Different Aspects of California To Think About When Buying Real Estate

California is a very interesting state when one talks about politics. All over America, it has a reputation of being this big, liberal stronghold where far-left politics reign supreme over everything. However, this is not true because of the fact that different regions of the state veer more towards one affiliation or the other. Not every locale in California is blue. If you look at more recent maps showing political tastes, you will see that most of the land along the coast is liberal and most of the land inland is conservative. However, there are different levels of conservative and liberal.


All one has to do is learn about basic earth science to figure out that the West Coast of California sits on the very edge of the Caribbean Plate, next to the Pacific Plate and on the Ring of Fire. There are numerous larger and smaller fault lines that run through and along the state. The state of California is due for large earthquakes in the future, so homes, offices and businesses must be equipped to withstand the shaking and loss of ground-integrity. The problem is that not every structure is well-equipped to withstand earthquakes, and some locales have more buildings than others that are equipped for earthquake situations. So, there are some locals where almost all structures have been built to appease certain safety codes and/or retrofitted, while there are areas where a majority—or a large percentage—have not been.

Cost of Living In California

Just like how it has a reputation of being completely liberal when it isn’t, California also has the reputation of being very expensive. Well, certain parts of the state are expensive. For example, places like San Francisco and Los Angeles are well known for their tremendous costs of living that are not far off from New York, as well as their housing shortages. However, there are a lot of affordable places in California that are relatively far away from the big places, yet very pleasant and easy to live in. It is actually very easy to find homes that are Midwest-priced if you stray away from the major cities. If you are looking for any homes for sale manhattan beach ca, you will find that the homes are millions of dollars. This contrasts with the homes that you can find in Harmony Acres that are around $200,000.00.

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Different Climates

Sometimes, people may have a vague notion of California being hot, sunny, hilly and full of deserts. This is only part of the truth, because California has more than that when it comes to climates and landscapes. California hosts a variety of different elevations, landscapes and climates. There are hills, deserts, forests and beaches. Some parts of California “have seasons” while others are more or less consistently warm year-round. The northern part of California resembles Oregon and Washington, since it borders the Pacific Northwest States. There are even some discussions online about whether it is considered to be the Pacific Northwest.