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12 Fun Things to Do in Santa Monica

With its opulent beaches and array of other attractions, the seaside town of Santa Monica, Ca. has long been a top tourist destination. With that in mind, here are a few of the many entertainment options available when visiting Santa Monica, compliments of city's Visitors Bureau and tripsavvy. Santa Monica has always been an [...]

By |2018-09-14T21:49:19+00:00September 14th, 2018|Santa Monica, Shopping, Travel|

Los Angeles Housing Market to be Second Strongest in 2017, Report

2017 is poised to be another strong year for the Los Angeles housing market. In a new report from Realtor.com, economists projected home prices in Los Angeles would rise by 6.9 percent and the number of homes sold would increase by 6.9 percent next year. Both would be rather significant jumps, prompting Realtor.com to conclude, [...]

Los Angeles Home Prices Jumped 7.4 Percent in October

The median price of a home in Los Angeles jumped to $525,000 in October, a sharp 7.4 percent increase from a year earlier. For the six-county Southern California region as a whole, home prices increased 6.9 percent to $465,000 in October. While home prices continued to rise in the Southland, home sales were flat. The [...]

Home Sales Down 8.7 Percent Out West in October

Sales of existing homes fell across all regions in the U.S. in October, though there was a particular slowdown out West and in other areas where prices have undergone big increases. According to the National Association of Realtors, the overall housing market remains on firm footing, but continued tight inventory and higher prices have led [...]

California Home Sales, Median Price Down in September

California's existing home sales and median price both retreated in September from a month earlier, but both metrics were still higher than in September 2014. According to the California Association of Realtors, California home sales totaled a seasonally-adjusted rate of 425,030 units in September. That's the sixth straight month home sales have topped 400,000 in [...]

Wall Street Turmoil Could Impact Housing Market, Report

The Los Angeles Times just took an interesting look at how, or if, the recent turmoil on Wall Street will impact the housing market. After all, it WAS the bursting of the housing bubble seven years ago that nearly brought down Wall Street and the entire economy. With the roles now reversed, the Times wonders [...]

Home Affordability Crunch Eased in California, Report

Housing affordability has become an increasing problem in California, but a new report from the California Association of Realtors shows there may be some relief in sight. According to C.A.R's California Housing Affordability Index, the first quarter of the year saw an increase in the number of home buyers able to afford a median-priced, existing [...]

Start Here When Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Choosing the right real estate agent is a critical step when buying or selling a home. No two agents are really the same--every broker has a unique style and method of getting the best deal, which may or may not mesh with your purposes. With that in mind, we thought we'd share some pertinent questions [...]

Silicon Valley Techies Turn Sights to Los Angeles Real Estate

As home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area skyrocket to dizzying heights, the Los Angeles Times reports an increasing number of tech industry workers from the Silicon Valley are turning their sights on Los Angeles and snapping up real estate. The Times notes there's been a long history of tech's mega-rich (think Larry Ellison, [...]

West Elm and Kate Spade Unveil Home Furnishings Collection

Example of the new West Elm + Kate Spade Saturday home furnishings collection. This could be interesting: Home furnishings retailer West Elm is joining forces with clothing designer Kate Spade Saturday to design a new collection of furniture, rugs, bedding and home accessories. While West Elm and Kate Spade Saturday have partnered together [...]