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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The national rift over abortion and birth control split the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday with Republicans and Democrats colliding over dueling proposals on the politically charged issues. While a GOP-backed measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization cleared a key hurdle in the Senate, House Democrats weighed two bills aimed at increasing access to free birth control and other reproductive services. Both proposals face long odds given the political dynamics in the nation's only divided legislature. At a time of deepening political divisions on health care, Democrats across the country have made protecting access to abortion a centerpiece of their policy agendas and campaigns. Meanwhile Republicans on the state and federal level have sought further restrictions on abortion, including banning the procedure earlier in pregnancy. Sen. Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, has pushed to follow the example of some Republican-led states that have sought to ban most abortions at 20 … [Read more...] about Debate over abortion, birth control heats up at Minnesota Capitol
A surprising new study finds first-time healthy moms may be able to safely shorten their pregnancies to avoid complications. The research finds inducing labor at 39 weeks resulted in lower rates of cesarean sections compared with waiting for labor to begin naturally at full term. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, contradicts a long-held belief that inducing labor leads to more complications, including C-sections. "This study is a potential game changer and will have a significant impact on the practice of obstetrics," senior author, George Macones, MD, head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, said in a statement. "The concern has been that inducing labor -- even at 39 weeks -- would increase the cesarean section rate and health problems in newborns," he continued. "We found inductions at 39 weeks lowered, not raised, the number of deliveries by cesarean section." The researchers chose to … [Read more...] about Inducing labor avoids C-section for some moms, study finds