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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

 No. I got a LA CRA redevelopment loan starting in end of 1990 to rehab a commercial building into apartment units on Bonnie Brae. I could tell you a thousand reasons why government should not be involved in trying these projects. Summary: the bean counters in LA City worked 2 days a week, the inspectors asked for cash payoffs, they made us change plans mid stream, the local MS13 and 18th Street gangs were more organized than the City, then the riots came in 1992 and we watched buildings around us burned, fire fighters came but no police.... Redevlopment must be for profit and not run by burocrats and people looking for payola. 

 

Mar 29, 2019 03:32 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I pay very little attention to what California is doing... very little of what that state does makes sense to me.

Mar 29, 2019 01:21 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

 CA should revive conservative politics and save itself from socialism.

Mar 29, 2019 01:34 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I haven't kept up with what California is doing with regards to Real Estate.

Mar 30, 2019 04:45 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm on the East coast and have not been keeping up with this - at all!

Mar 29, 2019 11:36 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The politicians really need to get their hands out of it.  As a Californian, I can truely say we've had no good leadership in my lifetime.

Mar 29, 2019 04:23 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Excessive regulations are seldom good for development, yet Californians love their excessive regulations.

Mar 29, 2019 05:55 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

California is like a different country to those in MA....

Mar 29, 2019 04:16 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

California has different air and different thinking. What does Nancy think?

Mar 29, 2019 02:47 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

CA...land of high taxes, water shortages, and bad managment

Mar 29, 2019 02:41 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

California is a world on its own with little fiefdoms of every kind even across the street from each other..  We are not generalists which in our opinion can cover a multitude of sins...

Mar 29, 2019 02:26 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Don;t know

Mar 30, 2019 03:15 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew 

Mar 30, 2019 02:59 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I think that horse has left the barn.

Mar 29, 2019 09:05 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I did not click on the link. 

Mar 29, 2019 02:19 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I will let the California experts answer this question.  

Mar 30, 2019 09:40 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Glad I live in Denver.

Apr 15, 2019 02:46 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

CA is too far away from me in N. Virginia and not just geographically its a different world entirely 

Apr 05, 2019 10:21 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Not there. You can access Google or other search engines to figure it out for you! Happy research...

Mar 31, 2019 03:44 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good question but do not have a answer!

 

Mar 31, 2019 11:14 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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 They need to do something to solve traffic congestion and provide more affordable housing....

Mar 30, 2019 01:21 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

No idea what is going on on the other side of the country but I can speak for CT. They should revive the economy by making the state attractive to big businesses again. 

Mar 30, 2019 07:42 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

California - The Land of Oz 
I am with Caroline Gerardo on this. 

 

Mar 30, 2019 07:34 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Sure but not by the means mentioned in the article. How about rewarding developers with a tax break for revitalizing an area or some other way to reward the private sector. I bet most areas already have plenty of folks with money and vision and a desire to improve a district or neighborhood and the govermental authorities just need to get out of the way. The probably don't even need to "reward" the "doers" just stop making it hard with all the governmental red tape and crazy fees & restrictions on projects that are attempting to do something that's a good idea and benefit to the community.

Mar 30, 2019 06:30 AM