MORTGAGE MONDAY

With rates coming back down and the Fed suggesting they may not be raising rates in the near term, things may be looking up for the housing market.  Buoyed be a strong labor market, the growing interest of first-time buyers and new unconventional mortgages that address affordability issues, things are looking good for spring, traditionally the strongest market for real estate.  For more detail click and read… Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE EYE CANDY

A beautiful home in a lush setting with explosive views…..when it comes to real estate eye candy it doesn’t get better than this! Tour this spectacular contemporary ocean-view estate in Malibu. The art of living….Southern California style.   Click here to read more Continue reading

DESIGN TRENDS: DEFINING MODERNISM

Modernism means far more than contemporary design or minimalism. It is a movement that focuses on open spaces, clean lines, natural materials and lots of light to create elegant, functional and livable spaces. The timeless design elements and enduring popularity of modernism have made it one of the most important design movements of our era and a well done home incorporating the ideals of modernism can often sell at a premium. If you’re thinking of reimagining your space to capture the modernist lifestyle, here are a few key features you may want to incorporate into your redesign. Click here to read more   Continue reading

CELEBRITY MOVES

It seems Annie Potts may have learned a thing or two from her days on “Designing Women”. Her newly listed mid-century modern home just off of Mulholland Drive makes the best of the light-filled spaces and indoor-outdoor flow, using natural materials and the key detailing that make mid-century modernism so special. Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

You might say that things are a bit topsy-turvy out there right now, but that certainly doesn’t mean that there are not still good opportunities for real estate investors. With Brexit nearly upon us comes anticipation of major moves by corporations and other businesses and that shuffling of personnel means a radical shifting of housing needs across European cities. Who better to look to than Forbes for information and data on the leading secondary markets to guide you in assessing investment opportunities in these quickly adapting markets? And as an added bonus, if you’re looking to invest closer to home at the end of the article you’ll find a link to their guide for the hottest second home markets in the U.S. Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS: THE BUYER’S TURN

It’s good news for buyers! With the inventory of homes available for sale now rising across the US, the market may offer a softer landing for buyers. And this is especially true in West Coast markets, including Los Angeles, where inventory has increased the most. It’s simple supply and demand. But while the price escalations may slow and crazy competitive bidding may go away, don’t expect prices to start tumbling. Relatively low mortgage rates and a healthy demand will still buy the market.   Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE EYE CANDY

A beautiful home in a lush setting with explosive views…..when it comes to real estate eye candy it doesn’t get better than this! Tour this spectacular contemporary ocean-view estate in Malibu. The art of living….Southern California style. Click here to read more Continue reading

DESIGN TRENDS: DEFINING MODERNISM

Modernism means far more than contemporary design or minimalism. It is a movement that focuses on open spaces, clean lines, natural materials and lots of light to create elegant, functional and livable spaces. The timeless design elements and enduring popularity of modernism have made it one of the most important design movements of our era and a well done home incorporating the ideals of modernism can often sell at a premium. If you’re thinking of reimagining your space to capture the modernist lifestyle, here are a few key features you may want to incorporate into your redesign. Click here to read more Continue reading

CELEBRITY MOVES

It seems Annie Potts may have learned a thing or two from her days on “Designing Women”. Her newly listed mid-century modern home just off of Mulholland Drive makes the best of the light-filled spaces and indoor-outdoor flow, using natural materials and the key detailing that make mid-century modernism so special. Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

You might say that things are a bit topsy-turvy out there right now, but that certainly doesn’t mean that there are not still good opportunities for real estate investors. With Brexit nearly upon us comes anticipation of major moves by corporations and other businesses and that shuffling of personnel means a radical shifting of housing needs across European cities. Who better to look to than Forbes for information and data on the leading secondary markets to guide you in assessing investment opportunities in these quickly adapting markets? And as an added bonus, if you’re looking to invest closer to home at the end of the article you’ll find a link to their guide for the hottest second home markets in the U.S. Click here to read more Continue reading