area is replete with boutique shops, gourmet restaurants, and cultural attractions, pro ...

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Monday, April 22, 2024   /   by Bob Cowan


The state and Governor Gavin Newsom have formally designated California's most populated county as a "prohousing" community.

Newsom revealed on Friday that eleven communities—including the entirety of Los Angeles County—had been awarded the title.

According to officials, the distinction is granted to municipalities that are actively working to reduce red tape, lower development and construction costs, and create housing policies with a "growth mindset" in order to help address the state's urgent demand for housing.

Apart from L.A. Prohousing was assigned to the following cities in Los Angeles County: Berkeley, Brea, Crescent City, Fairfield, Pinole, Rancho Cucamonga, Richmond, South Lake Tahoe, and West Hollywood.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development's director, Gustavo Velasquez, stated that a "strong, demonstrated commitment to tearing down barriers and working to create more housing, faster" is necessary in order to receiveg ...

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Sunday, April 21, 2024   /   by Bob Cowan


A snapshot of the Santa Ana real estate market

The housing market in Santa Ana is characterized by competition. In this busy area, properties tend to sell quickly and attract many offers. Trends in the market point to dynamic dynamics that buyers and sellers need to be aware of.

Current Numbers

Median Sale Price: As of late, it has been reported that the median price at which a home in Santa Ana has been sold is roughly $738,000; this change indicates how responsive the market is to demand.

Sale Price per Square Foot: Investing in quality rather than quantity is on the rise, as evidenced by the median sale price per square foot, which is currently at $556.

Market Behavior: Real estate in Santa Ana is in high demand, as evidenced by the area's consistent sales pace. The city's increasing allure and the inherent value of its assets are reflected in this demand.

Inventory and Transactions: Information on the volume of real estate transactions in Santa Ana cang ...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024   /   by Bob Cowan


A San Clemente home in a great location, a Dana Point custom-built, ocean view Capistrano Beach Estate.

$1.75 million in San Clemente

Nestled in an idyllic setting just a leisurely stroll away from the sun-kissed shores, the San Clemente Beach Trail, the iconic San Clemente Pier, picturesque Linda Lane Park and Beach, and the charming Avenida Del Mar adorned with its eclectic array of boutiques and eateries, this property offers the epitome of coastal living. Situated in the coveted heart of San Clemente, each unit presents a blend of convenience and charm.
Comprising one 2-bedroom/1-bathroom unit and two 1-bedroom/1-bathroom units, this residence boasts versatility and potential. With each unit featuring its own one-car garage and access to a communal laundry room, convenience is paramount.
Positioned on the desirable west side of PCH and the I5, this property not only promises a prime investment opportunity but also the allure of a quintessential beach lifestyle. t ...

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