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For a more prudent use of water, a new restriction for new homes built after December 1, 2015 cannot have more than 25% of the homes’ lot covered in grass. The purpose is to greatly reduce the use of water for lawn care. New landscaping ideas that are California friendly and having a green home is a huge marketing point for sellers looking to sell their homes.

Homebuyers, sellers and builders see Green in lawn-free houses

Homebuilders’ plans to roll out new housing are not hampered by this lawn restriction. In a preemptive move, builders have already adopted xeriscaping on new properties to eliminate or greatly reduce the need for irrigated water. As you might expect, homebuilders’ early adoption of xeriscaping came not in response to California’s drought, but to consumer demands for low cost maintenance of landscaping.

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Investing: Stocks or real estate?

Where to park your cash? It depends on how long you’re going to park it for – and what types of risks you’re willing to take.

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Investing: Stocks or real estate?

Where to park your cash? It depends on how long you’re going to park it for – and what types of risks you’re willing to take.

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Orange County housing indicators

View these Orange County regional charts for details on current activity and forecasts for its local housing market.

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Real Estate Investment

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Investing: Stocks or real estate?

Where to park your cash? It depends on how long you’re going to park it for – and what types of risks you’re willing to take.

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California regional update: Commercial real estate

How is your region’s commercial real estate market recovering? Industrial, office and retail are covered in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento and San Diego.

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