County Economies: California Arguably Doing Better Than Recent Report Suggests January 26, 2016

We discuss a recent National Association of Counties report on county economies.


Renter Housing Costs Have Outpaced Owner Costs February 17, 2015

Since the early 2000s, median housing costs in California have increased faster than median incomes. During the last several years, though, the gap between these two has narrowed. This overall improvement is largely attributable to falling housing costs for homeowners, while the gap between renters' incomes and their housing costs continues to widen.


California Home Prices Rising Again December 16, 2014

2013 was the first year since 2006 in which California home prices increased significantly.


California Housing Construction Recovering Slowly December 16, 2014

Building permits for residential construction dropped sharply after the collapse of the housing bubble. They are recovering slowly.


Great Recession: More Job Loss...Longer Time to Recover December 4, 2014

The 2007-2009 recession hit California very hard. Only recentlyin mid 2014did California return to the number of jobs it had before the recession.