Riverside and San Bernardino counties were hit hard by the economic downturn, but there are signs of a turnaround. Investors, both foreign and domestic, are jumping back in; developers are snapping up land; and home buyers are being attracted by low prices.
Jim Lytle gunned his silver BMW past the boarded-up model homes and the faded red flags of an abandoned sales office, then steered into a grid of empty streets and yellowed grass.
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