By Jeff Collins | Southern California News Group PUBLISHED: March 19, 2019 at 5:02 am | UPDATED: March 19, 2019 at 7:38 am Travis Page, owner of Clover’s Lawn Service, rakes leaves at an Opendoor house on Joltaire Way in Winchester in December. Opendoor became the fourth iBuyer to start operating in Southern California. Although iBuyers have been active since 2014, the online home-buying model didn’t reach Southern California until 2017. (Photo by Frank Bellino, contributing photographer) Southern California is relatively new to the iBuyer trend, which prefers markets with large expanses of cookie cutter tract housing to make it easier to accurately price houses. While iBuying has been in full swing in places like Phoenix for several years, the first iBuyers started working in Southrn California in 2017. In the past six months, RedfinNow expanded from the Inland Empire into Orange and Los Angeles counties. Opendoor and Zillow Offers recently announced plans to expand … [Read more...] about What’s an iBuyer? These companies will buy your home quicker, but at what cost?
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Also this week: Duke's got two huge issues to fix and the race for 3,000 points by Matt Norlander @MattNorlander 32s ago • 11 min read Murray State sophomore point guard Ja Morant has undergone a rise in the past month that, for a mid-major player, is unlike anything college basketball has seen in a long time. This is not the story of a three- or four-year boil to All-American status. Morant was a known talent, sure -- he made our preseason list of the top 101 players in the sport -- but his profile has gone stratospheric in a way that almost never happens with sophomores dominating mid-major opponents. Morant started creating a buzz when he was putting up good numbers -- and fearless dunks -- on teams like Alabama and Auburn in nonconference play. But it was his Vince-Carter-on-Frederic-Weis imitation on Jan. 10 that hoisted his rep. From there, another obscene dunk last week and, most recently, a 40-point/11-assist/five-steal … [Read more...] about Court Report: The real story of Ja Morant, Zion Williamson playing on the same AAU team
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated every Week 11 college football game 10,000 times by CBS Sports Staff 31s ago • 3 min read As the Week 11 college football schedule approaches, title races are coming down to a handful of teams. In the SEC, however, the divisions are already decided, with Georgia clinching the East last week and Alabama doing the same in the West. Their Week 11 matchups against Auburn and Mississippi State, respectively, are therefore all about survival, and the latest college football odds show that Vegas isn't expecting a letdown. In fact, Georgia is a 14-point favorite, while Alabama is a 24.5-point favorite in the latest Week 11 college football odds. No matter what game or college football odds and lines you have your eye on, check out the Week 11 college football picks and predictions from SportsLine's advanced computer model before making your selections.The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college … [Read more...] about College football odds, picks, lines for Week 11: Advanced computer model loving Minnesota and Alabama
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 10:32 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 We're looking at a new dust-up in retirement the universe. What, exactly, is a reasonable retirement age? Is 70 the new 65? Or is 35 the magic number? TV personality Suze Orman says don't dream about retiring a minute before you hit 70, while Twitter showman and blogger "Mr. Money Mustache" is promoting a lifestyle through the FIRE movement — which stands for "Financial Independence, Retire Early" — which might enable you to leave your day job by your 30s or 40s. Join the FIRE movement? Or prepare to burn out by working eight years beyond a solid retirement age? Unfortunately, it's one extreme or another to snag a sound bite. Magic numbers do drive blogs and podcasts Let's face it, if you're trying to build a huge following why not create a cash cult based on the idea of retiring young. The theory that you can take control of your money — as well as … [Read more...] about What’s the recommended retirement savings? Depends on age
The DirecTV signal on Tilman Fertitta’s Gulfstream G550 jet keeps cutting in and out, testing his patience. It’s a Sunday afternoon in September and the new owner of the Houston Rockets is cussing at a shaky satellite signal that’s preventing him from watching the late slate of NFL games, just like countless other normal American sports fans are doing at this very moment. It’s just this TV happens to be on a jet, 30,000 feet in the air, en route from Lubbock, Texas, to Los Angeles. Like this, time spent with Fertitta is a series of painfully normal moments set in totally alien circumstances: He’s a normal guy who likes to meet up with a friend after work for a drink, but that friend is a Wall Street CEO in a SoHo penthouse, and the topic of helicopter-friendly weather comes up. When he asks about the game day tailgating around Nissan Stadium in Nashville, it’s not because he’s interested in a road trip, but because he’s wanted to find a … [Read more...] about New Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has James Harden and Chris Paul, but it’s time to put his mark on the team