You’re Ok: Low Income Housing Has No Impact On Your Home Value

You’re Ok: Low Income Housing Has No Impact On Your Home Value

Low Income Housing & Property Values Negative Impact? There is a common assumption in real estate that low income housing negatively impacts the values of nearby properties.  If you believe in that, for shame!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  Not only does low income housing provide less affluent families the ability to live in more affordable and modern accommodations, but Continue reading You’re Ok: Low Income Housing Has No Impact On Your Home Value

Cheapest Properties In Santa Monica: Curbed LA Style

Cheapest Properties In Santa Monica: Curbed LA Style

It seems like our friends at Curbed LA found some cheaper properties in Santa Monica that I did earlier this week.  Of Course, I was looking for mainly single family home listings, but regardless, its nice to know that there are some affordable condominium units in Santa Monica.  Now let’s see about those HOA fees… Continue reading Cheapest Properties In Santa Monica: Curbed LA Style

SoCal Rental Market Overview: Zillow

SoCal Rental Market Overview: Zillow

Zillow. SoCal. Rent. Poor SoCal residents.  The costs of renting a dwelling here just keep getting higher and higher as the years go by.  Soon, you’ll have to be a bajillionaire in order to rent a crappy studio in Downtown.  The same goes for buying a place as well.  The home prices are so expensive, the downpayment Continue reading SoCal Rental Market Overview: Zillow

New Earthquake Retrofits Laws May Cause Headaches In The Westside

New Earthquake Retrofits Laws May Cause Headaches In The Westside

The Westside: Santa Monica. West Hollywood. Beverly Hills. What do these posh Los Angeles cities, collectively known as the Westside, have in common?  Besides the high price of real estate?  Besides the glitz and glamour?  Besides being half of the territorial disputed areas that the hip hop feud of the mid 1990s between Biggie Smalls and Continue reading New Earthquake Retrofits Laws May Cause Headaches In The Westside

The Cheapest SFR Listing In Los Angeles: Santa Monica Edition

The Cheapest SFR Listing In Los Angeles: Santa Monica Edition

Santa Monica. Home of the world famous pier. Third Street Promenade. Gorgeous sun drenched beaches. Just 20 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles, why would anyone not want to live by the beach? If you work in Downtown, your commute is totally manageable.  Just hop on the 10 freeway and zoom, you’re in Santa Monica.  Ok, in actuality, Continue reading The Cheapest SFR Listing In Los Angeles: Santa Monica Edition

The Housing Market’s Black Friday

The Housing Market’s Black Friday

Today is Black Friday. Time to SHOP. As the food you gobbled down during Thanksgiving slowly digests and the frantic pace of shopping picks up, you peruse your favorite shopping websites to see what deals are available.  From there you can go into the actual store and physically fight over deals, or if you are like me, Continue reading The Housing Market’s Black Friday

What Type Of Real Estate Should I Buy: Residential Or Commercial? Part 2

What Type Of Real Estate Should I Buy: Residential Or Commercial? Part 2

Still have your real estate investor’s cap on? Have no idea on what I am talking about? Well then, you should probably read PART 1 of this 2 part series. Go! …aaaand welcome back. Whew that was quick. Did you even read it?! So, what is commercial real estate and how is it important as an Continue reading What Type Of Real Estate Should I Buy: Residential Or Commercial? Part 2

What Type Of Real Estate Should I Buy: Residential Or Commercial? Part 1

What Type Of Real Estate Should I Buy: Residential Or Commercial? Part 1

Residential or Commercial Real ESTATE? That is the question. Ok maybe its not one of the more pressing questions in life, but if you are looking to invest in real estate, you’d be surprised how many times I get asked this question.  For those of you not familiar with the two terms, let me explain. Continue reading What Type Of Real Estate Should I Buy: Residential Or Commercial? Part 1

The Cheapest SFR Listing In Los Angeles: Beverly Hills Edition

The Cheapest SFR Listing In Los Angeles: Beverly Hills Edition

Lights.  Camera.  Action. Sunshine. Palm Trees. Celebrities. Gorgeous Mansions. All these words are synonymous with the lifestyle that one would come to expect in the glorious Los Angeles enclave of Beverly Hills.  Stars, dignitaries and fortune 500 company CEOs call this place home, but would YOU be able to afford a house in Beverly Hills proper?  Let’s find Continue reading The Cheapest SFR Listing In Los Angeles: Beverly Hills Edition