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What Home Buyers and Sellers Can Expect in 2020, as Pandemic Revises Forecast

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Anthony Vulin in Uncategorized

There are so many ways in which 2020 is not turning out the way most Americans expected. In terms of real estate, we were hurtling toward a busy spring season. All the economic indicators looked strong, boosting buyers to battle it out for a limited supply of homes. But then the coronavirus pandemic swept across […]

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Tools that can help if the coronavirus epidemic has you worried about your mortgage or rent

Posted on May 11, 2020 by Anthony Vulin in Uncategorized

The health and economic impact of the spread of COVID-19 has been devastating, and there is still no end in sight. More than 30 million Americans have applied for unemployment since the outbreak of the pandemic, a number that is likely to continue growing. Savings and retirement nest eggs are vanishing as the stock market collapses. […]

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Despite the Coronavirus, Home Prices Are Still Rising—for Now

Posted on May 5, 2020 by Anthony Vulin in Uncategorized

Home sellers can take heart. Despite the fervent wishes of buyers, home prices are ticking up during this coronavirus crisis—instead of down. In a surprise, the median home list price rose 1.6% annually in the week ending April 25 compared with the same week a year ago, according to the most recent national data from realtor.com® looking […]

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Coronavirus Impact On The Housing Market

Posted on April 21, 2020 by Anthony Vulin in Uncategorized

Few homes look their best in the dirty grays of late winter, which is, in part, why homebuying season coincides with the arrival of spring. This year, however, the crocuses that can make a house look that much nicer are showing up alongside the less reassuring news of a virus circling the globe. The spread of […]

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Safer-at-home order extended to May 15 for Los Angeles County

Posted on April 14, 2020 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

Orders from the city and county of LA requiring residents to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic—except for outdoor exercise in your neighborhood and critical errands—have been extended to May 15. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer says the extension is needed even as new data and modeling suggest that physical distancing and public […]

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Rental prices fall for the first time in a Los Angeles

Posted on April 7, 2020 by Anthony Vulin in Uncategorized

It took a pandemic to make it happen, but Los Angeles rental prices appear to be on the way down for the first time since the Great Recession, according to a new report from real estate data tracker CoStar. Between the first week of February and today, rental prices in LA fell from $2.51 per square foot […]

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Angelinos observing safer-at-home orders give Los Angeles on going clean air

Posted on March 30, 2020 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

Amid a rainy March in which millions of Angelenos are observing orders to stay at home, sight lines in the city are getting a bit clearer, and its notorious smog is nowhere to be found. For nearly three straight weeks, air quality maps tracking the region’s scores on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index have been nothing but green—the […]

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Getting around LA safely during the coronavirus outbreak

Posted on March 23, 2020 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

Amid an outbreak of novel coronavirus, local officials have ordered Los Angeles County residents to stay at home, unless engaging in “essential activities.” Still, whether stocking up on groceries or commuting to jobs deemed “essential,” many people still need to get around the city. If you’re wondering how best to do that, here’s a rundown of the […]

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Coronavirus Is Not Deterring Homebuyers

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Anthony Vulin in Uncategorized

Face masks and travel-sized bottles of hand sanitizer are becoming common sights in Los Angeles, where county officials declared a public health emergency Wednesday in response to the presence of six new cases of novel coronavirus.  Since then, four more new cases have been confirmed, and grocery stores are struggling to stock provisions like water and disinfecting wipes. But so […]

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Metro moves to expand transit to Whittier before 2028 Olympics

Posted on March 3, 2020 by Anthony Vulin in Uncategorized

Metro is moving forward with plans to bring light rail service from East Los Angeles to the Orange County-adjacent city of Whittier. The transit agency’s Board of Directors voted unanimously today to proceed with environmental review of the project, which would extend the existing L (formerly Gold) Line from East LA to the Gateway Cities.  The nine-mile rail […]

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