LA STORIES: THE SUNSET STRIP

With the Edison at Doheny and Sunset nearly complete and the Pendry on the site of the old House of Blues well underway the Sunset Strip seems to be undergoing another revitalization. Recently the city of West Hollywood introduced the Sunset Trip, a free trolley service to attract patrons to the bars and restaurants up on the strip on weekends. And revitalization of the strip has been a focal point for the city’s Economic Development team, the Sunset BID and the Chamber of Commerce. But will the Strip ever return to its old glory days? Perhaps the best inspiration for revitalization will come from understanding its past. Click here to read more Continue reading

MARKET TRENDS

As the sixth largest economy in the world perhaps it is only natural not to expect all areas of California to react the same to economic changes. The same is true when it comes to real estate values. Whether you are thinking of buying or selling, flipping or investing for the longer term Forbes breaks California down by market using current real estate values, employment and the economic drivers to provide some insight and guidance to help you make the right strategic moves in 2019. Read on..there are some surprises for sure!   Click here to read more Continue reading

TECH TRENDS: BEST SMART HOME DEVICES FOR 2019

Whether you’re looking to amp up your home technology for 2019 or just need some great gift ideas to carry you through the year, this list of the best smart home devices for 2019 has all the information you need to be the gadget impresario of your neighborhood. Even better, you’ll find direct links to the online retailers selling these cool toys so you can start showing your smarts right away!   Click here to read more Continue reading

CELEBRITY MOVES

Like the celebrities themselves, this year’s most newsworthy celebrity real estate deals are bigger than life. Marked by huge profits, shocking losses, dramatic controversies and some extraordinary price tags the twists and turns that marked celebrity real estate deals in 2018 are sure to play like a an action adventure film that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Click here to read more Continue reading

LET’S MAKE A DEAL

It seems luxury developer Bruce Makowsky has made a New Year’s resolution for 2019: to sell his uber-luxury mansion in Bel Air, CA. Towards that end, he has lowered the price to $150 million, a price drop of $38million. Will this open up a new universe of buyers for this one-of-a-kind, over-the-top luxury home that boasts a list of amenities that you and I might not have even been able to imagine? Take a look…and let’s make a deal! Click here to read more Continue reading

MARKET TRENDS: LUXURY HOMES

Is 2019 the year to go big? For those looking to jump into the luxury home market, this may be your time. Tightening monetary policies and overbuilding in major cities around the world likely mean a softening of prices for higher-end homes around the globe. So, whether you are interested in buying a luxury property in Hong Kong, New York, LA or elsewhere, this could be your lucky year! Click here to read more Continue reading

DESIGN TRENDS 2019: THE BATHROOM

Thinking about upgrading your bathroom? Why not?! First of all, let’s be honest; the bathroom is your private sanctuary, a room you do spend time in. But there’s more than improved aesthetics to enjoy. That’s because, bathroom remodels can be a great way to add value to your home, especially when it comes to resale potential. And if you’re thinking of selling anytime in the next few years, the best way to maximize your return and your enjoyment is to pay attention to the trends driving bathroom design. Who better to provide insight and inspiration than Elle Décor? Click here to read more Continue reading

CELEBRITY MOVES

When it comes to real estate Scottish funny man Craig Ferguson seems to get pretty serious. “The Late, Late Show” host has just listed his sprawling Bronson Canyon estate for $6M, a price tag that’s nothing to laugh about, unless of course your Mr. Ferguson laughing all the way to the bank. With a 4,000 sq ft. main house and multiple structures throughout the property, a recording studio, gym pool and cabanas, this estate offers resort-like living in the heart of the buzz of Hollywood. Click here to read more Continue reading

TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY

The thing about forecasting is that there is rarely universal agreement on the future. And when it comes to real estate markets, there seems to be an excessive amount of prognostication. For 2019 though one trend of thought seems to hold true; things will be sluggish. While experts differ on whether prices will decline or merely steady, it appears that it will not be a market for the frenzied profit taking and flipping activity we’ve seen in past years. When it comes to buying or selling a home to live in, the news may not be so bad. But read on for more detail…. Click here to read more Continue reading

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: LA REAL ESTATE FOR 2019

Will LA real estate prices drop in 2019? By how much? Or will they level off or simply grow at a slower pace? How will real estate respond to the volatility in financial markets and the economy? For both buyers and sellers, there is a lot to consider. But cheer up….it isn’t all bad news.   Click here to read more Continue reading