REAL ESTATE EYE CANDY

Are you a fan of modern architecture and design?  If so, you’re sure to gather some inspiration from these amazing homes…all listed by Sotheby’’s of course! Click here to read more Continue reading

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN: A MIDCENTURY MODERN CAUGHT IN TIME

If you’re a fan of midcentury modern architecture and design as I am, this spectacular Quincy Jones home in the Crestwood Hills area of Brentwood is sure to fuel your passion.  On the market for the first time since it was built by the owner’s family in the 1950’s, this pristine home appears to be caught in time.    Click here to read more Continue reading

HEROS IN REAL ESTATE: TAMI PARDEE

Good people who do great things deserve to be celebrated.  Meet Tami Pardee.  One of LA’s top real estate agents, Ms. Pardee has rolled up her sleeves and committed herself heart and soul to create Life Change Warriors, a program dedicated to improving the lives of homeless and disadvantaged women.    It is an incredible story about an extraordinary woman that is sure to inspire. Click here to read more Continue reading

SNEAK PEEK: THE FOUR SEASONS PRIVATE RESIDENCES

Finally,  a sneak peek at the Four Seasons Private Residences currently under construction at 9000 West Third St. adjacent to the iconic Four Seasons Hotel.  Though they won’t be ready for occupancy until fall 2019, with exquisite high-end fixtures and finishes, state-of-the-art technology, operable glass walls and unique, customizable service programs  these luxury condos look to be worth the wait. Click here to read more Continue reading

DESIGN TRENDS: FABULOUS FIREPLACES

With Labor Day behind us thoughts turn to crisp autumn nights.  And what could be better than cozying up in front of the fireplace?  From rich and rustic to sleek contemporary, these spectacular fireplaces are sure to ignite your desire for the perfect hearth for your home. Click here to read more Continue reading

CELEBRITY MOVES

Celebrities…they’re just like us, right?    Take Kal Penn for example.  One day he’s playing the infamous stoner Kumar in “Harold and Kumar”.  The next he’s working in the Obama White House.  Then he’s back to acting in a “Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.”  Then back to the White House as an Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement.  Then back to acting with a role in “How I Met Your Mother”.  Then…you get the drift! But through it all, he’s also proven he has an eye for real estate with this sweet 3 bedroom/3 bath contemporary midcentury modern in the Hollywood Hills that he recently listed for $1.499 million.  What’s next for Mr. Penn?  My guess is that it is not a job in the current administration.  Click here to read more Continue reading

NEW HOUSING TRENDS

Affordability issues, a growing desire for a sense of belonging and community and a push for greener living are redefining the way we think about housing.  In Los Angeles and other major cities young professionals, aging boomers and even families are seeking new, creative housing solutions.  Among the most popular new concepts are new takes on communal living where private bedrooms and bathrooms are built around shared living spaces to provide more cost-effective solutions along within a cohousing community that provides the feeling of a village within a city.  As we rigorously debate the issue of affordable housing in Los Angeles it is great to hear that there are those who are thinking outside the box to bring new alternatives that will truly make inroads into addressing our housing needs.    Click here to read more Continue reading

MORTGAGE MONDAY

Attention first time homebuyers!  Debt reshuffling to roll your student loans into lower rate home mortgage loans may seem like an attractive option.  And it may well be!  But be careful.  And recognize there are some downsides including the protections of student loan deferment if you lose your job. Before you make the move to roll your student loan into your home loan make sure to read the fine print and talk to your accountant or someone else you can trust. Click here to read more Continue reading

CELEBRITY MOVES

Sweet dreams are made of this Buff & Hensman mid-century modern just purchased by Annie Lennox.  Located at the topo of Nichols Canyon this home boast the clean lines and floor to ceiling windows that are trademarks of the famous design duo, obscuring the lines between outdoors and indoors. Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES: GOING GREEN

In today’s eco-conscious market there is green in going green!    From solar panels to smart thermostats, new windows to new landscaping, an investment in making “green” improvements to your home can boost your home’s value and help it to sell faster. Click here to read more Continue reading