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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SCOTLAND has long been a popular choice for those in the north in need of a weekend break. Glasgow and Edinburgh are both within easy reach for a couple of days of sightseeing, shopping and culture, with direct flights cheap and plentiful. However, there are also excellent sea links in place – as I discovered during a pre-Christmas 48-hour visit to Edinburgh by car, courtesy of P&O Ferries. Getting there The two-hour crossing is made all the more bearable by paying a small premium for access to the cosy P&O Club Lounge, which is equipped with sofas, wif-fi, a TV and free newspapers/magazines, plus enough free snacks and hot/cold beverages to sink the Titanic. There’s even a waiter-serviced hot food menu available (at additional cost). It’s then about a two-and-a-half hour car journey from Cairnryan to the Scottish capital, the majority of it an easy motorway drive, especially with the aid of Google Maps/satnav. It’s hardly the most breathtaking of … [Read more...] about Travel: Edinburgh by sea with P&O Ferries
By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:22 am A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the bottom floor of the Northridge Meadows apartments searching for victims. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEmergency workers remove a survivor from the first floor of the Northridge Meadows. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fire and rescue vehicles fill the street in front of the Northridge Meadows apartment … [Read more...] about 25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?
Cannabis discovered at the property in Felthorpe. Picture: Norfolk Police Archant A rural Norfolk village turned to a hive of police activity this week as two sophisticated cannabis factories have been unearthed in just 48 hours. Sgt Toby Gosden with the cannabis seized from the property on Brands Lane, Felthorpe. Picture: Dominic GilbertOfficers had descended on Felthorpe already this year, as one of the largest cannabis factories ever found in the county was discovered there in April.And this week, just a stone’s throw apart, police have dismantled two more factories, which they do not believe are connected.Combined, around 750 plants with a street value of £300,000 have been seized, and two men arrested.Around 30 officers carried out raids this morning (WED) at a home in Felthorpe and two agricultural buildings in Horsford.The cannabis factory on Brands Lane in Felthorpe. Picture: Dominic GilbertAll three properties have the same owner, and a man connected with the … [Read more...] about Two cannabis factories uncovered a stone’s throw apart in quiet Norfolk village
PUBLISHED: 22:14 18 December 2018 | UPDATED: 22:19 18 December 2018 Amy Gibbons Daniel Saunders, 32, was stabbed to death in broad daylight Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE SUFFOLK POLICE A 32-year-old man stabbed to death in an Ipswich street has been formally identified by police. Daniel Saunders died following the attack on Sunday, December 16, which is thought to have happened in an alleyway behind houses in Turin Street, near to Wherstead Road.The incident, believed by police to be a targeted attack, was reported just before 2pm on Sunday, and sparked a huge emergency response.Despite the best efforts of paramedics, police officers and an air ambulance crew, Mr Saunders, originally from Surrey, died at the scene. A short while later, at around 4.30pm, detectives launched a murder investigation.Forensic officers remained in Turin Street and Kenyon Street on Sunday night, and neighbours said there was a heavy police presence well into the evening.Three people … [Read more...] about Ipswich stabbing victim named as 32-year-old Daniel Saunders