2017 Real Estate Predictions

2017 Real Estate Predictions

2017 Real Estate Predictions 2017 promises to be an extremely interesting year for the real estate market, particularly due to our new president.  In this article, we discuss what others are saying about 2017, as well as our own 2017 real estate predictions. Recap Of 2016 And Prior Real Estate Predictions Last year, many were predicting significant…

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4 Best Christmas Lights Neighborhoods In Los Angeles

4 Best Christmas Lights Neighborhoods In Los Angeles

4 Best Christmas Lights Neighborhoods In LA While Los Angeles may not be the best city for experiencing a white Christmas, there are many neighborhoods that express their holiday spirit with Christmas lights on display. 1. Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights In Torrance Starting after Thanksgiving, residents in this quiet Torrance neighborhood decorate their tree-lined streets with…

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Trump Election Sees Mortgage Interest Rates Spike

Trump Election Sees Mortgage Interest Rates Spike

Trump Election Sees Mortgage Interest Rates Spike Although he has not yet taken office, Donald Trump’s recent election has already impacted the mortgage interest rate environment.  Since his election, the average interest rate on a 30 year fixed rate loan has spiked 15%, from 3.5% to 4%.  Historically speaking, however, rates remain extremely low.  With…

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Santa Monica Ballot Measure LV

Santa Monica Ballot Measure LV

Santa Monica Ballot Measure LV One of the most divisive Ballot Measures in Santa Monica this election is Measure LV. Designed to reduce traffic congestion and stop overdevelopment of Santa Monica, the grass roots measure has garnered significant support among residents. Opponents, on the other hand, insist that it will not accomplish its intended purposes, and…

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Beverly Hills Ballot Measure HH Puts City Planning In Voters’ Hands

Beverly Hills Ballot Measure HH Puts City Planning In Voters’ Hands

Beverly Hills Measure HH Puts City Planning In Voters’ Hands This November, Beverly Hills residents will vote on a ballot initiative that seeks to modify development plans approved by the City Council. Beny Alagem, owner of the Beverly Hilton and the adjacent lot on the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd., has set forth Measure HH, which…

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California New Construction Warranties

California New Construction Warranties

California New Construction Warranties New construction homes are becoming increasingly available as the economy and market continue to recover. One of the unique concerns that purchasing a new construction home raises is what happens in the event that a defect is discovered subsequent to the purchase. Because the seller is the person or entity responsible for creating…

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Downtown’s South Park Receiving Major Facelift

Downtown’s South Park Receiving Major Facelift

Downtown’s South Park Receiving Major Facelift It has been several years since Downtown’s South Park saw any new development.  This year, however, multiple projects are underway that promise to breathe new life into the area.  Those projects include new luxury condominiums, hotels, restaurants, and retail space.  In this article, we take a look at three of…

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