Articles by

Jon Lansner

Inflation tops mortgage rates, a first in 41 years

For the first time since 1980, the cost of living is rising faster than the average mortgage...

Why California’s economy needs more bad news

What’s feels like bad news for your wallet may actually be good news for California’s economy.As the year...

‘V-eerleaders’ don’t want you to see homebuying risks

Case-Schiller indexes. (Graphic by St. Louis Fed)Real estate fans, be wary of “V-eerleaders” trying to convince you...

California consumer confidence nears all-time high

California consumers are feeling near-record optimism as the state appears to be beating back the pandemic that...

Survey says: Disneyland & Co. reopenings can’t fix 58% of California job cuts

“Survey says” looks at various rankings and scorecards judging geographic locations, noting that these grades are best...

Why chicken sandwich is the must-have pandemic meal

McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich will be added to the fast food giant’s menu on Feb. 24. (Photo...

California is 17th best state. Who’s better? Worse?

California is the 17th best state to live in. How do I know? Well, that’s what my...

How California’s southern house-price ‘savings’ shrank in March

California’s north-south house-price gap shrank to 42% in March as records were shattered across the state. My...