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by Jodi Summers Believe it or not, California may finally have turned the corner to a recovery. The job market is slated for slow but steady growth over the next two years, according to the latest UCLA Anderson Forecast…but, expect our sluggish housing market to continue, with no dramatic growth ...
by Jodi Summers Want to be really green? Check out what people did before electricity, when they had to be creative about lighting heating and cooling, and how these techniques can be applied to the modern world. Dilemma: High Water Bills Solution Circa 1800-600 BC Way back in 1800 BC. , an Egypt...
By Jodi Summers For decades, 64% of American households owned their own home. The numbers began growing in 1995, due to incentives and encouragement from President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. Homeownership hit an all-time peak of more than 69% in 2004. Between 2006 – 2008, the U.S....
By Jodi Summers Residential Real Estate in Santa Monica is like a game of Chutes and Ladders … some ups, some downs. Our game on the West Side tends to be somewhat more entertaining and contrary than most of the rest of the real estate market. For example, in California in October, sales volume i...
edited by Jodi Summers As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we thought you’d want to know more about the average American. New Strategist Publications was good enough to compile this list of 50 facts we’d all like to know about the average American. It’s a rather entertaining list, and we’d really appre...
By Jodi Summers Fear and doubt…that’s what it was…but all areas of U.S. investment felt it in the 3rd quarter. The recent debt crisis fear that rippled through the European Economic Community found its way to our side of the pond  > our stock market trembled, and so did Los Angeles County Multiun...
by Jodi Summers More kudos for Santa Monica! Our City by the Sea has recently been named the 12th most walkable city in the U.S. This accolade comes courtesy of a website that takes into account a person's proximity to public transit, grocery stores, restaurants, schools, parks ...
By Jodi Summers We love Santa Monica, really we do. But seriously… a $46.1 million park? When we already own the land? Yes, the park will be paid for with redevelopment agency money…but maybe we could have had a $22 million dollar park and given the remaining $24.1 million to the tsunami victims…...
by Jodi Summers European debt market worries pushing fixed-rate mortgages to 40-year record lows, and yet the UCLA Anderson Forecast 3Q 2011 report for California real estate is not particularly pretty. “Taken as a whole, the current forecast for California calls for slow growth until the end of ...

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