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Federal data shows first-time buyers in California increasingly rely on family for help.

California's birth rate has dipped below the national average—and experts say the state's soaring housing costs are crimping its fertility.

Inaccurate cost of attendance estimates can throw off students’ budgeting and their financial aid packages.

California's skyrocketing housing costs have created a harsh new reality for refugees on the ground, many of whom are going to extraordinary lengths just to afford rent.

The California Environmental Quality Control Act is the focus of heated debate, with environmentalists saying it's a success but critics saying it's been weaponized to impede housing.

Many of us are paying a higher price for an ever-shrinking sliver of California paradise—and losing some of the quintessential perks of life in the Golden State.

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Attending a university in California can be a financial burden beyond the means of many college hopefuls. Rising tuition is compounded by the lack of affordable housing in the state…

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