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Building L.A.’s rail system will create thousands of jobs. Can a transportation boarding school fill them?

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, West Hollywood

Photo: Torn fencing, weeds and garbage are all that remain on a vacant lot on Vermont Avenue near Manchester Avenue in 2016. After the lot’s owner promised for years to develop the site, but nothing materialized, Los Angeles County seized the property through eminent domain. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)   Boarding school conjures […]

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LA Rental Prices Are On An Upward Crawl

Posted on June 13, 2018 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

Rental prices in Los Angeles creeped up slightly in May, according to a new report from Apartment List. The median price for a two-bedroom apartment is now $1,750—$10 higher than a month ago. The price of a one-bedroom hasn’t budged; it remains at $1,360. Those numbers are based on census data and give a good sense of […]

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CALIFORNIA’S HOUSING SUPPLY CRISIS

Posted on June 6, 2018 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

California’s housing shortage costs the state more than $140billion per year in lost economic output, including lost construction investment as well as foregone consumption of goods and services because Californians spend so much of their income on housing. (A Tool Kit to Close California’s Housing Gap, McKinsey Global Institute, October2016) A new housing unit should be built […]

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10 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Condo

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

There’s a lot to consider when buying a condo, particularly the cost, as well as the structural and financial state of condo building. However, there are additional simple but practical things to ask before you buy. 1. Are there restrictions on pets? Some condos have strict rules regarding pets, including bans on particular breeds, rules on the […]

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Westside City Realtors Take A Look At Rent Control & Stabilization

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, West Hollywood

Photo: Rent control session panelists Helen Morales (left) and Nestor Otazo of Beverly Hills, Anna Ortega (center) of Los Angeles, Dan Costello of Santa Monica and Peter Noonan of West Hollywood How do the rent control and stabilization laws compare in the four Westside cities that have rent stabilization ordinances? That was the topic of a […]

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Should You Move To LA?

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

Thinking about moving to Los Angeles? The first thing you should know: LA is massive. This fact informs nearly all of the advice that follows. The city of Los Angeles is about half the size of Rhode Island, and it’s home to more than 4 million people. That’s just the city of LA. There are 87 other […]

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4 Reasons Spring Is A Great Time To Buy A Home!

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.3% over the next year. The […]

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Fast Pace Home Buying For 2018

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

All-cash sales have constituted nearly a third of all home purchases nationwide for the last few months. While this is lower than the 40 percent rate of all-cash sales seen in 2012 and 2013, when the recovery started, and buyers began taking advantage of slipping and foreclosed homes in earnest, it’s still far higher than […]

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A Real Estate Reckoning

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

This year looks as if it will be especially brutal. In most markets, supply continues to evaporate. Overall inventory decreased over the last 43 straight months, and the number of available starter homes was down 14.2 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2018. Slim pickings mean this spring and summer, traditionally the […]

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Fewer Homes, Higher Prices, And Faster Deals

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

  Photo By: Chris Franco In this market’s limited supply, home buying today has led to higher prices and more frustration. Weathering housing crashes and watching neighborhoods bounce back we haven’t witnessed anything like the buyer behavior we are seeing this spring. People are tired of looking at homes and losing bidding wars, buyers are increasingly […]

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