November's home prices in the Santa Clarita Valley are up from this time last year--at their second highest since pre-recession levels. Condo prices are also up and new construction has helped boost sales.
June home prices are encouraging as the economy continues to improve. Prices for single-family homes and condominiums have almost reached fall 2008, pre-recession levels. Foreclosures and short sales are also down.
The Santa Clarita City council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to raise their salary six percent by July 1, 2014. The raise averages three percent per year, below the state maximum of five percent and in keeping with city staff's three percent raise.