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by Jodi Summers 2013 was the best January for Southern California home sales in six years. Fabulously low interest rates have generated a growing pool of buyers chasing a shrinking supply of homes. Buyers are highly motivated. Prices are skyrocketing. Just look at these incredible Santa Monica ho...
by Jodi Summers To our health. You gotta love that California has been pushing policies for green development all millennium. Now that we’re climbing ouat of the recession, expect new homes to be those space-age models of energy efficiency that we have previously only imagined. As the economy gai...
by Jodi Summers 2013 is going to be a good year. It’s going to be a good year for housing, among other things. Now all of us @ the beach realize that our market has long been back on track, thanks to low housing inventory and low interest rates. Kudos go out to the Federal Reserve's aggressive bo...
edited by Jodi Summers "The economic data indicates that current rental markets are very strong with low vacancy rates, rising rents and solid demographic trends," indicates David Brickman, senior vice president of Freddie Mac Multifamily. “What this research demonstrates is that these conditions...
by Jodi Summers If you’ve owned your home for a while, and have a relatively low mortgage, it is surprising when you realize how much more tenants pay in rent. In Los Angeles, residents continue to lease more apartments at higher rents, while investors are pursuing multifamily acquisitions in inc...
by Jodi Summers Santa Monica has often been nicknamed the “Republic of Santa Monica” for the City’s rather unique stance on various social positions. Santa Monica’s latest set of rules may or may not be unconstitutional, but it will no doubt impact multiunit properties throughout Los Angeles. The...
by Jodi Summers If new construction is a signal that our recession is coming to an end, then we’re golden on the West Side of Los Angeles. The Expo Line light Rail development has been inspiring the construction of new residential and commercial hubs and new urban hamlets are popping up near the ...

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