La Habra Heights hopefuls divided

first_img“I want to study this and talk to the fire chief,” he said. “Maybe we can take advantage of \ volunteers and have some kind of hybrid system to provide additional service on the east and west side.” The problem is that it might cost about $220,000 a year for just a paramedic station, Baroldi said. Gomez said an additional station could provide a faster response to the east and west areas, such as Powder Canyon. The candidates also are divided over the site and cost for a new fire station. “A majority of the City Council is not listening as demonstrated last Thursday night,” Gomez said, attacking the council’s decision on its site selection. “I would listen to residents and leave The Park alone. There would be no new City Hall and I would build an affordable fire station at the current site. We need to live within our means.” Baroldi said he favored a new station that would be built in a fiscally responsible way. Vipperman said he worried about the estimated cost of $6.8 million, especially considering the city can only afford up to $6.5 million. “I feel the cost is going to go up and we’ll have to look to residents to pay the difference,” he said. Klein said the council has selected a site and now would have to figure out how to pay for it. “I think the fire station can go in increments and we need to look at phasing it in,” he said. “If we do take it on all at once, that’s something that should be voted on by the voters before we take on that indebtedness.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I don’t support an east side substation,” Klein said. “With mutual aid \ we can use our resources to provide fire services for the center area and the first responders to the east or west would be from Los Angeles County facilities that are already paid for.” One answer would be to get more volunteers, but Klein said it’s important the city’s volunteers meet county standards. Vipperman argued that La Habra Heights should take care of itself. “It’s not a great idea to say the neighbors are going to take care of you – that La Habra Heights can’t provide fire services to the east or west side,” he said. Baroldi said he too believes the city needs to consider additional stations so it can be self-sufficient. LA HABRA HEIGHTS – It was incumbent Fred Klein on one side and challengers Layne Baroldi, Vincent Gomez and Howard Vipperman on the other at Tuesday’s City Council candidates forum. The issue at the forum at City Hall was fire service and whether the community needs satellite stations. The challengers said yes, additional stations should be considered, but Klein, who is seeking a fourth term, said they aren’t needed. The four candidates are vying for two seats on the council in the March 6 election. last_img read more

Here is Where SingleFamily Homes Sell the Fastest

first_img Days on the Market Homebuilding Housing Inventory National Association of Realtors 2016-08-12 Seth Welborn Share August 12, 2016 568 Views Here is Where Single-Family Homes Sell the Fastestcenter_img While the average number of days on the market for a single-family home ticked up from May to June nationwide, according to the most recent existing-home sales report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the number of days that a home remains for sale is shrinking in about a third of the states.About half of the properties that sold in the second quarter were on the market for 30 days or less in 16 states plus the District of Columbia, according to NAR Research Economist Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton.The majority of the states where half the properties sold in less than a month were located in the West and Midwest. The only three of these states located in the East (besides D.C.) were Massachusetts, Virginia, and Georgia.Western states included in the group were California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. Midwestern states where half of single-family houses sold in less than 30 days were Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota. Texas was also included in this group.As to the question of why homes are selling faster in West and Midwest states, the answer lies in the number of new homes that are being built—or rather, aren’t being built.“It all comes down to housing starts,” said Adam DeSanctis of NAR. “In the Midwest, there’s hardly any homes being built. It’s more affordable and you have more buyers there than you had a few years ago. In the West, this has been an issue for quite a few years now since the recovery. The economy, for the most part in most of those local markets is very strong. They just aren’t building enough homes and not enough people are listing their homes for sale. So what you’re seeing is that inventory is tight and homes continue to sell quicker because not enough is being built or put back on the market for existing homeowners to get that supply back up there again.”Distressed properties, which typically stay on the market longer than non-distressed properties, brought up the average number of days on the market. Foreclosed properties stayed on the market for an average of 49 days in June, and short sales took an average of 156 days on the market to sell. As a result, the average number of days on the market rose from 32 to 34 days over-the-month in June while staying flat over-the-year.In some states, single-family houses were still taking a while to sell in Q2. Wyoming, Alabama, and Delaware each had an average of more than 90 days for a single-family home to sell during the second quarter; overall in June, 11 percent of properties nationwide were on the market for longer than six months. in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

AMDC Welcomes New Member

first_imgAMDC Welcomes New Member in Data, Headlines, News June 22, 2017 488 Views Sharecenter_img AMDC 2017-06-22 Brianna Gilpin We are pleased to announce that the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) welcomes a new member, National MI. “National MI has a keen interest and a strong commitment to promoting multicultural diversity and inclusiveness in the mortgage industry to open up more opportunities for homeownership in the U.S. We have a very active educational effort program underway that helps lenders expand their outreach to many first-time homebuyers, including multicultural segments, to facilitate affordable and sustainable homeownership for families with low down payments.” – National MIPlease join us in welcoming National MI as the newest member of the American Mortgage Diversity Council.last_img read more