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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Eight Steps To Purchasing Your Perfect Home

Eight Steps To Purchasing Your Perfect Home

Eight Steps To Purchasing Your Perfect Home So you’ve decided you want to purchase the perfect home. Some buyers want to immediately start looking at listings and going to open houses, while others simply don’t know where to start. This article explains our eight recommended steps that will help you find and purchase your perfect home. Step #1 – Get…

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Tax Benefits Of Home Ownership Explained

Tax Benefits Of Home Ownership Explained

Tax Benefits Of Home Ownership Explained Most of us know that owning a home provides some tax benefits, but those benefits are often difficult to quantify. In this article, we venture to explain the two most significant tax benefits to owning a home – the mortgage interest deduction and capital gains exemption for principal residences….

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Metro Expo Line Set For May 20 Launch

Metro Expo Line Set For May 20 Launch

Metro Expo Line Set For May 20, 2016 Launch The Metro Expo Line railway is a much-anticipated electrically powered light-rail line that will connect Santa Monica to Downtown Los Angeles with a commute time of 46 minutes. The project began in September of 2011 with a total cost of approximately $1.5 billion. In its most recent…

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2016 Real Estate Predictions

2016 Real Estate Predictions

2016 Real Estate Predictions With the new year (and part of January) behind us, many are looking forward to what 2016 holds for the real estate world. In this article, we discuss Esquire Real Estate Brokerage, Inc.’s 2016 real estate predictions. Recap Of 2015 Real Estate Predictions Last year, we discussed predictions from a variety of sources,…

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