Category: Santa Monica Real Estate

April 15, 2016

Rents Going Up, Mortgage Interest Rates Down in LA

Good Time to Buy a Home in Los Angeles A new report compiled by Beacon Economics and USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate is projecting approximately 4% increases annually in rental costs for Los Angeles through 2018. While more apartment units are being built, the demand is expected to outstrip supply for the foreseeable future. […]

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March 8, 2016

Real Estate Should Be Fine Through 2017- UCLA Anderson School Report

The UCLA Anderson School of Business has issued its periodic report on the health of the economy with a prediction of more slow, but steady growth during 2016 and 2017. While 3% or 4% growth might be more normal, the 2% average growth of the last seven years might be the new normal. Anderson cautions […]

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February 16, 2016

Buying or Leasing Solar Panels Will Save You Money

There’s Only One Question: Buy or Lease?   Imagine that you got a call from SCE or LADWP. They want to install solar panels on your roof, and they promise that your bill will go down by $50 every month and that they will only increase your bill by a maximum of 3% each year. […]

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February 8, 2016

Playa Vista Scores Again – Facebook Leases 35,000 sq. ft. of Creative Space

  Follows recent moves by Google and Yahoo into Silicone Beach Hub   If anyone was still wondering about Playa Vista’s role in the burgeoning Silicone Beach area, the jury is no longer out. Playa Vista is THE HUB of Silicone Beach. Check out the list of high tech companies that have or will have […]

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Santa Monica Home for Sale

December 17, 2015

7 Stealth Tactics for Finding a Home in Santa Monica – 2016

Outfox the Competition to Find a Perfect Santa Monica Home There are only approximately 117 homes for sale in Santa Monica out of 13,000 owner-occupied households or about 1%. Once you find a great place to live in Santa Monica, you find it very hard to leave. While things are a bit easier in January […]

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December 17, 2015

Santa Monica Rebirth – Circa 2016

Sleeply little Santa Monica may be on the verge of becoming a world-class city. Once a beach town where British transplants could play in the surf by day and darts by night, Santa Monica opens a new phase in 2016 with the coming of a massive new hub and spoke transportation system. Much has been […]

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