About half of households can afford the national median–priced home, but that number shrinks dramatically in the big cities, according an analysis from Meyers Research, a national real estate consultancy. Just 17% of Los Angeles–area residents earning local wages can afford to become homeowners in that metropolitan area, where the median price is just shy of $1 million. Only about a third of San Francisco– and New York–area residents can afford to buy in their respective metros. … [Read more...] about First-Time Buyers, Beware: Homeownership Is Becoming a Tale of the Haves and Have-Nots
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If you don't know whether you have a government-backed loan, you can check Freddie Mac's or Fannie Mae's web sites or use this loan lookup tool. If you have trouble with your servicer, you can report your issue in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau complaint database. … [Read more...] about Delayed mortgage payments coming due? These are your options
The group decided to turn around and head back to the trailhead. They would take the more direct route toward the van parked at Red’s Meadow. Using what little information they could glean from friends and a ranger, and the wind data, they determined it was the safest option. They brought their salmon and mussels: “Only our best foods,” Karim laughed. … [Read more...] about These backcountry hikers got caught as the Creek Fire roared to life. So they outsmarted it
He said to me, "I don't think I got in too much trouble with that." Not, "I'm sorry I did it." It was, "Oh, I didn't think I got in that much trouble," so for him, what matters is not the fairness of something. Ten times harder is justified in his mind. You criticize my hair, I'm going to call you a big, fat, ugly person who's not worth the air that you breathe. It's all relative, and it's all, is it fair to me? Does it mean that I'm getting my ego stroked or somehow being ignored or diminished? … [Read more...] about Who is Donald Trump?
3:30 p.m. Prominent COVID-19 vaccine study put on hold: Phase 3 trials for a COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University were put on hold Tuesday, after a suspected adverse reaction by a participant in the U.K. A spokesperson for AstraZeneca, which is considered a frontrunner in the race for a vaccine, said in a statement that the “standard review process triggered a pause to vaccination to allow review of safety data.” The trials in the U.S. include volunteers from UCSF, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and Sutter Health’s East Bay AIDS Center. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Sept. 8-9