Have you tried to get a mortgage recently? It can be an obstacle course of paperwork to get a loan…but weave the impediments and you can buy a home. Here are five key actions you need to accomplish to get a mortgage.

New year, new home? Here’s how savvy homebuyers decide where they’re going to live.

More than 69 million Americans live in 342,000 common-interest communities. The majority of owners believe the Homeowners Association protect their home values. Here’s why:

Why do we remodel? Many of the homes in the Los Angeles area are around 50 years old. Homeowners want modern amenities – new kitchens, updated bathrooms, smooth ceilings. Here are the top reasons homeowners remodel:

Buyers are on the hunt for 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom homes with a garage and modern amenities – specifically the kitchen and bathrooms….  

by Jodi Summers Urban legend: Stewardesses used to be said that people from Los Angeles had a lot of anxiety when they flew on airplanes because they weren’t used to mass transit. But we’re becoming a big city now, and mass transit is becoming a viable alternative to a car.  Yes, we’ve always had buses, […]

by Jodi Summers Frank Gehry’s building designs have been dubbed some of the most important works of contemporary architecture. His heralded level of international acclaim skyrocketed after the Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao, Spain in 1997. Hailed as a “masterpiece of the twentieth century” and “the greatest building of our time,” the museum became famous […]

by Jodi Summers Real estate law makes it nearly impossible for a seller to change their mind once a sales contract is signed and the parties enter into escrow. New rules, even for existing tenants, need to be put forth in writing prior to sale, otherwise all bets are off. Mix that up with questionable […]

by Jodi Summers As society progresses, things go obsolete > businesses evolve, leaving last century’s model in a trail of new construction dust. Take the landmark Sears building that crowns the Santa Monica Promenade, for example. Seriously, do you know anyone whose went into the store during the last five years of its existence? Most […]

by Jodi Summers Here’s an interesting state statistic on home ownership for you: California’s current population of 39.5 million people live in 13 million households scattered across 58 counties and 482 cities.  Now that you know this thought-provoking tidbit, here’s the rest: California’s population is expected to swell to 50 million by 2050 and nearly […]