With the rising costs of real estate, it’s no surprise that our economy still remains strong. For years, we as consumers have experienced the rise and fall of real estate prices. Specifically here in California, real estate has risen astronomically in recent years. We can attribute this to the fact that California is the ninth largest economy in the world. Most would argue that California is the birthplace of modem computing technology and the centralization of that technology in California, which has contributed greatly to the steep incline in rising real estate costs, has a great deal to do with the rising costs of living. Real estate is true wealth builder.