Housing often costs a literal fortune in California, and Governor Jerry Brown doesn't see an easy fix. Demand to live in the state is high, but there are local factors at work impeding housing construction.
Yesterday   San Francisco Business Times
<p>President Hugo Chávez is guiding government plans to create several brand new cities to serve as models of social and environmental harmony.</p>
Nov 30, 2007   The Washington Post
<p>Even with increased awareness of global warning and more focus on urban living, the process of outward development continues in cities across America -- driven by homebuyers' continuing desire to own a piece of the American Dream.</p>
Nov 29, 2007   The Chicago Tribune
<p>California is home to the least affordable housing markets, while Michigan and Ohio are the places with the lowest home prices.</p>
Nov 29, 2007   Inman Real Estate News
<p>The state has launched a revamped home buyer assistance program that provide grants to employees who buy a home within 10 miles from their work.</p>
Nov 28, 2007   The Baltimore Sun
<p>In this article from <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, Joel Kotkin discusses the history of suburban development, and looks at how they have changed in the years since Levittown.</p>
Nov 26, 2007   The Wall Street Journal
<p>Community members in Ohio are fighting against real estate prospectors by buying up property before investors can move in to "flip" them for a quick profit.</p>
Nov 26, 2007   The Enquirer
<p>Mixed use developments are reeling in residents, but struggle to attract retailers.</p>
Nov 22, 2007   The New York Times
<p>A mixed-income housing project is one of a handful of housing complexes taking form in New Orleans, where housing availability has been slow to recover to pre-Katrina levels.</p>
Nov 21, 2007   The New York Times
<p>Developers seek to use the environmental friendliness of their projects to lure second home buyers who may be struggling with the guilt of buying another home and increasing their environmental footprint.</p>
Nov 21, 2007   The Wall Street Journal
<p>The burgeoning increase in foreclosures is leaving some suburban California neighborhoods with multiple abandoned and unguarded homes, which become tempting targets for looters, vandals and thieves.</p>
Nov 21, 2007   Modesto Bee