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Remodeling: Will it Be Worth it?

Remodeling: Will it Be Worth it?

  Interested in remodeling to improve your property’s value? Make the right choices and you just might end up getting great returns. Cha-ching! Not surprisingly, the most efficient ways to improve your property value include revamping the kitchen and bathrooms. The kitchen is considered the most important room of the house to have in good condition, […]

Selling? Don’t Ask for Too Much

Selling? Don’t Ask for Too Much

There are, understandably, reasons why a seller may want to price their property high. Maybe you want to try and make the highest profit possible from the sale, or leave room for negotiation. Or maybe the sentimental memories you attach to the property give it more value in your perspective. Whatever the reason, overvaluing your property, though […]

Water-Friendly Landscaping

Water-Friendly Landscaping

  Being water-conscious is a responsibility shared by everyone in LA. One of the quickest ways to dramatically decrease your water consumption is through your landscaping. It can be hard to let go of that lush, green lawn, but rest assured that there are plenty of options available that will be equally attractive, but require […]

Interest Rates, So Hot Right Now

Interest Rates, So Hot Right Now

Act now or forever hold your peace, because interest rates are about to jump – and we may not see rates this low again for a while. Interest rates have been next to nothing since 2008, but that’s about to change in the near future as financial experts predict that rates are on the cusp […]

This City is About to Become Very Popular

This City is About to Become Very Popular

  Los Angeles, being such a massive and dynamic region, naturally experiences periodic ebbs and flows of popularity throughout its neighborhoods. In the real estate market, it’s seemingly a race to see who can get to the hot spots first. Luckily for us, there are a few telltale signs that an area will be increasing in […]

Pending Home Sales are on the Decline

Pending Home Sales are on the Decline

Although the housing market has been showing major signs of improvement since 2008, we can’t ignore the most recent changes, which are a little unsettling. Both August and September had a decline in pending home sales, which indicates that the real estate market as a whole may once again be declining. Usually, about 4-6 weeks’ time passes from […]

The Elevators of the Future Have (Almost) Arrived!

The Elevators of the Future Have (Almost) Arrived!

  Willy Wonka sure was on to something with his free-flying glass elevator. We’re still far, far off from the flying box of Roald Dahl’s imagination, but German manufacturer ThyssenKrupp is developing MULTI, a new, cable-free elevator that will move up, down, and side to side. Since they lost the cables, it will be possible to have […]

Los Angeles is Shaking Things Up

Los Angeles is Shaking Things Up

  If you own property in the city of Los Angeles, expect a letter from the city soon. No, you’re not in trouble! Mayor Garcetti has recently approved stricter regulations for earthquake safety. This new law requires that property owners in LA have their buildings retrofitted to withstand a quake – which is going to […]

6 Surprise Costs of Investing

6 Surprise Costs of Investing

Investing in real estate is certainly one of the best ways to grow your portfolio and, subsequently, your wealth. However, for new investors, it’s crucial to keep an eye out for a few hidden costs that you may not be expecting. Unexpected repairs. Sure, a home inspection gives you some peace of mind. But a […]

Selling Your Property During Winter

Selling Your Property During Winter

In the real estate word, winter is notorious for being the worst season to sell your property. However, there are plenty of positives as well – you just need to know how to work the conditions in your favor. Because there are fewer properties on the market during winter, sellers can enjoy having less competition. […]