Are you considering investing directly in rental real estate? With many people increasingly concerned about both stock and bond market valuations, you’re not alone. First, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of becoming a landlord: Income: With stocks and bonds both yielding about 2%, one of the main benefits of real estate is the ability to generate…

No matter what the location and what type of property, every buyer wants to feel they’re getting a great deal and aren’t paying the highest price, said Raifie Bass, an Aspen-based broker for Douglas Elliman. And purchasing a property in a transitioning neighborhood is one way a buyer can optimize potential appreciation and growth. But…

You probably already knew this, but: California has the country’s highest rents. Nine of the U.S. cities with the most expensive one-bedroom apartments in June were in California, according to data from Zillow, a real estate research firm. In San Francisco, a median one-bedroom apartment listing asked renters to pay $3,395, the highest in the country….

SACRAMENTO — A full-fledged housing crisis has gripped California, marked by a severe lack of affordable homes and apartments for middle-class families. The median cost of a home here is now a staggering $500,000, twice the national cost. Homelessness is surging across the state. In Los Angeles, booming with construction and signs of prosperity, some people…