Jeff Collins, O.C. Register

Jeff Collins

O.C. Register

California, United States

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Recent:
  • O.C. Register
  • Whittier Daily News
Past:
  • Pasadena Star News
  • SGV Tribune
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • LakeCountyRecordBee
  • Daily Bulletin
  • Daily Breeze
  • L.A. Daily News
  • and more…

Recent articles by Jeff:

Inflation’s impact raises specter of a regional recession – Orange County Register

Southern California won’t escape a looming downturn, but economic strengths could shield the region from its worst impacts, report says. → Read More

Fixing racial housing gap will take local initiative, author tells Realtors

“There is no political will to do federal policy that’s going to be significant,” says Richard Rothstein, author of “The Color of Law.” → Read More

Microgrid will let these Menifee homes keep lights on during outages

The Department of Energy selected a Menifee development as a pilot for building new energy-efficient homes. The project is one of 10 “Connected Communities,” officially launched today, … → Read More

Southern California home prices fall for 4th straight month

The September tally of 16,326 transactions — down 33.5% — was the second-slowest September in records dating back 35 years. → Read More

Realtor reckoning takes stock of industry’s contribution to California housing segregation

The California Association of Realtors has become the latest real estate group to repudiate its “regretful history of advancing discriminatory policies.” → Read More

Realtor reckoning takes stock of industry’s contribution to California housing segregation

The California Association of Realtors has become the latest real estate group to repudiate its “regretful history of advancing discriminatory policies.” → Read More

California ‘prime target’ for home price declines in 2023, economist says

Shocked by rising mortgage rates, homebuyers and sellers are backing away from the market, economists say. → Read More

California ‘prime target’ for home price declines in 2023, economist says – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Shocked by rising mortgage rates, homebuyers and sellers are backing away from the market, economists say. → Read More

Realtor reckoning takes stock of industry’s contribution to housing segregation

The California Association of Realtors has become the latest real estate group to repudiate its “regretful history of advancing discriminatory policies.” → Read More

These Southern California governments have approved housing plans

These cities and counties have state-approved housing plans for the Regional Housing Needs Assessment cycle running from October 2021 through October 2029. → Read More

Realtors predict home prices will drop 9% in 2023

Declines are expected both for house prices and sales as mortgage rates stay high, the California Association of Realtors forecast. → Read More

Realtors predict home prices will drop 9% in 2023

Declines are expected both for house prices and sales as mortgage rates stay high, the California Association of Realtors forecast. → Read More

Realtors predict home prices will drop 9% in 2023

Declines are expected both for house prices and sales as mortgage rates stay high, the California Association of Realtors forecast. → Read More

Report: Wages up, poverty down with COVID economy behind Orange County

The Orange County Business Council’s annual statistical review finds most trends moving in the right direction. → Read More

As Southern Californians grow old, housing will be scarce; solutions, pitfalls are already here

Home sharing and intergenerational households will become more common as housing shortages and safety net gaps limit options for older Southern Californians. “We’re only limited by our … → Read More

Home sharing, backyard cottages and renting out rooms help seniors find housing

Bobbie Hill has been renting out rooms in her two-story Claremont house since her first child went off to college more than 25 years ago. Since then, at least 120 college students have boarded in h… → Read More

Pro-housing group sues three cities for failing to adopt 2029 housing plans

Fullerton, Claremont and La Mirada are the latest of nine cities sued by Californians for Homeownership, a Realtor-backed public interest group. → Read More

1,261 more rental vouchers coming to low-income Southern California renters

The expansion is small, adding less than 1% to the 142,000 Section 8 assistance already administered in a four-county region. → Read More

Housing slowdown continues despite brief interest rate reprieve

Bidding wars are scarce. Buyers are sidelined by a 47% jump in the typical house payment. And discouraged owners are shying away from the market. → Read More

Governor Newsom signs reusable tenant screening bill

While the bill seeks to lower rental application costs, acceptance of tenant-provided background checks will be voluntary. → Read More