More evidence that the real estate market is rigged
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Article from the San Francisco Chronicle:

“Right now the dominating force driving the rental market in California is foreclosed-upon former homeowners transitioning to renters,” Burke said. “That demographic is an important market segment forĀ us.”

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Dealing with lead during renovation
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If you’re renovating a home built before 1978, take precautions to deal with lead that was formerly used in paint.

by Scott J. Wilson, Los Angeles TimesJuly 15, 2012

If you’re planning to renovate a home built before 1978, there are regulations concerning dust and other materials containing lead, a toxic substance formerly used in paint. Some key things to know:

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