Advocacy at the South Bay Association of REALTORS®

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Tell us about your experience with PACE loans

Many homeowners throughout California are benefiting from Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for energy-efficient home improvements. Depending on your city, there are a number of vendors who are offering financing. Check in with your local city hall to determine whether your city has approved PACE financing for your home. Meanwhile, have you used PACE […]

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Manhattan Beach Blvd at Metlox Plaza

Manhattan Beach moves to protect small town charm, but not without risks

After several years of planning, discussions and public participation, the Manhattan Beach City Council this week moved to protect the small town charm of its downtown core. This action comes amid (or despite) the very, very expensive real estate surrounding it. The Daily Breeze reports: Moving to preserve the quaint, small-town charm of a community […]

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White House calls on cities to rethink restrictive zoning laws

The Obama Administration weighed into the debate about overly restrictive zoning laws that has been riling up land use and development folks for decades – and pitting them against certain residents and neighbors for whom “Not In My Backyard” is just a polite cover-up for anger, suspicion, and fear mixed with politics and local personalities. The President has released […]

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