California housing affordability rises in Q3

Housing affordability increased in 22 of the state’s 28 metropolitan areas in the third quarter, according to the California Building Industry Association’s Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). On a statewide basis, the HOI found that a family earning the median income could have afforded 63.5 percent of the new and existing homes that were sold during …

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Will the AERIE project be approved this time?

The AERIE project — denied Coastal Commission approval last spring — has been revised and reduced and will go back before the agency in March. The Coastal Commission’s agenda lists the project on the March 9 agenda for a meeting in Santa Cruz. No staff report has been posted. In a recent interview, owner Rick …

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